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Joakim Book

Joakim Book is a writer, researcher and editor on all things money, finance and financial history. He holds a masters degree from the University of Oxford and has been a visiting scholar at the American Institute for Economic Research in 2018 and 2019.

His work has been featured in the Financial Times, FT Alphaville, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Svenska Dagbladet, Zero Hedge, The Property Chronicle and many other outlets. He is a regular contributor and co-founder of the Swedish liberty site Cospaia.se, and a frequent writer at CapXNotesOnLiberty, and HumanProgress.org.

Joakim Book Articles

If you make your currency less usable — say, by running aggravatingly high inflation, by closing services outside of banking hours, by burdening users with insultingly silly paperwork and know-your-customer requirements, by freezing...
When Edward Chancellor’s The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest hit shelves in the summer of 2022, it couldn’t have been more timely. The year-over-year growth rate of the consumer price index (“inflation”) peaked at 8.9 percent the...

The total world's holdings of gold could be transported by a single solitary oil tanker.

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