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  • No, They Can't

  • Why Government Fails - But Individuals Succeed
  • By: John Stossel
  • Narrated by: John Stossel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 523
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The government is not a neutral arbiter of truth. It never has been. It never will be. Doubt everything. John Stossel does. A self-described skeptic, he has dismantled society's sacred cows with unerring common sense. Now he debunks the most sacred of them all: our intuition and belief that government can solve our problems. In No, They Can't, the New York Times best-selling author and Fox News commentator insists that we discard that idea of the "perfect" government - left or right - and retrain our brain to look only at the facts, to rethink our lives as independent individuals - and fast.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Must Listen

  • By Daniel Cogan on 04-27-12

very good perspective on sticky opinions.

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Reviewed: 12-08-16

Great book. Explains how libertarian views work. Lacks in depth data but gives examples. Covers a broad perspective of issues.

  • On Combat

  • The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace
  • By: Dave Grossman, Loren W. Christensen
  • Narrated by: Dave Grossman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,730
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580

On Combat looks at what happens to the human body under the stresses of deadly battle and the impact on the nervous system, heart, breathing, visual and auditory perception, memory - then discusses new research findings as to what measure warriors can take to prevent such debilitations so they can stay in the fight, survive, and win. A brief, but insightful look at history shows the evolution of combat, the development of the physical and psychological leverage that enables humans to kill other humans, followed by an objective examination of domestic violence in America.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just what I needed.

  • By Jonah on 03-21-17

every warrior deserves to read this

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Reviewed: 08-26-16

this book explains so much. Inspirational. Great review of everything that goes along with being a warrior

  • The School Revolution

  • A New Answer for Our Broken Education System
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Steve Coulter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Whether or not you have children, you know that education is vital to the prosperity and future of our society. Yet our current system simply doesn't work. Parents feel increasingly powerless, and nearly half of Americans give our schools a grade of "C". Now, in his new book, Ron Paul attacks the problem head-on and provides a focused solution that centers on strong support for home schooling and the application of free market principles to the American education system.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LOVE THIS BOOK!!! So much, I bought for others...

  • By Dustin on 01-22-16

A different way of thinking about school

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Reviewed: 06-15-16

A different way of looking at the broken school system. A lot of new age ways of looking at school.

  • Clinton Cash

  • The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich
  • By: Peter Schweizer
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,220
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,090

In his New York Times best-selling books Extortion and Throw Them All Out, Schweizer detailed patterns of official corruption in Washington that led to congressional resignations and new ethics laws. In Clinton Cash he follows the Clinton money trail, revealing the connection between their personal fortune, their close personal friends, the Clinton Foundation, foreign nations, and some of the highest ranks of government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read before you vote in Nov

  • By Maureen on 05-09-16

very enlightening

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Reviewed: 06-02-16

it's amazing what can be done within the bounds of the law and this book does a good job showing that

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  • FREE: The Future of a Radical Price

  • By: Chris Anderson
  • Narrated by: Chris Anderson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 4,193
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    4 out of 5 stars 2,697
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    4 out of 5 stars 2,688

The New York Times best-selling author heralds the future of business in Free. In his revolutionary best seller, The Long Tail, Chris Anderson demonstrated how the online marketplace creates niche markets, allowing products and consumers to connect in a way that has never been possible before. Now, in Free, he makes the compelling case that, in many instances, businesses can profit more from giving things away than they can by charging for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Valuable

  • By Joshua Kim on 06-10-12

opens ones mind in economics

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Reviewed: 05-12-16

Well put together. Insightful thinking and changes the way we look at classical economic structure