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Mark Thornton

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Works Published inReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics NewsletterSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian StudiesQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketArticles 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 "Boom-Bust," "RT," "Butler on Business," "Tom Woods Show," "Thom Hartmann Show," "Scott Horton Show," "Press TV and "Freedom Works."

All Works

Living With Your Parents

Global Economy

Blog12/21/2016

There is nothing wrong with living with your parents, but not since the Great Depression have there been so many returning to the nest.

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Trump Won't Stop the Drug-Legalization Movement

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog12/14/2016

While a president's cabinet choices are always a concern, the big picture shows that efforts to legalize and decriminalize drugs are spreading.

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Auburn Feature on Wall Street Journal

EducationFree MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog12/13/2016

Auburn, Alabama, is featured on the front cover of today's Wall Street Journal. I was interviewed extensively for the story, but was not mentioned. The story is about the relationship between the state university and increased manufacturing jobs.

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Mandating Higher Wages Won't Fix Japan's Economy

Global EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog11/17/2016

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is repeating Herbert Hoover's failed plan to fix an economy by keeping wages high.

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Brad DeLong Labels Bastiat a Modern Liberal

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsInterventionism

Blog11/15/2016

In a recent blog post Professor J. Bradford DeLong encourages a new follower to read Bastiat because he is a good economist and a modern liberal.

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