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  • 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"
  • 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.

    ;Turkeytime says: "Worldwide Economics!"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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."
  • 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"
  • A History of the U.S. Economy in the 20th Century | The Great Courses,Timothy Taylor

    A History of the U.S. Economy in the 20th Century

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Timothy Taylor
    • Narrated By Professor Timothy Taylor
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    The history of the U.S. economy in the 20th century is far too interesting-and far too important to our future-to be dismissed with just a few stock explanations. These 10 fast-paced lectures introduce you to vital economic lessons learned in the last century to provide invaluable guidance for understanding the current economy. Each lecture focuses exclusively on one decade to provide you with a clear understanding of economic developments and outside influences on the U.S. economy.

    PHIL says: "Very effective, as far as it goes"
  • 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.

    Saud says: "Stating the Obvious"
  • Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One: Second Edition | Thomas Sowell

    Applied Economics: Thinking Beyond Stage One: Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated By Bill Wallace
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    Applied Economics is an accessible guide to how our economic decisions develop. It explains the application of economics to major world problems, including housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations. The book is based on an international view of economics, includes examples from around the world, and shows how certain incentives and constraints produce similar outcomes among disparate peoples and cultures.

    Eunice says: "Look at the long term...it's important!"
  • America and the New Global Economy | The Great Courses,Timothy Taylor

    America and the New Global Economy

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By The Great Courses, Timothy Taylor
    • Narrated By Professor Timothy Taylor
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    Globalization continues to be a force in our economic climate. And the origins of this globalized economy, its effects on important contemporary concerns, and its future trends are just a few of the intriguing issues you explore in these 36 lectures. Go beyond the economy of the United States and examine the recent history of economies in other countries and regions. As you journey with Professor Taylor through the last 50 years of world economic history, you'll explore international perspectives on the new global economy and develop a richer understanding of our increasingly interconnected world.

    PHIL says: "Impressive; dates from around 2008"
  • Economics: The Remarkable Story of How the Economy Works | Ben Mathew

    Economics: The Remarkable Story of How the Economy Works

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ben Mathew
    • Narrated By Jason Huggins
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    Clueless About Economics? Fear no more! This little book will fill you in on the basics in no time. Get a new and powerful understanding of the world around you. Save yourself from the nonsense spouted by politicians, TV pundits, right-wingers, left-wingers, shamans, uncles, and best friends.

    Fernando Leme Zaia says: "Very good to initiation into economics"
  • Modern Economic Issues | The Great Courses

    Modern Economic Issues

    • ORIGINAL (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Robert Whaples
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    Gross domestic product. Health insurance. Soaring energy prices. Major economic issues dominate today's news, but how do these issues impact the average citizen? This primer in 21st-century economics for the non-economist surveys today's most urgent economic issues that affect both global events and our everyday lives.You'll learn what economics has to say about making the decisions - big or small - that affect our daily lives.

    Jake says: "Fantastic. Balanced, yet provocative."
  • Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know | The Great Courses

    Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Michael K. Salemi
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    Money and finance play a deeply fundamental role in your life. Now, let an expert professor lead you in a panoramic exploration of our monetary and financial systems, their inner workings, and their crucial role and presence in your world. As a guiding theme of these 36 content-rich lectures, you observe the ways in which economies require efficient and evolving financial institutions and markets to fulfill their potential.

    Sean says: "Desperately needs the study guide to understand"
  • Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist | Saguao Datta (editor)

    Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Saguao Datta (editor)
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    A radically revised new edition of this highly readable, popular guide aimed at everyone from students to statesmen who want to make sense of the modern economy and grasp how economic theory works in practice. It starts with the basics, and from the underlying theory it moves to the specifics of the world economy, including an analysis of the recent recession. The closing part puts the usefulness and the failings of economics under the spotlight, and looks at the innovative approaches being developed to address these failings.

    Mark York says: "A smorgasbord of old Economist articles."
  • Human Action: A Treatise on Economics | Ludwig von Mises

    Human Action: A Treatise on Economics

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Ludwig von Mises
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
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    Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written. This is the Scholar's Edition: accept no substitute. You will treasure this volume. The Scholar's Edition is the original, unaltered treatise (originally published in 1949) that shaped a generation of Austrians and made possible the intellectual movement that is leading the global charge for free markets.

    Mike says: "Long, but worth every minute. A true masterpiece."
  • The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes | Mark Skousen

    The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Skousen
    • Narrated By Jeff Riggenbach
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    The Big Three in Economics reveals the battle of ideas among the three most influential economists in world history: Adam Smith, representing laissez faire; Karl Marx, reflecting the radical socialist model; and John Maynard Keynes, symbolizing big government and the welfare state. History comes alive in this fascinating story of opposing views that continue to play a fundamental role in today's politics and economics.

    Jan says: "Cut and paste"
  • New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America | Burton Folsom

    New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Burton Folsom
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
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    In this shocking and groundbreaking new book, economic historian Burton Folsom, Jr., exposes the idyllic legend of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a myth of epic proportions. With questionable moral character and a vendetta against the business elite, Roosevelt created New Deal programs marked by inconsistent planning, wasteful spending, and opportunity for political gain---ultimately elevating public opinion of his administration but falling flat in achieving the economic revitalization that America needed.

    Dan says: "Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow In One Book!"
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