I was unable to find the review written by Tyler Cowen online, but here’s the money quote from his blog post:
You can’t write a good book which attempts to repeal the laws of economics, especially when it focuses on an economic topic.
Of course, the thing is, the book being reviewed has already been written, edited, published, and retailed.
Whether or not it’s a good book, it is now a published book that enters the canon of discussion of the (UK’s) housing crisis. So here’s the score:
|Non-economists writing as experts about economics||1|
|Tyler Cowen (a respected and well-known economist)||0|
|Me (a respected but not so well-known economist)||0|
I would say the non-expert won.