“The Consolidation of State Power via Reconstruction: 1865-1890”

  Journal of Libertarian Studies Volume 16, no. 2 (Spring 2002), pp. 139–161 2002 Ludwig von Mises Institute http://www.mises.org THE CONSOLIDATION OF STATE POWER VIA RECONSTRUCTION, 1865–1890 by: Thomas J. DiLorenzo All radical schemes to reconstruct the South entailed some more or less permanent expansion of central state activity and expenditures. – Richard Bensel, Yankee Leviathan […]

Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government

I N T R O D U C T I O N Austrian Political Economy The late Milton Friedman once said that if the average tariff rate in America was a few percentage points lower than it would otherwise be thanks to infl uence of academic economists, that would more than justify all of their salaries and then […]

The Watermelon Summit

By Thomas DiLorenzo June 9, 2012 An “environmentalist” is a totalitarian socialist whose real objective is to revive socialism and economic central planning under the subterfuge of “saving the planet” from capitalism. He is “green” on the outside, but red on the inside, and is hence appropriately labeled a “watermelon.” A conservationist, by contrast, is […]