Thursday, 16 May 2019

Publications, March-April

Notes On Liberty:

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I had a splendid month on Notes (especially April), where 3 of my 4 articles were the most read for the months; my Mr. Darcy piece even hit a #7 (and climbing!) over the last year.
  • [3] 'Mr. Darcy's Ten Thousand a Year', one of my favourite pieces of all time illustrating the 18th and 19th century use of financial planning as seen through Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice
  • [4] 'Two Financial Instruments that made the Modern World', a kind of follow-up to my Mr. Darcy piece where I illustrated exactly how Bills of Exchange worked and how money was moved from London to Amsterdam via netting of outstanding merchant credits. The piece hasn't been picked up anywhere (as far as I know...?), but at least I received tons of praise on Twitter 
  • [5] 'A Short Note on Fraudulent Banking', a little entry into the FRB=Fraud debate where I responded to erroneous counter-arguments to what I (mistakenly) thought were pretty original points of my own. 

American Institute for Economic Research

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  • [6] 'Safe Banks Are Probably Not What You Want', another Joakim-classic: teaching economics (oh, well - finance) through the use of popculture: this time through the movie Margin Call. One of the most read articles on AIER that week.
  • [7] 'Yes, You Can Sell What You Do Not Own', preceeding the 'Short Note' piece above, I laid out two well-established phenomena (insurance + airline overbooking) that effectively functions as fractional reserve banking in the real economy.

Mises Institute

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