A Good Christmas Present?

On December 25th and 26th, Amazon will be giving away free e-book copies of my Fundamentals of Environmental Economics.   This is not your typical textbook.  This book presents many new ideas and examples as it discusses articles from the NY Times and from the frontier of environmental and urban economics.   After teaching my 116 student course at UCLA this fall, I completely rewrote the book.  If you download it and read parts of it, please send me your thoughts.    My only other present I can offer to all is a funny talk I gave on the Future of Chicago.

Comments

  1. Michael Maltz says

    Nice job, Matt; it got me thinking (and it makes me glad I live within 30 minutes of the Loop). But if you’re thinking of trying stand-up comedy, don’t quit your day job.

  2. Barry says

    Matt, in your posts here, you demonstrated that you didn’t understand Econ 101 concepts like trade-off, or supply and demand. Have you fixed those mistakes in your e-book?

  3. says

    (The only suitable rebuke to trolls, one feels, might be in the language of Falstaff: “O for breath to utter what is like thee!”)

    The fact that you rewrote the book after using it to teach from speaks very well for you and for it. I am sure it is a fine thing of its kind. I am equally sure that I would not understand a single sentence of it. Can you persuade Amazon to offer me some other token in its place? (Just kidding.)

  4. Barry says

    “(The only suitable rebuke to trolls, one feels, might be in the language of Falstaff: “O for breath to utter what is like thee!”)”

    I’m not trolling; Matt posted some amazingly bad posts here.

  5. valuethinker says

    Barry

    you’ve made such a bold claim you have to actually give hard examples. Otherwise it’s just trolling.

    Matthew

    Thank you for the opportunity to download your book– I am p’d off with you because you’ve just added another weight to my kindle pile ;-).

    PS double thanks for allowing international download.