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Douglas 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 Fed Claims the Banking System is "Sound and Resilient." The Banks' Balance Sheets Say Otherwise

The FedMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking


In a recent statement, the Federal Reserve declared that US banks are "sound and resilient," but a lot of markets, including real estate, testify to a very different situation.

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Swiftian Economics at the Super Bowl

02/05/2024Power & Market
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Government Employee Pensions Are Underfunded. Taxpayers Will Make Up the Difference

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyPoliticsTaxes and Spending


Government employees generally have sweeter pension plans compared to private-sector employees, but government pensions are purposely underfunded. No worries for government employees: taxpayers will pick up the slack.

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Chiefs-Dolphins on Peacock Proves Peter Gent's Prophecy

01/16/2024Power & Market
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Time Is Running Out for Construction Loans

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


For a long time, banks have sought to keep construction loans “on the books” to collect more interest payments. With a recession looming, these long loans are likely to become delinquent.

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