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The New Great Depression

106 ratings

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A Wall Street Journal and national best seller! The man who predicted the worst economic crisis in US history shows you how to survive it. The current crisis is not like 2008 or even 1929. The New Depression that has emerged from the COVID pandemic is the worst economic crisis in US history. Most fired employees will remain redundant. Bankruptcies will be common, and banks will buckle under the weight of bad debts. Deflation, debt, and demography will wreck any chance of recovery, and social disorder will follow closely on the heels of market chaos. The happy talk from Wall Street and the White House is an illusion. The worst is yet to come.  But for knowledgeable investors, all hope is not lost.  In The New Great Depression, James Rickards, New York Times best-selling author of Aftermath and The New Case for Gold, pulls back the curtain to reveal the true risks to our financial system and what savvy investors can do to survive - even prosper - during a time of unrivaled turbulence. Drawing on historical case studies, monetary theory, and behind-the-scenes access to the halls of power, Rickards shines a clarifying light on the events taking place, so investors understand what's really happening and what they can do about it. A must-listen for any fans of Rickards and for investors everywhere who want to understand how to preserve their wealth during the worst economic crisis in US history.

©2020 James Rickards (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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The Price of Tomorrow

159 ratings

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We live in an extraordinary time. Technological advances are happening at a rate faster than our ability to understand them, and in a world that moves faster than we can imagine, we cannot afford to stand still. These advances bring efficiency and abundance - and they are profoundly deflationary. Our economic systems were built for a pre-technology era when labor and capital were inextricably linked - an era that counted on growth and inflation and an era where we made money from inefficiency. That era is over, but we keep on pretending that those economic systems still work. The only thing driving growth in the world today is easy credit, which is being created at a pace that is hard to comprehend and with it, debt that we will never be able to pay back. As we try to artificially drive an economic system built for the past, we are creating more than just economic trouble. On our current path, our world will become profoundly more polarized and unsafe. We need to build a new framework for our local and global economies, and soon, we need to accept deflation and embrace the abundance it can bring. Otherwise, the same technology that has the power to bring abundance to us and our world will instead destroy it. In this extraordinary contrarian book, Jeff Booth, a leading mind and CEO in e-commerce and technology for 20 years, details the technological and economic realities shaping our present and our future, and the choices we face as we go forward - a potentially alarming, but deeply hopeful situation.

©2019 Stanley Press (P)2020 Stanley Press

Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
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When Money Dies

6 ratings

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When Money Dies is the classic history of what happens when a nation's currency depreciates beyond recovery. In 1923, with its currency effectively worthless (the exchange rate in December of that year was one dollar to 4,200,000,000,000 marks), the German republic was all but reduced to a barter economy. Expensive cigars, artworks, and jewels were routinely exchanged for staples such as bread; a cinema ticket could be bought for a lump of coal; and a bottle of paraffin for a silk shirt. People watched helplessly as their life savings disappeared and their loved ones starved. Germany's finances descended into chaos, with severe social unrest in its wake. Money may no longer be physically printed and distributed in the voluminous quantities of 1923. However, quantitative easing, that modern euphemism for surreptitious deficit financing in an electronic era, can no less become an assault on monetary discipline. Whatever the reason for a country's deficit - necessity or profligacy, unwillingness to tax, or blindness to expenditure - it is beguiling to suppose that if the day of reckoning is postponed economic recovery will come in time to prevent higher unemployment or deeper recession. What if it does not? Germany in 1923 provides a vivid, compelling, sobering moral tale.

©2010 Adam Fergusson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Aftermath

78 ratings

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A Wall Street Journal best seller  Financial expert, investment advisor and New York Times best-selling author James Rickards shows why and how global financial markets are being artificially inflated - and what smart investors can do to protect their assets What goes up, must come down. As any student of financial history knows, the dizzying heights of the stock market can't continue indefinitely - especially since asset prices have been artificially inflated by investor optimism around the Trump administration, ruinously low interest rates, and the infiltration of behavioral economics into our financial lives. The elites are prepared, but what's the average investor to do?  James Rickards, the author of the prescient books Currency Wars, The Death of Money, and The Road to Ruin, lays out the true risks to our financial system, and offers invaluable advice on how best to weather the storm. You'll learn, for instance:  How behavioral economists prop up the market: funds that administer 401(k)s use all kinds of tricks to make you invest more, inflating asset prices to unsustainable levels. Why digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are best avoided.  Why passive investing has been overhyped: The average investor has been scolded into passively managed index funds. But active investors will soon have a big advantage. What the financial landscape will look like after the next crisis: It will not be an apocalypse, but it will be radically different. Those who forsee this landscape can prepare now to preserve wealth. Provocative, stirring, and full of counterintuitive advice, Aftermath is the book every smart investor will want to get their hands on - as soon as possible.

©2019 James Rickards (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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Economics, 3rd Edition

50 ratings

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Economic issues are active in our lives every day. However, when the subject of economics comes up in conversation or on the news, we can find ourselves longing for a more sophisticated understanding of the fundamentals of economics. These thirty-six lectures will help you think about and discuss economic issues that affect you and the nation every day-interest rates, unemployment, personal investing, budget deficits, globalization, and many more-with a greater level of knowledge and sophistication. They require no special or advanced knowledge of mathematics. Instead, you'll learn economics through intuitive explanations and in plain English. Professor Taylor's first 18 lectures focus on "microeconomics," or looking at economics "from the bottom up." You'll study the behavior of individuals, households, and firms; and how they interact in markets for goods, labor, and saving and investment. Topics in microeconomics include: supply and demand in the free market, monopolies and regulated competition, and public goods. The second eighteen lectures cover "macroeconomics," or studying the economy "from the top down." Here you will examine the factors that help economists evaluate the economy on a national and global scale. Among these macroeconomic issues are: common ways the government taxes and spends, the relationship between employment and inflation, and international exchange rates. Throughout, Professor Taylor helps you apply what you are learning to many of today's most frequently discussed and misunderstood issues. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2005 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2005 The Great Courses

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Thinking Like an Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making

39 ratings

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Economic forces are everywhere around you. But that doesn't mean you need to passively accept whatever outcome those forces might press upon you. Instead, with these 12 fast-moving and crystal clear lectures, you can learn how to use a small handful of basic nuts-and-bolts principles to turn those same forces to your own advantage. Requiring no previous economics background, Professor Bartlett presents some of the fundamental principles and concepts that shape the lenses through which economists view the world. He then shows you how to use these simple analytical tools to understand what you see through those lenses. By learning to identify the many varied situations in which economics affects your life and how to wield the tools that can help you make the wisest choices in those situations, you'll enhance not only your understanding of daily life but your own success in living it. Packed with case studies, helpful strategies, economic insights, and more, this series will equip you with a reliable toolkit for thinking more like an everyday economist and approach the issues in your own life with a more educated, seasoned eye. And after these dozen lectures with Professor Bartlett, things really will look very different. You'll see how basic economic ideas like incentives, risks, rewards, and rationality are not just the province of professional economists, government policymakers, or your local bank's loan officer, but instead lie at the root of nearly every decision you must make in your daily life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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Flash Boys

151 ratings

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2015 Audie Award Finalist for Non-Fiction From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Liar's Poker and "one of the country's most popular business journalists" (The New York Times) Michael Lewis, comes an engaging new book about Wall Street.  Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Boomerang, The Big Short, The Blind Side, Moneyball, and many others, returns to the financial world to give listeners a ringside seat as the biggest news story in years prepares to hit Wall Street.

©2014 Michael Lewis (P)2014 Simon & Schuster

Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
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Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

185 ratings

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In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics,which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.

©2014 Thomas Sowell (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
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The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

3 ratings

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The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan) and laid claim to the Indus Kingdoms. Further chapters examine the development of Palmyra as a leading caravan city on the edge of Roman Syria and consider trade ventures through the Tarim territories that led Roman merchants to Han China. The Han Empire of ancient China matched that of Rome in scale and possessed military technology surpassing that of Roman legions. The Han established a system of Central Asian trade routes known as the Silk Road that carried eastern products as far as Persia and the frontiers of the Roman Empire. This is the first audiobook to address these subjects in a single comprehensive study. It explores Rome's impact on the ancient world economy and reveals what the Chinese and Romans knew about their rival Empires.

©2016 Raoul McLaughlin (P)2019 Tantor

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The Creature from Jekyll Island

99 ratings

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This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true. This book is about the most blatant scam of history. It's all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Your world view will definitely change. Putting it quite simply, this may be the most important book on world affairs you will ever read. The 5th Edition includes a no-holds barred analysis of bank bailouts under the Bush and Obama Administrations that are shown to be nothing less than legalized plunder of the American people. Many other updates have been added, including a revision to the list of those who attended the historic meeting at Jekyll Island, where the Federal Reserve was created.

©1994 G. Edward Griffin (P)2013 Audiobooks.com

Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
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No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

41 ratings

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What is life? What is my place in it? What choices do these questions obligate me to make? More than a half-century after it burst upon the intellectual scene - with roots that extend to the mid-19th century - Existentialism's quest to answer these most fundamental questions of individual responsibility, morality, and personal freedom has continued to exert a profound attraction. Now, in a series of 24 probing and thoughtful lectures, you can enrich your own understanding of this unique philosophical wave, the visionary thinkers it brought together to ponder and debate these questions, and the prominent role it still plays in contemporary thought. "Existentialism is, in my view, the most exciting and important philosophical movement of the past century and a half," says Professor Solomon. "Fifty years after the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre gave it its identity and 150 years after the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard gave it its initial impetus, it continues to win new enthusiasts and, in keeping with its still exciting and revolutionary message, vehement critics." Plumbing both sides of the debate, these lectures examine a wide range of Existentialist thought. You'll be exposed to the religious approach of Kierkegaard; the bold fiction of Camus; the warrior rhetoric and often-shocking claims about religion and morality posed by Nietzsche; the radical and uncompromising notion of freedom championed by Sartre; and the searching analysis of human historicity and finitude offered by Martin Heidegger. And you'll encounter the reluctance - often angrily expressed - of many of Existentialism's major figures to be thought of as part of any philosophical movement or even as intellectual allies! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2000 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2000 The Great Courses

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Bad Samaritans

8 ratings

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With irreverent wit, an engagingly personal style, and a battery of real-life examples, Ha-Joon Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" orthodoxy of Thomas Friedman and other neo-liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers - from the United States to Britain to his native South Korea - all attained prosperity by shameless protectionism and government intervention in industry. We in the wealthy nations have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade and - via our proxies such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization - ramming policies that suit ourselves down the throat of the developing world. Unlike typical economists who construct models of how economies are supposed to behave, Chang examines the past: what has actually happened. His pungently contrarian history demolishes one pillar after another of free-market mythology. We treat patents and copyrights as sacrosanct - but developed our own industries by studiously copying others' technologies. We insist that centrally planned economies stifle growth - but many developing countries had higher GDP growth before they were pressured into deregulating their economies. Both justice and common sense, Chang argues, demand that we reevaluate the policies we force on weaker nations. Bad Samaritans calls on America to return to its abandoned role, embodied in programs like the Marshall Plan, to offer a helping hand, instead of a closed fist, to countries struggling to follow in our footsteps.

©2007 Ha-Joon Chang (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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23 Things They Don't Tell You about Capitalism

11 ratings

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Thing 1: There is no such thing as the free market.Thing 4: The washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet.Thing 5: Assume the worst about people, and you get the worst.Thing 13: Making rich people richer doesn't make the rest of us richer. If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the dogma and sheer hype that the dominant school of neoliberal economists - the apostles of the freemarket - have spun since the Age of Reagan. Chang, the author of the international best seller Bad Samaritans, is one of the world's most respected economists, a voice of sanity - and wit - in the tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz. 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism equips listeners with an understanding of how global capitalism works - and doesn't. In his final chapter, "How to Rebuild the World", Chang offers a vision of how we can shape capitalism to humane ends, instead of becoming slaves of the market. Ha-Joon Chang teaches in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. His books include the best-selling Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism. His Kicking Away the Ladder received the 2003 Myrdal Prize, and, in 2005, Chang was awarded the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

©2011 Ha-Joon Chang (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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The Silver Manifesto

2 ratings

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There are factors that produce immense profits and these occur rarely. Investors stand at a unique point in monetary history where the death of paper currencies on a global scale is taking place before their eyes. Because most are frozen into inside-the-box thinking, few investors will ride the next move as silver (and gold) skyrocket in the years ahead. In fact the primary purpose of this book is to educate the listener as to why there is no way out of the financial morass created by the financial elite. We have reached the point where the savvy few understand what is happening and take action, while the rest are left watching, thinking the precious metals bull market is dead. The authors explore when to expect the next bull market to begin and why, how the 2008 financial crisis has been "papered over" and what to watch for going forward. The real supply and demand looking at both industrial and monetary demand. Money and banking - what fractional reserve banking means to currency and bullion. The best surest method to stay in the profit zone and not worry about the wild price swings. How to pick a mining company - this information is priceless. Most who are taught this methodology have a degree in finance, but we break it down for the average investor. The silver manipulation story - the facts, more facts, and the irrefutable facts. The biggest concern of all investors: The debt bomb!

©2015 christopher j marchese (P)2015 Christopher j marchese

Narrator: Ryan Brooks
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
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The Ascent of Money

69 ratings

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Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential back story behind all history. Through Ferguson's expert lens familiar historical landmarks appear in a new and sharper financial focus. Suddenly, the civilization of the Renaissance looks very different: a boom in the market for art and architecture made possible when Italian bankers adopted Arabic mathematics. The rise of the Dutch republic is reinterpreted as the triumph of the world's first modern bond market over insolvent Habsburg absolutism. And the origins of the French Revolution are traced back to a stock market bubble caused by a convicted Scot murderer.

©2008 Niall Ferguson (P)2008 Tantor

Narrator: Simon Prebble
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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International Economic Institutions

4 ratings

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Since the end of World War II, groups such as the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Union, and G-20 have sprung up with a variety of missions, including promoting trade, ensuring financial stability, eradicating poverty, and advancing sustainable economic growth. Behind these worthy goals is the ultimate aim: preventing the kind of global economic instability that can easily lead to war. But while such organizations are trying to knit the world more tightly together, in many countries the voices of populism and nationalism are objecting that the price of lost sovereignty is too high and that traditions and customs are being lost. Furthermore, such organizations have the failings common to all human institutions. Do they really work? Have some saved us from disaster? Are we better off without others? What is the best route to prosperity, and do these groups help smooth the way or obstruct it? International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism uses these influential bodies as a lens to study today's globalized economy. In 24 eye-opening half-hour lectures, award-winning teacher and economist Professor Ramon P. DeGennaro of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, conducts you through the dizzying array of institutions, their backgrounds, their goals, and the important roles they play in the economic life of the entire world. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 The Great Courses (P)2017 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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Foundations of Economic Prosperity

7 ratings

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Prosperity has transformed the world. But the story of prosperity is far from simple-or complete. These 24 lectures give you an unrivaled overview of one of the most pressing issues of our day and take you behind the headlines and into the debates to dispel some common myths about prosperity and get at deeper truths. In this stimulating, wide-ranging course, Professor Drezner shows that achieving prosperity involves more than economics. Psychology, sociology, political science, and history also come into play. By taking this broad view, he leads you to fundamental insights about how the modern world works and an understanding of the functioning of the U.S., European, Chinese, and other major economies, as well as an appreciation for the special problems faced by underdeveloped nations. These lectures introduce you to dozens of case histories that illustrate what works and doesn't work in the drive to increase economic growth. A superb storyteller, Professor Drezner reaches back to examples such as the policy called mercantilism that trapped European powers in growth-killing trade practices from the 16th to 18th centuries. And he anchors his analysis in the present with discussions of globalization, financial bubbles, and other economic phenomena in the news.As a start on your own road to greater prosperity, educate yourself with this unparalleled explanation of the foundations of economic prosperity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2013 The Great Courses

Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
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The Misbehavior of Markets

12 ratings

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Benoit B. Mandelbrot, one of the century’s most influential mathematicians, is world-famous for making mathematical sense of a fact everybody knows but that geometers from Euclid on down had never assimilated: Clouds are not round, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not smooth. To these classic lines we can now add another example: Markets are not the safe bet your broker may claim. In his first book for a general audience, Mandelbrot, with co-author Richard L. Hudson, shows how the dominant way of thinking about the behavior of markets-a set of mathematical assumptions a century old and still learned by every MBA and financier in the world-simply does not work. As he did for the physical world in his classic The Fractal Geometry of Nature, Mandelbrot here uses fractal geometry to propose a new, more accurate way of describing market behavior. The complex gyrations of IBM’s stock price and the dollar-euro exchange rate can now be reduced to straightforward formulae that yield a far better model of how risky they are. With his fractal tools, Mandelbrot has gotten to the bottom of how financial markets really work, and in doing so, he describes the volatile, dangerous (and strangely beautiful) properties that financial experts have never before accounted for. The result is no less than the foundation for a new science of finance.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2007 Benoit Mandelbrot and Richard L. Hudson (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Jason Olazabal
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

155 ratings

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In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical - and accessible - plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide to certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only explains why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.  He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions - suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.  As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.  This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of charts, graphs, and pictures from the book.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Bill Gates (P)2020 Random House Audio

Author: Bill Gates
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Algorithmic Trading

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Algorithmic trading is a term known by many names - automated trading system, black box trading, algo-trading, and quantitative trading. It is a system of trading that makes use of computers preprogrammed with specific trading instructions, also known as algorithm, for these computers to carry out in response to the stock market. Trade processes, such as buying and selling bonds, futures, and stocks, are therefore carried out by these computers, allowing the traders utilizing them to buy and sell shares in huge amounts and in speeds that is supposedly impossible for humans. The algorithms that these computers run on are based from historical output out of a encoded strategy once simulated on a set of historical data. A trader would normally call a broker or participate in the stock exchange pit in order buy and sell financial instruments - for example, Trader A follows a principle of buying 100 shares of a stock of certain companies whenever he notices that within 40-60 days such companies rose higher than their average past trends of let us say, 150 to 200 days. To engage in algorithmic trading, however, requires more than grabbing from an IT firm a software for one to engage in algorithmic trading - one cannot simply jump into a plane to somewhere without even knowing where that somewhere is. It is for this reason this audiobook is narrated - to make sure that anybody who picks this audiobook, including beginners in the field of algo-trading and those who know near to zero and are still grasping terminologies, fully understand what they are in for. This audiobook, however, goes beyond this standard flow - each chapter ends with a summary, and at the same time listeners will get to read snippets of fact and certain case studies. These glimpses to various aspects and practical applications of algorithmic trading will hopefully aid them to fully grasp the entirety of the phenomenon that is algorithmic trading.

©2019 Stewart Gray (P)2019 Stewart Gray

Narrator: Dave Wright
Author: Stewart Gray
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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The Spitzer Lecture - Paul Krugman

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Not long after Hurricane Katrina, Paul Krugman sat down with Thomas Herman, senior special writer for The Wall Street Journal, at the Y on September 29, 2005 to ponder the question, "Whither the Economy?" You can listen to this amazingly insightful talk, in which Krugman discusses the American economy's day of reckoning, his criticism of the Bush administration and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, the housing bubble, and other warning signs of the current financial crisis.

©2005 92nd Street Y (P)2005 92nd Street Y

Narrator: Tom Herman
Author: Paul Krugman
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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The Great Crash of 1929

11 ratings

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With grace and wit, America's foremost economist examines the boom-and-bust that led to the stock market crash of 1929. Economic writings are rarely notable for their entertainment value, but this widely admired best-seller is the exception. Galbraith's light touch makes his expert analysis of America's greatest financial disaster a surprisingly engaging listen for anyone.

