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    • Naked Statistics

    • Stripping the Dread from the Data
    • By: Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2,138
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    From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Basic, but very well explained

    • By Philo on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Naked Economics

    • Undressing the Dismal Science
    • By: Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Kerin McCue
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 353

    In Naked Economics, journalist Charles Wheelan does “the impossible”—he makes economic principles relevant, interesting and fun. Brimming with scores of down-to-earth examples and sprinkled with humorous anecdotes, this comprehensive overview will keep listeners smiling and wide awake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For econ class

    • By nooie on 11-28-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Naked Money

    • A Revealing Look at What It Is and Why It Matters
    • By: Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    Consider the $20 bill. It has no more value, as a simple slip of paper, than Monopoly money. Yet even children recognize that tearing one into small pieces is an act of inconceivable stupidity. What makes a $20 bill actually worth $20? In the third volume of his best-selling Naked series, Charles Wheelan uses this seemingly simple question to open the door to the surprisingly colorful world of money and banking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, Witty, Easy to Understand, & Well Read!

    • By Ken Beller on 04-30-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Centrist Manifesto

    • By: Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Charles Wheelan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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    From debt ceiling standoffs to single-digit Congress approval ratings, America’s political system has never been more polarized - or paralyzed - than it is today. As best-selling author and public policy expert Charles Wheelan writes, now is the time for a pragmatic Centrist party that will identify and embrace the best Democratic and Republican ideals, moving us forward on the most urgent issues for our nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must read for all rational americans

    • By CM on 09-15-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said

    • By: Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The antidote to those cotton-candy platitudes that are all too familiar to anyone who’s ever worn a mortarboard, Wheelan’s 10 head-turning aphorisms - backed up by a PhD in public policy and extensive social science research - set the record straight. Readers everywhere agreed, turning a Dartmouth Class Day speech that had gone viral into a best-selling book.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Mark on 09-22-16

    Regular price: $6.95