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    • Karl Marx

    • Das Kapital
    • By: David Ramsay Steele
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 161
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 120
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 119

    In his monumental work, Das Kapital, Karl Marx (1818-1883) tried to show that capitalism was both inefficient and immoral. His key to explaining capitalism is his labor theory of value, which he developed from ideas of Adam Smith and David Ricardo.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Should Rename As Das Kapital Cliffnotes Unabridged

    • By Jeff on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Joseph Schumpeter and Dynamic Economical Change

    • By: Laurence S. Moss
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this the "circular flow". Entrepreneurs interrupt this circular flow with new ideas and visions about the economic future, recombining existing resources to create new and more valuable products and services.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • great narration, too tough to understand

    • By Andy on 01-09-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Fundamental Analysis, Value Investing, and Growth Investing

    • By: Roger Lowenstein, Janet Lowe
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Benjamin Graham developed "value investing", a style adopted by Warren Buffett, one of history's most successful investors. It is based on "fundamental analysis", which quantitatively compares a company's stock price to various measures of financial strength and promise. "Growth investing" is a fundamentally different style that seeks to identify tomorrow's great business successes. Learn the ins and outs, and the pros and cons, of these basic investment styles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of information in a quick read/listen

    • By William on 05-13-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Austrian Case for the Free Market Process

    • Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek
    • By: William Peterson
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
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      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) and Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) were perhaps the foremost defenders of the free market and limited government during the mid-twentieth century ascendancy of Keynesian economics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keep it simple

    • By CESAR on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Taxes, Estate Planning, and Asset Protection

    • By: Vernon K. Jacobs, Michael Ketcher
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Any good financial plan must address how to preserve what you earn. Though tax law and inheritance laws constantly change, this presentation will give you a clear "big picture" on the basic pitfalls and opportunities in this potentially complicated (yet vital) area of financial planning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • tax history book

    • By Reo on 01-29-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Alfred Marshall and Neoclassicism

    • Economics Becomes a Science
    • By: Robert Hebert
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Alfred Marshall, a British economics professor at Oxford University, developed economics into a more rigorous, professional discipline than ever before. He invented concepts such as price elasticity, the representative firm, consumer's surplus, and other ideas that significantly enlarged the "analytical tool kit" of the economist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Small Gems with Minor Flaws

    • By Nelson Alexander on 04-04-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Classical Economists

    • By: Dr. E.G. West
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The classical economists pioneered a new way of thinking about the uniquely human tendency to produce, trade, consume, and accumulate. Adam Smith (1723-1790) explained how the division of labor expands productive power and argued for freedom in economic affairs. David Ricardo (1772-1823), a London stockbroker, developed the concept of diminishing returns, the wages-fund doctrine, and classical rent theory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid overview

    • By Yousuf on 06-12-07

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Bargain Hunters, Contrarians, Cycles, and Waves

    • By: Janet Lowe, Ken Fisher
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Jean Paul Getty and John Templeton are great examples of "bargain hunters" or "contrarians" who seek to find promising stocks that are out of favor or fashion: and therefore undervalued. Slightly different are those who study cycles and waves to determine regular and (hopefully) predictable patterns of favor and disfavor in the market.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Money Managers and Mutual Funds

    • By: Donald J. Christensen
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    What do professional money managers offer to the individual investor, and to what degree can they be expected to outperform the market? Investors increasingly choose mutual funds, themselves run by money managers, as a preferred way to invest in securities. How should an investor come to terms with the dizzying number of choices available, and how can we anticipate the future performance of a manager of a mutual fund?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A VERY GOOD SURVEY OF MUTUAL FUNDS

    • By DS on 03-19-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Frank Knight and the Chicago School

    • The Role of Economic Uncertainty
    • By: Dr. Arthur Diamond
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Frank Knight (1885-1972) fathered the famous Chicago School of Economics, whose members are among the most decorated in history. An abstract theorist, Knight emphasized the role of risk and uncertainty in economic affairs, and was philosophically concerned with such topics as means vs. ends, economics as a study of human nature, and human communication.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I'm left fuzzy on what Knight's ideas were

