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This Crumbling, Bankrupt Empire

How not to be underneath when it collapses. Article by Doug French.

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3/29/2012

Why MF Global Went Down

Doug French on their fractional reserves.

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12/15/2011

Who Helps the People During Disasters?

Waffle House, not the armed bureaucrats, says Doug French.

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9/8/2011

The Greatness of Waffle House

Doug French on delicious, cheap, capitalist food.

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8/22/2011

The Higher-Ed Bubble

It's popped, says Doug French.

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8/13/2011

Bernanke Wears Prada

Doug French on easy money and the luxo-boom.

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6/29/2011

Eat the Savers?

That's the society-destroying, Marxo-Keynesian motto of the Fed.

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4/14/2011

Is It Really Higher-Ed?

Doug French on an ivied scam.

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2/10/2011

Gold Prices

And panic.

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12/16/2010

Mail Your House Keys to the Banksters

And wave goodbye. It's the moral and practical thing to do, says Doug French.

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12/2/2010

Love Horse Racing as Burt Blumert Did?

Then go see Secretariat, says Doug French.

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10/19/2010

The Scum of the Earth

Doug French on those who seek power.

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10/5/2010

Your Common Sense and Austrian Economics vs. Bernanke and Keynes

Doug French on why falling prices are good for you and the economy.

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8/12/2010

Sinking?

Doug French on the cruise business, post-meltdown.

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6/9/2010

Free Market Thinking Is on the March

Doug French on Mises and the Austrian School.

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5/18/2010

Gold and Guns

Doug French on what the smarter sort are doing.

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1/4/2010

The Dollar Meltdown

Doug French on the new classic by Charles Goyette.

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11/2/2009

A Young Champion of Liberty

Doug French on the passing of Mike Ziegler.

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10/20/2009

The Zero Discount Value of Gold and Dethroning the Dollar

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10/20/2009

Gangs of DC

Doug French on the violent, unemployment-producing, government-privileged, Obama-loving mobs called unions.

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9/24/2009

Bubblenomics

Doug French on the illusion of wealth.

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8/21/2009

You Can’t Print Prosperity

Doug French on the runaway Fed.

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7/27/2009

Enemies of Mankind

Doug French on Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Fed's first Great Depression.

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7/15/2009

The Football Condo Boom

And bust.

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7/3/2009

Bankruptcies Are Good News

They're the clean-up from the Fed's destructive boom.

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6/24/2009

Dead Banks Walking

Doug French on the Fed's favorite zombies.

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6/16/2009

Strip Club Depression

Doug French on yet another boom business gone bust.

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6/15/2009

A Mustard Seed at the Kentucky Derby

Doug French on a non-CNBC, non-Bernanke green shoot.

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5/11/2009

Is Obama a Money Crank?

Doug French on the link to John Law, the craziest of them all.

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4/30/2009

The Real Estate Bust

It's far from over, says Doug French.

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4/9/2009

It Didn’t Begin With Greenspan

Doug French on bubble history.

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4/7/2009

The Trouble With Warren Buffett

Doug French on the inflationist-statist-power elitist.

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4/3/2009

Blessed by Government

The lies are sacred.

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3/28/2009

‘We’re All Keynesians Now’

Nope, says Doug French.

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3/16/2009

Doomsday

A novel, our future, or both?

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3/10/2009

Outlaw Thoughts

From Mencken.

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3/2/2009

The Wickedly Funny Burt Blumert

And his book.

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2/24/2009

The Porn Bailout

Porn makers want your money, and protection from competition through obscene IP too.

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2/11/2009

The Case Against Adolescence

And why the state loves immaturity.

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1/7/2009

Breath of Fresh Air

Doug French on Fred Reed.

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1/6/2009

Banking Demystified

Doug French on the myth of deregulation.

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12/23/2008

Taxpayers vs. the State

In the Hoover-Roosevelt depression, and the Bush-Obama one too.

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12/22/2008

Tulip Mania, Then and Now

Doug French on booms and busts.

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12/16/2008

Hayek vs. Bernanke

Doug French on free-market money vs. government (i.e., necessarily ruined) money.

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12/8/2008

Tulipmania

Doug French on econo-cultural breakdown.

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11/29/2008

Should You Worry About Deflation?

Of course not. It's the people's best friend, especially in a depression.

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11/17/2008

Rothbard as Intellectual Inspiration

Doug French on his great teacher.

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11/15/2008

I.O.U.S.A., Give Me a Refund

Doug French on Warren Buffettism.

