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Di

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  • The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Barry Schwartz
    • Narrated By Ken Kliban
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (318)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (234)

    By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counterintuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on the important ones and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.

    Darwin8u says: "The Tyranny of Pop Economics"
    "Impressive"
    Overall

    Impressive,
    you will get much form this book!
    Repetitive? No! Good idea need long talk! always.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Knowledge and Decisions

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (44)

    This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom.

    Doug says: "Thomas Sowell's Greatest Work"
    "A must-read master piece"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Knowledge and Decisions in three words, what would they be?

    Best best and best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Knowledge and Decisions?

    Every moment


    What does Robertson Dean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A good narrative


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

    from cover to cover


    Any additional comments?

    I just love Thomas sowell, and this book!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
    Overall
    (498)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (138)

    Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.

    Knitting Maniac says: "Insufferable narrator, clear and interesting book"
    "Notice, New edition is coming"
    Overall

    Absolutely, The is a great book. Great Thomas Sowell, and very good Narrator.

    BUT Notice, New edition is coming.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Economics in One Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Henry Hazlitt
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (664)
    Performance
    (267)
    Story
    (270)

    Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

    Kenrick says: "Truly an amazing work."
    "Great book about economics fallacy"
    Overall

    if you want a economics book for the basic economics principle, then this one is not for you. This book is more like the book of "Economics facts and fallacies by Thomas Sowell". Very impressive and Great. Read this book, then you will found you have a version about the policy as everything else. Don't fool by the statistical and purple prose on newspaper ore magazine.

    Anyway, you should never miss this great book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Race and Culture: A World View

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    In his book Race and Culture, Sowell asks the question: “What is it that allows certain groups to get ahead?” and the answer will undoubtedly create debates for years to come. The thesis of Race and Culture is that productive skills are the key to understanding the economic advancement of particular racial or ethnic groups, as well as countries and civilizations - and that the spread of those skills, whether through migration or conquest, explains much of the advancement of the human race.

    W. Sid Vogel says: "Some authors still have integrity and courage!"
    "What a Great Thomas Sowell !!!"
    Overall

    Thomas Sowell always give us a surprise! No matter what you agree to disagree with Thomss sowell, His book worth your time.

    A Must read book!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Economics: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Partha Dasgupta
    • Narrated By Gayle Hendrix
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Here Partha Dasgupta, an internationally recognized authority in economics, presents readers with a solid introduction to its basic concepts, including efficiency, equity, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods. Throughout, he highlights the relevance of economics to everyday life, providing a very human exploration of a technical subject.

    Di says: "Great Book to know some economics"
    "Great Book to know some economics"
    Overall

    This is great book for you to understand some economics. Another good book is Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell.

    The voice of Gayle Hendrix is really sweet! Worth your Money.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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