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Mark Thornton

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Mark Thornton is a Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute and the book review editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He has authored seven books and is a frequent guest on national radio shows.

Mark Thornton is Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute. He serves as the Book Review Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. His publications include The Economics of Prohibition (1991), Tariffs, Blockades, and Inflation: The Economics of the Civil War (2004), The Quotable Mises (2005), The Bastiat Collection (2007), An Essay on Economic Theory (2010), and The Bastiat Reader (2014).

Dr. Thornton served as the editor of the Austrian Economics Newsletter and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Libertarian Studies and several other academic journals. He has served as a member of the graduate faculties of Auburn University and Columbus State University. He has also taught economics at Auburn University at Montgomery and Trinity University in Texas. Mark served as Assistant Superintendent of Banking and economic adviser to Governor Fob James of Alabama (1997-1999), and he was awarded the University Research Award at Columbus State University in 2002. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and received his PhD in economics from Auburn University. In 2014, he debated in opposition to the "War on Drugs" at Oxford Union.

Dr. Thornton has been featured in American Spectator, Barron's, Bloomberg, Christian Science Monitor, The Economist, Forbes, Investors' Business Daily, Le Monde, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times (India), Financial Times (Norway), and Tejarat-e-Farda (Iran). He has also had multiple appearances on Russia Today and Press TV

His editorials have appeared in the following leading regional newspapers: Atlanta Constitution, Birmingham News, Business Alabama, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle, Mobile Press Register, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Montgomery Advertiser, Orange County Register, Richmond Times Dispatch, Tampa Tribune, and the Washington Times

His commentary appears regularly in the Mises Daily and the Mises Wire. He also appears regularly on "Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," "Press TV and "Freedom Works."

The Economics of Prohibition

HealthThe Police State

12/01/1991Books
It is conventional wisdom that alcohol prohibition failed, but the economic reasons for this failure have never been as extensively detailed or analyzed as they are in this study by Mark Thornton.

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Wine, Art, and Ferraris: The Bubble in Luxury Goods

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/24/2017
Our inflationary economy is sending the prices of luxury goods soaring — while prices on products for regular people are often flat.

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AEN Fall 1987, Vol. 9, no. 1 and Fall Supplement – Cumulative Index 1977-1987

05/17/2017Austrian Economics Newsletter
Fall 1987, Vol. 9, no. 1 Fall Supplement – Cumulative Index 1977-1987

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The States Are Revolting Against the War on Drugs

HealthLegal System

Blog05/15/2017
The Vermont state legislature has voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. This is a first, since other states have relied on statewide votes.

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Labor Economics: An Austrian Perspective

InterventionismProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

05/08/2017Courses
This free four-lecture course outlines the Austrian understanding of labor as a factor of production priced in the factor markets.

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How Trump Will Make the Trade Deficit Worse

Free MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog04/12/2017
Several of President Trump’s proposals, such as increasing military spending, will make the trade deficits even bigger.

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