How important is luck in economic success? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. But liberals are also correct to note that countless others have those same qualities yet never earn much. In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine.
The second collection of science-fiction tales by Jimcin includes 31 stories.
"Great stories, great narrators"
The rich are not only getting richer, they are becoming more dangerous. Starting in the early 1980s the top one percent broke away from the rest of us to become the most unstable force in the economy. An elite that had once been the flat line on the American income charts - models of financial propriety - suddenly set off on a wild ride of economic binges. Not only do they control more than a third of the country's wealth, their increasing vulnerability to the booms and busts of the stock market wreak havoc on our consumer economy, financial markets, communities, and government finances.
"Sell to the Classes, Join the Masses"
The rich have always been different from you and me, but this revealing and funny journey through Richistan entertainingly shows that they are more different than ever. Richistanis have 400-foot-yachts, 30,000-square-foot homes, house staffs of more than 100, and their own "arborists". They're also different from Old Money, and have torn down blue-blood institutions to build their own shining empire.
Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist, predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics.
"Ivory tower theorys that lack depth"
How do people actually behave when confronted with economic choices? And remember, almost every choice we make is economic. While our desires are boundless, our resources are limited and tradeoffs confront us at every turn.
"novel concepts and ideas for a troubled times."
Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels of debt. In a book that explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today, Robert Frank explains how increased concentrations of income and wealth at the top of the economic pyramid have set off "expenditure cascades" that raise the cost of achieving many basic goals for the middle class.
"The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love" is from the July 22, 2016 Financial section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert H. Frank and narrated by Caroline Miller.
This guide will give you the information you need to take your real estate investing business to the next level. In this audiobook you will learn different strategies from some of the top real estate investors in the business, including marketing, wholesaling, renting, rehabbing, using private money, and more.
"Today's Butlers Are Trading Silver Trays for iPads" is from the Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Frank and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"High Earners Vote Republican? Maybe Not This Election" is from the October 22, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Frank and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"Billionaire Lists Battle to Feed a Hunger for Rankings" is from the June 24, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert Frank and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.
"Are You Successful? You’ve Already Won the Lottery" is from the May 20, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Robert H. Frank and narrated by Paul Ryden.
Traveling the globe, Anthony battles all manner of twisted villainy in four new tales and his challenges are herculean. Writers Erwin K. Roberts, Joel Jenkins, Frank Byrns, and Mark Justice have whipped up a quartet of high adventure stories that are the hallmark of the Super Detective. From Mexico, where he encounters a Nazi spy ring, to the streets of Manhattan where he hunts down a brutal serial killer, Jim Anthony proves once again why he is one of the most exciting and fun heroes ever created in the golden age of American pulps.