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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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Capitalism in America: A History

U.S. History

06/18/2019Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
Joakim Book reviews Greenspan and Wooldridge's Capitalism in America. What could go wrong with a book from a former Fed chairman and the Economist's political editor? Quite a lot!
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How Not To Use Percentages In a News Story

06/18/2019Power & Market
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Central Banks' Forecasts Are Basically Garbage

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/22/2019

Central banks' economic models repeatedly and incessantly over-estimate economic growth. We can only speculate as to their motivation.

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What if Climate Warriors Put their Money Where Their Mouths Are?

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog04/12/2019

The emergence of "catastrophe bonds" in recent decades suggests an interesting way that Climate Warriors could alleviate the presumed costs of climate change — assuming climate activists are willing to spend any of their own money on the problem.

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Banks use Other People’s Money — So What?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/23/2019

Since we don't know the future, all investment is a type of speculation, and this doesn't mean banks are behaving nefariously when investing other people's money.

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