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    • U.S. Constitution

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of the US Constitution with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The United States Constitution is the highest law in the United States of America. All other laws made in the country come from the Constitution. The Constitution outlines and shows how the government of the United States should work. It is the oldest and yet shortest Constitution still in use in any major independent country.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This is not the US Constitution, my money back

    • By Gustavo on 05-31-17

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    • International Criminal Tribunals

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The concept of prosecuting war criminals is not unique to the modern world. Individuals who breached the "rules of war" were tried in ancient Greece, and probably earlier. However, those early prosecutions were hardly examples of fair and impartial international justice. Underpinning the prosecutions, however, was a notion that, even in war, there are certain rules which must be obeyed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Useful

    • By Rurik McKaiser on 10-08-18

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    • Jack the Ripper

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Jude Beaumont
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the crimes of Jack the Ripper with iMinds insightful audio-knowledge series.

    In late 1888, a series of brutal murders took place in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. At least five women were attacked. The killer liked slitting the throats of the victims. The victims' abdomens were then sliced and several organs were removed. This serial killer became known as Jack the Ripper.

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    • Not as good as others

    • By L.T "Serin" on 12-28-18

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    • Tragedy of the Commons

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Tragedy of the Commons with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Tragedy of the Commons is a situation in which a jointly owned resource is overused or destroyed because each person takes more than they would if the resource was privately owned. With each individual acting independently, the combined pressure on the resource exceeds what is in the interests of the community as a whole.

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    • The U.S. Civil War

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of the U.S. Civil War with the iMinds JNR audio-learning series for younger minds. A civil war is a war where the two opposing sides come from the same country. It is a war that occurs within a single nation. The U.S. Civil War was waged from 1861 to 1865 and was fought between the Northern states (making up the Union) and eleven Southern states (the Confederacy). A major cause of the U.S. Civil War was the North's condemnation of slavery.

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    • Polymath, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Want your general knowledge to cross all boundaries? Start becoming a "polymath" (a person of great learning in several fields of study) with iMinds Polymath collections. Polymath, Volume 1, is a collection of 36 iMinds knowledge titles, each a self contained grab of engaging information.

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    • I love this type of thing

    • By Phillip on 06-03-12

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Anime

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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    Super robots to schoolgirls, Astroboy cute to violent realism, Pokemon to pornography. All of these different images, stories and types of entertainment, in cartoon form, can be called "anime". The term anime covers an enormous range of animation. The style is vast, steeped in history, and ever evolving.

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    • Polymath

    • Volume 2
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Keep learning with iMinds Polymath Version Two, a further collection of 36 iMinds knowledge titles. Each title represents a self contained grab of engaging information. Learn about topics as diverse as Guantanamo Bay, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the Geisha or the Spanish Inquisition.

    • Volume 2
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-09
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Leveraged Buyouts

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Leveraged Buyouts with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Leveraged buyouts originated in the early 1960’s. It is also known as a hostile takeover, a highly-leveraged transaction, or a bootstrap transaction. In effect, it is a tactic through which control of a corporation is acquired by buying up a majority of their stock using borrowed money.

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    • Sovereign Debt

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sovereign debt is the debt of a country or government. This debt is usually comprised of bonds issued by the government. Sovereign debt can be contrasted with government debt. Government debt is when bonds are issued in a nation’s own currency. Therefore, this debt is mostly created within a country’s own economic boundaries. Sovereign debt, however, is created from bonds issued in foreign currencies or through loans.

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    • Junk Bonds

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Junk Bonds with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Junk bonds are bonds with a potential for high returns but which also come with many risks. A junk bond is like an IOU from an organisation that states the amount it will pay you back, the date it will pay you back and the interest it will pay you back. But what truly sets junk bonds apart from similar investments is the credit quality of their issuers.

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    • Renaissance

    • Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Renaissance period with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. The word "Renaissance" means "rebirth" in French. It was first used by French historian Jules Michelet in 1858 to refer to a "movement" that took place between about the 13th and 16th centuries . This movement describes the transition from medieval to modern Europe.

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    • US Federal Reserve

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the U.S. Federal Reserve with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Federal Reserve is stirring more excitement these days than is probably recommended for a central bank just shy of its 100th birthday. The Fed, tasked with fostering economic growth and price stability in the US, was ratified by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913.

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    • Ponzi Schemes

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about investment traps with an insight into fraudulent Ponzi Schemes with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. A Ponzi scheme is an illegal business practice. Investors are recruited into a Ponzi scheme and offered excellent returns over time for little or no risk. The operator of a Ponzi scheme relies on further recruitment of investors to accumulate funds. Earlier investors are repaid with later investor's money. They have also been described as Pyramid Schemes.

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    • By Balathayaparan Thayaparan on 03-18-16

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    • World Bank

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the World Bank with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. The World Bank is an international financial institution of the UN whose purpose is the alleviation of poverty through providing leveraged loans and technical assistance to the world’s poorest countries. The World Bank was created at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944 with the primary role of financing the post-war reconstruction of European and Asian countries devastated in World War II.

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    • Mutual Funds

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Mutual Funds with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. A mutual fund is an investment vehicle that allows a group of investors to pool their money, allowing a professional to collectively trade securities on their behalf in exchange for a small fee. The pooled funds are used to purchase a diverse range of assets and provide a return to the investor.

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    • Reverse Swap

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Reverse Swaps with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. A reverse swap is a secondary swap agreement entered into by a party to an existing swap contract. The secondary swap will offset, or reverse, the position held in the original agreement. In other words, it is a new swap with the exact opposite terms to a pre-existing swap contract is made. A reverse swap can therefore simply be thought of as the undoing, without the cancellation, of a previous swap agreement.

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    • Energy Security

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about Energy Security with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Since the industrial revolution the consumption of relatively inexpensive energy has become vital to the functioning of the world economy and modern society. Energy production that is heavily reliant on fossils fuels sourced from an increasingly concentrated number of countries leaves economies highly vulnerable to energy security threats.

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    • Inflation

    • Money
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Emily Sophie Knapp
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Learn about inflation with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Inflation is the increase in the general price of goods and services brought about through either an increase in the amount of money in circulation or by an increase in costs. Historically, inflation often occurred due to the acquisition of new gold deposits. For example, inflation occurred in Europe when Europeans brought back gold from their new American colonies in the Early Modern period.

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    • Burlesque

    • Pop Culture
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the development of burlesque performance with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Burlesque is a theatrical performance concerned with parody and exaggeration. But it didn't originate in the theatre. In fact, the term 'burlesque' is believed to have originally come from the Spanish word for joke, which was "burla". The term "burlesque" was used for satirical literary works from medieval times up until the 18th century.

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