©1954 John Kenneth Galbraith (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Nelson Runger
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy

10 ratings

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A lively history seen through the 50 inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the best-selling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy.

Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers?

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, best-selling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention's own curious, surprising, and memorable story.

Invention by invention, Harford reflects on how we got here and where we might go next. He lays bare often unexpected connections: how the bar code undermined family corner stores and why the gramophone widened inequality. In the process, he introduces characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, and were ruined by them, as he traces the principles that helped explain their transformative effects. The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography.

©2017 Tim Harford (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Roger Davis
Author: Tim Harford
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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Boombustology

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Now in its second edition, Boombustology is an authoritative, up-to-date guide on the history of booms, busts, and financial cycles. Engaging and accessible, this popular audiobook helps investors, policymakers, and analysts navigate the radical uncertainty that plagues today's uncertain investing and economic environment. Author Vikram Mansharamani, an experienced global equity investor and prominent Harvard University lecturer, presents his multi-disciplinary framework for identifying financial bubbles before they burst. Moving beyond the typical view of booms and busts as primarily economic occurrences, this innovative audiobook offers a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes microeconomic, macroeconomic, psychological, political, and biological lenses to spot unsustainable dynamics. It gives the listener insights into the dynamics that cause soaring financial markets to crash. Cases studies range from the 17th-century Dutch tulip mania to the more recent US housing collapse. The numerous cross-currents driving today's markets - trade wars, inverted yield curves, currency wars, economic slowdowns, dangerous debt dynamics, populism, nationalism, as well as the general uncertainties in the global economy - demand that investors, policymakers, and analysts be on the lookout for a forthcoming recession, market correction, or worse.

©2019 Vikram Mansharamani (P)2019 Gildan Media

Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
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Naked Economics

9 ratings

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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.

©2002; 2010 Charles Wheelan (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Kerin McCue
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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Thinking about Capitalism

20 ratings

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In these 36 engaging lectures, Professor Muller takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force. You'll gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism's rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. These lectures take you beyond economic analysis to look at how some of the greatest intellects have thought about capitalism and its moral, political, and cultural ramifications. Covering capitalism from its 17th-century beginnings to today's era of globalization, Professor Muller explores some wide-ranging questions. What effect does capitalism have on personal development? What about the seemingly unending variety of consumer goods made possible by capitalism? Do the facts support our tendency to think about capitalism as the economic system practiced in "free" countries? Or can capitalism exist in a wide variety of political systems? These are just a few of the many provocative and absorbing questions and issues you'll untangle here. By placing capitalism in its full societal context, these lectures will enhance your ability to consider, discuss, and answer these and other critical questions - whatever your point of view. Genial and disarming, Professor Muller connects the dots from idea to idea, thinker to thinker, and helps you finally grasp the history and the concepts of this vital economic system, as well as its importance on the global economic stage and in your own life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2008 The Great Courses

Narrator: Jerry Z. Muller
Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
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Boomerang

45 ratings

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Big Short, Liar’s Poker and The Blind Side! The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The trademark of Michael Lewis’s best sellers is to tell an important and complex story through characters so outsized and outrageously weird that you’d think they have to be invented. (You’d be wrong.) In Boomerang, we meet a brilliant monk who has figured out how to game Greek capitalism to save his failing monastery; a cod fisherman who, with three days’ training, becomes a currency trader for an Icelandic bank; and an Irish real estate developer so outraged by the collapse of his business that he drives across the country to attack the Irish Parliament with his earth-moving equipment. Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American listener to a comfortable complacency: Oh, those foolish foreigners. But when Lewis turns a merciless eye on California and Washington DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

©2011 Michael Lewis (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Dylan Baker
Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Classical School

1 rating

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A fascinating chronicle of the lives of 20 economists who played major roles in the evolution of global economic thought. What was Adam Smith really talking about when he mentioned the "invisible hand"? Did Karl Marx really predict the end of capitalism? Did Thomas Malthus (from whose name the word Malthusian derives) really believe that famines were desirable? In The Classical School, Callum Williams debunks popular myths about these great economists and explains the significance of their ideas in an engaging way. After listening to this audiobook, you will know much more about the very famous (Smith, Ricardo, Mill) and the not-quite-so-famous (Bernard de Mandeville, Friedrich Engels, Jean-Baptiste Say). The audiobook offers an assessment of what they wrote, the impact it had, and the worthiness of their ideas. It's far from the final word on any of these people but a useful way of understanding what they were all about, at a time when understanding these economic giants is perhaps more important than ever. 

©2020 The Economist Newspaper Ltd (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Confidence Game

Summary

After years as a consultant to some of the world's biggest brands and having owned 10 companies himself, Troy Hazard has learned crucial lessons on predicting potential business issues before you experience them. Now Troy offers you the skills to prepare your business for a better future. Along with his stories of what works, he also shares his experiences of what doesn't work. With a mix of entertaining real-life extracts, client case studies, and personal experiences, Future Proofing Your Business offers potent and refined tools that have been road tested in real-world situations and aren't taught in business school.  Learn how to turn obstacles into opportunities.  Break down business barriers created by bad belief systems.  Develop powerful leadership skills through stronger personal awareness.  Know if you're driving your business into the future or into the ground.  Discover how to make change a consciousness not just an action.  Understand your future through a greater understanding of yourself.  All through the author's extensive experience in his own companies and as a consultant for major world brands.  Troy's philosophy on how to future-proof your business is anchored in one core belief: "Business happens in cycles. Your ability to manage these cycles successfully lies in how you interpret information from the past and deal with it in the present, to be more resilient through cycles of the future."  Based in San Diego, California, Troy Hazard (www.troyhazard.com) has founded and nurtured 10 businesses over two decades, turned around businesses that were experiencing enormous losses, and consulted to countless successful companies around the world. These business talents earned him international respect - so much so that he was elected by the world's foremost business leaders for the role of Global President of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. For over a decade Troy has been a host and regular guest on many national television and radio shows as a business commentator and a feature writer for magazines. More recently he has become a regular voice of authority on The Biz Television Network, the CBS Talk Radio Network, and the Business Talk Radio Network, and is a regular writer for publications across the country.

©2010 Christine S. Richard (P)2012 Gildan Media

Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Currency Wars

26 ratings

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In 1971, President Nixon imposed national price controls and took the United States off the gold standard, an extreme measure intended to end an ongoing currency war that had destroyed faith in the U.S. dollar. Today we are engaged in a new currency war, and this time the consequences will be far worse than those that confronted Nixon. Currency wars are one of the most destructive and feared outcomes in international economics. At best, they offer the sorry spectacle of countries' stealing growth from their trading partners. At worst, they degenerate into sequential bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation, and sometimes actual violence. Left unchecked, the next currency war could lead to a crisis worse than the panic of 2008.Currency wars have happened before-twice in the last century alone-and they always end badly. Time and again, paper currencies have collapsed, assets have been frozen, gold has been confiscated, and capital controls have been imposed. And the next crash is overdue. Recent headlines about the debasement of the dollar, bailouts in Greece and Ireland, and Chinese currency manipulation are all indicators of the growing conflict.As James Rickards argues in Currency Wars, this is more than just a concern for economists and investors. The United States is facing serious threats to its national security, from clandestine gold purchases by China to the hidden agendas of sovereign wealth funds. Greater than any single threat is the very real danger of the collapse of the dollar itself.Baffling to many observers is the rank failure of economists to foresee or prevent the economic catastrophes of recent years. Not only have their theories failed to prevent calamity, they are making the currency wars worse. The U. S. Federal Reserve has engaged in the greatest gamble in the history of finance, a sustained effort to stimulate the economy by printing money on a trillion-dollar scale. Its solutions present hidden new dangers while resolving none of the current dilemmas. While the outcome of the new currency war is not yet certain, some version of the worst-case scenario is almost inevitable if U.S. and world economic leaders fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors.

©2011 James Rickards (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Grunch of Giants

45 ratings

Summary

Here, Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world. GRUNCH stands for Gross Universal Cash Heist.

©1983 Buckminster Fuller (P)2015 The Estate of Buckminster Fuller

Narrator: Andrew Heyl
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Trucking Company

Summary

Have you ever wondered if your trucking company is worth it? Well, wonder no more! The trucking industry is a business with a lot of moving parts, but there are some things that remain the same year after year. One of those things is that truck drivers have to be prepared for anything that comes their way. It discusses the nature and types of trucking business. It also explains why there are so many trucking companies today, and discusses the different types of trucks there are. Few people know that trucking companies can be diverse entities that include family-owned, small to medium sized businesses, large, corporate-oriented companies, and government-owned carriers. There are many advantages of owning your own trucking company. Perhaps the most important is income. Trucking, being a major part of the transportation system today, provides one of the most stable and reliable sources of income for owners. This book covers: Start-Up Business Trucking/Freight Broker Job and Responsibilities Service Business Analysis Types of Trucking Business Names Tips for Becoming a Successful Freight Broker Licensing Requirements for Freight Brokers Legal Requirements: Obtain a USDOT number What to Do When the Unexpected Happens on the Road And Much More! You will be guided step by step: This book includes a special program to start your business in 30 days. Whether you are just getting started on your truck driving career or already have years of experience behind you, this book has something that can help. It will also give you some great tips, so that you can make sure that your driving is safe and legal.  Ready to Get Started! Click Buy!

©2021 John Witter (P)2021 Charlie Creative Lab

Author: John Witter
Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
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One Good Trade

15 ratings

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An inside look at what it really takes to become a better trader. A proprietary trading firm consists of a group of professionals who trade the capital of the firm. Their income and livelihood is generated solely from their ability to take profits consistently out of the markets. The world of prop trading is mentally and emotionally challenging, but offers substantial rewards to the select few who can master this craft called trading. In One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading, author Mike Bellafiore shares the principles and techniques that have enabled him to navigate the most challenging of markets over the past twelve years. He explains how he has imparted those techniques to an elite desk of traders at the proprietary trading firm he co-founded. In doing so, he lifts the veil on the inner workings of his firm, shedding light on the challenges of prop trading and insight on why traders succeed or fail. An important contribution to trading literature, the book will help all traders by: Emphasizing the development of skills that are critical to success, such as the fundamentals of One Good Trade, Reading the Tape, and finding Stocks In Play. Outlining the factors that really make the difference between a consistently profitable trader and one who underperforms.  Sharing entertaining, hysterical, and page turning stories of traders who have excelled or failed and why, many trained by the author, with an essential trading principle wrapped inside.  Becoming a better trader takes discipline, skill development, and statistically profitable trading strategies, and this book will show you how to develop all three.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2010 Mike Bellafiore (P)2012 Gildan Media

Narrator: Kevin Foley
Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
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When Genius Failed

34 ratings

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John Meriwether, a famously successful Wall Street trader, spent the 1980s as a partner at Salomon Brothers, establishing the best - and the brainiest - bond arbitrage group in the world. In 1991, in the wake of a scandal involving one of his traders, Meriwether abruptly resigned. For two years, his fiercely loyal team - convinced that the chief had been unfairly victimized - plotted their boss' return. In 1993, Meriwether gathered together his former disciples and a handful of supereconomists and proposed that they become partners in a new hedge fund different from any Wall Street had ever seen. And so Long-Term Capital Management was born. Meriwether & Co. truly believed that their finely tuned computer models had tamed the genie of risk, and would allow them to bet on the future with near mathematical certainty. Thanks to their cast - which included a pair of future Nobel Prize winners - investors believed them. Four years later, when a default in Russia set off a global storm that Long-Term's models hadn't anticipated, its supposedly safe portfolios imploded. In five weeks, the professors went from mega-rich geniuses to discredited failures. The firm's staggering $100 billion balance sheet threatened to drag down markets around the world. At the eleventh hour, fearing that the financial system of the world was in peril, the Federal Reserve hastily summoned Wall Street's leading banks to underwrite a bailout. Best selling author Roger Lowenstein captures Long-Term's roller-coaster ride in gripping detail. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein crafts a story that reads like a first-rate thriller from beginning to end. He explains not just how the fund made and lost its money, but what it was about the personalities of Long-Term's partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the late-90s culture of Wall Street that made it all possible.

©2000 Roger Lowenstein (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

3 ratings

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A provocative and lively exploration of the increasingly important world of macroeconomics, by the author of the bestselling The Undercover Economist.

Thanks to the worldwide financial upheaval, economics is no longer a topic we can ignore. From politicians to hedge-fund managers to middle-class IRA holders, everyone must pay attention to how and why the global economy works the way it does.

Enter Financial Times columnist and best-selling author Tim Harford. In this new book that demystifies macroeconomics, Harford strips away the spin, the hype, and the jargon to reveal the truth about how the world’s economy actually works. With the wit of a raconteur and the clear grasp of an expert, Harford explains what’s really happening beyond today’s headlines, why all of us should care, and what we can do about it to understand it better.

©2014 Tim Harford (P)2014 Penguin Audio

Author: Tim Harford
Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Common Sense

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The United States is supposed to offer economic opportunity to everyone. So why are so many people left out in the cold? Globalization and technological change have ravaged the workforce. Hostile immigration policies actually keep Americans from getting jobs. Our education system is deeply unequal, denying opportunity to millions right from the start. Still, we can't seem to break from the status quo. In Common Sense, Joel Greenblatt offers an investor's perspective on building an economy that truly works for everyone. With dry and self-deprecating wit, he makes a lively and provocative case for disruptive new approaches - some drawn from personal experience, some from the outside looking in. How do we ensure that all children have an opportunity for a good education? Does getting a college degree have to be a requirement for getting a good job? If we subsidize banks, how do we ensure that the risks and rewards are distributed fairly? Greenblatt shows why expanding an already existing program might help more people than raising the minimum wage, how dramatically increasing immigration would be like giving every American a bonus, and the reason Australia might be the best place to learn about saving for retirement. Not everyone will agree with what Greenblatt has to say - but all of us can benefit from the conversations he aims to start.

©2020 Joel Greenblatt (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Barry Abrams
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets

25 ratings

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With record-breaking highs one minute and economy-rocking lows the next, it can seem as if there's no way to feel truly comfortable in the mysterious world of finance. But there is, and it's more accessible than you might think. Financial Literacy: Finding Your Way in the Financial Markets is an essential primer on this domain, from its functions, strengths, and possibilities to its weaknesses and vulnerabilities. In 24 eye-opening lectures, an award-winning Duke University professor reveals the interconnected workings of the financial markets and how society's financial strength -and your own - depend on money flowing through these channels. You'll not only gain a new appreciation for the variety of financial products and services available to you, but also for how crucial we as individuals are to the functioning of the entire system. You'll clearly see how these markets affect you - and vice versa - any time you're involved in a financial transaction, whether you're financing a car; Applying for a mortgage Receiving a preapproved credit card offer Participating in your company's 401K plan or Making a deposit at your local bank. This course provides the concepts and tools you need to draw connections between headlines made globally and what's happening to your bottom line locally. By the final lecture, you'll understand just how interdependent the world's markets have become; feel newly at ease in the realm of stocks, bonds, derivatives, and credit; and be better able to make informed decisions for your financial future. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Irrational Exuberance

30 ratings

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In this bold and potentially urgent volume, Robert J. Shiller, a respected expert on market volatility, offers an unconventional interpretation of recent U.S. stock market highs and shows that Alan Greenspan's term "irrational exuberance" is a good description of the mood behind the market. He warns that poorer performance may be in the offing and tells us how we - as a society and individually - can respond. Shiller credits an unprecedented confluence of events with driving stocks to uncharted heights. He analyzes the structural and psychological factors that explain why the Dow Jones Industrial Average tripled between 1994 and 1999, a level of growth not reflected in any other sector of the economy. In contrast to many analysts, Shiller stresses circumstances that alter investors' perceptions of the market. These include the entry of the Internet into American homes, the misimpression that the aging of the baby-boom generation builds long-term protection into the market, and herd behavior, such as day-trading. He also examines cultural factors, including sports-style media coverage of the Dow's ups and downs and "new era" thinking about the economy. He considers - and challenges - efforts to rationalize exuberance that are based on either efficient-markets theory, narrowly construed, or the claim that investors have only recently learned the true value of the market. Irrational Exuberance is a must-listen for individual investors as well as investment professionals, pension-plan sponsors, and endowment managers everywhere. It will be studied by policy makers and anyone from Wall Street to Main Street who doesn't want to be caught sitting on the speculative bubble if (or when) it bursts. Hear an exclusive interview with Robert J. Shiller.

©2000 Robert J. Shiller (P)2000 Random House, Inc

Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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The Big Short

119 ratings

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Featuring an exclusive audio interview with Michael Lewis When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine, and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real-estate derivative markets, where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking. The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real-estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his number-one best-selling Liar’s Poker. "Who got it right?" he asks. Who saw the ever-rising real-estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely—really unlikely—heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier best sellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.

©2010 Michael Lewis (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Jesse Boggs
Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Stealing Fire

268 ratings

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The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better. Why has generating "flow" and getting "into the zone" become the goal of the world's most elite organizations? Why are business moguls attending Burning Man? Why has meditation become a billion-dollar industry? Why are technology gurus turning to psychedelic drugs to unlock creativity? All of these people are seeking to shift their state of mind as a way of unlocking their true potential. Altered states, the authors reveal, sharpen our decision-making capabilities, unleash creativity, fuel cooperation, and let us tap in to levels of inspiration and innovation unavailable at all other times. Stealing Fire combines cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting to explore a revolution in human performance - a movement millions of people strong to harness and utilize some of the most misunderstood and controversial experiences in history. Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, this groundbreaking and provocative book examines how the world's top performers - the Navy SEALS, Googlers, Fortune 100 CEOs - are using altered states to radically accelerate performance and massively improve their lives, and how we can, too. Ultimately, Stealing Fire is a book about profound possibility - about what is actually possible for ourselves and our species when we unlock the full potential of the human mind.

©2017 Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Lie with Statistics

8 ratings

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Now available in audio for the first time! Darrell Huff's celebrated classic How to Lie With Statistics is a straightforward and engaging guide to understanding the manipulation and misrepresentation of information that could be lurking behind every graph, chart, and infographic. Originally published in 1954, it remains as relevant and necessary as ever in our digital world, where information is king - and as easy to distort and manipulate as it is to access. A precursor to modern popular science books like Steven D. Levitt's Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic; probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, and the way the results are derived from the figures; and points up the countless number of dodges that are used to full rather than to inform. Critically acclaimed by media outlets like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and recommended by Bill Gates as a perfect beach listen, How to Lie With Statistics stands as the go-to book for understanding the use of statistics by teachers and leaders everywhere.

©1954 Estate of Darrell Huff (P)2016 Audiobooks.com Publishing

Narrator: Bryan DePuy
Author: Darrell Huff
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time

16 ratings

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A rare look inside the world of activist hedge funds from one of this country's top investors. In 2002, David Einhorn, the president of Greenlight Capital, gave a speech at a charity investment conference and was asked to share his best investment idea. He described his reasons why Greenlight had sold short the shares of Allied Capital, a leader in the private finance industry. What followed was a firestorm of controversy. Allied responded with a Washington, D.C. style spin-job - attacking Einhorn and disseminating half-truths and outright lies. Undeterred by the spin-job and lies, Greenlight continued its research after the speech and discovered Allied's behavior was far worse than Einhorn ever suspected. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is the gripping chronicle of this saga, and this edition contains all new updates from the author. Minute by minute, it delves deep inside Wall Street, showing how the $6-billion hedge fund Greenlight Capital conducts its investment research and detailing the maneuvers of an unscrupulous company. Along the way, you'll witness feckless regulators, compromised politicians, and the barricades our capital markets have erected against exposing misconduct from important Wall Street customers. Goes behind the scenes to detail the truth about investing, short selling, and the politics of business Shows the failings of Wall Street: its investment banks, analysts, journalists, and especially our government regulators Offers insights into the battles surrounding hedge funds Reveals the immense difficulties that prevent the government from sanctioning politically connected companies At its most basic level, Allied Capital is the story of Wall Street at its worst. But the story is much bigger than one little-known company. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective law enforcement, free speech, and fair play.

