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Shiloza

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  • The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1877)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (917)

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress.

    Ethan M. says: "A mostly successful and interesting history"
    "Best Financial Historico-comtemporary Review"
    Overall

    This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand how money works: the past, the present, and the future. I watched the author on TV one late night and he was impressive. Niall Ferguson did a good job by providing solid examples that leaves the listener/reader spell-bound by the depth of his research and the simplistic way he communicated his knowledge.

    Ferguson has spurred my desire to understand in greater detail subjects like: Stock market-(bonds,options, hedge funds etc, Monetary Policy (I have just bought a book by Milton Friedman - inspired by you).

    This is a transformative book and I am greatly indebted to Niall.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Crisis Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Nouriel Roubini, Stephen Mihm
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (43)

    This myth shattering book reveals the methods Nouriel Roubini used to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified his profession and the larger financial community by predicting the current crisis well in advance of anyone else.

    William says: "Great book."
    "Instant Modern classic"
    Overall

    The authors did a good job diagnosing the recent crisis and prescribing the treatment and prevention of subsequent booms and busts. Simply, the work of genius. I am sometimes in awe by the enormity of work that has gone into this book and yet presented in very simple way.Very thankful to listen to such a lecture at this price!

    I also want to credit the reader: L.J. Ganser!"Preposterous!" His voice is best suited to the subject. By comparison he dwarfs most readers and I am now hesitant to listen to other audiobooks not read by him.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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