I read science, biographies, histories, mysteries, adventures, thrillers, educationals, linguistics but not no way, not no how, romances.
Not only interesting, thought provoking and endlessly informative, this is an important book that can help shape the national debate. Today, more than any time in recent memory, the average voter and citizen needs to have a passing understanding of the economy and what makes it tick. That will drastically change the way that we talk about monetary policy and how to get people back to work. This book, more than any other I've read, accomplishes all these goals while being - surprisingly - a fun and straightforward read.
The narration is good, the logical progression of basic ideas into theory into concrete examples from the recent past makes sense and it's so relevent and timely it's almost painful. This is a great book, fun and intelligent wihtout pretension or the need to dumb things down for the reader. Also, more than being a great book, it's an important one. Please buy it. Then tell your friends about it.
Say something about yourself!
This is an excellent review of economics and the current financial and political situation. It is a must read before you go to the voting booth in November.
I never appreciated how well a real economist can explain economics in scientific terms. I am so used to hearing it from the POV of "traders" and "talking heads". It gives me hope there is a solution to this "depression". However, don't expect this book to make you feel good. It is rather sobering.
Due to the immensity of the topic, I tried to read it from the library but it would have taken too long to read. The audio version allowed me to get through it easily.
The nature of liquidity and how important it is. Also, it is sobering to think our legislators are so determined to go the austerity route that has failed in every instance.
Top 5 all time
Its common knowledge backed with hard stats
Totally hated the Narrator, since author Paul Krugman would've been the obvious choice, because he naturally has that wise guy type sarcastic humor
No! you will def need to break it off in multiple sessions, i prefer them during my long drives
Awesome well researched masterpiece, luv it
Nobel-Princeton economist Krugman explains a complex situation so clearly, calmly, and factually. As an investor I need accurate and complete facts, not spin and shouting. But too many PhD economists these days emphasize spin and political bias over facts and logic.
Rob Shapiro also narrates "Predator Nation" a 2012 book by the award winning Charles H. Ferguson. I am halfway through it now. Another A+ narration.
The economy could easily have been cured in 2009 by applying basic freshman Economics 101. And it is not too late to do so now.
The logical reasoning to understandable conclusions based on reliable economics
The hope it provides that we can kick start this economy if only we can develop the political will.
no. There were a few funny parts describing the shenanigans of certain politicians.
This will make tea partiers nuts with anger.
Highly recommended - Great survey of how we got here - what are the issues facing us and what we need to do - Backed up with facts, figures, history and a workable model of the economy. I can see what he got his Nobel Prize.
If I could
Krugman brilliantly explains and documents how we will all be better off in the long run and short run by unfreezing the economy by embracing the time honored principles of Keynesian economics. A must read.
Why it works to spend in a Depression -- i.e., why J.M. Keynes was right
a documentary of what we did wrong and what we might still do right....
I have not seen the print version.
Prof Krugman clarifies myths one by one. All the vague rhetoric is defanged.