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  • The Elephant and the Dragon

  • The Rise of India and China, and What It Means for All of Us
  • By: Robyn Meredith
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 85

Exotic India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour. Communist China is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart, its shelves full of goods made in Chinese factories. But India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies - strategies we must understand to survive in the new global economy. The Elephant and the Dragon explains how these nations have spurred a new "gold rush", and what this will mean for the rest of the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Confused and not scholarly

  • By R. Reed on 05-12-08

Eye opening book

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-08

Worth reading

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • When Genius Failed

  • The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
  • By: Roger Lowenstein
  • Narrated by: Roger Lowenstein
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,539
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,000
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 996

When Genius Failed is the cautionary financial tale of our time, the gripping saga of what happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth. In Roger Lowenstein's hands, it is a brilliant tale peppered with fast money, vivid characters, and high drama.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and interesting, full of suspense

  • By Pankaj on 03-01-04

Well Done

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-08

This is a well done review of all aspects of the LTCM blow-up.

  • The Shock Doctrine

  • The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
  • By: Naomi Klein
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 722
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 721

In her ground-breaking reporting, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism". Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment": losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!

  • By Joel L Posner on 02-11-09

Great Book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-08

This is absolutely a book worth reading, interesting insights and connections albeit at times far reaching. Even as a conservative I enjoyed naomi's perspectives

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