©2008 David Einhorn (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: L. J. Ganser
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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America and the New Global Economy

4 ratings

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Globalization continues to be a force in our economic climate. And the origins of this globalized economy, its effects on important contemporary concerns, and its future trends are just a few of the intriguing issues you explore in these 36 lectures. Go beyond the economy of the United States and examine the recent history of economies in other countries and regions. As you journey with Professor Taylor through the last 50 years of world economic history, you'll explore international perspectives on the new global economy and develop a richer understanding of our increasingly interconnected world. To get a comprehensive picture of the new global economy, you consider the individual economies of countries including China (which may be the world's largest economy through much of the 21st century), India (the accelerated growth of which is based in service industries), and the Middle East (where most economies are surprisingly quite small). You'll also focus on a range of economic issues that have important ramifications for everyone, such as labor laws, population growth, and international economic agencies such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. Taken together, these lectures are a comprehensive look at economic globalization you can't get from reading the business section of a newspaper. They're your opportunity to grasp the economic histories, issues, and trends that affect us. With the knowledge gained from these lectures, you're able to understand the latest developments in our global economy and better prepare for a future in which all our economies will be linked. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2008 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2008 The Great Courses

Narrator: Timothy Taylor
Length: 18 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Honey Bee

1 rating

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A business parable that teaches the value of cultivating multiple streams of income - the surest, most achievable means of creating generational wealth. The Honey Bee tells the story of Noah - a disappointed, disaffected salesman who feels like his life is going nowhere until the day he has a chance encounter with a man named Tom Barnham, the beekeeper. In his charming, down-home way, Tom the “Bee Man” teaches Noah and his wife Emma how to grow their personal wealth using the lessons he learned from his beekeeping passion. Full of concrete lessons delivered through chapter after chapter of engaging vignettes, each of which includes actionable advice for new or aspiring entrepreneurs. Workbook-style sections at the end of each chapter help bring the lessons home, including questions to help you apply the lessons to your own business, and links to rich digital resources for even more information on how to get started creating your own multiple streams of income.

©2020 Jake Stenziano (P)2020 Greenleaf Book Group

Narrator: Jake Stenziano
Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

1 rating

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Keynes’ The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money remains, approaching a century after it first appeared, one of the most important documents on economics, along with Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and Karl Marx’s Capital.  Hugely important for much of the 20th century, the General Theory was seemingly overtaken by monetarists but won a new, enduring respect among a new generation of economists and politicians following the financial difficulties which began in 2007-8.  John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) promoted a middle way between the Marxist approach of total governmental control and those committed to, essentially, allowing markets to operate largely free of restraints. He saw the need for central intervention, especially at times of crisis, but always acknowledged the importance and the contribution of individual enterprise within a free market system.  First published in 1936, Keynes’ ideas had evolved during the difficulties following World War I in Europe, and the US crash and the Depression of the 1920s-'30s and the misery of mass unemployment. He deplored the situation where a few individuals or companies stored massive wealth while vast numbers experienced poverty and insecurity (his alarm bells ring today!) and sought to promote initiatives where governments could intervene with social projects to keep money fluctuating.  The General Theory is a stimulating and challenging work. Keynes presents his case with minimum jargon and admirable clarity. He does use formulae to support and clarify his case, and in some cases these have been included in the narrative in a manner which can be absorbed. In the few more complicated cases, the formulae are available on pdfs which can be downloaded with this recording.  Introduction by Mark G Spencer. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

Public Domain (P)2018 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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All You Need to Know About Making It in the Music Business

Summary

Would you like to make it in the music business? If so, All You Need to Know About Making It in the Music Business is the all-in-one audiobook you have been searching for.  Discover how to:  Navigate your way to a successful career  Make your career sustainable  Create a strong brand  Stand out to industry professionals  Understand contracts, copyrights, publishing, and licensing

©2019 For Beginners Publishing (P)2019 For Beginners Publishing

Narrator: Robert Hall
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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America, Neoliberalism, and the 1970's

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This audiobook examines the question of the so-called neoliberal period in American economic history that is said to have begun in America in the late 1970s. It was actually different from what has been considered a more governmentally regulated economic period from 1946 to 1975.

©2019 Thomas Winterbottom (P)2019 Thomas Winterbottom

Length: 29 mins
Available on Audible
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An Economic History of the World since 1400

75 ratings

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Most of us have a limited understanding of the powerful role economics has played in shaping human civilization. This makes economic history - the study of how civilizations structured their environments to provide food, shelter, and material goods - a vital lens through which to think about how we arrived at our present, globalized moment. Designed to fill a long-empty gap in how we think about modern history, these 48 lectures are a comprehensive journey through more than 600 years of economic history, from the medieval world to the 21st century. Aimed at the layperson with only a cursory understanding of the field, An Economic History of the World since 1400 reveals how economics has influenced (and been influenced by) historical events and trends, including the Black Death, the Age of Exploration, the Industrial Revolution, the European colonization of Africa, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the birth of personal computing. Professor Harreld has crafted a riveting, centuries-long story of power, glory, and ideology that reveals how, in step with history, economic ideas emerged, evolved, and thrived or died. Along the way, you'll strengthen your understanding of a range of economic concepts, philosophies, trends, treaties, and organizations, including the mercantile system, Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, Marxist economics, African independence movements, and the formation of economic organizations including the European Union. You'll also consider provocative questions about the intersection of history and economics. What did the economies of Roosevelt's America and Hitler's Germany have in common? What does history tell us about how nations should dictate economic policy? Can we say that free trade is truly free? Marvel at just how much we still have to learn about the economic forces that have dictated our past - and that will dictate our future. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 The Great Courses (P)2016 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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This Time Is Different

10 ratings

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Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing - and recovering - their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different" - claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. This book proves that premise wrong. Covering 66 countries across five continents, This Time Is Different presents a comprehensive look at the varieties of financial crises, and guides us through eight astonishing centuries of government defaults, banking panics, and inflationary spikes - from medieval currency debasements to today's subprime catastrophe. Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, leading economists whose work has been influential in the policy debate concerning the current financial crisis, provocatively argue that financial combustions are universal rites of passage for emerging and established market nations. The authors draw important lessons from history to show us how much - or how little - we have learned. Using clear, sharp analysis and comprehensive data, Reinhart and Rogoff document that financial fallouts occur in clusters and strike with surprisingly consistent frequency, duration, and ferocity. They examine the patterns of currency crashes, high and hyperinflation, and government defaults on international and domestic debts - as well as the cycles in housing and equity prices, capital flows, unemployment, and government revenues around these crises. While countries do weather their financial storms, Reinhart and Rogoff prove that short memories make it all too easy for crises to recur. This Time Is Different exposes centuries of financial missteps. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2009 Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff (P)2009 Gildan Media Corp

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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The Future of the Jewelry Industry, How Emerging Technologies Will Revolutionize the Jewelry Industry, the Benefits of Leveraging Robots in the Jewelry Industry, and How to Earn Money Online

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This essay sheds light on the future of the jewelry industry and explicates how emerging technologies will revolutionize the jewelry industry. Moreover, the benefits of leveraging robots in the jewelry industry are demystified in this essay. Furthermore, how to earn substantial money online so that you can afford to procure your own jewelry collection is expounded upon in this essay.  The future of the jewelry industry will not only be characterized by dynamism as it continues to metaphorically evolve, but will also be eminently auspicious for jewelry industry competitors, supply chain members, and customers. Technological advancements are profoundly changing the jewelry industry and are rendering it all the more technology driven. The jewelry industry industry shows no signs of decelerating anytime in the imminent future. Jewelry industry competitors are poised to have prosperous, lucrative, and auspicious futures, as disposable incomes rise among customers and as the desire to own more jewelry products builds traction worldwide among customers.  Customers are making a more substantial investment into procuring jewelry products. Moreover, “increasing disposable income and innovative jewelry designs offered by manufacturers are anticipated to drive the demand for jewelry over the forecast period. The introduction of new designs and emerging fashion trends are attracting more customers. Manufacturers are leveraging this daily change in fashion to innovate more products and designs to attract customers.” (Jewelry Market Size) Customer demand for jewelry products is growing worldwide partially due to more customers with rising disposable incomes becoming eager to obtain jewelry products that are perceived as status symbols. Furthermore, the jewelry market is slated to grow partially due to more men around the world becoming content with wearing jewelry products. “Products such as plain gold chains, cufflinks, tie bars, cartography necklaces, and signet rings are few of the products common among men.” (Jewelry Market Size) More customers are keen on being trendy are therefore inclined to buy more recently released jewelry products to be deemed fashionable.  In the pending future, demand for bridal jewelry will amplify to an unprecedented height. Women relish wearing jewelry and are often furnished with bridal jewelry during their wedding day. “In nations, such as India, a wedding is considered a huge affair” (Jewelry Market Size, 2019) as a result of “having a lot of rituals and functions. Growing expenditure on wedding functions is expected to positively impact market growth. Women are focusing on the latest trends of necklaces, hairpins, and bangles. The availability of customization of such products is an important factor that is apt to fuel market growth.” (Jewelry Market Size) Marriages immensely benefit the global jewelry market by eliciting more sales of bridal jewelry products.  The ineffable love for jewelry products is a sensation that is not limited to only being experienced by women. Men also inexplicably love jewelry products and are even keen on flaunting jewelry products to be perceived as fashionable. Furthermore, “Men and women both wear rings, plain gold chains, and anklets as a fashion statement.” (Jewelry Market Size, 2019) 

©2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs (P)2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs

Narrator: Johnny Long
Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
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Money for Nothing

2 ratings

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The sweeping story of how the greatest minds of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets - and along the way, invented modern finance.  Longlisted for the Financial Times and Mckinsey Business Book of the Year Award "An astounding episode from the early days of financial markets that to this day continues to intrigue and perplex historians...narrative history at its best, lively and fresh with new insights." (Liaquat Ahamed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lords of Finance) Money for Nothing chronicles the moment when the needs of war, discoveries of natural philosophy, and ambitions of investors collided. It's about how the Scientific Revolution intertwined with finance to set England - and the world - off in an entirely new direction. At the dawn of the 18th century, England was running out of money due to a prolonged war with France. Parliament tried raising additional funds by selling debt to its citizens, taking in money now with the promise of interest later. It was the first permanent national debt, but still they needed more. They turned to the stock market - a relatively new invention itself - where Isaac Newton's new mathematics of change over time, which he applied to the motions of the planets and the natural world, were fast being applied to the world of money. What kind of future returns could a person expect on an investment today? The Scientific Revolution could help. In the hub of London's stock market - Exchange Alley - the South Sea Company hatched a scheme to turn pieces of the national debt into shares of company stock, and over the spring of 1720 the plan worked brilliantly. Stock prices doubled, doubled again, and then doubled once more, getting everyone in London from tradespeople to the Prince of Wales involved in money mania that consumed the people, press, and pocketbooks of the empire. Unlike science, though, with its tightly controlled experiments, the financial revolution was subject to trial and error on a grand scale, with dramatic, sometimes devastating consequences for people's lives. With England at war and in need of funds and "stock-jobbers" looking for any opportunity to get in on the action, this new world of finance had the potential to save the nation - but only if it didn't bankrupt it first.

©2020 Thomas Levenson (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Dan Bittner
Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
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Open Veins of Latin America

20 ratings

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Since its U.S. debut a quarter-century ago, this brilliant text has set a new standard for historical scholarship of Latin America. It is also an outstanding political economy, a social and cultural narrative of the highest quality, and perhaps the finest description of primitive capital accumulation since Marx. Rather than chronology, geography, or political successions, Eduardo Galeano has organized the various facets of Latin American history according to the patterns of five centuries of exploitation. Thus he is concerned with gold and silver, cacao and cotton, rubber and coffee, fruit, hides and wool, petroleum, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, aluminum ore, nitrates, and tin. These are the veins which he traces through the body of the entire continent, up to the Rio Grande and throughout the Caribbean, and all the way to their open ends where they empty into the coffers of wealth in the United States and Europe. Weaving fact and imagery into a rich tapestry, Galeano fuses scientific analysis with the passions of a plundered and suffering people. An immense gathering of materials is framed with a vigorous style that never falters in its command of themes. All readers interested in great historical, economic, political, and social writing will find a singular analytical achievement, and an overwhelming narrative that makes history speak, unforgettably. This classic is now further honored by Isabel Allende's inspiring introduction. Universally recognized as one of the most important writers of our time, Allende once again contributes her talents to literature, to political principles, and to enlightenment.

©1997 Eduardo Galeano (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
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The Quants

24 ratings

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In March 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with ­million-dollar stakes. At the card table that night was Peter Muller, who managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT. With him was Ken Griffin, who was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group. There, too, were Cliff Asness, the sharp-tongued, mercurial founder of the hedge fund AQR Capital Management, and Boaz Weinstein, chess "life master" and king of the credit-default swap. Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein were among the best and brightest of a new breed, the quants. Over the past 20 years, this species of math whiz had usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk takers who'd long been the alpha males of the world's largest casino. The quants believed that a cocktail of differential calculus, quantum physics, and advanced geometry held the key to reaping riches from the financial markets. And they helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift ­billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Few realized that night, though, that in creating this extraordinary system, men like Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein had sown the seeds for history's greatest financial disaster.

©2010 Scott Patterson (P)2010 Random House

Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
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The Meltdown

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This is a behind-the-scenes look at the spectacular collapse of some of the biggest names in India Inc. The book reveals the real reasons behind the non-payment of loans of over Rs nine lakh crore to the banks by behemoths like Reliance Communications, Videocon, IL&FS and Essay Steel, among others. The authors analyze how funds were illegally diverted from some of the bankrupt companies and why auditors as well as bankers went into sleep mode. Even more baffling was the fact that a few bankers loaned thousands of crores of rupees to these companies based on nothing but project reports by investment bankers hired by the company promoters. And, most shocking of all, some bankers kept giving fresh loans to firms that had been defaulting on their payments. The authors investigate whether sinister machinations took place at the top corporate houses that failed to repay trillions of rupees to Banks. How did some promoters manage to survive the NPA choke, while other promoters were either jailed or fled India?  These corporate failures have plunged the entire economy into deep crisis. The aftermath of the meltdown did not even spare the small investors who were deceived by the much-vaunted credit-rating agencies that kept giving the best ratings to companies that were almost bankrupt. The most devastating impact, however, was that thousands of people lost their jobs overnight when these companies shut their operations. The authors analyse what went wrong and the lessons we can learn from India Inc’s biggest implosion.

©2020 Dev Chatterjee and Sudha Pai Chatterjee (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rajiv Dadia
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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The Infinite Machine

23 ratings

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Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it. Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, which has been heralded as the "next internet".  The story of Ethereum begins with Vitalik Buterin, a supremely gifted 19-year-old autodidact who saw the promise of blockchain when the technology was in its earliest stages. He convinced a crack group of coders to join him in his quest to make a super-charged, global computer.  The Infinite Machine introduces Vitalik’s ingenious idea and unfolds Ethereum’s chaotic beginnings. It then explores the brilliant innovation and reckless greed the platform - an infinitely adaptable foundation for experimentation and new applications - has unleashed and the consequences that resulted as the frenzy surrounding it grew: increased regulatory scrutiny, incipient Wall Street interest, and the founding team’s effort to get the Ethereum platform to scale so it can eventually be accessible to the masses. Financial journalist and cryptocurrency expert Camila Russo details the wild and often hapless adventures of a team of hippy-anarchists, reluctantly led by an ambivalent visionary, and lays out how this new foundation for the internet will spur both transformation and fraud - turning some into millionaires and others into felons - and revolutionize our ideas about money.

©2020 Camila Russo (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Laura Jennings
Author: Camila Russo
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Behavioral Economics

7 ratings

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Behavioral Economics: The Basics is the first book to provide a rigorous yet accessible overview of the growing field that attempts to uncover the psychological processes which mediate all the economic judgments and decisions we make. In seven accessible chapters, the book answers questions like:  What is behavioral economics? How does it help us to understand economic behavior? What does it tell us about how people form judgments and make decisions in their private and public lives? What does it tell us about the psychological nature of financial catastrophes that afflict our economic system?   With recommended further readings throughout, Behavioral Economics: The Basics is essential for all students taking courses in behavioral economics, economic psychology, consumer psychology, microeconomicsm and game theory, and also for professionals looking for an accessible introduction to the topic.

©2019 Philip Corr and Anke Plagnol (P)2018 Gildan Media

Narrator: Dennis Kleinman
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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How Asia Works

10 ratings

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In the 1980s and 1990s, many in the West came to believe in the myth of an East-Asian economic miracle, with countries seen as not just development prodigies but as a unified bloc, culturally and economically similar, and inexorably on the rise. In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills extensive research into the economics of nine countries - Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and China - into an accessible narrative that debunks Western misconceptions, shows what really happened in Asia and why, and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished. Impressive in scope, How Asia Works is essential listening for anyone interested in a region that will shape the future of the world.

©2013 Joe Studwell (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Nigel Patterson
Author: Joe Studwell
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Floating Coast

1 rating

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The first-ever comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, Floating Coast breaks away from familiar narratives to provide a fresh and fascinating perspective on an overlooked landscape.  The unforgiving territory along the Bering Strait had long been home to humans - the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia - before Americans and Europeans arrived with revolutionary ideas for progress. Rapidly, these frigid lands and waters became the site of an ongoing experiment: How, under conditions of extreme scarcity, would the great modern ideologies of capitalism and communism control and manage the resources they craved? Drawing on her own experience living with and interviewing indigenous people in the region, as well as from archival sources, Demuth shows how the social, the political, and the environmental clashed in this liminal space. Through the lens of the natural world, she views human life and economics as fundamentally about cycles of energy, bringing a fresh and visionary spin to the writing of human history. Floating Coast is a profoundly resonant tale of the dynamic changes and unforeseen consequences that immense human needs and ambitions have brought, and will continue to bring, to a finite planet.

©2019 Bathsheba Demuth (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Christa Lewis
Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
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More Money Than God

15 ratings

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The Paul Volker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, Washington Post journalist Sebastian Mallaby has garnered New York Times Editor’s Choice and Notable Book honors for his enthralling nonfiction. Bolstered by Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007–2009.

©2010 Sebastian Mallaby (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

Narrator: Alan Nebelthau
Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
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The Box

25 ratings

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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried 58 shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. Published on the 50th anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. It recounts how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur, Malcom McLean, turned containerization from an impractical idea into a massive industry that slashed the cost of transporting goods around the world and made the boom in global trade possible. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe.

