Professor of economics and author

Reference

Thomas DiLorenzo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Thomas J. DiLorenzo (born 1954) is an American economics professor at Loyola College in Maryland. He is an adherent of the Austrian School of Economics. He is a senior faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and an affiliated scholar of the League of the South Institute, the research arm of the League of the South and the Abbeville Institute. ..."

Awards Received

1983-1984 Garvey Fellowship Second Prize Winner, granted by Independent Institute
Topic: "The Road to Serfdom, Forty Years Later"

Associations

Research Fellow, Independent Institute
Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute

Writings

A House Undivided Cannot Stand, 3 Jun 2006
"The title ... can be thought of as perhaps the hallmark of the thinking of the American founding fathers, namely, the idea of divided sovereignty. The founders established a confederacy of states that were essentially thought of as independent nations. Indeed, up until the 1860s it was common for Americans to refer to their home states as 'my country.'"
Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850): Between the French and Marginalist Revolutions
Biographical essay which also analyses Bastiat's ideas in relation to the Austrian School
"While Bastiat was shaping economic opinion in France, Karl Marx was writing Das Kapital, and the socialist notion of 'class conflict' that the economic gains of capitalists necessarily came at the expense of workers was gaining in popularity. Bastiat's Economic Harmonies explained why the opposite is true that the interests of mankind are essentially harmonious if they can be cultivated in a free society where government confines its responsibilities to suppressing thieves, murderers, and special-interest groups who seek to use the state as a means of plundering their fellow citizens."
States' Rights vs. Monetary Monopoly, 9 May 2003
"... John Marshall, chief justice of the Supreme Court ... , [in] coining the famous phrase that 'the power to tax involves the power to destroy' ... wasn't expressing a fear that taxation could destroy private initiative and private enterprise, but that it could limit the federal government's monetary monopoly."
Related Topic: John Marshall
Tax Gouging: The Real Problem, Mises Daily, 8 Jun 2006
"The property tax bonanza that is being enjoyed by state and local governmental bureaucracies creates yet another evil. ... they use the money to appease more and more special interest groups by starting up myriad new programs. Then when the real estate market cools ... the programs all remain in place while revenues shrink, creating a 'deficit crisis.'"
Related Topic: Taxation
The Latest Defamation of Jefferson, 31 Mar 2006
"Jefferson was the apostle of states' rights, enunciated in his famous Kentucky Resolve of 1798; Lincoln waged the bloodiest war in American history to destroy the Jeffersonian states' rights doctrine. Jefferson authored America's Declaration of Secession from the British empire, known as the Declaration of Independence."

Interviews

Faculty Spotlight Interview: Thomas DiLorenzo, 16 Aug 2010
"Who would you say is your biggest inspiration? 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."
Related Topic: Austrian Economics
The Real DiLorenzo: A 'Southern Partisan' Interview, 17 Jun 2004
"Lincoln ... literally waged war against everything else in the Declaration of Independence, such as the consent of the governed. In my book, I go through the train of abuses of the Declaration and show that everything King George III did, Lincoln did as bad or worse."

Books Authored

How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present, 2004
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
Related Topic: Capitalism
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
    by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Walter E. Williams (Foreword), 2002
Cancer Scam: Diversion of Federal Cancer Funds to Politics
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, 1997
Related Topic: Cancer
Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, 1993
Partial contents: Welcome to the Jungle - The Political Economy of Propaganda or Joe Isuzu - How Propaganda Builds a Permanent Congress
Related Topic: Government
The Food & Drink Police: America's Nannies, Busybodies & Petty Tyrants
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, 1998
Related Topic: Moral Repression
Underground Government: The Off-Budget Public Sector
    by James T. Bennett, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Cato Institute, 1983
Partial contents: Going Underground - The Political Economy of Off-Budget Enterprises - Off-Budget Activities of Local Governments
Related Topic: Government