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The Great Degeneration Audiobook
The Great Degeneration
Written by: 
Niall Ferguson
Narrated by: 
Paul Slack
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The Great Degeneration Audiobook

The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economics Die

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Publisher's Summary

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


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Bailey West Palm Beach, FL USA 05-28-16
    Robert Bailey West Palm Beach, FL USA 05-28-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Ferguson does it again. Brilliant!"

    This is a fascinating economic evaluation of current history. It is rational and there is no panic. Still its message is quite urgent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ezekiel Tel Aviv, NY, United States 01-26-15
    Ezekiel Tel Aviv, NY, United States 01-26-15 Member Since 2009
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    "I love this guy! Morrissey, Alan Turing and Niall"

    I was sorry it ended and am quickly going on to the next book by the same author.

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    Henry B. Thompson 01-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    Has some good points but generally rambles and fails to draw any meaningful conclusions. Misses the mark.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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