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S1 Ep. 11: Mark Thornton, Bookshop.Org & Founder of Mostly Books (Oxford, UK)

Got Books? Conversations with Booksellers & Bookmakers

Today's episode may seem like a bit of a detour from our usual bookseller interview, but you can rest assured, it's guided by the same love for independent bookshops. In November 2020, a new chapter began for UK indie booksellers with the opening of Bookshop.org. The platform prides itself with ethical and transparent book e-commerce that celebrates independent bookshops and with reading lists curated by writers, booksellers and voracious readers. Shops can customize their virtual window and their owners get 30% of the book sales they make here. Our guest today is Mark Thornton, the UK Partnership Manager for Bookshop.org. Mark is the co-founder of Mostly Books, an award-winning indie bookshop in Abingdon, which he sold in 2017. He then became a bookshop mentor and soon after, joined Bookshop.org. He has a background in computer engineering and tried his hand at several jobs that may seem world-apart from his current mission, but actually make it all the more exciting for us to connect the dots.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gotbooks/message

1hr 22mins

16 Jun 2021

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Communism, Economic Equality, and Failures with the Rational Choice Theory: Part 4 of my Discussion with the Renowned Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute

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I had the honor to have a discussion with the renowned Economist Mark Thornton of the Ludwig von Mises Institute on the Austrian View of Economics. Earning a Ph.D from Auburn University, Mr. Thornton has been actively involved in the public debate over economic theory over the past several decades. In Part 4, we delve into economic inequality, specifically, the role of private property, classic liberalism, and the theory of communism, along with drawbacks of classical economic assumptions like the Rational Choice Assumption. 

37mins

16 Mar 2021

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The Austrian Free Market Approach- Specific Policies and Theories: Part 3 of my Discussion with the Renowned Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute

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I had the honor to have a discussion with the renowned Economist Mark Thornton of the Ludwig von Mises Institute on the Austrian View of Economics. Earning a Ph.D from Auburn University, Mr. Thornton has been actively involved in the public debate over economic theory over the past several decades. In Part 3, we discuss the Austrian free market ideal and delve into several economic proposals supported by the Austrian School including the minimum wage hike, Medicare For All, and Negative Interest Rates.

28mins

16 Mar 2021

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The Austrian View of the Role of Government: Part 2 of my Discussion with the Renowned Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute

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I had the honor to have a discussion with the renowned Economist Mark Thornton of the Ludwig von Mises Institute on the Austrian View of Economics. Earning a Ph.D from Auburn University, Mr. Thornton has been actively involved in the public debate over economic theory over the past several decades. In Part 2, we discuss the Austrian School's View of the Role of Government in Society. We delve into issues with democracy, the importance of a government that protects property rights, human rights, and ensures a free market, and the Gold Standard as a fixed rate of money.

23mins

16 Mar 2021

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The Austrian School of Economics: Part 1 of my Discussion with the Renowned Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute

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I had the honor to have a discussion with the renowned Economist Mark Thornton of the Ludwig von Mises Institute on the Austrian View of Economics. Earning a Ph.D from Auburn University, Mr. Thornton has been actively involved in the public debate over economic theory over the past several decades. In Part 1, we discuss the basics of Austrian Economics, including it's view on inflation, price determination, supply and demand, government, and the '08 financial crisis. In Part 2, we discuss the role of government.

27mins

16 Mar 2021

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The Boise State Broncos Inside Scoop with Mark Thornton

Game Plan For Life

Mark Thornton joins Skip to talk about the Broncos’ rocky football season, Coach Harsin leaving, Avery Williams’ All-American honor, and a lot more.

28mins

2 Jan 2021

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Heart of the Athlete

Ken Lewis has Mark Thornton with him this week! Mark Thornton is a local pastor and has been on the FCA Idaho Board for five years!

27mins

19 Sep 2020

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Mark Thornton: The Economics of Slavery With Mises Institute Fellow Mark Thornton

The Resistance Library from Ammo.com

On this episode Sam invites Mark Thornton onto the show. Together they discuss the economics of slavery and the long lasting effects of it on economies. Mark Thornton is an economic historian and a senior fellow with the Mises Institute. While everyone knows a bit about slavery, few think about the economics of it. It is the contention of Thornton that slavery was not a profitable institution in the antebellum South and that its after effects continue to drive the industrial underdevelopment of the region today.  Mark’s Links:  Mark Thornton | Mises Institute Mark Thornton Books on Amazon Mark Thornton Other Helpful Links:  The Resistance Library Sam Jacobs For $20 off your $200 purchase, go to https://ammo.com/podcast (a special deal for our listeners). Follow Sam Jacobs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamJacobs45 And check out our sponsor, Libertas Bella, for all of your favorite Libertarian shirts at LibertasBella.com.

34mins

20 Aug 2020

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Ep 115 - Mark Thornton - Cannabis & The Iron Law of Prohibition

Cannabis Heals Me

Economist & author Dr. Mark Thornton joins me to discuss his PhD dissertation on the economics of prohibition.  This dissertation would lead to the coining of the phrase of The Iron Law of Prohibition.  He joins us for a fascinating discussion on the failed policy of drug prohibition and maybe a couple other topics related to the State's & its ever increasing intrusions into our lives.

1hr 6mins

9 Jul 2020

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Economist and author Mark Thornton on the post-pandemic climb out

Big Time Talker with Burke Allen — by SpeakerMatch

Economist and author Mark Thornton from the Mises Institute on the campus of Auburn University weighs in on the Big Time Talker Podcast powered by Speakermatch on the post-pandemic economic forecast.With record unemployment, businesses, and families reeling with losses and political and racial upheaval, things look grim, but Mark says there are some positives if you look hard enough for them.All listeners of the Big Time Talker podcast powered by Speakermatch can receive a free ebook download of Mark's latest book THE SKYSCRAPER CURSE below, and check out his latest article about the economic bust as well. Today's show is sponsored by Speakermatch; subscribe at iTunes, Stitcher or ask Alexa to play the Big Time Talker Podcast with Burke Allen!Mark's Book:   https://mises.org/library/skyscraper-curseArticle:  https://mises.org/wire/bust-wasnt-caused-virus

41mins

23 Jun 2020

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