Blowing My Own Horn (or Kazoo)

by Don Boudreaux on March 27, 2008

in Books

What you’ll get in return for paying $44 for my book Globalization looks better and better (at least according to this short review)!

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Gamut March 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm

That's it. I read Caplan's book, two of Roberts', but, to be honest, your book title never really gripped me. I'll give it a go nonetheless — at least if enough of us do it you might spare us the Kazoo playing and get back to productivity-destroying commentary.

Mesa Econoguy March 27, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Professor Boudreaux,

The British spelling of “Globalization” is “Globalisation.”

Didn’t they make you switch that, like right-hand drive, the metric system, and bad teeth?

DTT March 27, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Be glad you can buy it at US Amazon. It is 31 pounds in the UK. An even better deal now.

Mesa Econoguy March 28, 2008 at 12:51 am

I'll make a market at 5 quid and 20.

(buying book now….)

mpkomara March 28, 2008 at 3:59 am

I just spent 51 USD to buy this book on Amazon US and have it shipped to London. Amazon UK would have charged the equivalent of 64 USD. If I do this in bulk, will I bring these two prices closer together? And if I do that, am I, like, feeding the poor?

Jeff Holmes March 28, 2008 at 5:30 am

You may not be feeding the poor, but, in a small way, you are helping make global markets more efficient. Poetic, concerning the subject of the book.

By the way, I too engage in this beneficial self-interest. As long as I'm willing to endure longer shipping times, buying books from America is usually quite cheaper than buying them from the German Amazon. If I had any entrepreneurial sense at all, I'd start a small book-selling business on the side.

dick King March 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm

In France, Amazon was recently successfully sued for undercharging for books, even though they charge nearly list price in France as required by law, because they offer free shipping.

-dk

Daniel Reeves March 28, 2008 at 11:44 pm

dick King,

Well France is probably the most anti-market European nation, so who cares? Plus it has been twenty years; they're due for another revolution soon, anyway.

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