Presimetrics in Parade Magazine
by Mike Kimel
Presimetrics on, er, in Parade (Magazine)
Cross-posted at the Presimetrics blog.
For a long time, I knew the date that Presimetrics, the book I wrote with Michael Kanell, was going to be released – August 11. The date was recently pushed back later in the month. But, the other day some interesting news came up…
Parade Magazine – the Sunday news magazine – will have a quiz based on the book in their Intelligence Report column on August 8th. Parade is distributed with more than 400 newspapers and has a circulation of over 32 million, the largest in the U.S. I believe they will also set up an on-line Q&A with Michael Kanell and I where readers can write in with what is on their mind.
Obviously, all of us involved in the book are very excited by this unexpected development. Black Dog & Leventhal, our publisher, is naturally moving up the release date so I believe the book is now expected to ship at the end of this month.
FWIW, I’m not that good at self-promotion and tooting my own horn, but I think our book can make a contribution to the discourse. Not only do we make a systematic effort to point out graphically what happened across a wide range of issues (and why), we emphasize time and again the importance of looking at information in an easy, intuitive, and methodical way. We think these are things that can have a big effect on society as a whole. If you believe in our approach, please help us get the word out!
When do the book ship? How have the orders gone so far?
Can I expect to see an AB alumni on the NYT bestsellers list!!
Will you even talk to us low brows when you hit the big time! 🙂
Lots of luck!
“Bush II the greatest president since Jefferson,” Parade? That Parade? Caution advised.
The people who disagree with you should get a free copy…..If we don’t not believe in the depth of your analysis as respesented by your posts…..why would we buy a copy?
That’s my positioin and I ‘m sticking to it! 🙂
Uhhmm, if I don’t know what the book is about, and haven’t had an opportunity to read it, so how can I in good conscience promote it? I suspect I will agree with its conclusions–Krugman pretty much summed up the big picture with a few graphs.
But more importantly, and critically, all spending bills have to originate in the House. That fact takes a big bite out of assigning responsibility to the Presidency. I would love to see such an analysis based on control of the House.
Of course, nowadays, the illusionary threat of a Senate filibuster changes the whole equation. If there is one thing I am most angry about with current politics, it is the Democrat’s refusal to really permit the filibuster to proceed. I would have loved to see the Repugnicans filibuster on unemployment extensions. Such a Spectacle would have guaranteed a Democratic landslide. Are these guys so dumb as not to force such an embarrassing confrontation?
Not sure when the book ships. Probably end of this month. (The Parade thing made a hash out of the publisher’s original plans. Its a good problem to have, of coruse.)
I don’t know how many orders. No idea.
There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
If you want to burn the book, you need to buy a copy first.
http://www.presimetrics.com has a download of the intro, Chapter One, and the table of contents. It can at least give you a flavor for what we are trying to do. But most of my posts are in a similar vein.
I think the book will back up some of what Krugman writes.
We’ve talked about Congresses. But here’s a post that covers that…
As to the filibuster, etc., the guy in the Oval Office has to deal with Congress. Sure, its easier with a friendly Congress, but that’s doesn’t mean success (see GW). Frankly, Obama has played the role of a ninny when it comes to Congress. I have a hard time imagining LBJ, even if he had to face a majority from the other party, being as much of a wall-flower. At this point in his presidency he’d have Boehner’s testicles sitting in a jar on his desk, figuratively speaking of course. Now, that doesn’t mean LBJ is the President to emulate, merely that part of the job is dealing with Congress.
can’t say i follow your logic. the house may propose the spending bills, but the president enforces the laws.
as they used to say when it was unsafe at any speed: it’s the nut behind the wheel.
i dunno, mike.
where is lbj now that we need him.
From a HCR post of mine.