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    • Economism

    • Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality
    • By: James Kwak, Simon Johnson - foreword
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    In order to illuminate the fallacies of economism, James Kwak first offers a primer on supply and demand, market equilibrium, and social welfare: the underpinnings of most popular economic arguments. Then he provides a historical account of how economism became a prevalent mode of thought in the United States - focusing on the people who packaged Econ 101 into sound bites that were then repeated until they took on the aura of truth.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • With no graphs, the audio version is useless.

    • By Thomas on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $24.50

    • White House Burning

    • The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
    • By: James Kwak, Simon Johnson
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Bitter fighting over deficits, taxes, and spending bedevils Washington, D.C., even as partisan gridlock has brought the government to the brink of default. Yet the more politicians on both sides of the aisle rant and the citizenry fumes, the more things seem to remain the same. White House Burning looks squarely at the burgeoning national debt and proposes to defuse its threat to our well-being without forcing struggling middle-class families and the elderly into poverty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book on our national debt and our future

    • By Keith Ball on 05-15-12

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 13 Bankers

    • The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
    • By: Simon Johnson, James Kwak
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks, which together control assets amounting to more than 60 percent of the country's gross domestic product, these financial institutions (now more emphatically "too big to fail") continue to hold the global economy hostage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy to Understand and Comprehend

    • By Kyle on 04-11-10

    Regular price: $24.49