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Mark Thornton

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Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

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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 as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Libertarian Studies. 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.

The Economics of Prohibition

BooksJuly 20, 2005
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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The Harrison Narcotics Tax Act

Audio/VideoDecember 17, 2014
Interviewed by host Paul Molloy on the Freedom Works radio program, Mark Thornton discusses how the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act impacted the American public and shaped the 'War on Drugs' we know today...

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Join Us!

Audio/VideoDecember 18, 2014
Mark Thornton encourages you to join the Mises Institute in 2015

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The War on Drugs Was Born 100 Years Ago

Mises DailyDecember 17, 2014
The Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914, a bill with racist origins designed to increase the tax burden on non-whites in the United States, was passed 100 years ago today. It has since given birth to an immense police state apparatus.

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Is There Limit to China's Purchasing Power?

Audio/VideoDecember 12, 2014
Interviewed by Marina Dzhashi on the Agree or Disagree radio program, Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute and Vladimir Rojankovsky, head of research at Nord Capital, debate China’s purchasing power...

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Downton Abbey's Dirty Secret

Mises DailyNovember 29, 2014
Downton Abbey , which returns for a fifth season in January, features an even-handed treatment of the British aristocracy. But behind this nuanced view remains the fact that titled aristocrats usually owe their positions to government favoritism and cronyism.

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