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    • Animal Spirits

    • How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
    • By: George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 259
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    The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, "animal spirits" are driving financial events worldwide.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Relevant Portrayal of Behavioral Economics

    • By CWALL on 03-08-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Phishing for Phools

    • The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
    • By: George A. Akerlof, Robert J. Shiller
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 237
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    Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Useful for a certain audience, but ...

    • By Philo on 02-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Identity Economics

    • How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
    • By: George Akerlof, Rachel Kranton
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    Identity Economics bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People’s notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people’s identity—their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be—may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating and Thought Provoking Audio

    • By morton on 02-16-10

    Regular price: $24.49