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Doug French

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Douglas French is President Emeritus 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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Toilet Paper Rolls Are Getting Smaller. Blame the Fed.

World History


When confronted by reporters about the size of their toilet sheet squares, a spokeswoman suggested it was the result of "innovations" allowing "consumers to, basically, wipe their butts more efficiently."

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Why Are Thieves Stealing So Many Catalytic Converters?

Global EconomyU.S. Economy


US car owners are being preyed upon by thieves, because South African mine owners are being preyed upon by their government. 

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Investors Are on the Lookout for a Crash. But Prices Keep Going Up.

Booms and Busts


With such a messed-up economy, why is it still hard to spot a bust on the horizon?

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Mortgage Companies Cash in on Pandemic Relief

U.S. Economy

07/09/2021Mises Media
“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 Home Prices Soaring, Shoppers Fear Buying at the Top of a Bubble

Booms and Busts

07/06/2021Mises Media
The concerns about a bubble implies those shopping for a new home are wondering if they are walking into a trap. Home prices have soared and no one wants to buy at the top.
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