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Mary L. G. Theroux
Senior Vice President

Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute. 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 former 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, President, and CEO of San Francisco Grocery Express, Ltd. 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 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.

Building Bridges across the Partisan Divide | Mary L. G. Theroux May 9, 2017
The Self-organizing & Sharing Society July 12, 2016
Overpolicing & Rights June 24, 2016
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Sr. VP Mary Theroux interviewed on California's Maximum Grant Welfare Law June 16, 2016
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
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New Bridges: Texas May 9, 2017
New Bridges: California April 7, 2017
The Road to Serfdom from Austria to America July 12, 2016
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Commentary Articles
Shouldn’t Women Be Free to Not Choose STEM Careers? March 26, 2018
Tax Cut Doomsayers Need a History (and Economics) Lesson February 7, 2018
Death by Government Housing (Policy) June 20, 2017
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Beacon Blog Posts
Real Women Don't Want the Government to Get Them in the Boardroom September 19, 2018
The Golden Retriever Index August 30, 2018
Brave New World of Nuanced Genders and Binary Ideas; or: Fiddling with Roe v. Wade While Rome Burns July 4, 2018
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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
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty March 26, 2015
Public and Private Responses to Katrina October 20, 2005

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