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11/14/2008

History Is Clear

More fiat money won't cure a problem caused by fiat money.

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11/13/2008

Bear Market Funk

Doug French reports on the Hard Asset Conference.

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9/22/2008

You Can’t Trust the FDIC

Doug French on bank failures.

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8/25/2008

Fitness, Intellectual Property, and Toes

Doug French on Yoga, Inc.

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8/19/2008

Another Great Depression?

Or a Greater Depression?

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7/9/2008

Votes of Idiots

Mencken was right on democracy, says Doug French.

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7/8/2008

Gasoline Isn’t More Expensive

The government's money is cheaper, says Doug French.

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7/7/2008

The Ultimate Card Playing Legend

Doug French on Stuey Ungar and the World Series of Poker.

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6/2/2008

A Midlife Adventure

Doug French on Running to the Mountain, by Jon Katz.

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4/29/2008

Something for Nothing

Courtesy of the Federal Reserve.

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4/28/2008

What Women Want

Ho-hum heterosexual, or Mr. Metrosexual?

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4/26/2008

Boom, Bust, Dust

Doug French on hard times.

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4/7/2008

V.I. Bernanke

Count me out of the Fed revolution, says Doug French.

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4/1/2008

Winner Used to Take All

Doug French on what's happened to Las Vegas.

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3/24/2008

In Defense of Happiness

Let's be guided by Mencken and Rothbard instead of depressed statists, says Doug French.

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3/19/2008

The Need for Novelty

Doug French on satisfaction.

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3/6/2008

Civilized China vs. Barbaric America

Doug French on air travel.

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3/5/2008

NASCAR and the Foreclosure Express

Doug French on Las Veganomics.

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3/3/2008

For Richer or Poorer

In Zimbabwe, or Amerabwe.

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2/26/2008

Your Money and Your Brain

Doug French on not going broke.

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2/25/2008

Wake Me When the Real Estate Market Improves

Doug French on anesthesia and Las Vegas.

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2/11/2008

Mad Money

Doug French on the Fed in a movie.

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2/4/2008

Organized Thugs in Las Vegas

Doug French on unions.

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1/29/2008

Only Anarchists Are Really Conservative

Doug French on Look Homeward, America, by Bill Kauffman.

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1/22/2008

An Anarchist at the Caucus

Doug French in Nevada.

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1/21/2008

Want To Understand the Neocon Takeover?

Read Murray Rothbard's Betrayal of the American Right, says Doug French.

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1/8/2008

Booms, Busts, and Construction Cranes

Doug French on skyscrapers and the unfortunate economic future.

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1/7/2008

A Bull in China

Doug French on Jim Rogers and the People's Republic of Capitalism.

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1/2/2008

Connecting the Dots

Doug French on Lions for Lambs.

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12/17/2007

Avoid the Crowd

Doug French on Messiahs, Mobs, and Markets, by Bill Bonner and Lila Rajiva.

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12/15/2007

The Federal Fallacy of House Ownership

A house is a money pit, says Doug French, not an investment.

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12/14/2007

Status Anxiety

Doug French on who's prey to it.

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11/9/2007

Water Is Gold

In the West.

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11/8/2007

The Evil of Fuzzy Math

Doug French on the deliberate dumbing-down of American schoolchildren.

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11/6/2007

Boomburbs

Doug French on America's fastest growing cities.

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10/20/2007

Long Way to Go

Doug French on gold and uranium.

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10/19/2007

The Criminal Fed

It's immoral, as Ron Paul says.

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10/18/2007

When the Crash Comes

Doug French on a book that can help protect you.

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8/4/2007

All the Buzz?

While Americans cheer the jailing of Paris Hilton, they ignore talk of bombing Iran.

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7/23/2007

The Unbloody Streets of Vegas

Doug French on real estate.

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7/21/2007

John Wayne Was a Jeffersonian Liberal

Doug French on the Duke's 100th.

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5/31/2007

Bubblicious

Doug French on Las Vegas real estate, the Fed, and the future.

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3/12/2007

Damning the Disabled

Doug French on the minimum wage.

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1/10/2007

Becoming a Rich Republican

Doug French on the secrets.

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1/4/2007

The Sports Fetish

Doug French on "public" sports stadiums.

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12/21/2006

Boom Madness

Doug French on a cautionary tale of Las Vegas real estate.

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10/3/2006

Geezer Investing

Is that the fate of gold?

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9/11/2006

A Single Mother

And how she came to fight the unions.

