This is just a heads up to the 12,675 registered users on this site that you are about to receive an email from me asking for your residental address.
This is intended just for the fraction of individuals who have registered at or upgraded to a membership level that entitles them to an eBook or hardcopy version of the second edition of Debunking Economics, which will be launched and available on October 4th (in the UK–its availability in other countries depends on shipping times). However there is no way for me to select just that subset for emails from within WordPress (if any WordPress guru knows otherwise, please tell me how!), so all of you will receive the request (assuming that the plugin works as advertised).
A note for those who are expecting an eBook: it is possible to do this in the USA via a “gift” from Amazon, but it appears that in other countries even Amazon hasn’t set this facility up. In that case, you will be sent a paperback copy–which is why your addresses are needed.
Finally, to put some substance into this post, watch this excerpt from a BBC interview with a trader (Alessio Rastani) which outlines a common view in the hedge fund community. It’s something I hear all the time–and which makes me seem relatively cheerful about our current economic predicament (and certainly more concerned about its social impact!)