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Legal Systems Very Different from Ours

By: David Friedman,Peter Leeson,David Skarbek
Narrated by: David Friedman
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Publisher's Summary

This book looks at 13 different legal systems, ranging from Imperial China to modern Amish: how they worked, what problems they faced, how they dealt with them. Some chapters deal with a single legal system, others with topics relevant to several, such as problems with law based on divine revelation or how systems work in which law enforcement is private and decentralized. 

The book’s underlying assumption is that all human societies face the same problems, deal with them in an interesting variety of different ways, and are all the work of grown-ups and hence should all be taken seriously. It ends with a chapter on features of past legal systems that a modern system might want to borrow.

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©2019 David Director Friedman (P)2020 David Director Friedman

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Great content, poor quality audio

I'm a fan of David Friedman and the content of the book was great, BUT the audio quality was so bad I struggled listening.

I support that Friedman wants to self publish, but I really wish the audio quality was better. I'm not that demanding, it does not have to be studio level, just bit better.

Unfortunately other Friedman audio books appear to have same quality recording which is deal breaker for me.

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move to somalia

"if you like anarchy so much then why don't you move to somalia?"

well if the CIA stopped meddling with it, backing one warlord over another, then I might consider it.

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Nice one but could have better sound quality

The content is great. But the quality of the narration is subpar. It is read by the author, and it seems it was recorded on his laptop microphone. It could also use some editing. Anyway, I still prefer to have this audiobook with a non-ideal narration than no audiobook at all!

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Excellent

This book is exactly what I wanted to read. Such an interesting walk through the history of the world’s legal systems. Learned a lot, everyone interested in state craft should read this!

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Good information with terrible audio

The information is interesting and engaging.

The audio is just terrible. Part of it is the reverb of the recording room/poor mic and part sounds like low bit rate effects. The audio was so bad I almost stopped listening during the opening sections.

I'm glad I struggled through the first part and finished the book.

After a while the poor audio mostly fades into the back ground as I got engaged in the information being shared.

If the audio was better, I would listen to the book again.

The end of the book is abrupt with out a solid summary.

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Incredible Content, Poor Audio Quality

Honestly this book was so enlightening I'm very glad I took the time to listen. I started a little slow but quickly became very fascinating

The only downside is that the audio narration was recorded on some very poor microphone (most likely on a smart phone) in an area with bad acoustics (most likely a bedroom)

Never the less I'm very grateful as sub par narration audio is better than no narration