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    • Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

    • By: Randall Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Randall Bartlett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 894

    Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for beginners, nothing you for an economist

    • By V. T. on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Foundations of Economic Prosperity

    • By: Daniel W. Drezner, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Daniel W. Drezner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    Prosperity has transformed the world. But the story of prosperity is far from simple-or complete....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting.

    • By Jennifer on 11-18-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Economics, 3rd Edition

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 989
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 880
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 863

    These thirty-six lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Econmics, 3rd Edition

    • By Linda Chan on 09-18-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Modern Economic Issues

    • By: Robert Whaples, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Whaples
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Great intro, but outdated.

    • By J. Savage on 12-23-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • America and the New Global Economy

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    As you journey with Professor Taylor through the last 50 years of world economic history, you'll explore international perspectives and develop a richer understanding of our increasingly interconnected world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive; dates from around 2008

    • By Philo on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Money and Banking: What Everyone Should Know

    • By: Michael K. Salemi, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael K. Salemi
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 612
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 528

    This is a rare chance to gain an understanding of our monetary and financial systems, to grasp the vital elements of finance that directly affect our way of life....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bank mysteries only somewhat less mysterious

    • By LongerILiveLessIKnow on 01-14-14

    Regular price: $41.95

    • The Art of Critical Decision Making

    • By: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael A. Roberto
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 974

    The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very rewarding, fulfilling its promise

    • By Philo on 09-15-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Transformational Leadership: How Leaders Change Teams, Companies, and Organizations

    • By: Michael A. Roberto, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael A. Roberto
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 832
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818

    Taken together, Professor Roberto's lectures are a stirring call to responsible leadership and a learning experience that's as informative as it is inspiring....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just over three stars

    • By Aaron Weber on 05-01-15

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Business Law: Contracts

    • By: Frank B. Cross, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Frank B. Cross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316

    As you'll learn in these eight lectures, contractual agreements are one of the principal mechanisms for ordering life in society....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This lecture makes sense

    • By Cynthia on 01-11-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Business Law: Negligence and Torts

    • By: Frank B. Cross, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Frank B. Cross
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    These eight lectures address two questions: When is someone else legally responsible for harm done to you? When are you legally responsible for harm done to someone else?....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator and good content.

    • By Brandy on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Legacies of Great Economists

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198

    These 10 lectures acquaint you with the thoughts, theories, and lives of these great economists

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fine basic survey: a home run for Prof. Taylor

    • By Philo on 03-19-14

    Regular price: $14.95

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

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very effective, as far as it goes

    • By Philo on 07-15-13

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Why Economies Rise or Fall

    • By: Peter Rodriguez, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter Rodriguez
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    These 24 lectures guide you through a stimulating and accessible examination of what economists know and don't know about the elusive search for economic prosperity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic course.

    • By B. duPont on 11-19-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Unexpected Economics

    • By: Timothy Taylor, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Timothy Taylor
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    You'll take part in a wide-ranging and enjoyable investigation of how economic thinking relates to, and sheds fresh light on, just about everything....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting Take on Big Issues from Econ Perspective

    • By Jake on 06-21-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • China, India, and the United States: The Future of Economic Supremacy

    • By: Peter Rodriguez, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Peter Rodriguez
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Rodriguez uses his keen economist's eye to report ideas, trends, and possible outcomes you can expect to see as China and India....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Understanding Replaces Fear

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $9.95

    • How the Stock Market Works

    • By: Ramon P. DeGennaro, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Ramon P. DeGennaro
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,187

    This course is an introduction to the stock market and stock investing for novices and experienced investors alike....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for everyone outside of the industry

    • By M. Acker on 02-03-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Advanced Investments

    • By: Steve L. Slezak, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Steve L. Slezak
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89

    This is an advanced course for investors in the market, covering cutting-edge investment principles and practices used by professionals....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent content, but you need to watch the video

    • By John on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Behavioral Economics

    • When Psychology and Economics Collide
    • By: Scott Huettel, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Scott Huettel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 646

    Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stating the Obvious

    • By SAMA on 01-12-14

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets

    • By: Connel Fullenkamp, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Connel Fullenkamp
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566

    By the final lecture, you'll understand just how interdependent the world's markets have become; feel newly at ease in the realm of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and credit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear, Concise and Easy Listening

    • By Lynn on 09-26-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • Money Management Skills

    • By: Michael Finke, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Michael Finke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,992
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,952

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Completely Irresponsible Advice

    • By Christopher on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $14.95

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