I just got the very first copy of Bailout Nation print copies from Wiley. It looks fucking fantastic.

The first printing hit the warehouse today; They go out Monday to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and bookstores everywhere.

I am totally psyched!

I have a bunch of promotions I am working with Wiley on — very fun and exciting stuff.

If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, what are you waiting for?

I am totally jazzed!

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

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34 Responses to “Bailout Nation: Coming Soon!

  1. Tradebum says:

    Congratulations. Can’t wait to read it.

  2. Mannwich says:

    It’s the only item on my wish list that invovles spending money for my b-day in June from my wife.

  3. donna says:

    I am waiting for the pig to fly… (kidding…)

  4. waiteman says:

    Long time reader wants to know how I can get my copy signed …

  5. Pat G. says:

    Congrats. More importantly I hope your book enlightens. Knowledge is power.



  6. usphoenix says:

    Searching for a Friday night thread. As in FNJ.

    Here’s one: reality outside WS, DC and GS.


  7. usphoenix says:

    FOUND IT! My all time favorite musician. And Jazz. How tragic he died at such an early age.


  8. usphoenix says:

    FYI: My smart friends tell me Wes invented “double chording” which the Beatles used for their magic potion.


  9. TallSkippy says:

    Ok, crowd. Name the other book that I should package Bailout Nation with to get the free shipping.

  10. Super-Anon says:

    Are all the bears dead or does anyone care that the S&P futures put in a parabolic move that has now failed twice at 930?

  11. call me ahab says:

    not dead- just hibernating- here’s a question-

    GM has publicly announced that they are going to issue massive new shares- do a reverse split 100 to 1- that would dilute the current shareholders to less than 1 cent a share- so-

    why has the stock price not responded? leftback has indicated that its comparable to C- which experience a 4 to 1 return- i.e a lottery ticket- however- Citi never issued a public statement saying they were going to dilute the current shareholder to a penny a share-

    ??? anyone else think it’s odd

  12. call me ahab says:


    thanks for the links- good stuff

  13. usphoenix says:

    @ahab: you’re welcome. Joy. Get it when you can.

  14. Onlooker from Troy says:


    I have no friggen idea. I’m completely baffled by the GM thing myself. It seems that there’s got to be some kind of reason for it to be so stable after that announcement. I’d sure like to know what it is. Weird.

  15. David Yaseen says:

    Hey Barry, did they tell you it will be available in Wal-Mart or any of the price clubs? They move a *lot* of books.

    Oh yeah, congratulations!

  16. Onlooker from Troy says:

    Super-Anon Says:
    May 8th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Are all the bears dead or does anyone care that the S&P futures put in a parabolic move that has now failed twice at 930? <<<<<<<<<<<<

    Numb, just numb. I don’t know what to say anymore. The world’s gone crazy.

  17. bman says:

    Congrats! Will look for it.

  18. bman says:

    Ok TallSkippy, you asked.
    Get Noam Chomsky “Profit Over People”

  19. Steve Barry says:


    Maybe GM’s price has to do with it still being in the Dow and ETFs and funds having to buy it to mimic the index. If it gets kicked out, I think it goes to pennies.

  20. usphoenix says:

    @steve barry: IMHO GM has graduated to the TBTF category. Backed by the taxpayers who will never get to enjoy the benefits. But oh well.

    If I were going to guess a stock I’d pick one backed by the fed. And that’s still much better than a cram down.

    But I think there’s a huge game underway here that’s yet to play out.

  21. wisedup says:

    Barry, for your next book – hey fame is nice but work is better.
    How about a critical analysis of the real rate of return on productive capital over the last 60 years.
    Intel appears to be chasing its own tail, a sure sign of destructive capitalism.

  22. call me ahab says:


    you may be on to something Steve- that would make sense- when I heard the original reports I was expecting GM stock to sell off to pennies- but didn’t happen

  23. WNL says:

    Barry- Are you going to release an audio version?
    If so, I’d like to post a sample at http://www.audiobooks.org

  24. Onlooker from Troy says:


    Re: GM. Yet another unintended consequence of the continuing trend of trading index & sector funds/ETFs. Is true and efficient price discovery happening here? Clearly not in this case. How many other distortions are out there?

    More and more professional investors are using ETFs vs. individual stocks. Maybe that’s exacerbated the tendency for just about everything to either go up or down at the same time. During this rally I think that the breadth indicators have been showing “healthy” breadth during this rally while most (or many) other technical indicators don’t show such health.

    Is there something to this? Am I missing something?

  25. DasKapitalist says:

    Congratulations. Ironically, I’m unemployed and should not spend money on your book right now. :(

  26. Chief Tomahawk says:

    Das, there’s always your local library. If they don’t have it, submit an interlibrary loan request.

  27. call me ahab says:


    great advice- although- probably not what BR wants to hear- but unless it’s a reference book that I will use often- I will always choose the library over owning

  28. Cherp says:

    Congratulations !!!
    Will it be available worldwide too ? in France for instance?

  29. Neipa says:

    Hi Barry,

    Any chance of a Kindle version?

  30. BR,

    any chance of being able to buy Posters of the the Pig? or a bitmap of yon’ Pig for DIY Printing purposes?

    or, Possibly, bitmap of yon’ Pig for a ‘clip-art’ Competition?

    Past that, Nice Going on the Book~ something tells me that the Printshop should be ready for the 2nd Printing..

  31. Optionstrader says:

    BR, are you doing book signing events? maybe in Krugmans backyard in Princeton? ( also where Bernanke used to run his show? )

  32. jz says:

    I would also like to see a Kindle and audiobook version. I usually like it better when someone other than the author reads the book, but in this case, Barry, I think you not some actor should be the reader.

  33. Cartman says:


    Another vote for a Kindle edition. There will be a lot of downloads, I think.

    I listen to a lot of audiobooks. Books with charts, graphs, maps and etc. suffer in audio form. Also, many audio publishers leave out footnotes.