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In This Economy!? Book Party: A Conversation with Kyla Scanlon and Sahil Lavingia at Gumroad

Friday August 16 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

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Join us for an engaging discussion between Kyla Scanlon and Sahil Lavingia about Kyla’s new book, In This Economy?: How Money & Markets Really Work, moderated by Interintellect founder Anna Gat.

“Economics is for everyone—so if you’ve felt left behind, or if you’re cross-eyed from reading painfully convoluted (or straight-up misguided) financial commentary—this book is for you.” — Kyla Scanlon

In this SuperSalon, we invite you to the Gumroad office in Dumbo for an enlightening conversation between Kyla Scanlon, the internet’s favorite financial educator, and Sahil Lavingia, founder of Gumroad. Moderated by Interintellect founder Anna Gat, this event will dive into Kyla’s latest book and celebrate its publication.



About the book:

For anyone trying to make sense of disorienting headlines, there’s no better interpreter than Kyla Scanlon. Through her trademark blend of witty illustrations, creative analogies, and insights from behavioral economics, literature, and philosophy, Scanlon breaks down everything you need to know about how money and markets really work. This indispensable handbook reveals the hidden forces driving key economic outcomes, the most common myths to steer clear of, and the dusty, outdated assumptions that constrain our political imagination, offering a bold new path to building a prosperous society that works for everyone.

Quotes from the book:

“Our vibes—our collective feelings about the economy—not only affect how much we borrow, spend, save, and earn but also move the needle on food prices, gas prices, shelter costs, wages, and more.”

“There is nothing new or unique about the concept of sentiment driving the economy. John Maynard Keynes coined the term animal spirits to describe how emotions can influence people’s decisions and market behavior.”

“The problem when thinking like this is that in theory people should do what the economic laws tell them to do, but in reality they are impatient, misinformed, bad at math, hungry, irritable, short-sighted, guided by incentives, and a slew of other unavoidable characteristics that create a mile-wide gap between theory and reality.”



About Kyla:

Kyla Scanlon is a writer and video creator focused on human-centric economic analysis that demystifies complexity and provides context behind the headlines. She is also the founder of the financial education company Bread. Previously, she was an associate at Capital Group, conducting macroeconomic analysis and modeling investment strategies.

About Sahil:

Sahil Lavingia is the founder and CEO of Gumroad, a platform that empowers creators to sell their products directly to their audience. Before founding Gumroad, Sahil was one of the early employees at Pinterest, where he played a significant role in its development. He is also an author, investor, and advocate for the “build in public” movement. Sahil’s book, The Minimalist Entrepreneur, provides a guide for aspiring entrepreneurs to do more with less.


Note: This is an offline social in NY, Brooklyn. Exact coordinates will be shared via email and the New York channel in our Discord.


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Friday August 16
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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