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DOUGLAS FRENCH, THE FREEMAN When Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys came out, the author caused a stir while making the media rounds to promote it. “The market is rigged,” he told 60 Minutes flatly. His comments set off a firestorm of debate as to whether sharp techies and their...
Less government means faster healing, says new study DOUGLAS FRENCH, THE FREEMAN Economic theories don’t lend themselves to laboratory testing, so the work of a national appraisal firm is especially enlightening. A new study lends support to the Austrian business cycle theory, which says that the less government is involved, the...
Blaming the wrong people for 2008 DOUG FRENCH, THE FREEMAN The other night I tuned into The Flaw, a 2011 documentary about the 2008 financial crash. While telling the crash story, the movie flashes in and out of a street tour offered by an ex-mortgage bond trader. The young man has the...