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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. His website is

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The Five Stages of Bank Failure Grief

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

06/04/2023Mises Media
We are familiar with the five stages of grief. However, it is not a stretch to apply those stages to what is happening to the banking system. Right now, we are in the second stage: anger.
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The Fed Fights COVID Largesse

06/02/2023Power & Market
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The Bankruptcy Caravan Is Now Arriving: Time to Pay for the Easy Money

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles


As the Fed increases interest rates to reverse the inflation it has caused, firms that depended on easy money will face the bankruptcy judge. Stay tuned; there's more to come.

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Entreprenuership Breaks Out at Taylor Swift Concert

05/28/2023Power & Market
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Finance Discovers Sting: "How Fragile We Are"

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyInterventionism

05/27/2023Mises Media
Despite the soothing hot air from the White House and Fed officials, the financial system is becoming increasingly fragile and unstable. Maybe all of that intervention the past decade was not wise.
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