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.