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Works Published inThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics NewsletterArticles of InterestSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily Article

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), The Bastiat Reader (2014), and The Skyscraper Curse and How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Crisis of the Last Century (2018).

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 Post, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times (India), Financial Times (Norway), and Tejarat-e-Farda (Iran). He has also had regular multiple appearances on Russia Today and Press TV

His editorials and interviews have appeared in the following leading regional newspapers: Apple Daily (Hong Kong), Atlanta Constitution, Birmingham News, Business Alabama, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle, Mobile Press Register, Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Montgomery Advertiser, New York Post, 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 "Boom-Bust," "RT," "Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," "Press TV and "Freedom Works."

The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century

La Reserva FederalCiclos EconómicosDinero y Banca

07/10/2018Books
In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the economics profession suffered a blow to what reputation it had. But unlike most of his colleagues, Mark Thornton was vindicated by 2008. Mark has been a voice of sanity at times when the wild interventions of the Federal Reserve have caused otherwise...
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The Economics of Prohibition

SaludEl Estado Policial

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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Dando la vuelta a la palabra: cómo Cantillon redefinió al empresario

El EmprendedorCantillon

02/06/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
La palabra empresario significaba originalmente alguien activo, arriesgado e incluso violento. Richard Cantillon cambió tanto el significado de la palabra como nuestra idea de lo que son los empresarios.
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Joe Biden quiere un nuevo y enorme impuesto a los dueños de armas

Blog12/03/2020
Biden ha propuesto un nuevo impuesto de 200 dólares sobre los rifles y cargadores, con una multa de 10.000 dólares por incumplimiento. El registro implica llenar un formulario de trece páginas, con huellas dactilares y una fotografía tuya.
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Por qué el kratom legal puede enfrentar una batalla con las compañías farmacéuticas

Burocracia y RegulaciónSalud

Blog11/20/2020
En un escenario clásico de «contrabandistas y bautistas», parece que las empresas farmacéuticas están pidiendo una mayor regulación del kratom, que se considera un competidor potencial de los medicamentos patentados.
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¿Quieres que las drogas sean menos letales? Legalízalas

Blog10/28/2020
Con las nuevas medidas de legalización que llegan a las urnas, los votantes tienen la oportunidad de tomar medidas que reduzcan el impulso de hacer que las drogas sean más fuertes y potentes, y más mortales.
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El problema del ahorro en Estados Unidos: alternativas y reformas

Monetary PolicyImpuestos y GastoTeoría del Capital y el Interés

Blog09/15/2020
El ahorro es la base de una economía productiva y avanzada. Desafortunadamente, los gobiernos insisten en políticas que dificultan el ahorro de la gente común.
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