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  • Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Scholar's Edition

  • By: Murray N. Rothbard
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 81

Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise, Man, Economy, and State, and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Austrian Economics

  • By Greek Samiotis on 04-13-16

Rothbard is Brilliant

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-18

In this epic treatise on economics, Rothbard begins at the basics with Crusoe Economics, and continues to extrapolate from there, in true Austrian fashion. I need to listen to it again as it is so much information to take in!

  • Meltdown

  • A Look at Why the Economy Tanked and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
  • By: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • Narrated by: Alan Sklar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249

The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A layman's opinion

  • By Raymond on 06-28-09

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-27-18

a very well written explanation of the financial crash of 2008. Voiced eloquently explains how the federal reserve caused the artificial boom, And why more credit creation and bail outs or fuel to the fire rather than a remedy to the problem.

  • The Revolution

  • A Manifesto
  • By: Ron Paul
  • Narrated by: Bob Craig
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382

In The Revolution, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has exposed the core truths behind everything threatening America, from the real reasons behind the collapse of the dollar and the looming financial crisis, to terrorism and the loss of our precious civil liberties. In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth your time

  • By Sierra Bravo on 11-16-08

fantastic

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Reviewed: 11-15-18

Great arguments for policies of freedom and self responsibility in America and the world today by the champion of liberty himself.

  • The Fish That Ate the Whale

  • The Life and Times of America's Banana King
  • By: Rich Cohen
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 821

When Samuel Zemurray arrived in America in 1891, he was tall, gangly, and penniless. When he died in the grandest house in New Orleans 69 years later, he was among the richest, most powerful men in the world. In between, he worked as a fruit peddler, banana hauler, dockside hustler, and plantation owner. He battled and conquered the United Fruit Company, becoming a symbol of the best and worst of the United States: proof America is the land of opportunity, but also a classic example of the corporate pirate who treats foreign nations as the backdrop for his adventures.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing.

  • By tobymugg on 12-22-18

author sounds like a pretentious asshole

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-14-18

Great story of an incredible life. lots of great history included. the author added in too many personal notes though. Dude, shut up about yourself and tell the story

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  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,859

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

decent book

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-05-18

I don't see how he is a big fan of grant and Sherman. mostly good, besides a few small issues

  • Tribe

  • On Homecoming and Belonging
  • By: Sebastian Junger
  • Narrated by: Sebastian Junger
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,590
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,647
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,604

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians - but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The most profound book on the subject

  • By joseph on 05-26-16

Compelling argument

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Reviewed: 01-04-18

Great book overall. I had a few issues though. The author often refers to economic inequality in a negative way while implying that a more collective economic system maybe a preferred.

He also blames the economic recession on greedy bankers, Without blaming government policies. While this was not a main part of the book, and should be overlooked, I cannot completely forgive it.

His analysis of humans as tribal is very interesting, but some of his solutions to improve society are very flawed.

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  • Mindset

  • The New Psychology of Success
  • By: Carol Dweck
  • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,228

Mindset is one of those rare audio books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way. A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than 20 years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work, and ultimately predicts whether or not we will fulfull our potential.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Literally Mind-Altering

  • By John on 09-08-15

A book for everyone

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-17

life changing. The concept is simple, but so powerful. it has applications to all aspects of life

  • The 5 Second Rule

  • Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
  • By: Mel Robbins
  • Narrated by: Mel Robbins
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,679
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,488

How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in five seconds. Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I turned it off after an hour.

  • By Zac on 04-08-17

useful tool

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-17

This could have been much shorter, but had some good nuggets in it. Over off pretty good

  • Knowledge and Decisions

  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thomas Sowell's Greatest Work

  • By Doug on 12-08-12

Soooo much info

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Sowell is brilliant. Logical clear presentations of many arguments in favor of a free democratic people. Highly informative. Few will agree with everything in such a huge book, but reading his compelling ideas and arguments is highly educational. You will look at many things in society and government differently after this book.

  • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

  • An International Perspective
  • By: Thomas Sowell
  • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839

In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A paradigm shift on the subject of equality

  • By Steven Schardein on 10-02-15

excellent

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Reviewed: 02-06-17

Thomas Soul has a way of explaining complex ideas with such eloquently simplicity. he systematically destroys myths about race, poverty, and economics