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  • 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.

    Barrie Bramley says: "I'm a lot smarter than I was before"
  • 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".

    Tim Crowley says: "Must read/listen for everyone."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms | David Richard S. Evans,Richard Schmalensee

    Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Richard S. Evans, Richard Schmalensee
    • Narrated By John McLain
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    Many of the most dynamic public companies, from Alibaba to Facebook to Visa, and the most valuable start-ups, such as Airbnb and Uber, are matchmakers that connect one group of customers with another group of customers. Economists call matchmakers multisided platforms because they provide physical or virtual platforms for multiple groups to get together. Dating sites connect people with potential matches, for example, and ride-sharing apps do the same for drivers and riders.

    Alina Lagoviyer says: "the author covered hit the nail on it's head"
  • 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"
  • 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.

    Quella says: "Peek Human, A Fantastically Terrible Outcome?"
  • Who Gets What - And Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design | Alvin E. Roth

    Who Gets What - And Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Alvin E. Roth
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
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    If you've ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided your child into a good kindergarten, asked someone out on a date or been asked out, you've participated in a kind of market. Most of the study of economics deals with commodity markets, where the price of a good connects sellers and buyers. But what about other kinds of "goods," like a spot in the Yale freshman class or a position at Google?

    Martin Fierro says: "What the Author Did On Summer Vacation"
  • 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?"

    Bunni Dot Com says: "The Best in Prosperity Consciousness"
  • 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.

  • Money Management Skills |  The Great Courses

    Money Management Skills

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael Finke
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    The goal of money management is to maximize our happiness at every stage of our lives. Whether you are a novice investor or a seasoned pro, starting your first job or contemplating retirement, these 24 straightforward lectures are an excellent primer for making successful financial decisions at every stage of your life. Professor Finke takes you on a tour of some of the most widely available financial products and tools, from mutual funds to life insurance to college savings accounts.

    Martin Fierro says: "Excellent practical overview of critical topic "
  • Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets |  The Great Courses

    Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Connel Fullenkamp
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    With record-breaking highs one minute and economy-rocking lows the next, it can seem as if there's no way to feel truly comfortable in the mysterious world of finance. But there is, and it's more accessible than you might think. Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets is an essential primer on this domain, from its functions, strengths, and possibilities to its weaknesses and vulnerabilities

    Lynn says: "Clear, Concise and Easy Listening"
  • The Little Book of Economics | Greg Ip

    The Little Book of Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Greg Ip
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    After the global financial panic and recession of 2007–2009, you don’t have to be president or a hedge fund manager to know that “It’s the economy, stupid.” Yet while the economy dominates the headlines, how it works and who influences it remain a mystery to most people. In The Little Book of Economics, Greg Ip, an award-winning journalist renowned for making complex economics easy to understand, walks you through how the economy really works.

    Cori says: "Great as an audiobook!"
  • Basic Economics, Fourth Edition: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy | Thomas Sowell

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

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
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    The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. Among other additions throughout the book, a new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business.

    kevin says: "Myth Buster"
  • Economics: The User's Guide | Ha-Joon Chang

    Economics: The User's Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ha-Joon Chang
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    In his best-selling 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of the predominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an entertaining and accessible primer, he explains how the global economy actually works - in real-world terms. Writing with irreverent wit, a deep knowledge of history, and a disregard for conventional economic pieties, Chang offers insights that will never be found in the textbooks.

    Kristin V. Hansen says: "A breath of fresh air."
  • 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.

    rob says: "Brilliant"
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