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Doug French

Tags Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily Article

AwardsMurray N. Rothbard Medal of Freedom

Douglas French is former president of the Mises Institute, author of Early Speculative Bubbles & Increases in the Money Supply , and author of Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth. He received his master's degree in economics from UNLV, studying under both Professor Murray Rothbard and Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

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When Currency Crashes There's No #metoo — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.

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Is the Fed's Leading Dove Aiming to Replace Jay Powell?

10/26/2018Power & Market

Neel Kashkari is urging the Fed’s home office to lighten up on the interest rate hikes already.  The President must be pleased.

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Kirk Kerkorian: Misesian Entrepreneur

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog10/26/2018

Kerkorian was an eighth-grade dropout who would go on to earn billions, and epitomized Mises's idea of the entrepreneur.

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Tall Buildings, Mighty Crashes

Booms and Busts

Blog10/13/2018

Skyscrapers that set world records for height don’t cause economic panics, but are, instead, a warning a boom has reached its peak.

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Bernie Sanders Might Learn Something from Venezuela's Minimum Wage Experiment

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/24/2018

Rothbard: "if proponents of the higher minimum wage were simply wrongheaded people of good will, they would not stop at $3 or $4 an hour, but indeed would pursue their dimwit logic into the stratosphere."

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