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How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes Audiobook

How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes

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Publisher's Summary

How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and bestselling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country's economic conversation.

Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't - a previously published book by the Schiffs' father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist - How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues.

With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics.

The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes.

©2010 Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff. All rights reserved. (P)2010 Audible, Inc

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    brad United States 01-22-13
    brad United States 01-22-13
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    "Simple and effective"
    Would you listen to How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes again? Why?

    Yes, to further appreciate basic economic principals including supply and demand and inflation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Able


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The sale of the waterworks


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The making of the first net.


    Any additional comments?

    NA

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    D&J Robigana, Australia 01-13-13
    D&J Robigana, Australia 01-13-13
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    "It's the economy stupid!"
    What made the experience of listening to How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes the most enjoyable?

    As with all education - start with simple concepts and then incorporate them in to the bigger structure. This made the larger structure later in the book comprehensible and to make clear the madness operating under the fabricated cloak of complexity.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    A collection of interesting characters drawn from real life illustrating not malicious intent, but human nature when freed from restraint.


    What does Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Performances are always entertaining when the characterisations are in line with the authors original intent.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's the economy stupid!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. Word Sponge Cary, NC 01-03-13
    Mr. Word Sponge Cary, NC 01-03-13 Member Since 2006

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    "Everyone Should Hear/Read This Once"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who cares about their future and that of their children. It is approachable and understandable even by middle schoolers...and should be.


    What other book might you compare How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes to and why?

    I would compare this straightforward analysis of how things work the way they do with Something for Nothing by Brian Tracy, but its story-telling style is like Og Mandino's work in its appeal and charm.


    Have you listened to any of Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first time I have read/listened to these authors.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Isles of Plenty, Oceans of Poor


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone with a mind that cares about how the world is changing, what works and what does not work and why should read/listen to this work.

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    James 12-24-12
    James 12-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "My children enjoyed it"
    What made the experience of listening to How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes the most enjoyable?

    Needed information done in an easy to understand format of story telling.


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

    The effects of fake fish.


    Any additional comments?

    My children started to loss understanding about chapter 5-8. On the other hand I think that is about the same thing that happens to the population of any society that does this to their economic system.

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    Pete Dallas 12-10-12
    Pete Dallas 12-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good warm up to "The Real Crash""
    Any additional comments?

    For a more detailed understanding and explanation of the topics discussed in this book check out "The Real Crash" by Peter D Schiff

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    goatroper 12-05-12
    goatroper 12-05-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Nicely Done"

    This is very well done and a great explanation of economic growth and decline. Unfortunately, I believe it is missing some crucial parts that become important through time. It goes a long way toward discussing current fiscal policy and why it can't work. It's non-partisan.

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    Bob S 10-10-12
    Bob S 10-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Should Be Required Reading for Every Voter"

    This book is a very understandable description of the way our government is committing suicide by gross overspending and borrowing with no thought of tomorrow. Listen to it before you vote.

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    Julia 10-01-12
    Julia 10-01-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Schoolhouse Rock as an Audiobook"
    Would you listen to How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes again? Why?

    Absolutely, remembering that this is an engaging read and good for the cardio. A perfect treadmill book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book takes a simple parable approach to economics.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes where donkeys were exchanged for Llamas as a fix for the "grass guzzling" carts.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is an earworm, you will find yourself quoting the book and applying the story to your daily life.

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    Sylvia Chandler, AZ, United States 04-30-12
    Sylvia Chandler, AZ, United States 04-30-12
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    "Great listen"
    What made the experience of listening to How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes the most enjoyable?

    The way the two brothers made a imaginary story to convey their ideas


    What was one of the most memorable moments of How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes?

    The ah's of understanding


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

    Made me sick how our politicians play with us "peasants"


    Any additional comments?

    Great read to understand how the economy works and who is in charge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Quakers Hill, Sydney. Australia 03-15-12
    Joe Quakers Hill, Sydney. Australia 03-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful"
    What made the experience of listening to How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes the most enjoyable?

    relevant, easily explained great parable the more times you listen the more you learn


    What about Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff ’s performance did you like?

    their authenticity


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