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  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man | John Perkins

    The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By John Perkins
    • Narrated By Tom Taylorson
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    The previous edition of this now-classic book revealed the existence and subversive manipulations of "economic hit men". John Perkins wrote that economic hit men (EHM) "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder".

    Luca says: "Read, read, read!!"
  • Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek | Manu Saadia

    Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Manu Saadia
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
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    What would the world look like if everybody had everything they wanted or needed? Trekonomics, the premier book in financial journalist Felix Salmon's imprint PiperText, approaches scarcity economics by coming at it backward - through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist. Delving deep into the details and intricacies of 24th-century society, Trekonomics explores post-scarcity and whether we, as humans, are equipped for it.

    Lost In The Wash says: "An Amusing & Practical Analysis of Fictional Ideas"
  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics | Richard Thaler

    Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Richard Thaler
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans - predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to bring an academic discipline back down to earth - and change the way we think about economics, ourselves, and our world.

    Jay Friedman says: "Great book if it's your first about Behav. Econ"
  • Economics in One Lesson | Henry Hazlitt

    Economics in One Lesson

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Henry Hazlitt
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
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    Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession.

    Kenrick says: "Truly an amazing work."
  • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy | Thomas Sowell

    Basic Economics, Fifth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

    • ORIGINAL (23 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

    DWR says: "Excellent Book on Basic Economics"
  • Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science | Charles Wheelan

    Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Kerin McCue
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    In Naked Economics, journalist Charles Wheelan does “the impossible”—he makes economic principles relevant, interesting and fun. Brimming with scores of down-to-earth examples and sprinkled with humorous anecdotes, this comprehensive overview will keep listeners smiling and wide awake.

    anonymous says: "Some useful info but a lot more dogma do-do"
  • Economics, 3rd Edition |  The Great Courses,Timothy Taylor

    Economics, 3rd Edition

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Timothy Taylor
    • Narrated By Professor Timothy Taylor
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    Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These 36 lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication.

    Linda Chan says: "Econmics, 3rd Edition"
  • Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty | Abhijit V. Banerjee,Esther Duflo

    Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
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    Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Drawing on this and their 15 years of research from Chile to India, Kenya to Indonesia, they have identified wholly new aspects of the behavior of poor people, their needs, and the way that aid or financial investment can affect their lives. Their work defies certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning....

    D. Martin says: "Excellent for non-economists"
  • An Economic History of the World since 1400 |  The Great Courses

    An Economic History of the World since 1400

    • ORIGINAL (24 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Donald J. Harreld
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    Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history.

    Tristan says: "Slightly incoherent"
  • Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide |  The Great Courses

    Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide

    • ORIGINAL (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Scott Huettel
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    Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Using methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, behavioral economics sheds light one of the most fundamental activities of human life: the decision process. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll learn how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of key principles that offer deep insight into how we evaluate information and integrate different factors to make decisions.

    Deep Reader says: "Stating the Obvious"
  • Spiritual Economics | Eric Butterworth

    Spiritual Economics

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Eric Butterworth
    • Narrated By John Bertrand
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    "Get it into your consciousness that you live in substance as a fish lives in water . . . Can the fish of the sea ever lack for water? Can you, having your being in the sea of God-substance, ever really lack for a sufficiency of creativity or ideas or money or opportunities in any time of need?"

    Shazia Fahim says: "Very Good book on spirituality"
  • American Reset: Book Three of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 3 | Mark Goodwin

    American Reset: Book Three of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mark Goodwin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
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    In American Reset, the final chapter of the Economic Collapse Chronicles, the ultimate contest between liberty and tyranny reaches the apex. The Bair family and their neighbors learn the true value of community as they rely on each other to survive the war and the effects of the financial meltdown. Will the collapse bring an oppressive regime that enslaves the American people, or will the patriots prevail and guide the country back to a place of freedom, peace and prosperity?

    David M. Douglas says: "Great story"
  • Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition | Charles Eisenstein

    Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Charles Eisenstein
    • Narrated By Steve Wojtas
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    Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity; destroyed community; and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

  • Bachelor Pad Economics: The Financial Advice Bible for Men | Aaron Clarey

    Bachelor Pad Economics: The Financial Advice Bible for Men

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Aaron Clarey
    • Narrated By Davis Aurini
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    Whether you're 14 and just trying to figure out life, or 70 and starting to think about estate planning, Bachelor Pad Economics addresses every major (and minor) economic and financial issue the average man will face in his entire life. From dating, to what to major in, to purchasing a home, to starting a business, to children and wife training, Bachelor Pad Economics is the wisdom you wish the father-you-never-had gave you.

    Klemmaniac says: "worth reading
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  • Thinking about Capitalism |  The Great Courses

    Thinking about Capitalism

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Jerry Z. Muller
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    In these 36 engaging lectures, Professor Muller takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force. You'll gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism's rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. These lectures take you beyond economic analysis to look at how some of the greatest intellects have thought about capitalism and its moral, political, and cultural ramifications.

    Christopher says: "Dazzling and Essential"
  • Confessions of an Economic Hitman | John Perkins

    Confessions of an Economic Hitman

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By John Perkins
    • Narrated By Brian Emerson
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    "Economic hit men," John Perkins writes, "are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder."

    Robert P. says: "Excellent Story for people have traveled"
  • Economic Facts and Fallacies | Thomas Sowell

    Economic Facts and Fallacies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
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    Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians.

    Hayyamini says: "Everything everyone needs to know about economics"
  • International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism |  The Great Courses

    International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Ramon P. DeGennaro
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    Since the end of World War II, groups such as the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Union, and G-20 have sprung up with a variety of missions, including promoting trade, ensuring financial stability, eradicating poverty, and advancing sustainable economic growth. Behind these worthy goals is the ultimate aim: preventing the kind of global economic instability that can easily lead to war.

    Pablo says: "OK, but a little "preachy" for my taste."
  • The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism | Calum Chace

    The Economic Singularity: Artificial Intelligence and the Death of Capitalism

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Calum Chace
    • Narrated By Joe Hempel
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    Artificial intelligence (AI) is overtaking our human ability to absorb and process information. Robots are becoming increasingly dexterous, flexible, and safe to be around (except the military ones). AI is our most powerful technology, and you need to understand it. This new book from best-selling author Calum Chace argues that within a few decades, most humans will not be able to work for money. Self-driving cars will probably be the canary in the coal mine, providing a wake-up call for everyone who isn't yet paying attention.

    jey cee says: "Artificial Intelligence"
  • Austrian Economics and Public Policy: Restoring Freedom and Prosperity | Richard Ebeling

    Austrian Economics and Public Policy: Restoring Freedom and Prosperity

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Richard Ebeling
    • Narrated By Larry Wayne
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    Austrian economics is the most powerful explanation of why governments, no matter how well-intentioned, lack the knowledge, wisdom, and ability to direct the lives of multitudes of people better than those people can do for themselves. In this book, economist Richard Ebeling introduces you to the central ideas in Austrian economics, as well as their importance for us today.

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