Doug French

Doug French

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BIO

Douglas E. French is Senior Editor at Laissez Faire Club. He received his master’s degree under the direction of Murray N. Rothbard at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, after many years in the business of banking.
He is a major supporter of the Mises Institute, and has served as its president (2009-2012). He is the sponsor of the Douglas E. French Prize for the student who emerges from the Mises University oral examinations with the best record, as chosen by the examining committee.

He is the author of two books, Early Speculative Bubbles and Increases in the Supply of Money, the first major empirical study of the relationship between early bubbles and the money supply, and Walk Away, a monograph assessing the philosophy and morality of strategic default.

Check out Doug’s Liberty.me guide, Peer-to-Peer Lending!

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Walk Away

Walk Away

By Doug French

There is nothing ominous or evil about walking away from an underwater mortgage.

The Failure of Common Knowledge

The Failure of Common Knowledge

By Doug French

There are certain things that everyone knows. But what if all of these things are wrong?

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  • Walk Away
    Published in 2014
    Housing, a central priority for government policy for many decades, collapsed in 2008; even in 2011, millions of homes are under water. This poses many…
  • The Failure of Common Knowledge
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    There are certain things that everyone knows. Everyone knows that you should get as much formal education as possible, buy a house as a solid…