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Demanufacturing Consent: More Money, More Problems – The Economics of the “War on Drugs”

More Money, More Problems – The Economics of the “War on Drugs” with Dr. Mark Thornton On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent, Guillermo welcomes Dr. Mark Thornton of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute onto the show.  Dr. Thornton and Guillermo discuss the “Economics of Prohibition” by examining the economics forces at work within “black markets,” […]

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The Free Market

Mark Thornton interviewed by Emil Franzi on AM 1030 KVOI’s “Inside Track” program in Tuscon, 25 May 2013, Mark Thornton discusses some of the economic concepts revolving around the ideas of a free market. From: Interviews , Friday, July 12, 2013 by Mark Thornton The Free Market via The Free Market – Mises Media.

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How Prohibition Made Pot More Potent: Q&A with Auburn University’s Mark Thornton

“The plant hasn’t changed, the consumers haven’t changed,” says Auburn University’s Mark Thornton, “it’s prohibition and the difficulties and risks of getting it from the growing stage to the consumer.” Thornton, author of The Economics of Prohibtion, sat down with ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss how prohibition distorts the market for marijuana, and why potency […]

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As the Bubble Bursts

Interviewed by host Scott Horton, Mark Thornton talks about how Austrian economists recognized the housing bubble long before it burst, the stock market’s meteoric rise and record levels of investor margin/leverage, a possible future ratings downgrade on US debt, and the crony capitalists among us.   via As the Bubble Bursts – Mises Media.

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