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The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economics Die | [Niall Ferguson]

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economics Die

Best-selling author and world-renowned historian Niall Ferguson has won widespread acclaim for thought-provoking works such as Civilization and High Financier. The Great Degeneration tackles nothing less than the decline of Western civilization. Ferguson posits that slowing growth, outrageous debt, and antisocial behavior are contributing to the erosion of the West’s once rock-solid foundations. Ferguson excavates the causes and shows how heroic leadership and radical reform are needed to right the course.
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Best-selling author and world-renowned historian Niall Ferguson has won widespread acclaim for thought-provoking works such as Civilization and High Financier. The Great Degeneration tackles nothing less than the decline of Western civilization. Ferguson posits that slowing growth, outrageous debt, and antisocial behavior are contributing to the erosion of the West’s once rock-solid foundations. Ferguson excavates the causes and shows how heroic leadership and radical reform are needed to right the course.

©2013 Niall Ferguson (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    irene 11-09-13
    irene 11-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    Where does The Great Degeneration rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    middle of the pack due to length


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    short


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

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    If you could give The Great Degeneration a new subtitle, what would it be?

    How Institutions affect a civilization.
    I didn't really find the reasons why they decay.
    More of a case as to the effect.
    Insightful book though.


    Any additional comments?

    Niall Ferguson is good at economic history. No doubt.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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