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Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics NewsletterSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesArticles of Interest

AwardsGeorge F. Koether Free Market Writing Award

Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute. He is the author of The Real Lincoln; How Capitalism Saved America; Lincoln Unmasked; Hamilton's Curse; Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government; and The Problem with Socialism.

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The Myth of Natural Monopoly

Free MarketsWorld HistoryMonopoly and Competition

01/14/2019Mises Daily Articles
No such thing as a "natural" monopoly has ever existed. In real life, so-called "public utilities" faced frequent competition, so they secured government monopolies to destroy the competition and invented the myths to rationalize their monopoly power.
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The Economics of the Public Sector

Taxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

12/14/2018Audio/Video
In the real world, it is impossible to separate economic analysis from an understanding of the effects of state intervention in the marketplace.
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Political Correctness as Misesian Destructionism

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

10/05/2018Audio/Video
Presented at the Mises Institute's 2018 Supporters Summit in Auburn, Alabama.
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Markets, Not Unions, Gave us Leisure

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyInterventionismPolitical TheoryProduction Theory

09/03/2018Mises Daily Articles
The shorter work week is entirely a capitalist invention. As capital investment caused the marginal productivity of labor to increase over time, less labor was required to produce the same levels of output.
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