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James T. Bennett

James T. Bennett is Eminent Scholar, the William P. Snavely Chair of Political Economy and Public Policy in the Department of Economics, and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University, and he has been a McKinsey Scholar at Columbia University, Ford Motor Company Scholar and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Fellow; and he has specialized in research related to public policy issues, the economics of government and bureaucracy, labor unions, and health charities.

He is the author of 29 books, including Paid Patriotism? The Debate over Veterans' Benefits; Corporate Welfare: Crony Capitalism That Enriches the Rich; Information Technology and the World of Work; Subsidizing Culture: Taxpayer Enrichment of the "Creative" Class; Unsustainable: The History and Politics of Green Energy; Homeland Security Scams; Intercollegiate Athletics, Inc.; The Food and Drink Police: America's Nannies, Busybodies and Petty Tyrants (with Thomas DiLorenzo); The History and Politics of Public Radio: A Comprehensive Analysis of Taxpayer-Financed U.S. Broadcasting; Public Health Profiteering (with Thomas DiLorenzo); Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us (with Thomas DiLorenzo); Destroying Democracy: How Government Funds Partisan Politics (with Thomas DiLorenzo); From Pathology to Politics: Public Health in America (with Thomas DiLorenzo); Underground Government: The Off-Budget Public Sector (with Thomas DiLorenzo); and The Future of Private Sector Unionism in the United States.

Founder and Editor of the Journal of Labor Research, he is a contributing author to seventeen books and has published more than 130 articles and reviews in such scholarly journals as the American Economic Review; Review of Economics and Statistics; Journal of Environmental Economics and Management; Policy Review; The Independent Review; Southern Economic Journal; Journal of Finance; British Journal of Industrial Relations; Quarterly Review of Economics and Business; Review of Economics and Statistics; Public Choice; Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Consumer Affairs; Journal of Private Enterprise; Journal of Small Business Management; Canadian Journal of Economics; Journal of Economic Education; Economic Inquiry; Bulletin of the History of Economic Society; Land Economics; Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies; Journal of Economics and Business; Public Finance Quarterly; Business and Society Review; and Cato Journal.

And his popular articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Society, Alternatives in Philanthropy, Consumers' Research, Tax Notes, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Review, Inc., Inquiry, Intercollegiate Review, and The Bureaucrat

Independent Review Articles
Unstoppable Winter 2014/15
Research Article
Regulatory Poison February 1, 1998

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