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Product Details

  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute (July 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610162552
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610162555
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,391,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas J. DiLorenzo is the author of The Real Lincoln and How Capitalism Saved America. A professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland and a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, he has written for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Barron's, and many other publications. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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It is an easy read but very informative.
Virginia Kind P.
His clear prose flows in a logical and easy to grasp fashion so that even the comparatively uneducated can get the point of each of his tersely written chapters.
Boxstah
All the more reason for thinking individuals to spread the word by mouth about this wonderful book.
JohnetteGalt

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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Carl Bitzer on August 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was surprised to come to Amazon and find that there were no reviews of Thomas DiLorenzo's excellent new book, Organized Crime. I own and treasure four of his previous books and look forward to reading his next book whatever that may be.

Organized Crime has 52 chapters four pages in length on average. Each chapter addresses some issue of the ruling class - the government and its cheerleaders in academia and the press - versus the servant class - everyone else. The short chapters covering one topic after another make for easy reading.

The book is peppered with fascinating but little known facts. The following quote from the book for example:

"RCA was prohibited by antitrust regulators from charging royalties to American licensees, so the company licensed its products to Japanese companies instead. This led to the overwhelming dominance of the Japanese electronics industry in the American market place."

Not wishing to give too much away I never-the-less can't resist including the following statement by Hermann Goering which is quoted in the book.

"Your America is doing many things in the economic field which we found out caused us so much trouble. You are trying to control peoples' wages and prices - peoples' work. If you do that you must control peoples' lives. And no country can do that part way. I tried and it failed. Nor can any country do it all the way either. I tried that too and it failed. You are no better planners than we. I should think your economists would read what happened here."

Imagine, Hermann Goering, a Nazi, has to explain the efficacy of the free market to Americans. What a disgrace!

There were only two sentences in the whole book that I found uncongenial.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David M. Zuniga on November 1, 2012
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In this fast-moving expose of the criminogenic tide coming from our 'servants' in Washington, D.C., Professor DiLorenzo continues his iconoclastic tradition begun with his two blockbuster books about Dishonest Abe Lincoln, and about Alex Hamilton -- the founding father not of America, but of the Wall Street crime machine.

I think the natural order of reading DiLorenzo blockbusters should be: 1) Hamilton's Curse: How Jefferson's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution--and What It Means for Americans Today 2) Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed to Know About Dishonest Abe, 3) then this great compendium of D.C. crimes. Then, you can take Tom's other delightful books in any order you like. He hasn't had a dud yet.

Tom DiLorenzo is an American statesman and thinker in the Old Right tradition of Albert Jay Nock, John T. Flynn, Garet Garrett, Frank Chodorov, Felix Morley, and Murray Rothbard. There are very few like him today -- Ron Paul, Tom Woods, Kevin Gutzman, and Judge Andrew Napolitano are others -- but Tom DiLorenzo has gone straight for the enemy's boiler-room and planted shaped charges there...documenting his work as he covers a great deal of ground.

Every lover of the U.S. Constitution and of the republic given birth in that Supreme Law, should give thanks to God for this great author. Mr. DiLorenzo has been an inspiration and a teacher to so many Americans over the past decade, including me. When I see a new DiLorenzo work out, without hesitation I buy it and download it to my Kindle Fire -- before even glossing it.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Boxstah on August 27, 2012
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Once again Professor DiLorenzo delivers the goods as he did in his previous books on Lincoln. His clear prose flows in a logical and easy to grasp fashion so that even the comparatively uneducated can get the point of each of his tersely written chapters. A must read for freedom lovers everywhere.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Diane Jaeckel on September 21, 2012
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I am using this book for our book club and find it exceptionally clear to understand. The author writes well and I appreciate his explanations. I especially like the short chapters which make it a much easier read. I am not quite finished with the book but will be in a few days. Very revealing stuff. I recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JohnetteGalt on December 19, 2012
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DiLorenzo certainly offers his readers the unvarnished truth about government. I was delighted by his ability to express such honesty in an interesting and entertaining way. The politically 'incorrect' truths in this book will keep it from becoming a deserved best seller because the owners of America's media will allow no publicity which exposes their global plans. All the more reason for thinking individuals to spread the word by mouth about this wonderful book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Hoffmann on December 2, 2012
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Over 50 small chapters, and every one packs a small punch, pointing out some absurdity about government. It's very entertaining.

I think there is more to the story on the housing crisis. Since other authors are recommending Bigger Government to keep companies like Goldman from selling bad debt as AAA-rated securities (read Griftopia), some detail on the crisis would have been nice. The author seems to blame everything on the Fed, CRA, and groups like ACORN, but doesn't the Fed's government sponsored investment bank.

Still a terrific book I will read again...
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