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Joakim Book

Joakim Book is an economics graduate of the University of Glasgow, and is currently a graduate student at the University of Oxford. He writes regularly at Life of an Econ Student

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Coffee Sellers Are Not Fundamentally Different from Banks

Blog11/14/2018

Whether dealing in coffee or loans, failed entrepreneurs can cost a lot of people a lot of money. But that's not a reason to bail out any of them.

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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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Why We Read Dead Economists

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/28/2017
Studying the history of economic thought is out. We should bring it back in.
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I Have Doubts About Bitcoin

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/02/2017
The quantity of money is certainly important. But so is its quality.
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