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Mark Thornton

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Works Published inMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics NewsletterSpeeches and PresentationsArticles of Interest

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."

All Works

Mark Thornton Explains Our Fake Economy

Booms and BustsThe Fed

07/16/2017Audio/Video
Mark Thornton explains why there's nothing natural, real, or sustainable about the current Yellen boom.

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The Bernanke-Yellen Bubble-Depression

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/10/2017
The next economic crisis will be directly tied to the last economic crisis and the policies the Fed used to “solve” it. As such, it should be called the Bernanke-Yellen Crisis.

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Here's an Easy Way to Add Some Market Competition Back into Healthcare

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog07/02/2017
The current healthcare system destroys price sensitivity for both consumers and producers. We need reforms that will force prices down.

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Jeff Sessions's Reefer Madness

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog06/20/2017
Jeff Sessions's war against marijuana legalization will do nothing to fight crime or improve health.

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How We Should Name Business Cycles

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Economists have long played semantic games with how they name business cycles. This is how they should do it.

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