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  • The Moral Arc

  • How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom
  • By: Michael Shermer
  • Narrated by: Michael Shermer, Melody Zownir
  • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302

We are living in the most moral period of our species’ history. Best-selling author Michael Shermer’s most accomplished and ambitious book to date demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral. Ever since the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment thinkers consciously applied the methods of science to solve social and moral problems.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Us is getting bigger, them is getting smaller

  • By Gary on 02-02-15

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Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Review- The author says the theme of the book is we evolved the capacity to be moral animals not just act like moral animals , through the use of moral emotions ( the central roll of emotions in this books' morals is a problem why would anyone trust if it feels right over is it the right thing to do , in a dabate with D. Prager he even mentioned that he thought the golden rule was true because it felt right) but mostly I have a problem with his resolution of Hume's is ought problem, which I think is always the most important point in an ethical system, he says what is can determine what you ought to do and that the survival and flourishing of sentient beings - is the fundamental principle of morality , if this form the first principle of his ethics then I should be able to chose my path using this as a guide , I think Aristotle's view , as interpreted by Mortimer Adler that we ought to pursue all those things which are really good for us, is a better guide. Aside from these I enjoyed the book very much and since I would say science informs our morals rather then makes them, there much in this book to inform.

  • The 5 Big Lies About American Business

  • Combating Smears Against the Free-Market Economy
  • By: Michael Medved
  • Narrated by: Michael Medved
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Every American benefits every day from the phenomenal productivity of the free market, so why do so many people feel guilty or skeptical about our business system? In this passionately argued, eye-opening book, talk-radio star and best-selling author Michael Medved provides detailed and devastating rebuttals to the most widely circulated smears against capitalism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen from a pro free trade perspective

  • By James on 03-25-13

Good listen from a pro free trade perspective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-13

If you could sum up The 5 Big Lies About American Business in three words, what would they be?

Economics need liberty

What did you like best about this story?

reviews slanders that the left throws on businesses and why there not true

Have you listened to any of Michael Medved’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes , very well!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Medved is always interesting to listen to

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