Mark Thornton (born 7 June 1960) is an American economist of the Austrian School. He has written on the topic of prohibition of drugs, the economics of the American War Between the States and the "Skyscraper Index". He is a Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Alabama and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute.
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Author page at the Mises Institute; includes photograph, short profile, awards and links to his writings
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Discusses in general terms the themes in Richard Cantillon's Essai sur la nature du commerce en général (1755), including a short biographical section
Cantillon's contributions to the method of economics, while unappreciated in his time and largely forgotten, are truly remarkable when placed in historical context. What impressed important economists such as Jevons, Schumpeter, Hayek, and Rothbard was Cantillon's scientific approach and the logical-deductive theorizing that is so characteristic of the Austrian school and the marginal revolution.... Thornton, Mark, "Richard Cantillon: The Origins of Economic Theory." Holcombe, Randall G., ed. 15 Great Austrian Economists. Auburn, AL: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1999.
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Examines the sections of Cantillon's Essai relating them to episodes in the author's life, then delving into several Austrian economics insights that can be found in the work
"Mark Thornton returns to discuss the historical analogies in Star Wars."
"Scott and Mark Thornton discuss regulation, mercantilism, the Fed, healthcare, and Star Wars."
Contents: Economists and Prohibition - The Origins of Prohibition - A Theory of Prohibition - The Potency of Illegal Drugs - The Corrupting Effects of Prohibition - The Repeal of Prohibition
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