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End This Depression Now! Audiobook

End This Depression Now!

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Publisher's Summary

The Great Recession that began in 2007 is now more than four years old - and counting. Some 24 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and at recent rates of job creation we won’t be back to normal levels of employment until late this decade. This is a tragedy. Do we have to accept it?

"No!" is the resounding answer given by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman in this call to arms. We have seen this situation before and we know how to fix it; all we lack is the political will to take action. Krugman walks us through the financial crisis that triggered the greatest downturn since the Great Depression and outlines the efforts that have been made thus far.

The way forward is clear: Our priority must be to get ourselves back on the path to growth; every day that we lag behind normal production levels only adds to the astronomical economic loss of this depression. What we need for a rapid, powerful recovery is precisely what we've needed in crises past - a burst of government spending to jump-start the economy. We owe it not only to the unemployed, but to everyone affected by this tragedy to end this depression now.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 Paul Krugman (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Alex Friedman Walnut Creek, CA United States 07-03-12
    Alex Friedman Walnut Creek, CA United States 07-03-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Excellent explanation of the economy & how to fix"
    If you could sum up End This Depression Now! in three words, what would they be?

    clear, correct, and compelling


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook is perhaps the best I've heard on economics and related topics. The writing is clear and the arguments are compelling. The only downside is that Krugman makes the emotional anguish of living through a depression worse by showing how it is self-inflicted (or more accurately, inflicted by ideological leaders and misguided economists who have not thought clearly about what a depression really is). The performance is also excellent.

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    John Wilson Monticello, GA USA 06-25-12
    John Wilson Monticello, GA USA 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "All Members of Congress should read this."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, because it it economic effects that every voter should understand. The country's economy is of major concern to a majority of voters. They should read the solution that this well respected economist offers.

    What politicians offer are sound bytes.


    Have you listened to any of Rob Shapiro and Paul Krugman ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was angry that most citizens will not hear this information.


    Any additional comments?

    When you finish listening to it, send it to your congressman on a $30 mp3 player and tell them as your representative you expect them to listen and learn.

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    Jorge Martinez, Argentina 06-18-12
    Jorge Martinez, Argentina 06-18-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Too vague a solutiom"

    An adequate analysis that does support efficientlly the solution proposed. Nonetheless, it makes for a very interesting audio book.

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    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 06-15-12
    Paul Gilroy, CA, United States 06-15-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Great listen, why don't we just do it?"

    Paul Krugman has once again made economics accessible and yet not remotely oversimplified. One wonders why that Nobel laureate can't get more attention for his ideas. After all,he has the evidence of why it works and his detractors have the track record that should shame them.
    I give 4 stars for performance because it was not read by Krugman but I have to admit that Shapiro does a great job of channeling Krugman's personality: the little asides; the throwaway lines; the occasional cheekiness.
    I hope one day that this book is out of date but for now it is spot on and something everyone should read.

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    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA USA 06-14-12
    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA USA 06-14-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Good sense, not common sense, about our economy."

    Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman's book makes a clear and accessible case for the lay reader about why governmental economic stimulus is a rational and necessary approach to shortening the financial crisis we are in and explains why austerity measures may seem sensible to some people, but are the worst thing we could do in hard times. Rob Shapiro's narration was appropriate and easy to listen to. Just right for the content.

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