Well done but fairly dry. A disadvantage to go online to view the charts, but easy enough to do. He has many good points but doesn't give quite enough thought to the gridlock in the Beltway and the difficulty of pushing through all the childishness...maggie
I understand more about the financial crisis and the prescription for ending it NOW. Very clear argument and very understandable even in an audio format. Even without charts and graphs the message is so clear. Dr. Krugman's writing is always very clear and direct. I have a little background in Economics so I so appreciate his clear language and argument. Unfortunately, I was left a little depressed as I don't think we have the political will to implement his prescription.
Hi. My name is Mann & I am an Enterprise Communications expert by profession. I have always loved reading books and primarily enjoy books on Finance, Science & Technology and History. I do hear an occasional Fictional book though I prefer to read them instead.
The book is an extremely well researched and clear explanation of Keynesian solutions to current financial crisis. Indeed after listening to this book, I had to pursue with a deeper appreciation of Free Market Economics vs Keynesian Economics. Paul Krugman is himself an extremely respected economist and makes compelling arguments in the book on different policy actions taken in last 5 years, & how he would have done them differently and why.
If you like to keep a tab on the economics and global financial markets, this book will be fascinating read for you. It will answer some of you questions and kindle a few more.
I highly recommend it to all those who like reading economics.
Successfully against the odds I learnt life's path, rules and history by osmosis due to a modest yet real reading barrier. Now I can embrace history, classics and pulp with the spoken word. Thanks Audible
an enlightened way
Charles darwin's Origin of the Species
The Rob Shipiro input allows you to feel the emotion and desperation emphasis which the book alone can't deliver
It made me rethink current populist economic dogma just like Origin of the Species on how man was created and to free myself from a self serving economic religion.
You must read this to understand the fundamental wrong headed ness of current ecomomic dogma
It provides a very logical explanation of what led to the great recession and what can be done to get us out of it. He also details what is wrong-headed about the concentration on deficits and how spending less will actually prolong the problem. Furthermore, he provides EVIDENCE rather than hust an ideological position.
I certainly would recommend it to several friends. We have a group thinking about economic issues and I want to suggest this book as one we should discuss.
It didn't exactly have memorable moments as it was not a novel, but his idea that the way to end the depression is with greater government stimulus to get more people working and therefore spending makes all kinds of sense to me. And the author backs up his thinking with studies and visuals that are highly convincing.
Rob Shapiro read complicated passages clearly. The main advantage for hearing this book rather than reading it was the ability to listen while I'm driving. For study purposes, I may very well buy the actual book.
This book probably wouldn't lend itself to film-making.
I'm excited about Krugman's ideas and want to think about how to spread them to a wider audience.
The nice thing about the print version is the ability to jump back and forth in the text to re-familiarize yourself with issues pertaining to your current position in the book.
However I wouldn't be able to read the book during my commute or organizing the basement, so I think the audio book wins this one.
Heh, previous PK books.
Shapiro does a nice job. He use of inflection and tone keeps the read entertaining and never sleep-walks through the performance.
Not an option, sadly. But I could have!
Krugman is always good.
This a must read. We all need to educate ourselves. There is too much conflicting noise on the airways. Mr Krugman has done an excellent job explaining how we got into this economical mess. And his voice is one of sanity on the road out of the mess. Do yourself a favor and listen.
I agree with him in that we have been lead down this path by greed and ignorance.
clear, correct, and compelling
This audiobook is perhaps the best I've heard on economics and related topics. The writing is clear and the arguments are compelling. The only downside is that Krugman makes the emotional anguish of living through a depression worse by showing how it is self-inflicted (or more accurately, inflicted by ideological leaders and misguided economists who have not thought clearly about what a depression really is). The performance is also excellent.