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  • The Lexus and the Olive Tree

  • Understanding Globalization
  • By: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Narrated by: Thomas L. Friedman
  • Length: 23 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do - economically, politically, and culturally - abroad and at home. As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I am biased

  • By kansas on 01-11-19

I am biased

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-19

I disagree with a lot in this book and his attack on the NRA. It is a well written book and I just simply disagree with the author.

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  • Fake Science

  • Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data
  • By: Austin Ruse
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 159
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 160

You'd think we were living in the golden age of science and reason. But the truth is far more sinister, says Austin Ruse. We're actually living in the age of the low information voter, easily misled by all-too-convincing false statistics and studies. In Fake Science, Ruse debunks so-called "facts" used to advance political causes one after the other, revealing how poorly they stand up to actual science.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Right Wing Scientist has issues with this book

  • By Dorothy on 01-09-18

interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

I agreed with 3/4 of it. Now that part I disagreed with just doesn't make sense if you think about it in a common sense manner.

  • FDR's Folly

  • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
  • By: Jim Powell
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The truth is finally coming out

  • By Dan Duncavage on 09-01-17

History

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Reviewed: 08-05-15

What made the experience of listening to FDR's Folly the most enjoyable?

I have been recommending this book to every history buff I know. I really enjoyed it.