©2006, 2007 Princeton University Press (P)2014 Marc Levinson

Narrator: Adam Lofbomm
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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The Great Devaluation

7 ratings

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Number one business best seller (Wall Street Journal, Amazon, USA Today)  The Great Devaluation may be one of the most timely books ever written on the state of the global economy. Baratta sums it up simply enough with the following idea: "What seems crazy in normal times becomes necessary in a crisis." The Great Devaluation is the number one best-selling book that explains why the real crisis facing the world today is not the coronavirus. The real crisis facing the world is explosive government debt and deficits. Governments are now left with no choice but to spend more than they make, borrow more than they can ever repay, and devalue their currencies to cover it all up. Former Hollywood storyteller Adam Baratta brings monetary policy to life in this follow-up to his national best seller Gold Is a Better Way. You'll learn how and why Federal Reserve polices have facilitated an explosion in government debt and have systematically undermined the world financial system in the name of profit. The result? An out-of-control system where financial inequality has become a ticking time bomb set to blow up the global economy.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2021 Gildan Media

Narrator: Adam Baratta
Author: Adam Baratta
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The Wealth of Nations

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The Wealth of Nations, first published in 1776, is the first book of modern political economy and still provides the foundation for the study of that discipline. An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, to give it is full title, was an immediate best seller and has since rightfully claimed its place in the Western intellectual canon. Its author, Adam Smith (1723-1790), was one of the brightest stars of the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment.  Along with important discussions of economics and political theory, Smith mixed plain common sense with large measures of history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and much else. Few texts remind us so clearly that the Enlightenment was very much a lived experience, a concern with improving them human condition in practical ways for real people.  This recording opens with an informative and helpful introduction by Mark G. Spencer of Brock University, Ontario, Canada, an authority on the period. He places the work and its concepts against the background of Smith’s life and influences, and includes his strong friendships with key figures of the time varying from the philosopher David Hume, the chemist William Cullen and the architect Robert Adam.   The Wealth of Nations is divided into five books. Book I: Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Powers of Labour, and of the Order according to which its Produce is Naturally Distributed Among the Different Ranks of the People. Book 2: Of the Nature, Accumulation, and Employment of Stock. Book 3: Of the Different Progress of Opulence in Different Nations. Book 4: Of Systems of Political Economy. Book 5: Of the Revenue of the Sovereign or Commonwealth.  A masterpiece by any measure, The Wealth of Nations remains a classic of world literature to be usefully enjoyed by listeners today. It receives an engaged and clear reading from Michael Lunts. A PDF is available for download containing tables illustrating the Prices of Wheat and the Malt Tax. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

Public Domain (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Michael Lunts
Author: Adam Smith
Length: 41 hrs and 58 mins
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IIMA: Day to Day Economics

Summary

The economy isn’t just for the economists to debate on. All of us are affected by its ups and downs - global recession, rise in interest rates, or hike in food prices. But do we understand the principles at work and how and why they really affect us?  Day to Day Economics is an enjoyable, accessible, and extremely user-friendly book that explains the modern day Indian economy to the layperson. In this relevant book, Professor Deodhar explains the role of the government and its involvement in different aspects of the economy; the need for the RBI and its functions; and how taxes, stock markets, and recessions work. Day to Day Economics will help you go beyond the facts and figures in the budget and connect the trends to your daily life. As with all IIMA Business Books, it comes with numerous Indian examples and case studies, making this the ultimate rookie’s guide to the Indian economy.

©2016 Satish Deodhar (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Mayur Suvarna
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
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Citizen Coke

24 ratings

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Coke's insatiable thirst for resources shapes the company and reshapes the globe in this absorbing history. Coca-Cola's success in building a global empire out of sugary water drew on more than a secret formula and brilliant advertising. The real secret to Coke's success was its strategy, from the beginning, to offload production costs and risks onto suppliers and franchisees. Outsourcing and a trim corporate profile enabled Coke to scale up production of a low-price beverage and realize huge profits. But the costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Coke now uses an annual 79 billion gallons of water, an increasingly precious global resource, and its reliance on corn syrup has helped fuel our obesity crisis. Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs. Citizen Coke became a giant in a world of abundance; in a world of scarcity, it is a strain on resources and all who depend on them.

©2014, 2015 Bartow J. Elmore (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: William Hughes
Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Death of the Banker

2 ratings

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With the same breadth of vision and narrative élan he brought to his monumental biographies of the great financiers, Ron Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early 20th century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by the century's end. As he traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, Chernow evokes both the grand theater of capital and the personal dramas of its most fascinating protagonists. Here is Siegmund Warburg, who dropped a client in the heat of a takeover deal because the man wore monogrammed shirt cuffs, as well as the imperious J. P. Morgan, who, when faced with a federal antitrust suit, admonished Theodore Roosevelt to "send your man to my man and they can fix it up". And here are the men who usurped their power, from the go-getters of the 1920s to the masters of the universe of the 1980s. Glittering with perception and anecdote, The Death of the Banker is at once a panorama of 20th-century finance and a guide to the new era of giant mutual funds on Wall Street.

©1997 Ron Chernow (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Michael Kramer
Author: Ron Chernow
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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Panic!

7 ratings

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A masterful account of today's money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe. When it comes to markets, the first deadly sin is greed. Michael Lewis is our jungle guide through five of the most violent and costly upheavals in recent financial history: the crash of '87, the Russian default (and the subsequent collapse of Long-Term Capital Management), the Asian currency crisis of 1999, the Internet bubble, and the current sub-prime mortgage disaster. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people thought was happening at the time, and then, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience. As he proved in Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, and Moneyball, Lewis is without peer in his understanding of market forces and human foibles. He is also, arguably, the funniest serious writer in America.

©2008 Michael Lewis (P)2008 Simon & Schuster Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Leviathan

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This is the epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. "To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme," Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling. Eric Jay Dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614. He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry, from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s, when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the 20th century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, who mutinied, murdered, rioted, deserted, drank, scrimshawed, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs. Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.

©2007 Eric Jay Dolin (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

Narrator: James Boles
Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Basic Economics

8 ratings

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Thomas Sowell has a different idea about how economics should be taught. With this groundbreaking introduction to economics, Sowell has thrown out the graphs, statistics, and jargon. Learning economics, he believes, should be relaxing - and even enjoyable. Sowell reveals the general principles behind any kind of economy - capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In understandable language, he shows how to critique economic policies in terms of the incentives they create rather than the goals they proclaim. With clear explanations of the entire field, from rent control and the rise and fall of businesses to the international balance of payments, this is the first audiobook for anyone who wishes to understand how the economy functions. In this edition, Basic Economics has been revised and expanded to address the new concerns of the 21st century. It's focus has become more international, including the range of economic problems faced by foreign countries around the world. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures. In his straightforward style, Sowell demonstrates that the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders.

©2000 Thomas Sowell (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Brian Emerson
Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
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What Is to Be Done?

1 rating

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What Is to Be Done? Burning Questions of Our Movement (1902) is a political pamphlet written by the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. Lenin contends that the working class will not become politically aware simply by struggling with employers over wages, hours and working conditions. He maintains that Marxists should form a political party of committed revolutionaries to spread Marxist political ideas among the workers.  The pamphlet was partly responsible for the split of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party into Lenin's Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks. Claiming that socialist theory was the product of the "revolutionary socialist intellectuals", Lenin states that the working class was able to develop only a “trade-union consciousness". He points out that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the founders of modern scientific socialism, belonged to this bourgeois intelligentsia.

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Adam Douglas
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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All the Devils Are Here

13 ratings

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As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? According to Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera, two of America's most acclaimed business journalists, the real answer is all of the above-and more. Many devils helped bring hell to the economy. And the full story, in all of its complexity and detail, is like the legend of the blind men and the elephant. Almost everyone has missed the big picture. Almost no one has put all the pieces together. All the Devils Are Here goes back several decades to weave the hidden history of the financial crisis in a way no previous book has done. It explores the motivations of everyone from famous CEOs, cabinet secretaries, and politicians to anonymous lenders, borrowers, analysts, and Wall Street traders. It delves into the powerful American mythology of homeownership. And it proves that the crisis ultimately wasn't about finance at all; it was about human nature.

©2010 Bethany McLean (P)2010 Penguin Audio

Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
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Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market - Scholar's Edition

5 ratings

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New Edition, with new introduction! Murray N. Rothbard's great treatise Man, Economy, and State and its complementary text, Power and Market, are here combined into a single audiobook edition as they were written to be. It provides a sweeping presentation of Austrian economic theory, a reconstruction of many aspects of that theory, a rigorous criticism of alternative schools, and an inspiring look at a science of liberty that concerns nearly everything and should concern everyone. The Mises Institute's new edition of Man Economy, and State, united with its formerly sundered companion volume, Power and Market, is a landmark in the history of the institute. It takes this book out of the category of underground classic and raises it up to its proper status as one of the great economic treatises of all time, a book that is essential for anyone seeking a robust economic education. The captivating new introduction by Professor Joseph Salerno frames up the Rothbardian contribution in a completely new way and reassesses the place of this book in the history of economic thought. In Salerno's view, Rothbard was not attempting to write a distinctively "Austrian" book but rather a comprehensive treatise on economics that eschewed the Keynesian and positivist corruptions. This is what accounts for its extraordinarily logical structure and depth. That it would later be called Austrian is only due to the long-lasting nature of the corruptions of economics that Rothbard tried to correct. For years the Mises Institute has kept it in print and sold thousands of copies in a nice paperback version. Then we decided to take a big step and put out an edition worthy of this great treatise. It is the Scholar's Edition of Man, Economy, and State - an edition that immediately became definitive and used throughout the world. The index is huge and comprehensive.

©Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market: Copyright 2004 by Ludwig von Mises Institute, Scholar's Edition Copyright 2009 by Ludwig von Mises Institute, Scholar's Edition, second edition Man, Economy, and State: Copyright 1962 by William Volker Fund and D. Van Nostrand Copyright 1970 by Murray N. Rothbard Copyright 1993 by Murray N. Rothbard, revised edition Copyright 2001 by Ludwig von Mises Institute Power and Market: Copyright 1970 by Institute for Humane Studies Copyright 1977 by Institute for Humane Studies, second edition Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2011 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach
Length: 57 hrs and 48 mins
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Collusion

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In this searing expose, former Wall Street insider Nomi Prins shows how the 2007-2008 financial crisis turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Central banks and international institutions like the IMF have overstepped their traditional mandates by directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money without any checks or balances. Meanwhile, the open door between private and central banking has ensured endless opportunities for market manipulation and asset bubbles - with government support.  Through on-the-ground reporting, Prins reveals how five regions and their central banks reshaped economics and geopolitics. She discloses how Mexico navigated its relationship with the US while striving for independence and how Brazil led the BRICS countries to challenge the US dollar's hegemony. She explains how China's retaliation against the Fed's supremacy is aiding its ongoing ascent as a global superpower and how Japan is negotiating the power shift from the West to the East. And she illustrates how the European response to the financial crisis fueled instability that manifests itself in everything from rising populism to the shocking Brexit vote.  Packed with tantalizing details about the elite players orchestrating the world economy - from Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi to Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde - Collusion takes the listener inside the most discreet conversations at exclusive retreats like Jackson Hole and Davos.  A work of meticulous reporting and bracing analysis, Collusion will change the way we understand the new world of international finance. 

©2018 Nomi Prins (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Ellen Archer
Author: Nomi Prins
Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
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A History of the U.S. Economy in the 20th Century

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The history of the U.S. economy in the 20th century is far too interesting - and far too important to our future - to be dismissed with just a few stock explanations. These 10 fast-paced lectures introduce you to vital economic lessons learned in the last century to provide invaluable guidance for understanding the current economy. Each lecture focuses exclusively on one decade to provide you with a clear understanding of economic developments and outside influences on the U.S. economy. In some cases, you'll examine well-defined events like the creation of the Federal Reserve or the war in Vietnam. In other lectures, you'll explore larger societal shifts, such as the evolving role of women in the economy and changing consumption patterns. This decade-by-decade approach takes you deep inside America's memorable economic milestones. Among these: the U.S. trade surplus during World War I; the rise of the automobile industry in the 1920s; the mismanagement of monetary policy that led to the Great Depression; the Employment Act of 1946, which gave the federal government the responsibility to maintain high employment and economic growth; the strangling inflation of the 1970s and early 1980s; and more. Professor Taylor takes care to ensure that you can follow this course clearly regardless of your knowledge of economics. He uses historical examples and quotes from economists and other notables, and his use of economic reasoning often brings surprising insight. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1996 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1996 The Great Courses

Narrator: Timothy Taylor
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism

3 ratings

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New second edition with new intro by Hans Hoppe 

Here is Hans Hoppe's first treatise in English - actually his first book in English - and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are combinations of those two types. The capitalist model he defines as pure protection of private property, free association, and exchange - no exceptions. All deviations from that ideal are species of socialism, with public ownership and interference with trade. Within the structure of socialism, he distinguishes the left and right version. "Conservative" socialism favors high regulation, behavioral controls, protectionism, and nationalism. The "liberal" version tends more toward outright public ownership and redistribution. The consequences of socialism vary based on their degree and kind, but they have similarities: high costs, resource waste, low growth.

This treatise has long been out of print, but is now available again for use in comparative-systems classes, and for an orientation to the theory of economic systems. The theoretical apparatus is Rothbardian to the core, and its main contribution is to provide an organizing principle for understanding the structure of real-world economies as measured against pure types. A tour de force. This edition preserves the formatting from the original publisher, for reasons of citation. Though it was published by a major academic publishing house, the visuals are not what they might have been. Nonetheless, the book is well cited, and this edition makes it possible to navigate those citations.

©2010 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2019 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Jim Vann
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
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Modern Economic Issues

5 ratings

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Gross domestic product. Health insurance. Soaring energy prices. Major economic issues dominate today's news, but how do these issues impact the average citizen? This primer in 21st-century economics for the non-economist surveys today's most urgent economic issues that affect both global events and our everyday lives. You'll learn what economics has to say about making the decisions - big or small - that affect our daily lives: What factors come into play when you're deciding whether to buy this car or that one, or even commute by bus? Mow the lawn or take a nap? Grill a burger with a bubbling slice of cheese or eat a simple salad? And you'll see how this same kind of analysis applies to the major issues of public policy, where the needs and wants of a nation and its people - whether financial security, safety from terrorism, or even an available kidney for someone desperately waiting on a transplant list - involve tradeoffs, which are sometimes obvious and sometimes not. Whether dealing with the traditional sorts of topics most of us are used to seeing in an economics course - Social Security, inflation, unemployment, immigration, taxation, and the like - or issues perhaps surprising, such as gambling, major sports franchises, and even overeating, these 36 lectures offer a steady flow of insights about public policy and the American economy. By showing the full range of economic factors at work, this course can help you become an even more insightful judge of policy recommendations and of the leaders and policy makers who advocate them. And you may well learn to supplement your own analyses as you make the real-life economic choices each of us faces every day, becoming an even wiser consumer and manager of your own economic future.

©2007 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2007 The Great Courses

Narrator: Robert Whaples
Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
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The Numerati

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Every day, we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: we click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic toll booths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls.  Now, in one of the greatest undertakings of the 21st century, a savvy group of mathematicians and computer scientists is beginning to sift through this data to profile us as workers, shoppers, patients, voters, potential terrorists, even lovers. Their goal? To manipulate our behavior - what we buy, how we vote - without our even realizing it. In this tour de force of original reporting and analysis, journalist Stephen Baker provides us with a fascinating guide to the world we're all entering and the people controlling that world.

©2008 Stephen Baker (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Richard Powers
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Applied Economics

7 ratings

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Applied Economics is an accessible guide to how our economic decisions develop. It explains the application of economics to major world problems, including housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations. The book is based on an international view of economics, includes examples from around the world, and shows how certain incentives and constraints produce similar outcomes among disparate peoples and cultures.

©2009 Thomas Sowell (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Bill Wallace
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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The Mystery of Banking

3 ratings

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Talk about great timing. Rothbard's extraordinary book unravels the mystery of banking: What is legitimate enterprise and what is a government-backed shell game that can't last? His explanation is clear enough for anyone to follow and yet precise and rigorous enough to be the best textbook for college classes on the topic. This is because its expository clarity - in its history and theory - is essentially unrivaled. Most notably, he uses the T-account method of explaining the relationship between deposits and loans, showing the inherent instability of fractional reserve banking and how it sets the stage for centralization, inflation, and the boom-bust cycle. But there is more here. It is an explanation of money's origins and its meaning in the free market. The abstract theory is here but always with real application in history and in modern banking practice. Never does a paragraph go by without an example drawn from his massive knowledge of the subject. Even further, he explains the integration between microeconomics and the business cycle. As Douglas French writes in the introduction: "Although first published 25 years ago, Murray Rothbard's The Mystery of Banking continues to be the only book that clearly and concisely explains the modern fractional reserve banking system, its origins, and its devastating effects on the lives of every man, woman, and child. It is especially appropriate in a year that will see: a surge in bank failures, central banks around the globe bailing out failed commercial and investment banks, double-digit inflation rates in many parts of the world and hyperinflation completely destroying Zimbabwe's economy, that a new edition of Rothbard's classic work be published and made available through the efforts of Lew Rockwell and the staff at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Priced affordably for students and laymen interested in the vagaries of banking and how inflation and business cycles are created."

©1983, 2008 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2016 Ludwig von Mises Instiutute

Narrator: Jim Vann
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
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The Boom

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Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of "fracking". Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country’s energy infrastructure; he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota; and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters, CEOs and roughnecks, environmentalists and politicians. He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports, lawsuit transcripts, and financial filings. The result is an essential audiobook - a commanding piece of journalism, an astounding study of human ingenuity, and an epic work of storytelling.

Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Gold tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology - a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world - and what price will we have to pay for it?

©2014 Russell Gold (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Author: Russell Gold
Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
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Ethereum: Complete Guide to Understanding Ethereum, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, ICOs, and Decentralized Apps

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Bitcoin has had no significant rivals for dominance of the cryptocurrency market until Ethereum. The market size of Ethereum is now over 30 billion dollars and growing rapidly. Microsoft, IBM, and other major companies are building applications and infrastructure for the Ethereum network. Ethereum has created not just a new currency but an entirely new way to build and run computer and web programs. Ethereum is also changing the way industries handle contracts with the creation of smart contracts on the Ethereum network. This revolution in computing is just get started, with Ethereum currently less than two years old. Understanding Ethereum now could equip you with the knowledge ahead of a major technological revolution in these early stages of development. After listening to this audiobook, you will understand how to easily set up an Ether wallet and then buy and trade Ether. You do not need to have any computer or finance background to understand this audiobook; it is designed to be as accessible as possible to beginners with no exposure to Bitcoin. This audiobook always contains information about mining Ether including cloud mining and more advanced Ethereum topics. In this book you will learn :    What is blockchain?  How blockchain technology works What are decentralized apps?  What is the Ethereum network?  What is Ether? The history of Ethereum The Ethereum hard fork and Ether Classic Difference between Ether and Bitcoin Benefits of using Ether Smart contracts Disadvantages/dangers of using Ether Setting up an Ether wallet Buying, selling, and trading Ether Sending and receiving Ether Ethereum mining How is Ether mined? Ether and other cryptocurrencies Impact of Ether The future of Ether And more....

©2017 Mark Gates (P)2017 Mark Gates

Narrator: Randal Schaffer
Author: Mark Gates
Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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eCommerce Marketing

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Do you struggle to work out where to spend your marketing budget to grow sales? Are you always getting distracted by the latest "must-have" marketing tool? Have you struggled to work out how to improve your marketing? This easy-to-read and hype-free book will help you to understand what marketing you should be doing, and how to optimize your marketing for sales growth. Written to help time-poor eCommerce marketers and business owners, this book will become the marketing handbook that sits on your desk ready to help you solve each future marketing challenge. As well as walking you through each of the essential eCommerce marketing methods it includes tips that will improve your marketing in every channel. But this isn't just a list of ideas, at the heart of the book is the Customer MasterPlan Model. An easy to use, powerful system you can use to make the marketing decisions every time in your business. eCommerce Marketing: How to get Traffic that BUYS to Your Website is the only eCommerce traffic book you need. Including: 10 specific eCommerce marketing methods explained Complete guide to the Customer MasterPlan Model - your new decision making tool Seven marketing maxims - ways you can quickly improve the performance of any marketing you're doing How to improve BOTH customer acquisition AND customer retention Follow the advice in this book to create the marketing activity that will supercharge your sales growth.

