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Doug French

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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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Since When Is a Half-Point Rate Hike (2 Years from Now) "Hawkish"?

Money and Banks

Blog06/29/2021

The Fed says rate hikes are at least two years away. A lot can happen in two years, and since when is forecasting a couple rate bumps two years from now considered hawkish to the point of making the dollar pop and gold flop?

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Transitory Inflation or Stagflation?

U.S. Economy

Blog06/21/2021

Transportation problems mixed with an ongoing government spending spree are pushing prices higher. But output doesn't exactly seem to be roaring ahead. That raises the specter of stagflation. 

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Mortgage Companies Cash in on Pandemic Relief

U.S. Economy

Blog06/18/2021

“Mortgage companies have ramped up their purchases of government-backed mortgages in forbearance, and they are selling these loans back to investors at a profit.”

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With Reverse Repos, The Fed Is Now Trying to Clean up Its Own Mess

Money and Banks

Blog06/12/2021

One of the areas of the economy that the Fed recently needed to bail out was money market funds. Most investors consider these funds cash. One wonders why the Fed would be forced to provide liquidity to shore up liquidity.

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Why "Wild Swings" in Crypto Prices Are Not Really a Problem

U.S. History

06/12/2021Mises Media
Price "stability" has never been a feature of a free marketplace. Stability is an obsession of central banks, and the day may come when central bankers intervene to "stabilize" crypto prices. That will be a bad thing.
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