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  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data | Charles Wheelan

    Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

    Neuron says: "Statistics is like a high caliber gun, very useful"
  • 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"
  • Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters | Charles Wheelan

    Naked Money: A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
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    Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

    Ken Beller says: "Brilliant, Witty, Easy to Understand, & Well Read!"
  • The Centrist Manifesto | Charles Wheelan

    The Centrist Manifesto

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Charles Wheelan
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    From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarized - or paralyzed - than it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation.

    Christina J Brown says: "Must read for all rational americans"
  • 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said | Charles Wheelan

    10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
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    The antidote to those cotton-candy platitudes that are all too familiar to anyone who’s ever worn a mortarboard, Wheelan’s 10 head-turning aphorisms - backed up by a PhD in public policy and extensive social science research - set the record straight. Readers everywhere agreed, turning a Dartmouth Class Day speech that had gone viral into a best-selling book.

    Mark says: "Wow"
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