©2019 Chloe Thomas (P)2019 Chloe Thomas

Narrator: Chloe Thomas
Author: Chloe Thomas
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
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The Coming Bond Market Collapse

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A book that is certain to spark controversy within the financial media and throughout the halls of government, The Coming Bond Market Collapse sounds a clarion call to investors, business leaders, and policymakers. Author Michael Pento, a noted adherent of the Austrian school of economics theories, compellingly argues that the United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history. He describes how the bursting of that bubble will trigger a massive interest rate shock that will send the US consumer-driven economy and the US government - now pumped up by massive Treasury debt - into bankruptcy, an event that, in turn, will send violent shock waves throughout the global economy.  Backed by a wealth of historical and economic data, Mr. Pento examines how the policies followed by both the Federal Reserve and private industry have led, inexorably, to the impending disaster, and he exposes alarming parallels between the US and European debt crises.  But this book isn't all doom and gloom. A top market analyst who accurately foretold the bursting of the housing bubble in most major print and TV media, Michael Pento also provides well-reasoned solutions that government, industry, and individual investors can take to insulate themselves against the coming crisis.  Just as importantly, Mr. Pento delivers proven strategies and tools investors can use to successfully navigate the rocky times ahead and to not only survive the crisis but capitalize on it. 

©2013 Michael G. Pento (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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The Death of Money

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The international monetary system has collapsed three times in the past hundred years, in 1914, 1939, and 1971. Each collapse was followed by a period of tumult: War, civil unrest, or significant damage to the stability of the global economy. Now James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why another collapse is rapidly approaching - and why this time, nothing less than the institution of money itself is at risk. The American dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of the Second World War. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. No other currency has the deep, liquid pools of assets needed to do the job. Optimists have always said, in essence, that there’s nothing to worry about—that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. But in the last few years, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked and unable to make progress on our long-term problems, our biggest economic competitors—China, Russia, and the oil producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. Rickards offers a bracing analysis of these and other threats to the dollar. The fundamental problem is that money and wealth have become more and more detached. Money is transitory and ephemeral, and it may soon be worthless if central bankers and politicians continue on their current path. But true wealth is permanent and tangible, and it has real value worldwide. The author shows how everyday citizens who save and invest have become guinea pigs in the central bankers’ laboratory. The world’s major financial players—national governments, big banks, multilateral institutions—will always muddle through by patching together new rules of the game. The real victims of the next crisis will be small investors who assumed that what worked for decades will keep working. Fortunately, it’s not too late to prepare for the coming death of money. Rickards explains the power of converting unreliable money into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value. As he writes: “The coming collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system is entirely foreseeable… Only nations and individuals who make provision today will survive the maelstrom to come.”

©2014 James Rickards (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Sean Pratt
Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
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Millionaire Mindset

4 ratings

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Discover the ideas that will turn you into a millionaire and give you financial freedom. Making your dream a reality This book is written for those who understand that they can achieve success through a positive mental attitude but are ready to go beyond visualization and are looking for a practical guide to making the transition from visualization to actualization of becoming successful. The information in this book can be applied to any field of endeavor to achieve success. At almost twice the length of competing books in its genre, not only will Millionaire Mindset guide you through the most important traits and habits of millionaires, but it contains a bonus section with practical ideas that is the length of most books in the genre, providing exceptional content and unsurpassed value for your money. This book will help you master the game of money. The problem with most success books Most success books focus only on positive thinking. Listeners are often left charged and rejuvenated, but after years of "thinking to grow rich", sometimes very little progress is made in life. The majority of other books in this genre contain the same recycled content (such as the law of attraction). This book is different. This book is a more pragmatic, in-depth look at the millionaire mind and strategies. This book will look at some of the most important traits of millionaires and their habits, but it also looks at some of their most powerful wealth-building strategies. This book goes beyond books like Money: Master the Game and provides a more powerful, in-depth look into how wealth is generated.

©2015 Darnell Smith (P)2016 Darnell Smith

Narrator: Randal Schaffer
Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Artificial Intelligence in Practice

6 ratings

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Artificial Intelligence in Practice is a fascinating look into how companies use AI and machine learning to solve problems. Presenting 50 case studies of actual situations, this book demonstrates practical applications to issues faced by businesses around the globe. The rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence has expanded beyond research labs and computer science departments and made its way into the mainstream business environment. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are cited as the most important modern business trends to drive success. It is used in areas ranging from banking and finance to social media and marketing. This technology continues to provide innovative solutions to businesses of all sizes, sectors, and industries. This engaging and topical book explores a wide range of cases illustrating how businesses use AI to boost performance, drive efficiency, and analyze market preferences.  Best-selling author and renowned AI expert Bernard Marr reveals how machine learning technology is transforming the way companies conduct business. This detailed examination provides an overview of each company, describes the specific problem and explains how AI facilitates resolution. Each case study provides a comprehensive overview, including some technical details as well as key learning summaries.

©2019 Bernard Marr (P)2019 Gildan Media

Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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Karl Marx

5 ratings

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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. Marx argued that all profit, rent, and interest are "surplus-value", obtained by paying workers less than the value of their products. He maintained that the living conditions of the workers always tend to deteriorate, that competition automatically creates monopoly, and that the business cycle demonstrates the wastefulness of capitalism.

©1988 Knowledge Products, Inc. (P)1988 Knowledge Products, Inc.

Narrator: Louis Rukeyser
Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
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Cryptocurrency: Beginners Bible

8 ratings

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Discover how you can make money from cryptocurrency - even if you're a complete novice. Between 2010 and 2017, the price of Bitcoin rose from $0.07 to over $4,000 - an increase of 5,714,190 percent! That's the equivalent of buying one share of Apple stock today and it being worth $9.1 million in just seven years. But the Bitcoin ship has sailed right? Aren't the best days of cryptocurrency over? Think again. In fact, there is no better time than now to get involved in the cryptocurrency market. This year, those who bought Ethereum in January saw the price rise from $8.06 to a peak of $356 - an increase of a whopping 4,316 percent. In the same timeframe, the SNP 500 rose a mere 10.25 percent - and that was a good year for the market. Gold only rose 10.16 percent in the same time period. This may sound like hype, except these are real numbers. Real millionaires have been created in the past five years thanks to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. And for the first time ever, now you can invest and profit from this new venture. This book will show you a step by step process how you can buy, sell and profit from cryptocurrency - even if you don't know the difference between a Bitcoin and a Blockchain. It's that easy. Don't let this be the one that got away. This isn't 2012 when buying cryptocurrency involved jumping over multiple hurdles just to get a piece of the pie. It's never been so easy to be a part of the cryptocurrency market.

©2017 Stephen Satoshi (P)2017 Stephen Satoshi

Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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Daylight Robbery

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Brought to you by Penguin.  For most people, tax is something we pay, simply because we must. We seldom think much more about it; in fact, tax is something we'd rather forget.  But the reality is that tax is the key to power. No government can survive without tax revenue - it is the fuel that every state, large and small, runs on. Many of the problems we face today, not least the enormous wealth gaps between rich and poor and between generations, can be traced back to our systems of tax. If you tax windows, many will sacrifice their daylight. If you tax cigarettes, some people will choose not to smoke; others will take up smuggling. Tax companies too much and many will relocate offshore. In Daylight Robbery, Dominic Frisby offers an alternative vision of a system that is as old as civilisation itself. It will take you on a whirlwind journey through the history of taxation, from ancient Mesopotamia right up to the present day, explaining the key dynamics of taxation around the world and arguing that governments are going to have to radically change who they tax and how if they are to succeed in the future.

©2019 Dominic Frisby (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Dominic Frisby
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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The E-Myth Chief Financial Officer

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The E-Myth Chief Financial Officer fills this knowledge gap, giving you a complete toolkit for either starting a successful business from scratch or maximizing an existing business' performance. Loaded with practical,  powerful advice you can easily use, this one-stop guide helps you realize all the benefits that come with a thriving business.

©2018 Michael E. Gerber and Fred G. Parrish (P)2020 One Audiobooks

Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
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The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success

3 ratings

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Sometimes solving climate change seems impossibly complex, and it is hard to know what changes we all can and should make to help. This book offers hope. Drawing on the latest research, Mark Jaccard shows us how to recognize the absolutely essential actions (decarbonizing electricity and transport) and policies (regulations that phase out coal plants and gasoline vehicles, carbon tariffs). Rather than feeling paralyzed and pursuing ineffective efforts, we can all make a few key changes in our lifestyles to reduce emissions, to contribute to the urgently needed affordable energy transition in developed and developing countries.  More importantly, Jaccard shows how to distinguish climate-sincere from insincere politicians and increase the chance of electing and sustaining these leaders in power. In combining the personal and the political, The Citizen's Guide to Climate Success offers a clear and simple strategic path to solving the greatest problem of our times.

©2020 Marc Jaccard (P)2020 Cambridge University Press

Narrator: Robert G. Slade
Author: Marc Jaccard
Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
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The Killing of Uncle Sam

12 ratings

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The expanded edition includes a new epilogue in four parts, adding an extra hour to the audiobook. Pride, greed, and power have driven men to do the unthinkable - including selling out their nations and unsuspected citizens to the most corrupt and destructive “invisible” global leaders on Earth. But how did this happen on American soil? How did the downfall begin and who were the predators that the “land of the free and home of the brave” fell victim to? And is all hope lost? This audiobook captures details of the last 200 years of American history that mainstream media does not want you to know. It dissects the “legalized” system of the private central banks that has gone unchecked, and delivers gut-wrenching truths about the real domestic and foreign enemies of the United States. With countless quotes from former presidents, prime ministers, and state officials, it will equip you with the facts that the elites have covered up for centuries and empower you to stand up for the truth. Included with this 13-hour unabridged audiobook is a bonus PDF filled with high-resolution pictures, over 1000 detailed footnotes, and other supporting content. (Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 River Publishing (P)2018 River Publishing

Narrator: Ian Patterson
Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
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The Future of Insurance

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For over 100 years, Insurers have stood by customers at some of the toughest moments in their lives, and helped allow people to go about their lives and pursue their business ideas without having to worry about the risks involved.   Today, those customers have different expectations for how they want to do business and be served. And those expectations are changing faster than ever before.   The industry has faced many headwinds, making it difficult to keep up with change - regulation, bureaucracy, system constraints, past technology project pain, thin margins, etc.   And yet, several carriers have innovated and evolved.   Understanding their paths to success can help shed light on how we as an industry can continue to evolve to meet our customers’ needs despite the disruption and headwinds we all face.   The Future of Insurance shares the first-hand accounts of insurers across functions and lines of business to not just give inspiration, but leave listeners with a tangible blueprint for evolving through a new set of modern, flexible, and responsive approaches and tools.

©2020 Bryan Falchuk (P)2020 Bryan Falchuk

Narrator: Bryan Falchuk
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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The Partnership

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Goldman Sachs is the most profitable and powerful investment bank in the world today. Fifty years ago, it was a marginal family firm with limited prospects. How did it ascend to leadership in Europe, Asia, North and South America; make many, many partners fabulous fortunes; and become the leader in IPOs, M&A, FX, bond dealing, stock brokerage, derivatives, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate? As a strategy consultant to Goldman Sachs for more than 30 years, Charles D. Ellis developed close relationships with many of the firm's past and present leaders around the world. In The Partnership he probes deeply into the most important chapters in the firm's history, revealing the key events and decisions that tell the colorful, character-driven story of how Goldman Sachs became what it is today. Starting as a sole proprietorship dealing in commercial paper in the mid-nineteenth century, Goldman Sachs became an innovative underwriter, struggled to survive the crash and Depression, and came out of World War II to complete what was then the single most important transaction in Wall Street's history: Ford Motor Company's IPO. Goldman Sachs overcame a full set of dramatic perils: Penn Central's bankruptcy, Robert Maxwell's abusive frauds, and insider trading scandals. Ellis demonstrates how the firm's core values, intensive recruiting, entrepreneurial creativity, and disciplined risk taking - incorporating technology and hard work - laid the foundations, multiplied the firm's resources and profits, and magnified its power until it became today's Goldman Sachs: one of the most successful business organizations in the world.

©2008 Charles D. Ellis (P)2008 Tantor

Narrator: Norman Dietz
Length: 32 hrs and 58 mins
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The Myth of the Rational Market

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Chronicling the rise and fall of the efficient market theory and the century-long making of the modern financial industry, Justin Fox’s The Myth of the Rational Market is as much an intellectual whodunit as a cultural history of the perils and possibilities of risk. The book brings to life the people and ideas that forged modern finance and investing, from the formative days of Wall Street through the Great Depression and into the financial calamity of today. It’s a tale that features professors who made and lost fortunes, battled fiercely over ideas, beat the house in blackjack, wrote bestselling books, and played major roles on the world stage. It’s also a tale of Wall Street’s evolution, the power of the market to generate wealth and wreak havoc, and free market capitalism¹s war with itself. The efficient market hypothesis—long part of academic folklore but codified in the 1960s at the University of Chicago—has evolved into a powerful myth. It has been the maker and loser of fortunes, the driver of trillions of dollars, the inspiration for index funds and vast new derivatives markets, and the guidepost for thousands of careers. The theory holds that the market is always right, and that the decisions of millions of rational investors, all acting on information to outsmart one another, always provide the best judge of a stock’s value. That myth is crumbling. Celebrated journalist and columnist Fox introduces a new wave of economists and scholars who no longer teach that investors are rational or that the markets are always right. Many of them now agree with Yale professor Robert Shiller that the efficient markets theory “represents one of the most remarkable errors in the history of economic thought.” Today the theory has given way to counterintuitive hypotheses about human behavior, psychological models of decision making, and the irrationality of the markets. Investors overreact, underreact, and make irrational decisions based on imperfect data. In his landmark treatment of the history of the world’s markets, Fox uncovers the new ideas that may come to drive the market in the century ahead.

©2009 Justin Fox (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Alan Sklar
Author: Justin Fox
Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
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Arthashastra, or, The Playbook of Material Gain (Annotated)

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"Truly radical 'Machiavellianism', in the popular sense of that word, is classically expressed in Indian literature in the Arthashastra of Kautilya (written long before the birth of Christ, ostensibly in the time of Chandragupta): compared to it, Machiavelli's The Prince is harmless." (Max Weber, "Politics as a Vocation" (1919))   Chanakya's treatise, written while turning a farmhand into the emperor of the largest empire India had ever seen, focuses on how to manage an empire, covering everything from domestic policy and personal rights to assassination and the dirtier arts of politics. This is not, as with Plato’s Republic, a work of theory. Chanakya’s guidance is entirely practical and is based on both his education and his experience building an empire. It lacks the philosophical ponderings and moralizing of its equivalent Western works (such as The Prince, The Republic, or Leviathan) and instead focuses on how one deals with the messiness of the world in practice. People will occasionally refer to Chanakya as an Indian Machiavelli, but this does some discredit to Chanakya. The Prince is a satire and focused around exposing the tactics and inhumanity of Cesare Borgia. Arthashastra is a manual for every aspect of statecraft, and while it deals in the unethical, it does so only because that is, after all is said and done, one of the options available to a ruler.   If you're after a totally pragmatic analysis of leadership, stripped of moralising and focused on what works and how to deal with real-world issues, this is the audiobook for you.

©2019 Chirag Patel (P)2019 Chirag Patel

Narrator: Chirag Patel
Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
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A Diary of a Euro Crisis in Cyprus

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This audiobook tells the story of the euro crisis in Cyprus from the inside. Written by the former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, Panicos Demetriades, who was in office during this turbulent period, this audiobook shows how the crisis unravelled through a series of key events that occurred during his tenure. Written in chronological order and broadly based on the author’s personal diary, starting from his first day in office, this volume brings together economics, banking, regulation, governance, history, politics and international relations. Presenting personal witness statements, including records of noteworthy telephone conversations, informal meetings and other milestones, it examines crucial questions like: How did Cyprus become so systemically important to the rest of the euro area? Why was Cyprus treated so differently in comparison to other peripheral countries in Europe? Why were bank depositors targeted? What role did Cyprus’ links with Russia play in the design of the programme? What has been the toxic fallout from the bail-in? Are there any longer-term implications for the euro? What are the lessons for regulators around the world? The audiobook will appeal to listeners interested in financial crises, the euro’s architecture, the evolution of the European Monetary Union and those with an interest in how Europe and the IMF dealt with crises in peripheral European countries. Cover credit: Samantha Johnson. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2017 Panicos Demetriades (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Fanos Xenofos
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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Humans Need Not Apply

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Audie Award, Business/Personal Development, 2017. After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.  Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure - but, as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-listen for business leaders and policy makers on both sides of the aisle. 

©2015 Jerry Kaplan (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: John Pruden
Author: Jerry Kaplan
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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The World in a Grain

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A finalist for the PEN / E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world - sand - and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other - even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives - and our future. And, incredibly, we're running out of it. The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it - and sometimes, even kill for it. It's also a provocative examination of the serious human and environmental costs incurred by our dependence on sand, which has received little public attention. Not all sand is created equal: Some of the easiest sand to get to is the least useful. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser delves deep into this world, taking listeners on a journey across the globe, from the United States to remote corners of India, China, and Dubai to explain why sand is so crucial to modern life. Along the way, listeners encounter world-changing innovators, island-building entrepreneurs, desert fighters, and murderous sand pirates. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening work, one that is both unexpected and involving, rippling with fascinating detail and filled with surprising characters.

©2018 Vince Beiser (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Will Damron
Author: Vince Beiser
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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The Lords of Creation

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An acclaimed classic detailing the economic history of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and exposing the capitalist giants who changed the world. Frederick Lewis Allen’s insightful financial history of the United States - from the late 1800s through the stock market collapse of 1929 - remains a seminal work on what brought on America’s worst economic disaster: the Great Depression. In the decades following the Civil War, America entered an era of unprecedented corporate expansion, with ultimate financial power in the hands of a few wealthy industrialists who exploited the capitalist system for everything it was worth. The Rockefellers, Fords, Morgans, and Vanderbilts were the "lords of creation" who, along with like-minded magnates, controlled the economic destiny of the country, unrestrained by regulations or moral imperatives. Through a combination of foresight, ingenuity, ruthlessness, and greed, America’s giants of industry remolded the US economy in their own preferred image. In so doing, they established their absolute power and authority, ensuring that they - and they alone - would control the means of production, transportation, energy, and commerce - thereby setting the stage for the most devastating global financial collapse in history. As Gretchen Morgenson thoughtfully states in her introduction, "It is not immediately clear why the frequency and severity of financial scandals is increasing in the United States. What is clear is that we need to understand the origins of these disasters, as well as the policies and people that bring them on.... While distant actions may seem unrelated to current events, rereading about the past almost always provides surprising insights into the present."

©1935 Frederick Lewis Allen (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: William Hope
Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
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50 Economics Classics

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Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism, and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's best-seller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great books and seminal ideas, clarified and illuminated for all.

