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Jakub

Gdynia, Poland

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  • Debt: The First 5,000 Years

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By David Graeber
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (248)
    Story
    (249)

    Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems - to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash.

    E. J. Ford says: "Stands Economics on Its Head"
    "Enlightening but vague"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you love best about Debt?

    That it focuses on very broad range of time and space.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    THat every interaction has some form of debt inside if you dig deep enough.The least entertaining parts was sometimes too much details about customs in some cultures.


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    THE NARRATOR :D


    What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?

    Anthropology is much more interesting than i thought.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Scott Patterson
    • Narrated By Byron Wagner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (178)

    In the beginning was Josh Levine, an idealistic programming genius who dreamed of wresting control of the market from the big exchanges that, again and again, gave the giant institutions an advantage over the little guy. Levine created a computerized trading hub named "Island" where small traders swapped stocks, and over time his invention morphed into a global electronic stock market that sent trillions in capital through a vast jungle of fiber-optic cables.

    Gary says: "Definitive history on Electronic Trading"
    "Race between human creativity and greed"
    Overall
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    If you could sum up Dark Pools in three words, what would they be?

    Very inspiring nonfiction


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dark Pools?

    The whole career of Joshua Levine


    Have you listened to any of Byron Wagner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't


    If you could give Dark Pools a new subtitle, what would it be?

    There is a silent war going on


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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