Louis Levine was an economist who worked as a lecturer at Columbia University, and wrote books and articles on the theory and practice of syndicalism, including "Syndicalism", published in the North American Review (1913), "The Standpoint of Syndicalism", published in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Vol. 44 (November 1912), and The Labor Movement in France: A Study in Revolutionary Syndicalism (1912)
From the New York Times
From "University Bars Dr. Louis Levine," in the New York Times, February 15, 1919, p. 13.
- Dr. Louis Levine, Professor of Economics of the State University of Montana, and well known in this city, has been suspended from the Faculty of the Montana University on a charge of insubordination, his friends here learned yesterday. His suspension came on the day upon which he published a report of an investigation he made into the taxation of mines in Montana, in which he arrayed facts intending to prove that the mining interests of that State are not bearing their share of the burden of taxation and especially the Anaconda Copper Mining Company, which pays about 6 per cent. of the taxes collected in the State and is a power politically.
- Professor Levine went to Montana from this city in 1916. He had been the economic expert for the New York State Department of Labor and a lecturer at Columbia University. He has already been selected to lecture at the University's Summer school this season. He is an authority on taxation and on labor and the author of ["The Labor Movement in France"] and other works. The news of his suspension came as a surprise to some of his friends here and one of them in speaking on the subject yesterday viewed his suspension as "the most recent instance of interference with academic freedom."