©2017 Tom Butler-Bowdon (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: John Chancer
Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
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A Macat Analysis of Charles P. Kindleberger's Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

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When Charles P. Kindleberger's Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises was first published in 1978, the world was entering a new period of global economic turbulence. Established economists based their analyses on the assumption that investors act rationally, and these economists often communicated their ideas with dry, technical language. Kindleberger rebelled against convention. Using a more literary and descriptive style, he came up with a new view. He argued that markets are unstable precisely because investors act irrationally when they get swept along on a tide of optimism or despair. This makes the financial markets susceptible to crises, and at times they are in need of radical intervention. Kindleberger's historical examples of financial crashes worldwide show a distinct pattern, leading him to the conclusion that the world needs a single, central body to stabilize global markets at their most fragile moments. The fact that Kindleberger's book is now in its seventh edition shows just how popular his ideas have become, and how they are still relevant today. Manias, Panics, and Crashes is essential listening for anyone who wants to understand the market cycle of boom and bust.

©2016 Macat Inc (P)2016 Macat Inc

Narrator: Macat.com
Author: Nick Burton
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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The Economics Book

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From Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential audio reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work. An easy-to-follow style, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text throw light on the applications of economics, making them relatable through everyday examples and concerns. Employing DK's trademark straightforward approach, The Economics Book takes a frequently confusing subject and makes sense of it, clearly highlighting both historically important and emerging ideas in this critical field of science.

©2014 DK (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Fred Sanders
Author: DK
Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
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The Future of Capitalism and Economic Anxieties

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Discover the challenges the world economy is facing: pandemics, crisis, globalization, terrorist attacks, and immigration. Explore the global economic powers and the building of an equal society. Also, learn how capitalism delivers prosperity along with instability. Capitalism has experienced many changes in the last century and has evolved into a system with complexities that require analysis. In the current era, the economic system has produced high turnovers due to political, social, technological, and business changes. These changes have brought confrontations between governments, and the powerful giant tech companies bring a visual picture and an explanation to capitalism's involvements.  What do you imagine when you hear horrifying words such as crisis and terroristic attacks? These terms have been checked by the author to analyze their impact on the profits, marketplaces, and global economy. Rarely will people understand the pulses brought by the coronavirus pandemic and the changes it has created to the world economy. Follow the lines to discover the hidden images.   Here is a fraction of what you will discover:   Important events that have greatly influenced the economy of the world Immigration and globalization impact on the economy Brexit and the changes in Europe and the world economy China and its economic muscles America as a land of broken families and few prospects And much more And the last bonus will be an examination of American and Chinese economic powers. Discover the astonishment China has brought to the world, their strategies, and the factors that have contributed to their strong economic grips.  

©2020 Franklin J. Hackman (P)2020 Franklin J. Hackman

Narrator: Tom Brooks
Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
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Human Action

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Ludwig von Mises is to economics what Albert Einstein is to physics. Human Action is his greatest work: a systematic study that covers every major topic in the science of economics. It is also one of the most convincing indictments of socialism and statism ever penned. When it first appeared in 1949, it ignited an eruption of critical acclaim. Rose Wilder Lane wrote, “I think Human Action is unquestionably the most powerful product of the human mind in our time, and I believe it will change human life for the better during the coming centuries as profoundly as Marxism has changed all of our lives for the worse in this century.” Henry Hazlitt wrote, “It should become the leading text of anyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in a free market economy.” This book is a universally recognized classic in the field of modern economics.

©1998 Bettina Bien Greaves (P)1990 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Bernard Mayes
Length: 42 hrs and 40 mins
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The Accumulation of Capital

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Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919) was one of the most able and remarkable female figures in the fight for socialism and the demolition of capitalism from the last decade of the 19th century to her death just after World War One.  Born in Zamosc, a small town in Russian Poland, she rose to become a highly educated and highly principled economist and activist, working with leading figures of the left, including Lenin. And she died for her principles. After spending most of the war in prison for her activism and uncompromising left-wing views, she became, on release, active in the political turmoil in Germany, her country of adoption, working fearlessly for her cause.  Following her involvement in the abortive Berlin uprising in January 1919, she was on her way to incarceration again when she was beaten to death by soldiers belonging to the extreme right. Her body was thrown into a canal. But her writings - and in particular her important critique of Marxist economics, The Accumulation of Capital - have ensured the survival of her memory and influence into the 21st century.  The Accumulation of Capital was published in 1913. In it, she set out to take the views of Karl Marx further by arguing that capitalism can only exist when there are non-capitalist economies to exploit. She postulates that capitalism would stagnate were there no non-capitalist countries with economic resources to assimilate by a cruel exploitative process of destabilising natural and peasant economies.  Her aim was to overcome the status quo which allowed such exploitation. Luxemburg wrote the book in a fever of excitement, but her academic training - she won a doctorate in law and economics in Zurich - encouraged her, in fact enabled her, not just to produce a polemic but to step back and survey the wide field of economics.  In pursuing this undertaking, she considers the writings of Karl Marx in a respectful, even admiring manner but criticises the flaws and limitations as she saw them. Interestingly, after critically appraising analyses of the problem of reproduction by the key figures of Adam Smith and François Quesnay, she considers succeeding writers, positioning them in terms of sides, for example Sismondi and Malthus versus Say, Ricardo and McCulloch. Luxemburg does the same with her contemporaries: Struve, Bulgakov, Baranovski versus Vorontov and Nikolayen.  She concludes the book with Section III, 'The Historical Conditions of Accumulation', finally focusing on the role of militarism as a province of accumulation, which could not be more relevant as the third decade of the 21st century approaches.  Though Luxemburg has been criticised as presenting arguments that are in danger of becoming circular, she remains a respected figure in post-Marxist economics. And her role as a champion for the cause, especially in view of her tragically early demise, and her authorship of The Accumulation of Capital, a post-Marxist stepping stone, ensure her place in economic history.  Agnes Schwarzchild’s translation of The Accumulation of Capital is fluently read for Ukemi Audiobooks by Louise Barrett. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

Public Domain (P)2020 Ukemi Productions Ltd

Narrator: Louise Barrett
Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
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The Dharma of Business

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Business law in medieval and early modern India developed within the voluminous and multifaceted texts called the Dharmashastras. These texts laid down rules for merchants, traders, guilds, farmers and individuals in terms of the complex religious, legal, and moral ideal of dharma.  This exciting book provides a new perspective on commercial law in this period. In addition to a description of the substantive rules for business, the book reinterprets the role of business and commerce within the law generally and demonstrates that modern assumptions about good business practice could benefit from the insights of this ancient tradition. It thus makes a compelling case for the relevance of the dharma of business to our own time.

©2017 Random House Audio (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Terence D'Souza
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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The End of Wall Street

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The roots of the mortgage bubble and the story of the Wall Street collapse - and the government's unprecedented response - from our most trusted business journalist. The End of Wall Street is a blow-by-blow account of America's biggest financial collapse since the Great Depression. Drawing on 180 interviews, including sit-downs with top government officials and Wall Street CEOs, Lowenstein tells, with grace, wit, and razor-sharp understanding, the full story of the end of Wall Street as we knew it. Displaying the qualities that made When Genius Failed a timeless classic of Wall Street, his sixth sense for narrative drama, and his unmatched ability to tell complicated financial stories in ways that resonate with ordinary readers and listeners, Roger Lowenstein weaves a financial, economic, and sociological thriller that indicts America for succumbing to the siren song of easy debt and speculative mortgages. The End of Wall Street is rife with historical lessons and bursting with fast-paced action. Lowenstein introduces his story with precisely etched, laserlike profiles of Angelo Mozilo, the Johnny Appleseed of subprime mortgages, who spreads toxic loans across the landscape like wild crabapples, and moves to a damning explication of how rating agencies helped gift wrap faulty loans in the guise of triple-A paper and a takedown of the academic formulas that - once again - proved the ruin of investors and banks. Lowenstein excels with a series of searing profiles of banking CEOs, such as the ferretlike Dick Fuld of Lehman and the bloodless Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan, and of government officials, from the restless, deal-obsessed Hank Paulson and the overmatched Tim Geithner to the cerebral academic Ben Bernanke, who sought to avoid a repeat of the one crisis he spent a lifetime trying to understand: the Great Depression. Finally, we come to understand the majesty of Lowenstein's theme of liquidity and capital, which explains the origins of the crisis and that positions the collapse of 2008 as the greatest ever of Wall Street's unlearned lessons. The End of Wall Street will be essential reading as we work to identify the lessons of the market failure and start to rebuild.

©2010 Roger Lowenstein (P)2010 Penguin

Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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Ramp Hollow

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How the United States underdeveloped Appalachia Appalachia - among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America - has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise, and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original investigation into the history of Appalachia and its place in US history, with a special emphasis on how generations of its inhabitants lived, worked, survived, and depended on natural resources held in common. Ramp Hollow traces the rise of the Appalachian homestead and how its self-sufficiency resisted dependence on money and the industrial society arising elsewhere in the United States - until, beginning in the 19th century, extractive industries kicked off a "scramble for Appalachia" that left struggling homesteaders dispossessed of their land. As the men disappeared into coal mines and timber camps, and their families moved into shantytowns or deeper into the mountains, the commons of Appalachia were, in effect, enclosed, and the fate of the region was sealed. Ramp Hollow takes a provocative look at Appalachia and the workings of dispossession around the world by upending our notions about progress and development. Stoll ranges widely from literature to history to economics in order to expose a devastating process whose repercussions we still feel today.

©2017 Steven Stoll (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: Steven Stoll
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
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Human Action

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Human Action is the most important book on political economy you will ever own. It was (and remains) the most comprehensive, systematic, forthright, and powerful defense of the economics of liberty ever written. This is the Scholar's Edition: accept no substitute. You will treasure this volume. The Scholar's Edition is the original, unaltered treatise (originally published in 1949) that shaped a generation of Austrians and made possible the intellectual movement that is leading the global charge for free markets. Mises himself wrote the following by way of explanation of why he wrote the book: "Economics does not allow any breaking up into special branches. It invariably deals with the interconnectedness of all phenomena of acting and economizing. All economic facts mutually condition one another. Each of the various economic problems must be dealt with in the frame of a comprehensive system assigning its due place and weight to every aspect of human wants and desires. All monographs remain fragmentary if not integrated into a systematic treatment of the whole body of social and economic relations. "To provide such a comprehensive analysis is the task of my book Human Action, a Treatise on Economics. It is the consummation of lifelong studies and investigations, the precipitate of half a century of experience. I saw the forces operating which could not but annihilate the high civilization and prosperity of Europe. In writing my book, I was hoping to contribute to the endeavors of our most eminent contemporaries to prevent this country from following the path which leads to the abyss." The Scholar's Edition of Human Action is the definitive edition of this great work and foundation of every library of freedom.

©1949 Ludwig von Mises (P)2010 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach
Length: 47 hrs and 44 mins
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VC

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A major exploration of venture financing, from its origins in the whaling industry to Silicon Valley, that shows how venture capital created an epicenter for the development of high-tech innovation. VC tells the riveting story of how the industry arose from the United States' long-running orientation toward entrepreneurship. Venture capital has been driven from the start by the pull of outsized returns through a skewed distribution of payoffs - a faith in low-probability but substantial financial rewards that rarely materialize. Whether the gamble is a whaling voyage setting sail from New Bedford or the newest startup in Silicon Valley, VC is not just a model of finance that has proven difficult to replicate in other countries. It is a state of mind exemplified by an appetite for risk-taking, a bold spirit of adventure, and an unbridled quest for improbable wealth through investment in innovation. Tom Nicholas' history of the venture capital industry offers listeners a ride on the roller coaster of setbacks and success in America's pursuit of financial gain. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 The President and Fellows of Harvard College (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Bob Souer
Author: Tom Nicholas
Length: 13 hrs
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Why Economies Rise or Fall

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How can a nation create the conditions for economic growth and prosperity? And what, once these conditions are achieved, can it do to sustain this progress? Discover the answers (which may surprise you) in these 24 lectures that guide you through a stimulating and, above all, accessible examination of what economists know and don't know about the elusive search for economic prosperity. Here, you'll learn how countries as widely different as the United States and Vietnam have grown their economies; how countries like China and India were able to recover from economic reverses; and, most important, why the critical test of any economic policy is its ability to productively alter human behavior for everyone's ultimate benefit. By looking at economic growth as the result of incentivizing such productive behavior - "making productivity more profitable than all the alternatives" - Professor Rodriguez clears up an often-shrouded economic landscape. The result is a lecture series that brings the economic strategies chosen by nations down to street level by adding a newfound clarity to key issues: Why economies succeed or fail; how economic bubbles are created, why they burst, and how nations recover from them; the challenges posed by globalization; and more. By the end of the last lecture, you'll understand as never before both the benefits granted and the costs extracted by the "instant economy" that technology and globalization have brought us. You'll grasp what China's expected economic dominance may soon mean. And you'll have a new appreciation of the juggling act policymakers perform as they try to heed history's latest lesson in achieving national growth and maximum human happiness. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

Narrator: Peter Rodriguez
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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Meltdown

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The media tells us that "deregulation" and "unfettered free markets" have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, best-selling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock market---and it turns out the culprits reside more in Washington than on Wall Street. And the trillions of dollars in federal bailouts? Our politicians' ham-handed attempts to fix the problems they themselves created will only make things much worse. Woods, a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and winner of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award, busts the media myths and government spin. He explains how government intervention in the economy---from the Democratic hobby horse called Fannie Mae to affirmative action programs like the Community Redevelopment Act---actually caused the housing bubble. Most important, Woods, author of the New York Times best seller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, traces this most recent boom-and-bust---and all such booms and busts of the past century---back to one of the most revered government institutions of all: the Federal Reserve System, which allows busybody bureaucrats and ambitious politicians to pull the strings of our financial sector and manipulate the value of the very money we use. Meltdown, which features a foreword by Congressman Ron Paul (R - Texas), also provides a timely history lesson to counter the current clamor for a new New Deal. The Great Depression, Woods demonstrates, was only as deep and as long as it was because of the government interventions by Herbert Hoover (no free-market capitalist, despite what your high-school history teacher may have taught you) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (no savior of the American economy, in spite of what the mainstream media says). If you want to understand what caused the fi...

©2009 Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (P)2009 Tantor

Narrator: Alan Sklar
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People

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Tough times won’t last, but tough people will. Many people have lost money and many are losing their jobs, homes, or at least making cutbacks. Many others have faced life-changing natural disasters, such as hurricanes and fires, as well as health and family difficulties Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People is all about overcoming adversity, pulling together, making do with less, facing challenges, and finding new joys in a simpler life. Includes 10 bonus stories of faith.

©2009 Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, llc (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: B. Jay Kaplan
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Blockchain for Dummies

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Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin, the revolutionary "virtual currency" that's changing the way people do business. While Bitcoin has enjoyed some well-deserved hype, Blockchain may be Bitcoin's most vital legacy. Blockchain for Dummies is the ideal starting place for business pros looking to gain a better understanding of what Blockchain is, how it can improve the integrity of their data, and how it can work to fundamentally change their business and enhance their data security.  Blockchain for Dummies covers the essential things you need to know about this exciting technology's promise of revolutionizing financial transactions, data security, and information integrity. The book covers the technologies behind Blockchain, introduces a variety of existing Blockchain solutions, and even walks you through creating a small but working Blockchain-based application.  Blockchain holds the promise to revolutionize a wide variety of businesses. Get in the know about Blockchain now with Blockchain for Dummies and be ready to make the changes to business that your colleagues and competitors will later wish they'd done. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Marie Hoffman
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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Marijuana Today Vanadium & Uranium Tomorrow

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Marijuana is hot and millionaires have been made, and will continue to be made. One of the keys is getting in early. When I started purchasing marijuana stocks 3 years ago almost every top stock was under $3 (Aurora .50, Canopy $2.95, Aphria .95). As I told my readers about this very unusual opportunity developing in marijuana, I promised them I would point out the next big wave coming in vanadium and uranium. It's important to stay ahead of the herd and buy resources when no one notices or cares about them. When a sector has been in a prolonged bear market people forget about it. When those sectors hit rock bottom and are ready to reverse, they launch like rocket ships. After listening to Marijuana Today Vanadium & Uranium Tomorrow, your question is not if they will go way up but when will they go way up and how high will they go. I believe we're about to witness an explosive and violent move to the upside in certain resource companies. This perfect political and resource storm developing is led by Russia's control of uranium and vanadium along with Japan, China, and America's crucial need for those resources. This may alter the resource balance forever and give investors like you an I the early buying opportunity of a lifetime. Get this mini audiobook today and get over 20 opportunities that are primed and ready for this explosion!

©2019 Mickey Dee (P)2019 Mickey Dee

Author: Mickey Dee
Length: 22 mins
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Supermoney

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"Adam Smith continues to dazzle and sparkle! With the passage of time, Supermoney has, if anything, added to its power to inspire, arouse, provoke, motivate, inform, illuminate, entertain, and guide a whole new generation of readers, while marvelously reprising the global money show for earlier fans." (David M. Darst, author of The Art of Asset Allocation, managing director and chief investment strategist, Morgan Stanley Individual Investor Group) "Nobody has written about the craft of money management with more insight, humor, and understanding than Adam Smith. Over the years, he has consistently separated wisdom from whimsy, brilliance from bluster, and character from chicanery." (Byron R. Wien, coauthor of Soros on Soros, chief investment strategist, Pequot Capital Management) Supermoney may be even more relevant today than when it was first published nearly 25 years ago. Written in the bright and funny style that became Adam Smith's trademark, this audiobook gives a view inside institutions, professionals, and the nature of markets that has rarely been shown before or since. "Adam Smith" was the first to introduce an obscure fund manager in Omaha, Nebraska, named Warren Buffett. In this new edition, Smith provides a fresh perspective in an updated preface that contextualizes the applicability of the markets of the 1960s and 1970s to today's markets. Things change, but sometimes the more they change, the more they stay the same. 

©2006 Adam Smith (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Adam Zink
Author: Adam Smith
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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The China Dream

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In The China Dream, acclaimed business journalist Joe Studwell takes to task the predictions that China will become an economic juggernaut on the world stage in the 21st century - and instead foresees an economic crisis. He argues that since the days of Marco Polo, Western nations have seen the vast population of the Middle Kingdom as a fantastic opportunity for expanding trade, investing time and resources again and again in the hope to develop it, only to see, century after century, its economy crash and their dreams turn to dust. Studwell traces the most recent developments in China, from Deng Xiaoping's "liberalization" of its market in the 1980s through the opening of its economy to foreign investment in the 1990s. In his rigorous analysis of the Chinese economy, government, and culture, Studwell also shows the roadblocks to the continuation of the country's unprecedented expansion and why its economy will fail once more - but this time harder than ever before and with potentially catastrophic results. Provocative, flawlessly researched, and endlessly engaging, The China Dream is a book that will have the business and political worlds talking about what's really going on in China - and what we can do to prepare for the coming crisis.

©2002, 2003, 2005 Joe Studwell. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: JP Linton
Author: Joe Studwell
Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
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The Green Line: Buy the Bottom of Any Stock Market Correction

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"This is buy low, sell high on steroids!" Learn how to find the bottom of any stock market correction! Tim Morris is back with another one! On average, the stock market experiences one 14 percent correction each year. What if there was an indicator that showed you where the bottom of this correction was? An indicator you could use to make 5-20 percent profit or more in just a few weeks from these regular market corrections? Tim Morris has found this indicator, and he has coined it The Green Line! In this audiobook, Tim Morris shares with you a strategy that gets you in at the very bottom of market corrections. This strategy uses a simple indicator available on Yahoo Finance, Stockcharts, and many other free websites; no advanced algorithms needed! Tim guides you through the whole process determining when a correction is taking place and setting up your chart. He then goes over clear entry and exit points allowing you to make the most amount of money in the shortest period of time. Now each time the market goes through a correction, you have a money making strategy you can use to add some extra income to your wallet! If you want to learn a high probability trading strategy which allows you to earn a nice chunk of extra income each year, get this audiobook now!

