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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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You May Be Biased — But That Doesn't Make You Wrong

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/19/2019
Yes, many researchers are biased. But as Mises noted: "Reference to a thinker's bias is no substitute for a refutation of his doctrines by tenable arguments."
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Social Pressure vs. Consumer Preferences

SubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog07/08/2019

Anti-capitalists love to claim that consumers don't really have free choice — that advertisers and peers really dictate to others what they should buy. In truth, consumers choose freely, but use others to filter information and simplify the process.

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Non-Renewable Resources Never Really Run Out

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurship

Blog07/03/2019

Supply, demand, and prices affect human usage of natural resources in such a way that the most scarce and valued resources are economized and preserved. The practical effect is that valuable resources never really run out.

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Review: Capitalism in America: A History

U.S. History

06/25/2019Quarterly 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? Quite a lot!
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How Not To Use Percentages In a News Story

06/18/2019Power & Market
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