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Applied Economics

Thinking Beyond Stage One
Narrated by: Brian Emerson
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Economics
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This book is geared to the average citizen with little or no economics background who would like the tools to think critically about economic issues. Many of today's economic issues are obscured by their inherent complexity and the often confusing and conflicting views coming from political talking heads. Sowell, a leading conservative economist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, seeks to alleviate this confusion. He begins by elucidating the differences between politicians, who are often compelled by political considerations to act for the short term, and economists, who are more concerned with long-term ramifications. Sowell then focuses on the application of economics to major contemporary real-world problems - housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations.

©2005 Thomas Sowell (P)2005 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Gavin Morrice
  • 03-28-18

Same old Sowell

Thomas Sowell is brilliant, and this book is true to his usual style and quality.

However, most of the information here is a repeat of his other, larger books.

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  • Dainen
  • 12-15-18

Another masterpiece by Mr Sowell

This book is a very easy listen and great follow up to his basic economics book.