©2019 Tim Morris (P)2019 Tim Morris

Narrator: Andrew Burkum
Author: Tim Morris
Length: 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Bitcoin: Independence Reimagined

2 ratings

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This follow-up to Bitcoin: Sovereignty Through Mathematics describes the old boxes we have been operating within, and how Bitcoin encourages us to challenge and reshape them. It takes the listener deeper down the rabbit hole and reveals how the honey badger that lives there is still indifferent to people's opinions about it.

©2020 Knut Svanholm (P)2020 Guy Swann

Narrator: Guy Swann
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Behavioral Economics

16 ratings

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Behavioral economics is the study of decision making, and of the related themes of valuation, exchange, and interpersonal interactions. Using methods from psychology, sociology, neurology, and economics, behavioral economics sheds light one of the most fundamental activities of human life:the decision process. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll learn how behavioral economists look at decision making and explore a set of key principles that offer deep insight into how we evaluate information and integrate different factors to make decisions. Most important, using real-life illustrations and case studies, each lecture offers practical tools, so that you can understand the patterns of decision making, the purposes they serve, and how to use your knowledge to make better and more satisfying decisions. In grasping the underlying factors in decision making, you'll explore key topics such as decisions regarding probability, time-related decisions, managing risk, high-stakes medical decisions, and group decision making. Professor Huettel illustrates each concept with meaningful examples, analogies, and case studies, relating the material directly to the decisions all of us make as a central part of living. This unique course gives you essential knowledge and insights for one of life's most important skills. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 The Great Courses (P)2014 The Teaching Company, LLC

Narrator: Scott Huettel
Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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The Innovative State

1 rating

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Conventional wisdom says the state can best foster innovation by just getting out of the way. In fact, government has historically served not as a meddler in the private sector, but as a key booster of it - and often a daring one, willing to take risks that businesses won’t.

©2015 Foreign Affairs (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Stillwell
Length: 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Millionaire Mind: 6-Book Bundle

1 rating

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Do you want to....

Make money in your sleep?

Rise above the competition?

Find the most profitable niches?

Create a thriving business around your passion?

Learn the language of success?

And get extraordinarily rich along the way?

If so, Millionaire Mind is the business solution you’ve been searching for!

Inside this 6-Book Bundle, you’ll discover a wealth of perspectives and pathways for success. Each of these valuable audiobooks will help you crack the code of money mastery and start creating massive wealth - today!

Passive Income

Don't Compete, Dominate!

Don't Wait for Opportunity - Create It!

Entrepreneurship

The A to Z of Success

Top Secrets of Accumulating More Money

What you’ll find inside:

With Passive Income, you’ll discover how to profit legally from other people’s sales, make loads of money as a drop shipper, and sell “invisible gold” online. In Don't Compete, Dominate!, you’ll learn to master your image, become indispensable to others, and outthink the competition. Don't Wait for Opportunity – Create It! helps you take the right risks when no one else dares!

When you read Entrepreneurship, you’ll learn how to fire your boss and create your own business. In The A to Z of Success, you’ll explore the earth-shaking careers of various luminaries - from Henry Ford to Harrison Ford. You’ll also discover 26 alphabetical chapters on the qualities successful people share. Top Secrets of Accumulating More Money shares the three secret pillars of success and a magic formula for uncommon riches. You’ll learn about the safest investments you can make – and how to emulate Warren Buffet’s market wizardry!

©2017 SJ Baker (P)2017 SJ Baker

Narrator: Michael Stuhre
Author: SJ Baker
Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes

5 ratings

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How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes uses illustration, humor, and accessible storytelling to explain complex topics of economic growth and monetary systems. In it, economic expert and best-selling author of Crash Proof, Peter Schiff, teams up with his brother Andrew to apply their signature "take no prisoners" logic to expose the glaring fallacies that have become so ingrained in our country's economic conversation. Inspired by How an Economy Grows and Why It Doesn't - a previously published book by the Schiffs' father Irwin, a widely published economist and activist - How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes incorporates the spirit of the original while tackling the latest economic issues. With wit and humor, the Schiffs explain the roots of economic growth, the uses of capital, the destructive nature of consumer credit, the source of inflation, the importance of trade, savings, and risk, and many other topical principles of economics. The tales told here may appear simple of the surface, but they will leave you with a powerful understanding of How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes.

©2010 Peter D. Schiff and Andrew J. Schiff. All rights reserved. (P)2010 Gildan Media

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Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
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A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, Second Edition

5 ratings

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In this revised and updated edition of A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, David A. Moss draws on his years of teaching at Harvard Business School to explain important macro concepts using clear and engaging language. This guidebook covers the essentials of macroeconomics and examines, in a simple and intuitive way, the core ideas of output, money, and expectations. Early chapters leave you with an understanding of everything from fiscal policy and central banking to business cycles and international trade. Later chapters provide a brief monetary history of the United States as well as the basics of macroeconomic accounting. You'll learn why countries trade, why exchange rates move, and what makes an economy grow. Moss' detailed examples will arm you with a clear picture of how the economy works and how key variables impact business and will equip you to anticipate and respond to major macroeconomic events, such as a sudden depreciation of the real exchange rate or a steep hike in the federal funds rate. Listen to this book from start to finish for a complete overview of macroeconomics, or use it as a reference when you're confronted with specific challenges, like the need to make sense of monetary policy or to read a balance of payments statement. Either way you'll come away with a broad understanding of the subject and its key pieces, and you'll be empowered to make smarter business decisions. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 David A. Moss (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Scarcity

19 ratings

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In the blockbuster tradition of Freakonomics, a Harvard economist and a Princeton psychology professor team up to offer a surprising and empowering new way to look at everyday life, presenting a paradigm-challenging examination of how scarcity - and our flawed responses to it - shapes our lives, our society, and our culture. Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all are examples of a mindset produced by scarcity. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before. Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity and the strategies it imposes, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus.

©2013 Ellen Hopkins (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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A Little History of Economics

9 ratings

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A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field. What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young listeners new to economics and to all listeners who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, Ricardo, Marx, Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.

©2017 Niall Kishtainy (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Steven Crossley
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Final Voyage

1 rating

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In 1871, an entire fleet of whaling ships was caught in an arctic ice storm and destroyed. Though few lives were lost, the damage would forever shape one of America's most distinctive commodities: oil. New Bedford, Massachusetts, was fertile ground for this country's first multimillion-dollar industry. Founded by assiduous Quaker merchants seeking refuge for their austere religion, the town also lent unparalleled access to the high seas. The combination would lead to what would become the most successful whaling industry in America, and with it, the world's first oil hegemony. Oyl, or oil derived from whale blubber, revolutionized New England commerce. And as intrepid New Bedford whalers ventured farther into uncharted waters in search of untapped resources, the town saw incomparable wealth. But with all of the town's resources tethered to this dangerous industry and the fickle sea, success was fragile. Final Voyage is the story of one fateful whaling season that illuminates the unprecedented rise and devastating fall of America's first oil industry. Peter Nichols deftly captures what New Bedford life was like for its Quaker inhabitants and, using a wealth of primary resources, has created a vivid picture of the evolution of whaling and how its demise was destined even before that devastating voyage.

©2009 Peter Nichols (P)2009 Tantor

Narrator: Norman Dietz
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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The Invisible Hook

9 ratings

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Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss - it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late 17th- and early 18th-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits.The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy - a model they adopted more than 50 years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice - their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized.Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

©2009 Peter T. Leeson (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeremy Gage
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Big Business

4 ratings

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An against-the-grain polemic on American capitalism from New York Times best-selling author Tyler Cowen.  We love to hate the 800-pound gorilla. Walmart and Amazon destroy communities and small businesses. Facebook turns us into addicts while putting our personal data at risk. From skeptical politicians like Bernie Sanders who at a 2016 presidential campaign rally said, “If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist,” to millennials, only 42 percent of whom support capitalism, belief in big business is at an all-time low. But are big companies inherently evil? If business is so bad, why does it remain so integral to the basic functioning of America? Economist and best-selling author Tyler Cowen says our biggest problem is that we don’t love business enough.    In Big Business, Cowen puts forth an impassioned defense of corporations and their essential role in a balanced, productive, and progressive society. He dismantles common misconceptions and untangles conflicting intuitions. According to a 2016 Gallup survey, only 12 percent of Americans trust big business “quite a lot”, and only six percent trust it “a great deal”. Yet Americans as a group are remarkably willing to trust businesses, whether in the form of buying a new phone on the day of its release or simply showing up to work in the expectation they will be paid. Cowen illuminates the crucial role businesses play in spurring innovation, rewarding talent and hard work, and creating the bounty on which we’ve all come to depend.

©2019 Tyler Cowen (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Steve Edwards
Author: Tyler Cowen
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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The Undercover Economist

6 ratings

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Author of the extremely popular "Dear Economist" column in Financial Times, Tim Harford reveals the economics behind everyday phenomena in this highly entertaining and informative book. Can a book about economics be fun to read? It can when Harford takes the reins, using his trademark wit to explain why it costs an arm and a leg to buy a cappuccino and why it's nearly impossible to purchase a decent used car. Supermarkets, coffee houses, airlines, insurance companies, and more are sucking money from our wallets. To protect ourselves and our bank accounts, we must better understand why companies do what they do.

©2006 Tim Harford (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

Author: Tim Harford
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Enjoy the Decline

11 ratings

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The "end of America"? Most likely. The "demise of liberty"? You betcha! The "destruction of Western civilization"? Of course! But why let all of the above get you down? Learn to "enjoy the decline"! Enjoy the Decline is mandatory listening for all conservatives, libertarians, Americans, and lovers of freedom who are mourning the slow-but-sure death of their culture and their country. America is over. Freedom will be curtailed. Liberty is dead. And above all else, it is inevitable. But the answer is not to get depressed and give up hope. The answer is to change your attitude and learn how to Enjoy the Decline. You get one life on this planet and Aaron Clarey explains how to get the most out of it even though socialism and tyranny are all around you. From learning how to adapt your psychology to learning to let go and take advantage of the socialist system, Enjoy the Decline carries the freedom-loving American through the five stages of grief and puts them on a path to enjoy their life regardless of what is happening to their beloved America. Dark, macabre, and morose, but truthful, helpful, and practical all the same, it is guaranteed to make you happier than your socialist counterparts even though they have everything they want. Make leftists, liberals, and progressives miserable. Enjoy the decline!

©2016 Aaron Clarey (P)2016 Aaron Clarey

Author: Aaron Clarey
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Conspiracy of Credit

1 rating

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The Conspiracy of Credit is a must listen. It contains the most raw and comprehensive information you will ever find on credit. If you ever wondered, why the credit bureaus want you to have bad credit or why credit is for poor people, this audiobook will shock you with answers. Conspiracy of Credit explains why identity theft is nothing more than a new product created by the credit bureaus and banks to make money. This book will break down the reason behind retail and grocery store loyalty cards as well as the use of re-identification software. The speed of light money age is here, and never before has any book provided a blueprint for the future of credit and banking.

©2013 Corey P. Smith (P)2014 Corey P. Smith

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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Brewed in the North

1 rating

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For decades, the name Labatt was synonymous with beer in Canada, but no longer. Brewed in the North traces the birth, growth, and demise of one of the nation's oldest and most successful breweries. Opening a window into Canada's complicated relationship with beer, Matthew Bellamy examines the strategic decisions taken by a long line of Labatt family members and professional managers from the 1840s, when John Kinder Labatt entered the business of brewing in the Upper Canadian town of London, to the globalization of the industry in the 1990s. Spotlighting the challenges involved as Labatt executives adjusted to external shocks-the advent of the railway, Prohibition, war, the Great Depression, new forms of competition, and free trade-Bellamy offers a case study of success and failure in business. Through Labatt's lively history from 1847 to 1995, this book explores the wider spirit of Canadian capitalism, the interplay between the state's moral economy and enterprise, and the difficulties of creating popular beer brands in a country that is regionally, linguistically, and culturally diverse. A comprehensive look at one of the industry's most iconic firms, Brewed in the North sheds light on what it takes to succeed in the business of Canadian brewing.

©2019 McGill-Queen’s University Press (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

7 ratings

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Investing is all about common sense. Owning a diversified portfolio of stocks and holding it for the long term is a winner's game. Trying to beat the stock market is theoretically a zero-sum game (for every winner, there must be a loser), but after the substantial costs of investing are deducted, it becomes a loser's game. Common sense tells us, and history confirms, that the simplest and most efficient investment strategy is to buy and hold all of the nation's publicly held businesses at very low cost. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you your fair share of stock market returns. To learn how to make index investing work for you, there's no better mentor than legendary mutual-fund industry veteran John C. Bogle. Over the course of his long career, Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the world's first index mutual-fund, has relied primarily on index investing to help Vanguard's clients build substantial wealth. Now, with The Little Book of Common Sense Investing, he wants to help you do the same. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Little Book of Common Sense Investing will show you how to incorporate this proven investment strategy into your portfolio. It will also change the very way you think about investing. Successful investing is not easy. (It requires discipline and patience.) But it is simple - for it's all about common sense.

©2007 John C. Bogle (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

Narrator: Thom Pinto
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Gini: Capitalism, Cryptocurrencies & the Battle for Human Rights

Summary

Humanity evolves at the speed of justice.  This is a book about the technologies, systems, and public policies that are necessary to achieve justice. Humanity's technology is evolving at an exponential rate, but our laws and cultural norms evolve at the speed of justice. The speed of justice is dictated by those who have the most financial and political power. The more concentrated the power, the slower the justice. Justice can only exist when economic and political systems produce outcomes that maximize health, wealth and freedom for the largest number of humans. By that measure, the speed of justice in many countries on Earth today is excruciatingly slow. In fact, it's not only slow; it's accelerating in reverse. Fixing a broken system. With such enormous economic and political power concentrated in the hands of less than 0.01 percent of Earth's corporations and less than 0.0000001 percent of Earth's human population, is it any surprise that economic and political systems worldwide are imploding, humanitarian crises are exploding, and 80 percent of the global population lives in poverty? These problems are only possible when giant corporations and governments collude against the best interests of their citizens. This is the essence of broken capitalism and broken democracy on Earth today. Gini provides solutions. Best-selling author. Gini is written by the best-selling author of Broken Capitalism, International Political Economy expert, cryptocurrency and A.I. architect, and former U.S. Government Intelligence operative, Ferris Eanfar. Tackling big questions about privacy, A.I., cryptocurrencies, taxes, economic freedom, and human rights, Mr. Eanfar provides unique and refreshing insights into the socioeconomic trends and technologies that are shaping the future of humanity. All book proceeds go to the nonprofit Gini Foundation. Visit www.ginifoundation.org to learn more. Pro Tip: Adjust the playback speed for your listening preference. The most popular speed is 90 percent. 

©2018 Ferris Eanfar (P)2019 Ferris Eanfar

Narrator: Dude Walker
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Real Dissent

7 ratings

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Nothing makes traditional left and right kiss and make up faster than when they're faced with an articulate libertarian. Avert your eyes from this dangerous extremist, citizen! Government is composed of wise public servants who innocently pursue the common good! In Real Dissent, Tom Woods demolishes some of the toughest critics of libertarianism in his trademark way. In doing so he strays beyond what he calls the index card of allowable opinion, the narrow range within which the media and political classes permit debate to take place in America. Should 40% or 35% of our income be taxed? That's the kind of debate the New York Times prefers. Should our income be taxed at all? Now that's out of bounds, citizen! In foreign policy, Americans are permitted to choose between bombing a despised country or starving its people to death. You favor peace? Why, you must be an "extremist"! On the Federal Reserve, the debate is over which policy the Fed should pursue. But what if the Fed is itself the problem? No answer, because the question isn't raised. Real Dissent is organized into ten parts: Part I: War and Propaganda Part II: Capitalism and Anti-Capitalism Part III: Libertarianism Attacked, and My Replies Part IV: Ron Paul and Forbidden Truths Part V: End the Fed Part VI: History and Liberty Part VII: When Libertarians Go Wrong [on people who don't quite get their own philosophy] Part VIII: Books You May Have Missed Part IX: Talking Liberty: Selected Tom Woods Show Interviews Part X: Back to Basics Afterword: How I Evaded the Gatekeepers of Approved Opinion The index card of allowable opinion forces Americans into narrow and pointless debates, and closes off discussion of plausible and humane alternatives. For the sake of American liberty, it’s time we set that thing on fire. This audiobook is a match.

©2014 Thomas E. Woods Jr. (P)2014 Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Summary

The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State is an 1884 treatise by Friedrich Engels. The work is partially based on notes by Karl Marx to Lewis H. Morgan's book Ancient Society (1877) and is regarded as one of the first major works on family economics.  Engels argued that the traditional monogamous household was a recent construct, closely bound up with capitalism. He called it a patriarchal system in which women were servants and claimed that communism would herald the dawn of communal living and a new sexual freedom. The role of the state would then become superfluous.

Public Domain (P)2020 Museum Audiobooks

Narrator: Adam Douglas
Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Basics of Statistics Explained

1 rating

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What do you know about statistics? Are you a business student? Are you a manager of some company? Do you want to be an economist? If yes, this course is for you. Principles of statistics are the basics of economics. Most of the time, people find such courses very boring and difficult. In fact statistics is really a boring thing. In this book you will hear that the whole course is detailed in an easy-to-understand way. While having a cup of tea, study it and get to know all about the principles of statistics. In simple words, it is a complete course that will help you understand the principles of statistics. What you'll learn in this book: Basics of statistics Population and sample Descriptive and inferential statistics Variables Measures of center Measures of variation Standard deviation Organization of data What is estimation? Hypothesis testing Summarization of bivariate data

©2015 Can Akdeniz (P)2016 Can Akdeniz

Author: Can Akdeniz
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The End of Alchemy

6 ratings

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Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his 10 years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy, he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance. The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological innovations during that dynamic period relied on the widespread adoption of two much older ideas: the creation of paper money and the invention of banks that issued credit. We take these systems for granted today, yet at their core both ideas were revolutionary and almost magical. Common paper became as precious as gold, and risky long-term loans were transformed into safe short-term bank deposits. As King argues, this is financial alchemy - the creation of extraordinary financial powers that defy reality and common sense. Faith in these powers has led to huge benefits; the liquidity they create has fueled economic growth for two centuries now. However, they have also produced an unending string of economic disasters, from hyperinflations to banking collapses to the recent global recession and current stagnation. How do we reconcile the potent strengths of these ideas with their inherent weaknesses? King draws on his unique experience to present fresh interpretations of these economic forces and to point the way forward for the global economy. His bold solutions cut through current overstuffed and needlessly complex legislation to provide a clear path to durable prosperity and the end of overreliance on the alchemy of our financial ancestors.

©2016 Mervyn King (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Greg Wagland
Author: Mervyn King
Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The Theory of Money and Credit

4 ratings

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Mises wrote this book for the ages, and it remains the most spirited, thorough, and scientifically rigorous treatise on money ever to appear. It made his reputation across Europe and established him as the most important economist of his age. This Mises Institute edition is the first English edition, and it comes complete with an explanatory foreword by Murray Rothbard and a preface by Douglas French. This classic treatise was the first really great integration of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and it remains the definitive book on the foundations of monetary theory. As Rothbard points out in his introduction to "the best book on money ever written," economists have yet to absorb all its lessons. Mises shows that money had its origin in the market, and that its value is based on its usefulness as a commodity in exchange. Step by step, Mises presents the case for sound money without inflation and presents the beginnings of a full-scale business-cycle theory. This edition includes Mises' early blueprint, improved later in life, for a return to a fully backed gold standard and competitive banking.