    • By Philo on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Early Austrian Economics

    • By: Israel Kirzner
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Carl Menger (1840-1921) and Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk (1851-1914), working in Vienna in the late nineteenth century, rejected the classical and Marxian ideas that value can be measured objectively. They insisted that the subjective preferences of consumers determine value; this shifted the attention of economic analysis from productive power to consumer demand.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An OK Summary

    • By George on 10-04-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Monetarism and Supply Side Economics

    • Free Market Thought in the Late 20th Century
    • By: Arjo Klamer, Alan Reynolds
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Dr. Arjo Klamer: Monetarism emerged in the 1960's under the leadership of Milton Friedman, who received the Nobel Prize in 1976. Friedman taught at the University of Chicago during this period, developing monetarism as a branch of Frank Knight's famous "Chicago School" of economics. Monetarists emphasize the role of money and the government's monetary policy in economic affairs; they vigorously defend the free market in their work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Author did not take sides as what works.

    • By Luis on 07-05-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Stock Frauds, Manipulations, and Insider Trading

    • By: Thomas D. Saler, Don Christensen
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Public confidence in financial markets depends on the perception that they are fair and just, not distorted or manipulated to the advantage of particular traders. This is the story of those who have sought illicit advantages, and how markets and investors can protect themselves against the dark side of human nature.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the price of a drink at Starbucks

    • By Kyle on 03-12-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Keynesian Revolution

    • By: Dr. Fred Glahe, Dr. Frank Vorhies
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was without question the most influential economist of the twentieth century. His most important work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, was published in 1936, and it was widely perceived as offering plausible explanations and solutions for the Great Depression.<

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • not a great book

    • By Stiltman on 07-30-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Deal Makers, Brokers, and Bankers

    • By: Austin Lynas, Henry R. Hecht
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 7

    The institutions and big players of Wall Street shape your financial world in a profound way; many act on behalf of millions of people as they invest pension funds, retirement plans, or other group assets. Investment bankers play a key role for companies that sell stock; stock brokers offer an array of services to fit a number of investor needs. Learn how deal makers, brokers, and bankers shape your financial opportunities.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Struggle Over the Keynesian Heritage

    • Neoclassical Synthesists vs. the Post Keynesians
    • By: Paul Davidson
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Since World War II, economists have struggled to understand the Keynesian Revolution and to apply its lessons to the modern economy. The heart of the debate over Keynes' radical ideas has been whether they could or should be reconciled with the older, neoclassical economic theory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clear but painfully short description of Keynes...

    • By Gare on 02-08-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Crashes, Booms, Panics, and Government Regulations

    • By: Robert Sobel, Roger Lowenstein
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't bother

    • By E. William on 10-13-08

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thorstein Veblen and Institutionalism

    • Social Institutions Gain New Significance in Economics
    • By: Dr. William Peterson
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Institutionalism is an economic point of view that emphasizes the role of social organization and structure in modern economic life. Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929), an American son of Norwegian immigrants, was instrumental in creating this school of thought in the early twentieth century, and he vigorously attacked what he regarded as the privileged "leisure class" in America.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • a terrible book

    • By Pete K. on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The German Historical School of Economics

    • By: Dr. Nicholas Balabkins
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Beginning in the early 1840's, a group of German university professors denounced the abstract theories of classical economists, rejecting theoretical analysis in favor of a historical approach. They believed that theories only express what happens in a simplified world, not in the real world, and that they offer little solution to the pressing social problems of the underprivileged.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Sam Motes on 03-14-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Vision of Leon Walras

    • By: Donald Walker
    • Narrated by: Louis Rukeyser
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Leon Walras (1834-1910) transformed economics from a literary discipline into a mathematical, deterministic science. For the first time, Walras expressed rigorously the view that all markets are related, and that their relationships can be described and analyzed mathematically.

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