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Bennett has written on the economics of philanthropy, health care and labor unions. His books include From Pathology To Politics (2000), Cancerscam (1998), Health Research: Charities Image and Reality (1990), and A Higher Standard of Living in Right to Work States (1990). He has co-authored 14 books, mostly with Thomas J. DiLorenzo including The Food and Drink Police (1998). Bennett is professor of economics at George Mason University.


George Mason University, William P. Snavely Chair of Political Economy and Public Policy
Mises Institute, Associated Scholar
Mont Pelerin Society, Member

Web Pages

Economics | Faculty and Staff: James T Bennett
Faculty page at George Mason University Economics Department; include photo, profile, contact information, list of publications and courses
James T. Bennett is an Eminent Scholar at George Mason University. He holds the William P. Snavely Chair of Political Economy and Public Policy in the Department of Economics and is Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy. Bennett received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1970 and has specialized in research related to public policy issues, the economics of government and bureaucracy, labor unions, and health charities. He is founder and editor of the Journal of Labor Research and has published more than 60 articles in professional journals ...

Books Authored

Cancer Scam: Diversion of Federal Cancer Funds to Politics
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas DiLorenzo, 1997
Partial contents: From Pathology to Politics - A Smokescreen for Politics and Propaganda - A Financial Gold Mine for Politicking - Federal Funding for State Tax Campaigns - Who's Running Project ASSIST? - The New War on "Drugs"—and Its Consequences
Related Topic: Cancer
The Food and Drink Police: America's Nannies, Busybodies and Petty Tyrants
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas DiLorenzo, 1998
Partial contents: Meet the Killjoys - Eat, Drink, and Keel Over: Lasagna, Egg Rolls, and Popcorn Can Kill - Care for a Drink? - Free Speech: You Gotta Be Kidding! - What's Jeremy Rifkin's Beef?: The War on Our Not-So-Sacred Cow - Whose Life Is It, Anyhow?
Related Topic: Moral Repression
Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas DiLorenzo, 1993
Partial contents: Welcome to the Jungle - The Political Economy of Propaganda, or Joe Isuzu Meets Nelson Rockefeller - Getting Down on the Farm - Fuel for the Propaganda Machine - The Sky is Falling! - Compelling Belief - Dope, Booze, Smokes, and Sex
Related Topic: Government
Underground Government: The Off-Budget Public Sector
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas DiLorenzo, Cato Institute, 1983
Partial contents: Going Underground - The Political Economy of Off-Budget Enterprises - Off-Budget Activities of Local Governments
Related Topic: Government