You’ve reached the website for Joseph J. Thorndike. I write about history, taxes, and politics — not always in that order but usually in combination. Almost everything I write appears in Tax Notes, where I’ve been working for the last twenty-five years. You can also find some of my work at Forbes.com and (less frequently) in other periodicals and newspapers.

Even more occasionally, I do some academic writing, reflecting my roots as an historian of U.S. political economy. I’ve spent most of my career in tax, but my heart belongs to history. 

If you want to know more about me, visit my bio and books pages. And please feel free to get in touch

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