This was a rather alarming book to read but I really felt the writer's pain. I thought the ending was a touch Marxist; however, very thought-provoking and defintely worth the read. How do people live in America? Well if you don't make a lot of money not very well. Do we have a Plutocracy? This book takes a slice-of-life view of a cross-section of America at the near-poverty line. An interesting book if you can take feeling pain for those less fortunate.
Absolutely. I loved it, but listening with my son was a precious treat he begged me again and again to listen to just 15 more minutes. I relented again and again and was soon halfway through the book.
Taemon was definitely one of the best characters and his best friend Moke who isn't very talented but manages to show Taemon how to live without Psi
Nick's accents and personality bring the story to life well. He does a great job narrating for young readers.
My son loved this book and tried again and again to move things with his mind. Looking for more stories from this author.
I listened to Hartford's other book, "The Undercover Economist" before this and absolutely loved it. This was just as interesting.
Hartford explains a lot of why we do some of the seemingly peculiar things we do. It is well presented, clearly written, and will expose most the reader to many of the most currently accepted ideas in economics. I would recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in markets, people, or economics.
This is not a book for the casual reader/listener. This will test the very limits of your endurance when it comes to listening to the many statistics he utters again and again in the listing of prices of various goods and services at various times. That said, this book is still remarkably fresh and useful for being more than 2 centuries old.
If you are looking for the real deal here it is, if you are looking for an easy-to-read summary of economics history look elsewhere.
How truly puny we really are. This book will change your perspective on your place in the universe.
This book should be labeled, "Excellent Remedy for Insomnia. (Warning: Dangerous to listen to while driving. May cause drowsiness, sleepyness. Do not operate while using any machinery.)
The book actually isn't that bad, although one must have a enduring attention span to get through the many hours of this audio book. The chapters and content of this audio book could be organized and abreviated much better to make this book more interesting.
This is a captivating book about Early Britian that makes the hours in your car just melt away. The History of Britian is excellently written and read. The only other thing that would have made the book better is if the author himself would have read it--He has a mezmorizing voice that just sucks you right into these events--That said, this book goes far in illustrating the events of early Britian to the reader. (The video series is also great but discusses everything in much less detail.)
This book delivers a whalloping punch into the art of monetary theory. Going over everything from stone-aged currencies to modern day, this is a guide to understanding how those little things in your pocket work.
The book is quite dry for the uneconomically inclined. I don't recommend this if you just want to make money either. There aren't any jewels of wisdom here for becoming a millionare just the theory that underpins what makes money work.
This book can help anyone willing to practice its principles be a more gregarious personality. It is not just for mouse-hearted individuals seeking to become lions--this book also has some practical advice for the rest of us. While I wouldn't dare to use everything in this book, it is useful knowledge to have.
If you are a history buff like I am you will find this book spectacularly refreshing. Written and read in a transformingly realistic tone, you can almost envision yourself climbing the Alps with the feared general as he campaigns against Rome! It is a must read for lovers of Ancient History.
While this book has a hugely conservative bent and doesn't take into account the value of any other economic ideas. It is a very good overview of the major arguments with which macro-economists work. It is quite insightful in some of its analogies and comparisons, and sure to be mind-expanding for those unfamiliar with economics.
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