Yes, provides a soid foundation of economic concepts. I would warn that the information is slightly dated (recorded in 2005 I believe), which means some of the lessons learned from the most recent economic problems of the world won't be covered. That said, the lecturer provides ample theoretical and historical examples for most concepts, which helped made difficult concepts clear.
Did a great job of making the rather dull topic interesting. The jokes he told to break up the topic, while not standup material, were humorous enough that I found them enjoyable. Gave frequent examples, both theoretical and historical, to put the concepts in the real world. Great work all around.
Probably not. I firmly believe the lecturer did a great job, one can only handle so much economics before the eyelids get heavy. But in his defense, I'm not sure anyone could liven up the topic enough to justify 18hrs straight of econ.
Great for learning what not to fall for in news reports. Also, did a great job of not getting too into politics. Bravo!
This is my first TGC lecture series and only my 4th audiobook so far so my comparison is a little shallow. That said, I thought it was a great series.
I found it to be a great series that struck a successful balance between covering all the topics and not overburdening the listener. The lecturer was clear and articulate, and reviewed or referenced other lectures to tie it all together nicely. My only (nit-picky) complaint was that it was at times too professional. A joke, hyperbole, or humorous analogy would have livened it up just a bit. Again, that's an overly critical remark. Overall, well done. Would highly recommend to others.
I enjoyed the lectures on logical fallacies and how they can be used in popular pseudo-science topics.
This summer...thinking....goes....critical *cue explosion, swordfights, and/or scantily clad supermodels*
Great primer into the topic of critical thinking in todays world. If I were king for a day, I'd make everyone on facebook listen to this series so to ebb the flow of anti-vaccine/conspiracy theories on my news feed from crazy family members. Will help you develop healthy skepticism and ID some of the BS floating out there.
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