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Prohibition Is Always a Bad Idea

Let college football fans bring their own booze, says Mark Thornton.

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4/7/2014

The Criminal Drug War

And Philip Seymour Hoffman. Article by Mark Thornton

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3/20/2014

Still Defending the Undefendable

Walter Block. Article by Mark Thornton.

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1/1/2014

When the FDA Declared War


On a Texas AIDS patient. Article by Mark Thornton.

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12/12/2013

Why Is Not-Pot Illegal, Too?

Mark Thornton on the war on hemp.

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12/4/2013

The Skyscraper Curse Hits New York

Mark Thornton on Depression watch.

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11/18/2013

Abolish the FDA

It’s a dangerous pain in the neck, and the toe, says Mark Thornton.

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10/25/2013

What Made Gatsby Great?

Mark Thornton on government Prohibition.

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5/16/2013

Is Today’s Pot Too Potent?

Then legalize it, says Mark Thornton.

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5/3/2013

How Drugs Can Win the War on Drugs

Through jury nullification, state nullification, personal nullification, says Mark Thornton.

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3/23/2013

Nullify the War on Drugs

Through jury nullification, state nullification, personal nullification, says Mark Thornton.

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3/23/2013

The Lincoln Movie

It's phony history at its best.

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12/8/2012

Why I’m a Raging Optimist

Mark Thornton on the future of Austrian economics and freedom.

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11/30/2012

Would Ron Paul’s Drug Freedom Lead to ‘Needle Park’?

Mark Thornton on the truth about prohibitionism.

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7/22/2011

Don’t Raise the Debt Ceiling

Lower it, says Mark Thornton.

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7/16/2011

Ron Paul Is Right

Legalize drugs now, says Mark Thornton.

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7/2/2011

End the War on Milk

Real milk, that is.

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6/16/2011

Marijuana Is Safer

So why are we driving people to drink, asks Mark Thornton.

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12/1/2009

Why Did Lou Dobbs ‘Quit’?

Mark Thornton on the truth.

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11/19/2009

Just Hoppe and Me

Mark Thornton on the day he tossed out statist economic textbooks.

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10/21/2009

Friend or Foe?

Mark Thornton on what "America" really means.

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10/29/2008

Can Another Great Depression Be Stopped?

Well, the feds, having caused it, can at least not make it worse.

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9/12/2008

Stick With the GOP, Go Independent, Drop Out

Mark Thornton and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., on what Ron Paul might do.

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2/7/2008

New Ads for Ron Paul

Mark Thornton and Tom Woods suggest a strategy.

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1/24/2008

Eat the Rich?

Mark Thornton on Are the Rich Necessary? by Hunter Lewis.

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8/29/2007

The Ron Paul Ultimatum

Mark Thornton on Jason Bourne and the CIA.

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8/11/2007

Just Freaky

Mark Thornton on Freakonomics.

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8/10/2007

You Heard It Here First

Mark Thornton on the housing bubble.

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8/9/2007

Bomb Iran?

A song by Mark Thornton, with apologies to the Beach Boys (but not to the earlier pro-war parody).

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6/14/2007

The Ron Paul Revolution

A song by Mark Thornton (and the Beatles).

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6/13/2007

Qualifications for the Job

Of president.

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5/17/2007

We Told You So

Mark Thornton on the housing bubble.

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3/24/2007

The Housing Bubble Caused Illegal Immigration

Mark Thornton on the feds as villains.

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3/1/2007

I Hate the Taxman

Mark Thornton rewrites the Beatles.

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5/10/2006

Investing in 2006

Mark Thornton on what lies ahead.

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1/5/2006

How High Can It Go?

Mark Thornton on the price of gold.

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8/19/2005

Michael Jackson and Duct Tape Saved Me

Where the medical profession couldn't.

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8/12/2005

Is the Housing Bubble Popping?

Mark Thornton looks at some disturbing indicators.

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8/8/2005

Don’t Vote, or Vote 3rd Party

Both are right, says Mark Thornton.

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9/22/2004

Skyscrapers and Economic Busts

Mark Thornton on the "Freedom Tower."

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7/3/2004

Pop!

Mark Thornton on the Japanese bubble economy and you.

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5/23/2004

Deflation and Outsourcing

Finally somebody gets it right.

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5/16/2004

Economists on Illegal Drugs

Mark Thornton explains.

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4/24/2004

Uncomfortable Parallels

Is this 1929 again?

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4/18/2004

All Hail Outsourcing

It's great for jobs, says Mark Thornton.

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4/11/2004

No More Socialist Space Shots

Pay for it if you want to do it.

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4/4/2004

A Bull Market in Gold

Technically speaking.

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3/28/2004

Comrade Lou Dobbs?

Nah, but he's still got some 'splainin' to do.

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3/21/2004

Outsourcing Is Good

And Lou Dobbs is all wet.

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3/14/2004

Financial Hot Water

We're in it, says Mark Thornton, but you don't have to be burned.

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3/7/2004

Financial Life Preserver

Mark Thornton on tradition.

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2/29/2004

An Economist Looks at the Presidential Candidates

Mark Thornton on Bush, Kerry, Russo.

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2/23/2004

Surviving GreenSpam

Mark Thornton on how the Fed threatens your investments, and what to do about it.

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2/16/2004

‘Bull’ Market?

Darn right, says Mark Thornton.

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2/9/2004

The Economics of the Civil War

Mark Thornton and Robert Ekelund on tariffs, blockades, and inflation.

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1/13/2004

The Tax-Reform Scam

Again. Article by Mark Thornton.

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11/16/2002

Running Against the Drug War

Mark Thornton on billionaire libertarian Tom Golisano.

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10/24/2002

The Greedy Feds

Mark Thornton on why they really conquered the South, and those who still propagandize for the invasion.

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9/24/2002

The UN Makes Sense

Or at least this one report on sanctions does, says Mark Thornton.

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9/6/2002

The Murder-Rate Myth

Mark Thornton explains the 90s and the drug war.

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8/30/2002

Homegrown Libertarian

Mark Thornton on freedom.

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8/9/2002

Your Papers, Comrade

Mark Thornton on the new airport "security."

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10/16/2001

California Dreamin’

With apologies to the Mommas, the Papas, and the kilowatts. Song by Mark Thornton.

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7/4/2001

What Thrives and What Dies During War

Mark Thornton on why we must be anti-war.

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