Thomas James DiLorenzo (born 8 August 1954) is an American economics professor at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business. He identifies himself as an adherent of the Austrian School of economics. He is a research fellow at The Independent Institute, a senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Board of Advisors member at CFACT and an associate of the Abbeville Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech.
Author page at Laissez Faire Books; short profile
Author page at the Mises Institute; includes photograph, short profile, awards, contact information and links to his writings and works in other media
Author page at LewRockwell.com; includes links to articles from Nov 2000 and blog posts
Biographical and bibliographical essay which also analyzes Bastiat's ideas in relation to the Austrian School
Recounts the story of how various states and Andrew Jackson maneuvered against the second Bank of the United States (BUS) eventually causing it not to be re-chartered
Deplores the tax policies of state and local governments, particularly those which have taken advantage of increases in real estate property values to increase their Soprano-like "collections"
Criticizes a conference titled "Mr. Jefferson Goes to the Middle East" and implying that George W. Bush is somehow Jeffersonian, by contrasting Jefferson and Lincoln's (and by extension Bush's) policies and actions
Asks DiLorenzo about an alternate career path, hobbies, biggest inspiration, the Mises Institute and Austrian tradition, his class at Mises academy, future works and words of wisdom for young scholars
My biggest inspirations are Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises. Both men were incredibly learned, educated themselves in many disciplines, not just economics, and were masters at applying the economics of human action to the big issues of their time ... They were strong willed and heroic, responding to the severe ideological discrimination of academe by producing ever more brilliant books and articles. That's why their work is still studied today ... whereas all of those academic critics/bigots are long forgotten, if anyone ever heard of them in the first place."
Interview by Southern Partisan magazine, about DiLorenzo's The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War (2002)
I was real interested in the War, and I started thinking about how I could combine my profession with this hobby of mine: the history of the War. More and more, as I read about Lincoln, I realized he was a tyrant. He was all about money and power ...
Your last line in the book is, "The genie is out of the bottle."
The genie of centralization. Lincoln let it out of the bottle, for sure.
Do you expect it to ever go back, as the United States?
Seriously, the only way it could, would be secession. If a big chunk of the United States actually seceded from the federal government and pained it a bit ..."
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
- ISBN 1560003340: Hardcover, Transaction Publishers, 1997
Partial contents: What Is Capitalism? - Anticapitalism - How Capitalism Saved the Pilgrims - America's Capitalist Revolt - Highways of Capitalism - How Capitalism Enriched the Working Class - The Truth About the "Robber Barons" - Antitrust Myths
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
- ISBN 0963270109: Hardcover, Groom Books, 1993
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?
- ISBN 1560003855: Hardcover, Transaction Publishers, 1998
by Thomas DiLorenzo, Walter E. Williams (Foreword), 2002
Partial contents: Lincoln's Opposition to Racial Equality - Why Not Peaceful Emancipation? - Lincoln's Real Agenda - The Myth of Secession as "Treason" - Was Lincoln a Dictator? - Waging War on Civilians - Reconstructing America - The Great Centralizer
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
- ISBN 0932790372: Paperback, Cato Institute, 1983
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