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Cindi

SAN CLEMENTE, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Joseph E. Stiglitz
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (476)
    Performance
    (404)
    Story
    (404)

    The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live." Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable. He examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

    Grant says: "Dense, but important."
    "Terrific book for anyone"
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    Where does The Price of Inequality rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of those rare books that is enjoyable for both individuals who have studied economics and those who have never taken an econ. class. The book is very well written—seamlessly weaving together a variety of facts and findings from various disciplines with current economic conditions at both the international and domestic level in a way that one is led inexorably to agree with Stiglitz's conclusions about the need for more equitable distribution.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Claude M. Steele
    • Narrated By DeMario Clarke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (30)

    Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.

    Cindi says: "One of my recent favorites"
    "One of my recent favorites"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Whistling Vivaldi to be better than the print version?

    Some books in this genre are not easily adapted to the audio format because of the need to look at charts/graphs or other visual information, but this book works well as an audio book!


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    This book is incredibly well–written and compelling. The author effectively communicates his ideas/the results of his research (macro) by providing explanations at the individual (micro) level.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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