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  • The Bitcoin Standard

  • The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking
  • By: Saifedean Ammous
  • Narrated by: James Fouhey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
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When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small Online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard analyzes the historical context to the rise of Bitcoin, the economic properties that have allowed it to grow quickly, and its likely economic, political, and social implications.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bit monotone but great info

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-30-18

Half of this is just a rant against Keynes...

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Reviewed: 10-31-18

Wish it was more dense. Felt like I’ve only learned a handful of things from this long audiobook, which should never be the case. Yikes, way to get political and abandon your own argument!

  • The Courage to Be Disliked

  • How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness
  • By: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga
  • Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Graeme Malcolm, January LaVoy
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
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The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous best seller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 20th-century psychology, The Courage to Be Disliked follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. The philosopher explains to his pupil how each of us is able to determine our own life, free from the shackles of past experiences, doubts, and the expectations of others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous. A must read!

  • By Shama Patel on 05-10-18

Interesting albeit idealistic perspective

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Reviewed: 10-15-18

Very interesting, but very one sided. Definitely great to take in new perspectives, but it could have been better by showing that Adlerian philosophy isn’t 100% foolproof- think Ted Bundy, Hitler, etc. Still, very entertaining, and knocked it out in a day.