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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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    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
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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

A succinct and thorough treatment

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Reviewed: 07-03-18

Content and performance were both outstanding.

Everyone with ANY level of interest in anything related to bitcoin or even just economics in general should read this book.

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  • What Has Government Done to Our Money?

  • and The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar
  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
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The Mises Institute is pleased to present this audio edition of Rothbard's most famous monetary essay - the one that has influenced two generations of economists, investors, and business professionals. The Mises Institute has united this book with its natural complement: a detailed reform proposal for a 100 percent gold dollar. "The Case for a 100 Percent Gold Dollar" was written a decade before the last vestiges of the gold standard were abolished.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it's weight in gold

  • By Reuben on 03-09-13

Amazing

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Reviewed: 02-20-18

Simply amazing. This book is a wonderful pairing to The Scandal of Money by George Guilder. I’m not sure which is better to read first but they compliment each other amazingly well.

  • The Scandal of Money

  • Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does
  • By: George Gilder
  • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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Why do conservatives have such a hard time winning the economic debate in the court of public opinion? Simple, George Gilder says: Conservatives misunderstand economics almost as badly as liberals do. Republicans have been running on tax cut proposals since the era of Harding and Coolidge without seriously addressing the key problems of a global economy in decline. Enough is enough.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most important book and I've read in the last decade

  • By Odwalla on 07-28-17

The most important book and I've read in the last decade

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Reviewed: 07-28-17

This book really helped me to grasp why are our economy functions the way it does and how it could be made to function much better. Mr. Gilder manages to explain some very complex but important concepts in ways that are approachable to people without a degree in economics or finance but who have a good science background.

This book would probably be difficult to grasp if I hadn't taken college introductory economics and if I did not have a good science background.

Most importantly, Mr. Gilder is 100% spot on with his analysis of the world's economic problems and the solutions to those problems.

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