Shut Out: How a Housing Shortage Caused the Great Recession and Crippled Our Economy (Paperback)
Shut Out provides a much-needed correction to the causes and consequences of financial crises and secular stagnation.
Kevin Erdmann was a small business owner for 17 years. In 2010, he sold his business and earned his master's degree in finance from the University of Arizona, which grounded his real-world experience of investing in the rigor of the academy. In 2013, he began blogging at idiosyncraticwhisk.com to share his contrarian observations about investment strategies and research. He was surprised to uncover evidence that seemed to contradict conventional narrative and common assumptions about the housing bubble and the financial crisis. As the evidence accumulated, he developed a new account of the causes of the housing bubble and financial crisis. That account eventually became a two-book project, Shut Out and a follow-up book still in development, both of which synthesize and expand on the housing theories he originally published on his blog. He lives in Gilbert, Arizona, with his wife and three children.