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Economics in One Lesson Audiobook

Economics in One Lesson

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Publisher's Summary

Called by H.L. Mencken, "one of the few economists in history who could really write," Henry Hazlitt achieved lasting fame for his brilliant but concise work. In it, he explains basic truths about economics and the economic fallacies responsible for unemployment, inflation, high taxes, and recession. Covering considerable ground, Hazlitt illustrates the destructive effects of taxes, rent and price controls, inflation, trade restrictions, and minimum wage laws. And, he writes about key classical liberal thinkers like John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, John Stuart Mill, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Herbert Spencer.

Please Note: This audiobook is in Arabic.

©1962, 1979 by Henry Hazlitt; (P)1996 by Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"If there were a Nobel Prize for clear economic thinking, Mr. Hazlitt's book would be a worthy recipient...like a surgeon's scalpel, it cuts through...much nonsense that has been written in recent years about our economic ailments." (J.W. Hanes, former Undersecretary of the Treasury)

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    mtt providence, r.i. United States 12-02-16
    mtt providence, r.i. United States 12-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    What disappointed you about Economics in One Lesson?

    This book was originally published in 1946 with various revisions that ended in the late 1970's. This was for the American economy when:
    -the middle class had purchasing power
    -the U.S. was a manufacturing based economy
    -there was faith in businesses taking care of employees and not shareholders
    -before Reganomics
    -prior to Asias rise of manufacturing
    -the S&L crisis, the 'too big to fail' bailouts, .com bubble, the housing crisis., nor the various recessions since 1980, etc. that occurred after the last revision of this book, the LIBOR scandal, etc.
    Are there some ideas and concepts that could still apply to today's markets? Yes but the text can be easily manipulated to fit one's arguements.
    The world has changed but it seems many that believe this book is an answer to today's woes are not taking the global view.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    So many choices I'm not sure!


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine. This feels and sounds like an overly simplified middle school textbook on economy.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Unimpressed.


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    Adam 11-25-16
    Adam 11-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "MUST READ!"

    Best and easiest depiction of how markets work and tha danger of not evaluating policies holistically.

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    Steve 11-09-16
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    "Best book I've ever read"

    Best explanation of economics, accessible to both novice and expert. Should be required reading I order to vote.

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    Dc Englewood, OH, USA 10-27-16
    Dc Englewood, OH, USA 10-27-16 Member Since 2005
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    This clear, concise, and delightfully short book should be read by every one!

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    William F. Mccann Old Bridge, NJ USA 10-25-16
    William F. Mccann Old Bridge, NJ USA 10-25-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Using economics to rationalize a point of view."

    I picked up this book on the recommendation of Mike Rowe. Mike Rowe? You say. Pitchman, realty TV star, and opera singer? Yes. And he's a pretty smart guy too. But that recommendation was misguides. This book is rife with fundamentally flawed math and logic. Those flaws dilute the message. What results is point of view supported arguments contrived to give them strength. Forget this book. Head over instead to Freakonomics.

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    Austin Baltimore 10-21-16
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    "Good if you're a union member in the 1950s looking for socialism to fix your problem, otherwise a little light."

    Good if you're a union member in the 1950s looking for socialism to fix your problem, otherwise a little light.

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    C. Childs 10-20-16
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    "Great information and explanations"

    The explanations for such complex economics was wonderfully done. The narrator was easy to listen to and did not distract from the information.

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    Kian Ameli California USA 10-20-16
    Kian Ameli California USA 10-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Mandatory for all high schoolers"

    One of the great tragedies is that economics isn't sexy or easy to understand, so baseless emotional arguments win our over reason.

    Economics in One Lesson makes Econ a little sexier and a lot easier to understand.

    The reader does sound like my old math teacher though, which is unfortunate

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    Blake 10-15-16
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    "All should listen."

    Everyone should listen and understand this book. Most all of subjects were taught in grade school but may have fallen on deaf ears, try again.

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    What disappointed you about Economics in One Lesson?

    I was very disappointed with this book. I purchased the book with the intention of learning the basics of economics to help me better understand the subject for a class I was taking. I didn't feel I learned anything that would have helped prepare me for the class other than a little on politics and taxes.


    What could Henry Hazlitt have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Be more informative about the subject the title portrays, or change the title as it is misleading.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Riggenbach?

    Don't know.


    What character would you cut from Economics in One Lesson?

    don't know


    Any additional comments?

    none

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