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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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Inflation Is Great If You're Already Rich

Booms and Busts

Blog05/19/2021

We've seen pictures of empty shelves in Venezuela. Meantime, the one-year return on the Caracas stock exchange is 1,804.92 percent. If you're already rich in assets, inflation is a big nothing burger. But it's a problem if you're poor. 

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The Real Estate Boom in Vegas Is More Frenzied Than Ever

U.S. Economy

Blog05/17/2021

In Las Vegas, asset price inflation is combining with rising prices on building materials to create a real estate bubble of remarkable proportions. 

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The Fed Embraces Its Inner Zimbabwean

Money and Banks

05/13/2021Mises Media
With Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen focusing on using monetary policy to manage climate change, the M1 money supply has gone parabolic, from just over $4 trillion in February to $18.6 trillion in March. This is right out of Zimbabwe's playbook.
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Thanks to the Fed, the High-Risk, Small-Time Borrower Is Becoming a Thing of the Past

Money and Banks

05/06/2021Mises Media
The central bank has basically destroyed the business of risk, and commercial real estate remains a looming disaster. As a result, banks aren't lending to regular people. The economy increasingly relies on little more than newly printed money.
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The Fed Embraces Its Inner Zimbabwean

Money and Banks

Blog05/06/2021

With Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen focusing on using monetary policy to manage climate change, the M1 money supply has gone parabolic, from just over $4 trillion in February to $18.6 trillion in March. This is right out of Zimbabwe's playbook.

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