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Economic Rockstar

Feb 11, 2015

Dr. Thornton has withdrawn himself from politics and concentrates now on education, primarily of the general public because the Austrian perspective says:

"the world works according to the ideology of the masses so we have to change that mindset of the masses before we’re ever going to get political reform of the type Austrians would like to see" - Dr. Mark Thornton.

This is the part 2 of an interview with Mark. Part 1 can be found as episode 18 on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or at

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In the episode find out: 

  • a little about Dr. Mark Thornton’s ancestral history.
  • Mark’s views on why Ron Paul should be the next US President or even the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • the Skyscraper Index and how a correlation exists between a record-setting height and a global economic crisis.
  • how Mark predicted the economic crises from 2007/08.
  • how the ending of the alcohol prohibition in 1933 cut homicides by 50% and how the countries can learn from this with the drugs industry.
  • the social-economic benefits of the decriminalization of drugs in Portugal.
  • the benefits of marijuana and why it should be legalized.

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