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Mary L. G. Theroux
Senior Vice President

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Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute and a columnist for The Huffington Post. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, Ms. Theroux is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California. She is Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Alameda County Salvation Army; former Chairman and current member of the San Francisco Salvation Army Advisory Board, and also serves on the National Advisory Board of The Salvation Army.

Having been a director of nine corporations and three foundations, Ms. Theroux was also Chairman of Garvey International, Inc., and Co-founder and President of San Francisco Grocery Express. Articles on Ms. Theroux have appeared in Business Week, Forbes, Savvy, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.

Her articles have appeared in the Forbes, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Visión Hispana, Houston Business Journal, Washington Examiner, San Francisco Business Times, Providence Journal, Tallahassee Democrat, Gallipolis Daily Tribune, San Marcos Daily Record, Union Daily Times, Daily Sentinel, and Point Pleasant Register.

Video
Mary L.G. Theroux | Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty March 26, 2015
Mary L. G. Theroux on the Epic Life of Willard Garvey November 17, 2013
Mary L. G. Theroux: Private vs. Public Disaster Relief July 24, 2013
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Audio
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty April 30, 2015
Mary L.G. Theroux | Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty March 26, 2015
Mary L.G. Theroux on KPCC on Repeal of the "Maximum Family Grant" Welfare Rule February 23, 2015
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Events
Free to Choose Cities June 8, 2015
Civil Liberties and Security in an Age of Terrorism July 18, 2013
Commentary
Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs July 25, 2014
The Quest for a New Land of the Free February 10, 2014
America’s Technology Sector Is Too Eager to Cave to a Snooping Government November 1, 2013
“Affordable Housing” Rules Result in Opposite October 25, 2013
Want Affordable Housing? Let Builders Build October 22, 2013
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Beacon Blog Posts
Safe, Legal, and Rare, Part I: Safe? August 14, 2015
Government Failure Compounds Denial in Abortion Policy August 3, 2015
Love Gov: "Too Real"? July 29, 2015
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MyGovCost Blog Posts
The National Debt Made Simple (Presidential Edition) September 21, 2013
Collected and Wasted: The IRS Spending Culture and Conference Abuses June 4, 2013
Obama's Resounding "No" to Raising Debt Ceiling January 17, 2013
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Presentations
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty March 26, 2015
Public and Private Responses to Katrina October 20, 2005