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  • The Price of Inequality

  • How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
  • By: Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 846
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    4 out of 5 stars 727
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    4 out of 5 stars 735

The top 1 percent of Americans control 40 percent of the nation's wealth. And, as Joseph E. Stiglitz explains, while those at the top enjoy the best health care, education, and benefits of wealth, they fail to realize that "their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live." Stiglitz draws on his deep understanding of economics to show that growing inequality is not inevitable. He examines our current state, then teases out its implications for democracy, for monetary and budgetary policy, and for globalization. He closes with a plan for a more just and prosperous future.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An explosion of ideas with no depth

  • By P. Smith on 02-03-15

globalization and automation

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Reviewed: 02-13-17

A self-­replicating establishment built on “meritocratic” competition, the debt-driven collapse of 2008 - uncontrollable technological and social change that has produced a two-tier society.
PS. Conservative advocates of pure free markets. The author, Nobel laureate, argues, that free and competitive market is highly beneficial to society at large, but that it needs government regulation and oversight to remain functional.

  • You Are Not So Smart

  • Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself
  • By: David McRaney
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,036
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,023

An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK - delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's official, I'm an idiot

  • By Christopher on 07-04-12

Cutting edge psychology book!

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Reviewed: 07-12-16

Funny read! The book is a celebration of self delusion.
PS. delusions keep us sane

  • The Power of Body Language

  • An Ex-FBI Agent's System for Speed-Reading People
  • By: Joe Navarro
  • Narrated by: Joe Navarro
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,359
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,349

Instantly discover what's really going on around you!Know the truth before you ever hear a word! Approximately 80% of communication is expressed nonverbally. When you know how to unlock the secrets of people's nonverbal cues, you'll always have the upper hand in any situation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • (...) and in the end, they would confess.

  • By Allyssia on 10-04-18

Emotions, memory and the autonomic nervous system

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Reviewed: 05-21-16

A fascinating read if you are into biology, chemistry and evolution.

Emotions, memory and the autonomic nervous system. The hippocampus.

  • Avoidant

  • How to Love (or Leave) a Dismissive Partner
  • By: Jeb Kinnison
  • Narrated by: Joe Farinacci
  • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202

People in relationships with avoidants struggle with their lack of responsiveness and inability to tolerate real intimacy. Relationships between an avoidant and a partner of another attachment type are the largest group of unhappy relationships, and people who love their partners and who may have started families and had children with an avoidant will work very hard to try to make their relationships work better, out of love for their partner and children as well as their own happiness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth a listen!

  • By Jolene Monheim on 04-10-15

One step closer to better you

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Reviewed: 04-16-16

I strongly suggest this book for anyone that is struggling to find understanding and clarity in an otherwise confusing and/or frustrating relationship ... especially one that seems to be conflicting, hypocritical and misleading.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Rain Reign

  • By: Ann M. Martin
  • Narrated by: Laura Hamilton
  • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,039
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034

Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger's syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose's rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a lost dog Rose's father brought home. Rose and Rain are practically inseparable. And they are often home alone, as Rose's father spends most evenings at a bar, and doesn't have much patience for his special-needs daughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful; touched my heart; made me cry!

  • By Wayne on 03-02-16

Tearjerker!

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Reviewed: 02-28-16

Tear - tier. Now I like homonyms.
Beautiful but sad story. Real tearjerker. Great narration, thanx audible!

12 of 16 people found this review helpful