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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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The Law School Boom and Bust


Cheap debt has created a bubble in law schools where students take on loads of debt for not-very-useful law degrees.

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Why Are People Buying Bonds with Negative Yields?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Is this really negative time preference or a central bank induced crack-up bond boom?

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High Prices and Zombie Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

This odd mix of rising prices and three months of vacant inventory being ransacked by squatters is not how markets work, unless government is involved.

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Will Americans Die Young Enough to Save Pension Plans?

The good news for pension funds is that Americans are retiring later and dying sooner.

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America's History of Self Medicating: Opioids versus Alcohol

Big GovernmentHealth

No drug czar is needed, and the DEA can go home as well. People will self-medicate one way or another, with the government's blessing or without.

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