Christopher Blakeslee (IJET-23)
Christopher Blakeslee has spent the past 14 years as a full-time freelance Japanese-English financial/economics translator, primarily for direct clients. His prior occupations include working as an RF-4 Phantom jet navigator for the Air Force in Asia and the US, a door-to-door salesman in central Tokyo, an in-house translator in Tokyo, a Miami-based economic development consultant covering East Asia, and a negotiator of trademark licenses and overseas joint ventures for a US conglomerate. He has a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University, and studied Economics at the graduate level part-time for 18 months at the University of Toulouse in France.
Take a tour of economics from the freelance perspective. My objective is two-fold: provide a primer on basic economic theory and terminology for those not well versed in the dismal science (this may be helpful in your translations), and provide a fresh look at some core concepts...