- Social interaction
- Discussion of current issues and events
- Ayn Rand: My Fiction-Writing Teacher, a new book by Erica Holzer
- A celebration of the 300th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, including quotations on the original Junto read by webmaster Alexander R. Cohen
- And a lively conversation with our featured speaker
Author of How Capitalism Saved America
The Never-Ending War on Capitalism
Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo is professor of economics in the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, and a member of the senior faculty of the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1979) and a B.A. in economics from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa. (1976).
Dr. DiLorenzo’s major research and publication interests are economic history, industrial organization, and political economy. He’s the author or co-author of fourteen books, including “The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War” and, his latest, “How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, From the Pilgrims to the Present.”
Among his other books (co-authored with James T. Bennett) are “Official Lies: How Washington Misleads Us”; “Underground Government: The Off-Budget Public Sector”; “The Food and Drink Police: America’s Nannies, Busybodies, and Petty Tyrants”; and “Destroying Democracy: How Government Funds Partisan Politics.
Dr. DiLorenzo has held full-time faculty positions at George Mason University, Washington University in St. Louis, State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He is widely published in the academic economics literature, including the top journal in the field, the American Economic Review, and many others including Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, Southern Economic Journal, International Review of Law and Economics, Public Finance Quarterly, Journal of Labor Research, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics.
He is also widely published in more popular publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Barron’s, Reader’s Digest, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.
He is a columnist for the web site LewRockwell.com, has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CSPAN Book TV, and has been a guest on the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show, as well as hundred of other talk radio shows.
He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and a past winner of its Olive W. Garvey essay contest.
We gather at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30. The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.?Discussions are lively, but polite. Participation by attendees is highly encouraged.
General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal
Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.
Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.
Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.