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8/24/2006

We Need Another Mencken

We also need to know about the great original.

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8/15/2006

Heroes of Capitalism

Doug French on entrepreneurs and Mr. Libertarian.

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8/12/2006

Planning vs. Affordable Housing

Doug French on some effects of government intervention.

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7/15/2006

Hoppean Property and Freedom

Doug French on the first meeting in Bodrum, Turkey, of Hans-Hermann Hoppe's international libertarian society.

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6/21/2006

Hoppe Talks Turkey

With other international libertarian scholars.

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5/30/2006

No More Road Socialism

Let the market work, says Doug French.

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5/18/2006

The G-String Tax

Doug French on government morality in Las Vegas.

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5/1/2006

Risky Vegas

Real estate, that is.

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3/6/2006

High Rises and High Time Preferences

A report from within the Las Vegas bubble, by Doug French.

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12/6/2005

Publicly Funded Sex

Doug French on the real nature of government.

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12/2/2005

Sand Sharks

Maybe when real estate flippers attend gold conferences, says Doug French.

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10/20/2005

Party of One

Doug French on John Adams, by James Grant.

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9/13/2005

Empire of Debt

Doug French on the new Bonner-Wiggin guide to what we've become, and what to do about it.

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9/7/2005

Condo-mania

A report from Doug French on apartment insanity in Vegas.

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7/11/2005

Crazy Kelo

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6/27/2005

City of the Bubble

Doug French on Las Vegas – and America.

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6/22/2005

Freakonomics

Doug French on the bestselling economics book, and why we should be glad it's a hit.

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6/21/2005

Love Affair With Government

Are the people getting over it?

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5/19/2005

Reminiscences of Murray

Doug French remembers his great teacher.

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4/8/2005

Boom or Bust?

Doug French on Dent vs. Turk, and Blumert.

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2/22/2005

Hot Commodities

Doug French on How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market, by Jim Rogers.

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1/18/2005

A Tale of the Resistance

Doug French on The Black Arrow by Vin Suprynowicz.

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1/7/2005

Abuse of Power

Doug French on Steven Greenhut's expose of eminent domain.

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11/10/2004

Is the Las Vegas Boom Over?

Doug French on the housing market.

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10/22/2004

The Star of the Show

Doug French on James Grant and gold.

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9/15/2004

Public Pensions Are Ripping You Off

First the bureaucrats unofficially non-work for big salaries; then they officially non-work for big pensions.

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9/8/2004

Strip Property

Doug French on government, unions, and the Las Vegas "adult" industry.

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8/20/2004

Decivilization

And what to do about it.

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7/29/2004

Greenspan’s Deadly Boom

Doug French on one small result in Hot Vegas.

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6/7/2004

Our Financial Reckoning

Doug French on Bill Bonner.

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6/2/2004

Junior College Follies

Doug French on hyper-PC government academics.

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5/5/2004

Why High Gas Prices?

Doug French on politicians.

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4/2/2004

The Crime Against Hoppe

And other evils of higher indoctrination.

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3/30/2004

The Three Stooges of Inflation

Doug French on Greenspan, Bernancke, and Poole.

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3/3/2004

Requiem for an Entrepreneur

Doug French on what businessman Ronald Yanke did for his fellow man.

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2/16/2004

Mama, Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Barbers

Doug French on the greatness of a small businessman.

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1/12/2004

How Dare She

Doug French on a judge in trouble for defending property rights.

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11/9/2003

Should Polygamy Be Legal?

Doug French on what goes on in rural Utah.

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11/8/2003

Abusing Old Hickory

Doug French on real money and the new $20 bill.

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10/28/2003

Of Rats and Men

Douglas French on the mob and Vegas.

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10/20/2003

Black-Robed Thieves

Doug French on judges vs. private property.

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9/22/2003

Free Speech Does Not Mean Trespass

Doug French tries to explain to the rotten ACLU.

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8/27/2003

A Novel for LRC

Doug French on an economic romance.

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7/22/2003

The Land-Price Bubble

Doug French writes from ground zero.

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6/10/2003

Adventure Capitalist

Doug French on the amazing Jim Rogers.

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6/2/2003

Learning From the Master

Doug French on studying under Murray N. Rothbard.

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12/24/2002

Looting in Las Vegas

Doug French on the relative superiority of the common thief.

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6/6/2002

The Venetian’s Sidewalk

Doug French on private property and its enemy, the Supreme Court.

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3/13/2002
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