Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Discounted Pre-Orders for "Shut Out"

"Shut Out: How a Housing Shortage Caused the Great Recession and Crippled Our Economy" is now available for pre-order.  It will be ready to ship in January.

Great news: Enter this code on the Rowman & Littlefield site for a 30% discount: 4S18MERC30

If you know anyone who might be interested in the book, this is a good chance to get it at a better price: $28 instead of $40.



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    1. I probably owe you a free copy, Ben. Way back around part 30, where I was playing around with the crisis time frame and noticing novel patterns in homeowner incomes, etc., there are comments from you going, "You should look at urban supply. That's probably the source of some of these issues." I might have you to blame for getting myself into this thing so deep. :-)

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    2. Sorry.

      But I suspect you have written the most insightful take on the US macroeconomic scene in years.

      Seriously, I am flattered, and even heartened, if I played a small role in your tremendous accomplishment. I hope the macroeconomics profession takes a long, long, long look at your tremendous insights.


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    3. That's very nice of you to say, Ben. We'll find out soon what the reaction is!

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  2. Congratulations, Kevin, this is really exciting.

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  3. Off topic, you might be interested in https://informationtransfereconomics.blogspot.com/2018/12/imagine-theres-no-bubble.html. Jason Smith has come to the same conclusion you have, through a rather different path.

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    1. Yes. Interesting. Now that he's found a nut, it will be interesting to see what he does with it. I suspect that his intuition against accepting my conclusions is strong, for whatever reason.

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  4. I was wondering if you will make this available on audible?

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    1. I don't know. It looks like there will be a Kindle version, but I think the audible or paperback versions depend on sales of the hardcover, etc. There are over 100 figures in the book, which might make the audio version less useful.

      BTW, my young daughter keeps offering to be the reader, which I think would be a great idea. It's not the voice you would expect to hear. If my sons did it, it would probably be just 15 hours of them saying "blah, blah, blah, blah" and the cover on the package would be them looking at me like, "Gawd, not this again." :-)

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