I listened to this quite a while back. Now the things he discusses are even more relevant given the Snowden/NSA scandal, FISA, the Patriot Act et al. and the continual advancement and encroachment of the oppressive heavy hand of the government's reach into our lives along with its egregious theft of our personal liberties.
His voice is a little raspy or croaky. Some could find it abrasive. I like him, so I thought he did a good job.
Yes. In fact, I may have done just that.
It actually had tips that you can incorporate into your life for any goals/objectives in your sights.
I appreciated the explanation regarding the counter-intuitive nature of some of the beliefs we have about self-control. Knowledge of these counter-intuitive effects is particularly useful to avoid goal sabotage.
I actually think reading the book could be beneficial.
It's humorous at times.
Unexpectedly humorous! The book is fun and entertaining, and it provides great insight regarding the motivational contrasts of peoples in the regions visited.
People are so irrational and so very deluded.
I enjoyed it all, so it's hard to choose. I thought the time discussing the Monks was interesting, Iceland was fascinating, and the take on the Germans was a pretty unique offering as well.
I wouldn't call the book moving per se. It's a fun trip through some of the PIIGS with side trips into California, New York & Germany.
You will enjoy it!
This book grapples with the real issues facing America. It is straightforward, concise and lays out in a very easy to understand way how government has duped the American people for decades. Anyone can understand it, and they can breeze through it in a couple of hours.
I was unaware of the proposed legislation to require mental health screenings for all school age children. Just when you think this government can't further exceed its authority, you realize it can. And it will. If such a law passes, government required psychotropic meds for youngsters can't be far behind. And child abuse charges levied against parents by the state for their refusal to comply will shortly follow that. The American people have to find a way to reign in this government beast before every liberty we have is stripped away from us.
No, but the narrator did a good job.
Systematic Fleecing of America
Comprehensive, hopeful, a must-read for anyone interested in the philosophy of liberty and freedom!
The thoroughness of the overview is excellent.
Yes, this narrator is consistently solid and enjoyable.
I found the entire presentation and content excellent.
The people in the book are so charming and gracious.
He's a good narrator. The voice is pleasant and harmonious with this set of characters.
I recommend against the audio version. The book is great. But the narrator is grating on the nerves. I couldn't even listen to it.
Yes, it's a quick, light read. It's worthwhile in that it gives you ideas to use in communicating effectively.
Use tools that insure my communications can be remembered by my audience.
I like both versions. I like having the book. But the narration and nature of the book lends itself well to listening also. Ariely is a fascinating man who conducts really fun and interesting research into human behavior. I don't agree with all of the ideas he brings forward as solutions to specific problems. But he just brings them forward for consideration, and they have merit and definitely provide food for thought.
It's a nice companion book for the Upside of Irrationality, which I believe the author intended.
Excellent, each one.
Surprise! Well, not so much.
It's a fun book. It provides good examples and highlights the ridiculous nature of much of today's political rhetoric.
Jonah is my favorite.
Yes, the book is quite entertaining.
We were warned
He does a good job. I know many didn't take him seriously when the book was released. I thought he was right then. And I still do.
It's old news now, water under the bridge, which is collapsing like most everything else. It's just as D'Souza predicted.
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