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  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Michelle Alexander
    • Narrated By Karen Chilton
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    In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

    Alisha says: "Great Book a must read for every American!"
    "One of the most important books I've ever read."
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    After finishing the book I bought eight copies in paperback for others to read. This is not an easy read, but it is a "must read".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Ariely
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    Overall
    (3506)
    Performance
    (1051)
    Story
    (1052)

    In a series of illuminating, often surprising experiments, MIT behavioral economist Dan Ariely refutes the common assumption that we behave in fundamentally rational ways. Blending everyday experience with groundbreaking research, Ariely explains how expectations, emotions, social norms, and other invisible, seemingly illogical forces skew our reasoning abilities.

    Stephen says: "Well researched, well written, & well read"
    "Great listening"
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    Fascinating listening. Each example started slowly drawing you into the scenario. This was followed by the quirk in behavior. The principle then is extrapolated to more pertinent issues. Just as the chapter is about to get tedious it stops. The anecdotes are easy to recall and relate to everyday habits I subsequently picked it for book group.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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