“Martha Starr analyzes statements in 24 California newspapers from 2002 to 2007. From 1998 to 2005, the state’s house prices increased by more than 10% each year. This prompted the newspaper to run 379 stories with 688 statements by economists on house prices. Academics were clearly warning that house prices were not sustainable. Economists employed in the real-industry, however, were resolutely optimistic.”