Douglas French writes for Casey Research, Laissez Faire, and other publications. He is the author of three books: Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money, Walk Away, and The Failure of Common Knowledge.
Related Articles and Posts
A 1921 event will change your understanding of depressions
FEBRUARY 05, 2015
Jim Grant chronicles how the market works marvels if left alone.
Time preference versus central bankers
JULY 07, 2014
The European Central Bank is trying to force a negative value upon time itself.
High-frequency trading vs. the culture of inflation
MAY 05, 2014
Controversy over high-frequency trading is just a distraction from the cultural effects of inflation.
Less government means faster healing, says new study
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
A new study from Pro Teck Valuation Services provides empirical support for Austrian economists' claims that markets will recover more quickly absent government meddling.
The minimum wage is hurting poor people and minorities one ballot initiative at a time
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Minimum-wage initiatives are political winners, but their popularity has little to do with an understanding of economics.
Blaming the wrong people for 2008
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
The dominant narrative about the 2008 crash focuses anger on Wall Street, said to be the heart of capitalism, as the culprit. It's neither; government intrusion has shaped the housing market and our cities for decades.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
AUGUST 22, 2013
Benn Steil's account of the people and personalities at the heart of the Bretton Woods conference makes for fascinating reading, even if you're not a history buff or economics geek.
Fate of the States: The New Geography of American Prosperity
JULY 15, 2013
Economic power followed the population to the coasts and the sand states during the boom. In the wake of the bust and interventions along the coasts, "flyover country" is becoming the source of America's economic growth.
MAY 17, 2013
Lawmakers portray SBA lending as a boost for small businesses. The program is actually a form of corporate welfare for some of America's largest banks. While banks reap profits, taxpayers cover the losses.
MAY 06, 2013
Though banks are raking in record profits, the banking business as a whole remains highly leveraged and highly risky, according to The Bankers' New Clothes.
MARCH 06, 2013
Dorm room construction is booming even as people are realizing that college is overpriced--and taking more free and distance-learning courses. Douglas French sees another bubble.
A Book Worth Its Hefty Price
MARCH 01, 1997
A Book Sure to Keep Readers Laughing, Learning, and Thinking
FEBRUARY 01, 1997
The Money Business Is Not a Place for Government Bureaucrats
DECEMBER 01, 1996
Jefferson Feared Saddling Future Generations with Debt and Taxes
OCTOBER 01, 1996
How Do We Eliminate Inflation and the Boom-Bust Cycle?
NOVEMBER 01, 1995