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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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What Caused the Irish Potato Famine?

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

03/17/2017Mises Daily Articles
Was the Potato Famine an ecological accident, as historians usually say, or a politically created one?

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Why Understanding "Roundaboutness" Is so Important

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog03/09/2017
Making production processes more roundabout results in greater production in terms of the quantity produced and a lower cost on a per-unit basis.

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The "New Normal" of Ultra-Low Interest Rates

Money and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/14/2017
After nine years of unwarranted and irrational monetary policy, some people are taking the current monetary regime as normal and natural.

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A Heartless "Solution" to the Heroin Epidemic

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog01/30/2017
By over-prescribing opiate painkillers, doctors drive many to heroin. Some conservatives want to "solve" the problem by imprisoning more addicts.

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True Liberalism: A Personal Reflection in Honor of Ralph Raico

BiographiesWorld HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/06/2017

We can build upon our understanding of liberalism, but as Ralph would stress, we should never forget our traditions, or discount our principles.

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