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Ken

Sandy, UT, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tyler Cowen
    • Narrated By Andrew Garman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    The widening gap between rich and poor means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: If you're not at the top, you're at the bottom. The global labor market is changing radically thanks to growth at the high end and the low. About three quarters of the jobs created in the United States since the great recession pay only a bit more than minimum wage. Still, the United States has more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever, and we continue to mint them.

    Ken says: "Disappointing analysis of future"
    "Disappointing analysis of future"
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Average is Over better?

    This book was a view design to make the devision of the classes seem to be a stable thing. Capitalism is unstable when this happens- one person one vote right? Will democracy support this? How many channels of propaganda news will it take to keep the kings on their thrones? Keynesian Econ 101 says capitalism is good but; one it does not guaranty full employment, and two it does not provide a fair distribution of wealth. This book says that both of these are gone, but we in a democracy will be able to keep capitalism stable?


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tyler Cowen again?

    In the future when this view has had a chance to be shown faulty.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narration was good


    What character would you cut from Average is Over?

    NA


    Any additional comments?

    Who profits from this kind of economy?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ian Bremmer
    • Narrated By Willis Sparks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Understanding the rise of state capitalism and its threat to global free markets, The End of the Free Market details the growing phenomenon of state capitalism, a system in which governments drive local economies through ownership of market-dominant companies and large pools of excess capital, using them for political gain. This trend threatens America's competitive edge and the conduct of free markets everywhere.

    Ken says: "A MUST READ FOR FREE MARKET THINKERS"
    "A MUST READ FOR FREE MARKET THINKERS"
    Overall

    This book reveals a big economic picture. How the crash of 2008 gave reasons for China and many other countries to change their future goals away from the free market. We messed up what the world thinks of the US. It may take decades to correct, if we can do it at all. Really makes you think!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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