©2009 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2017 Luwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Jim Vann
Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Contra Krugman

3 ratings

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With a foreword by Ron Paul If you believe in the unhampered free market, The New York Times columnist Paul Krugman thinks you're an idiot. This book is a relentless assault on the ideas of Krugman and on the Keynesian economics that would have the government direct the economy in order to maximize prosperity and prevent recessions. In fact, the more they try to manage the economy the worse they make it - as during the housing bubble years when the Fed and the federal government colluded to gin up the housing market in order to keep the economy robust after 9/11. Oops. Unfortunately for Krugman and his followers, Krugman is able to declare victory for Keynesianism only by citing highly selective data, by ignoring or misrepresenting his own predictions, or by misstating the views of his opponents. Krugman even claims to have predicted the housing bubble - after having called for the very policies that created it. Economist Robert Murphy (PhD, NYU) has an uncanny ability to recall Krugman's columns and interviews and puts his command of this material to devastating use in this book. As Murphy shows, in no way can it be said that Keynesian analysis has won the day. To the contrary, the Austrian School - which has been critical of government intervention, particularly central banking - has been vindicated in episode after episode. Topics include: The Great Depression  Obamacare Krugman's predictions Monetary policy Climate change Financial "reform" Employment and wages The minimum wage Business cycles  Stimulus Listen to this book, and never lose a debate again.

©2018 Robert P. Murphy (P)2018 Robert P. Murphy

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Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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Ecommerce Mastery: 3 in 1

1 rating

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Do you want to crack the code to generating serious, travel-round-the-world-on-a-whim monthly income by harnessing the amazing power of ecommerce? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" to the question above, then keep reading. You're in for a special treat. Ecommerce has seen a meteoric rise in recent years, and it's easy to see why. It is low-risk, requires little capital, does not require an inventory, and does not require a physical store and can be run from the comfort of your home, in your pajamas or sweats. All you simply need to do is play the role of the middle man as a dropshipper, sourcing for products directly from the manufacturer and selling them to end-users, with the mark up in between the two points being your profit.  Here are some of the wallet-boosting advice you're going to uncover in this comprehensive ecommerce book bundle: The different sales channels for your dropshipping store and how to properly leverage them A crash guide to optimizing your online store to sell like crazy 10 simple but powerful and effective ways to completely destroy your competitors The best techniques you can use to attain a large following and turn your audience into great customers as quickly as possible Little-known social media secrets to engaging followers and attracting bigger audiences on your store Surefire ways to brand your products and distinguish yourself from your competitors and induce customer loyalty A crash guide to advertising your products to pull in massive amounts of traffic to your offer Nine secret product research tools used by Amazon FBA titans to find hot selling products and make massive bank The 5 point checklist every product must pass before you even consider selling it on Amazon ...and tons more! Ready to take your ecommerce business to the next level? Don't hesitate to click the "Buy Now" button to get started today!

©2020 Phil Ortiz (P)2020 Phil Ortiz

Author: Phil Ortiz
Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Microeconomics Basics

2 ratings

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To many people, economics is as confusing as physics. Just as we use physics every day even if we don’t know its technical aspects, we all use economics on a daily basis even if we don’t know its technical aspects.  Yet, unlike physics, introductory economics is not as difficult as it might appear at first. However, it is true that economists speak a different “language”, in the sense that we often use terms that are not common in everyday conversation.

©2017 Can Akdeniz (P)2017 Can Akdeniz

Narrator: Andrea Giordani
Author: IntroBooks
Length: 41 mins
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The Great Contraction, 1929-1933

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Friedman and Schwartz's A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, published in 1963, stands as one of the most influential economics books of the 20th century. A landmark achievement, the book marshaled massive historical data and sharp analytics to support the claim that monetary policy--steady control of the money supply--matters profoundly in the management of the nation's economy, especially in navigating serious economic fluctuations. The chapter entitled "The Great Contraction, 1929-33" addressed the central economic event of the century, the Great Depression. Published as a stand-alone paperback in 1965, The Great Contraction, 1929-1933 argued that the Federal Reserve could have stemmed the severity of the Depression, but failed to exercise its role of managing the monetary system and ameliorating banking panics. The book served as a clarion call to the monetarist school of thought by emphasizing the importance of the money supply in the functioning of the economy--a concept that has come to inform the actions of central banks worldwide. This edition of the original text includes a new preface by Anna Jacobson Schwartz, as well as a new introduction by the economist Peter Bernstein. It also includes comments from the current Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke, originally made on the occasion of Milton Friedman's 90th birthday, on the enduring influence of Friedman and Schwartz's work and vision.

©2008 Milton Friedman (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: A. C. Fellner
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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Recession-Proof Real Estate Investing: How to Survive (and Thrive!) During Any Phase of the Economic Cycle

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The 2008 Great Recession was a time of economic turmoil and disruption. After the crash, many real estate investors lost everything they’d worked so hard to achieve - but not every investor suffered that fate. Even during the worst parts of the downturn, some real estate professionals were able to grow and scale their businesses. Not only did they come out the other side unscathed, but they also created a better financial situation than ever before. In Recession-Proof Real Estate Investing, accomplished investor J Scott dives into the theory of economic cycles and the real-world strategies for harnessing them to your advantage. With a glossary of terms, articulate visuals, and clear instructions for every type of investor, this easy-to-follow guide will show you how to make money during all of the market’s twists and turns. In this audiobook, you will learn: The basics behind how our economy works and how to make it work for you The four major phases of the economic cycle: Expansion, Peak, Recession, Recovery How to know when economic shifts are likely to occur and strategies to withstand those impending changes The positive and negative impacts the economic cycle has on real estate investing and businesses Strategies to continue to profit and grow your business during every point in the economic cycle Multiple strategies to modify your investing tactics - not only to survive economic downturn, but to also thrive! Prepare yourself to take any recession in stride! After listening to this audiobook, you will never be intimidated by a market shift - and you’ll never look at your real estate business the same way again. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 J Scott (P)2019 BiggerPockets Publishing

Narrator: Clifford Ponder
Author: J Scott
Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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The Government Against the Economy

Summary

This book is a demonstration both of the economic planning and order that prevail under capitalism and of the chaos and tyranny that prevail under socialism. 

Originally published in 1979, and later incorporated into the author’s magnum opus, Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics as Chapters 6-8, this is a powerful and convincing book which explains the essential principles of free-market price theory along with leading applications of those principles. Again and again, it illustrates the economic coordination of a free economy by contrasting it with the chaos produced by price controls and, as the ultimate culmination of price controls, socialism. 

Written for the intelligent layman who may have no previous knowledge of basic economic theory, this book not only shows where government policy went wrong in imposing price controls, it also shows how free-market prices are essential to the success of our economic system in producing for the benefit of everyone. Included are explanations of: how a free market would progressively reduce the cost of energy, along with that of all other goods; why the Arab oil embargo would not have been a threat to a free economy; how price controls actually raise prices; how partial price controls lead to universal price controls; how universal price controls represent de facto socialism; why Nazi Germany was a socialist country; and why socialism, rather than representing any kind of genuine economic planning, is in fact chaotic and necessarily tyrannical. 

For those who want to understand how a free-market economy really works and how price controls and socialism create chaos and poverty, this book is mandatory listening. 

Here is what two of the most famous advocates of the free market have said about this book:

“Every commentator on current affairs who is not a fully trained economist ought to read this book if he wants to talk sense. I know no other place where the crucial issues are explained as clearly and convincingly as in this book.” (F. A. Hayek, Nobel Laureate in Economics for 1975)

“This is one of the most powerful and convincing books I know. Its explanations are brilliantly clear; its analyses are lethal; it is uncompromising. Readers who come to it without any previous knowledge of basic economic theory will find it a luminous introduction. If any book can slow down the economic destructionism of our age, this could be it.” (Henry Hazlitt, economist, author, former Newsweek columnist and New York Times financial editor)

©1979 George Reisman (P)2018 George Reisman

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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Beggar Thy Neighbor

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The practice of charging interest on loans has been controversial since it was first mentioned in early recorded history. Lending is a powerful economic tool, vital to the development of society but it can also lead to disaster if left unregulated. Prohibitions against excessive interest, or usury, have been found in almost all societies since antiquity. Whether loans were made in kind or in cash, creditors often were accused of beggar-thy-neighbor exploitation when their lending terms put borrowers at risk of ruin. While the concept of usury reflects transcendent notions of fairness, its definition has varied over time and place: Roman law distinguished between simple and compound interest, the medieval church banned interest altogether, and even Adam Smith favored a ceiling on interest.

In Beggar Thy Neighbor, financial historian Charles R. Geisst tracks the changing perceptions of usury and debt from the time of Cicero to the most recent financial crises. This comprehensive economic history looks at humanity's attempts to curb the abuse of debt while reaping the benefits of credit. It examines the major debt revolutions of the past, demonstrating that extensive leverage and debt were behind most financial market crashes from the Renaissance to the present day.

The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press.

©2013 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Maxwell Zener
Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
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The Money Men

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A best-selling historian's gripping account of the powerful men who controlled America's financial destiny. From the first days of the United States, a battle raged over money. On one side were the democrats, who wanted cheap money and feared the concentration of financial interests in the hands of a few. On the other were the capitalists who sought the soundness of a national bank ? and the profits that came with it. In telling this exciting story, H. W. Brands focuses on five "Money Men": Alexander Hamilton, who championed a national bank; Nicholas Biddle, whose run-in with Andrew Jackson led to the bank's demise; Jay Cooke, who financed the Union in the Civil War; Jay Gould, who tried to corner the gold market; and J. P. Morgan, whose position was so commanding that he bailed out the U.S. Treasury. The Money Men is a riveting narrative, a revealing history of the men who fought over the lifeblood of American commerce and power.

©2006 H. W. Brands (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

Narrator: Lloyd James
Author: H. W. Brands
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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More

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A sweeping history that tracks the development of trade and industry across the world, from Ancient Rome to today.  From the development of international trade fairs in the 12th century to the innovations made in China, India, and the Arab world, it turns out that historical economies were much more sophisticated that we might imagine, tied together by webs of credit and financial instruments much like our modern economy. Here, Philip Coggan takes us from the ancient mountains of North Wales through Grand Central station and the great civilizations of Mesopotamia to the factories of Malaysia, showing how changes in agriculture, finance, technology, work, and demographics have driven the progress of human civilization.  It's the story of how trade became broader and deeper over thousands of years; how governments have influenced economies, for good or ill; and how societies have repeatedly tried to tame, and harness, finance. More shows how, at every step of our long journey, it was the connection between people that resulted in more trade, more specialization, more freedom, and ultimately, more prosperity.

©2020 Philip Coggan (P)2020 PublicAffairs

Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
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The Future of the Vending Machine Industry, How Emerging Technologies Will Revolutionize the Vending Machine Industry, How to Operate a Successful Vending Machine Business, and How to Earn Money

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This essay sheds light on the future of the vending machine industry and explicates how emerging technologies will revolutionize the vending machine industry. Moreover, the benefits of leveraging robots in the vending machine industry are demystified in this essay. Furthermore, how to earn substantial money online so that you can afford to procure your own vending machine collection is expounded upon in this essay.  The future of the vending machine industry will not only be characterized by dynamism as it continues to metaphorically evolve but will also be eminently auspicious for vending machine industry competitors, supply chain members, and customers. Technological advancements are profoundly changing the vending machine industry and are rendering it all the more technology driven. The vending machine industry industry shows no signs of decelerating anytime in the imminent future. Vending machine industry competitors are poised to have prosperous, lucrative, and auspicious futures as disposable incomes rise among customers and as the desire to make convenient purchases builds traction worldwide among customers.  Customers are making a more substantial investment into procuring vending machine products. In the digital era, customers embrace living face paced, busy lives and cannot afford to fritter away precious time waiting in long lines for the products. Vending machine products are becoming ever more desirable by customers since they can instantaneously be accessed without waiting in long line to procure the products. “The global vending machine market size was valued at USD 30,300,000,000 in 2018 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 9.4 percent from 2019 to 2025. Growing demand for go snacks, drinks,” (Vending Machine Market, 2019) and other items. Due to customers embracing “hectic lifestyles is boosting product sales.” (Vending Machine Market, 2019) Rising demand for vending machine products can be partially attributed to the growing customer need to have convenient product purchase options. Vending machines are able to instantaneously furnish customers with their purchased products. Vending machines are accessible to customers 24/seven, do not require laborers to operate, and can be located almost anywhere.  In the coming years, demand for vending machine products will rise to an unprecedented height. Customers ineffably love vending machines and the vast variety of products that they have to offer them. “Technological innovations, such as face and voice recognition, interactive display system, and big data integration, are making the product easier and more convenient to use and will also have a positive impact on the demand. With such advancements, vending machines can now deliver custom-made food items, salads,” (Vending Machine Market, 2019) and other items “apart from hot and cold beverages. For instance, in 2018, Pizza Deli 24/7 introduced a pizza vending machine that offers pizza in five flavors.” (Vending Machine Market, 2019) Vending machines are not limited to selling impulse items. In the digital era, the growth of the vending machine market can be partially attributed to customers embracing living face paced, busy, and hectic lives. Vending “machines are considered as the most lucrative channel for sales at places, such as airports, train, and bus stations due to increasing impulse purchases.” (Vending Machine Market, 2019) Customers are pressed for time while enroute to their destinations and often do not have time to stop at a retail store and subsequently wait in line to purchase products. Fortunately for vendors, vending machines have rendered it easier than ever before for customers to make impulse purchases. Vending machines have ample impulse items that are neatly displayed and are ready to be purchased.

©2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs (P)2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs

Narrator: Isabel McCune
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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Economic Facts and Fallacies

29 ratings

Summary

Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians: fallacies about urban problems, income differences, male-female economic differences, academia, race, and Third World countries. While all of these fallacies have a certain plausibility that gives them their staying power, this makes it even more important to carefully examine their flaws. Sowell holds these beliefs under the microscope and draws conclusions that are sure to inspire rigorous debate.

©2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Early Austrian Economics

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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. This shift led to keen new insights, including the idea that the marginal utility of goods determines its price. Other insights of the early Austrians include an explanation of why interest is necessary, how the price system allocates economic resources, how to determine cause vs. effect in economic affairs, and how to distinguish between the means (activities) and ends (goals) of economic activity.

©1988 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products (P)1988 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

Narrator: Louis Rukeyser
Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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Forex Trading for Beginners and Dummies

Summary

Uncover what forex trading is, how to get started in forex trading, and how to make a trading plan. You will learn how to assess your risk and manage it appropriately in the trades you will conduct. This audiobook is going to teach you the do’s and don'ts of forex, to help you avoid the most common mistakes traders make. Why not learn from experts who have already done things incorrectly? By learning what not to do, you have a leg up against anyone else who tries to enter the forex market without proper knowledge. The difference between profit and loss is always going to be your knowledge of how to invest in the forex market. Plenty of information is needed to help you understand how the market moves the way it does, who moves the market, and how other investors conduct market analysis. Currencies are going to be explained based on the factors that drive them to move, as well as how to read a currency quote. The forex market is like the stock market in some respects. You have technical analysis protocols that can help you trade on trends and certain popular patterns like support and resistance. You also have fundamental factors that drive the currencies to change. Important fundamental and technical analysis strategies will be discussed to help you plan and strategize for your entry into the forex market.

©2019 Giovanni Rigters (P)2020 Giovanni Rigters

Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
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Wall Street

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Wall Street is an unending source of legend - and nightmares. It is a universal symbol of both the highest aspirations of economic prosperity and the basest impulses of greed and deception. Charles R. Geisst's Wall Street is at once a chronicle of the street itself - from the days when the wall was merely a defensive barricade built by Peter Stuyvesant - and an engaging economic history of the United States, a tale of profits and losses, enterprising spirits, and key figures that transformed America into the most powerful economy in the world. The audiobook traces many themes, like the move of industry and business westward in the early 19th century, the rise of the great Robber Barons, and the growth of industry from the securities market's innovative financing of railroads, major steel companies, and Bell's and Edison's technical innovations. And because "The Street" has always been a breeding ground for outlandish characters with brazen nerve, no history of the stock market would be complete without a look at the conniving of ruthless wheeler-dealers and lesser known but influential rogues. This updated edition covers the historic, almost apocalyptic events of the 2008 financial crisis and the overarching policy changes of the Obama administration. As Wall Street and America have changed irrevocably after the crisis, Charles R. Geisst offers the definitive chronicle of the relationship between the two, and the challenges and successes it has fostered that have shaped our history.

©1997 Charles R. Geisst (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
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Ripple for Beginners: An Introduction to XRP

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Ryan Fugger conceived Ripple in 2004 after working on a local exchange trading system in Vancouver. The intent was to create a monetary system that was decentralized and could effectively empower individuals and communities to create their own money. Fugger later built the first iteration of this system, RipplePay.com. Concurrently, in May 2011, Jed McCaleb began developing a digital currency system in which transactions were verified by consensus among members of the network, rather than by the mining process used by Bitcoin. In August 2012, Jed McCaleb hired Chris Larsen, and they approached Ryan Fugger with their digital currency idea. After discussions with McCaleb and long-standing members of the Ripple community, Fugger handed over the reins. In September 2012, Chris Larsen and Jed McCaleb co-founded the corporation OpenCoin. OpenCoin began development of the ripple protocol (RTXP) and the Ripple payment and exchange network. On April 11, 2013, OpenCoin announced it had closed an angel round of funding with several venture capital firms. That same month, OpenCoin acquired SimpleHoney to help it popularize virtual currencies and make them easier for average users. On May 14, 2013, OpenCoin announced that it had closed a second round of angel funding. In July 2013, Jed McCaleb separated from active employment with Ripple. On September 26, 2013, OpenCoin officially changed its name to Ripple Labs, Inc. Their CTO, Stefan Thomas, further announced that the source code for the peer-to-peer node behind the Ripple payment network was officially open source. Parts of Ripple, particularly a JavaScript-based web client, had been open source months before, but the release of the peer-to-peer "full node" Rippled meant that the community now had the required tools needed to maintain the Ripple network on its own.

©2018 Ron Stern (P)2018 Ron Stern

Narrator: Andrew Heron
Author: Ron Stern
Length: 34 mins
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Escape from Rome

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The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history. But in this groundbreaking book, Walter Scheidel argues that Rome's dramatic collapse was actually the best thing that ever happened, clearing the path for Europe's economic rise and the creation of the modern age. Ranging across the entire premodern world, Escape from Rome offers new answers to some of the biggest questions in history: Why did the Roman Empire appear? Why did nothing like it ever return to Europe? And, above all, why did Europeans come to dominate the world?  In an absorbing narrative that begins with ancient Rome but stretches far beyond it, from Byzantium to China and from Genghis Khan to Napoleon, Scheidel shows how the demise of Rome and the enduring failure of empire-building on European soil ensured competitive fragmentation between and within states. This rich diversity encouraged political, economic, scientific, and technological breakthroughs that allowed Europe to surge ahead while other parts of the world lagged behind, burdened as they were by traditional empires and predatory regimes that lived by conquest. It wasn't until Europe "escaped" from Rome that it launched an economic transformation that changed the continent and ultimately the world.  What has the Roman Empire ever done for us? Fall and go away.

©2019 Princeton University Press (P)2019 Recorded Books

Narrator: Daniel Henning
Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
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The Incredible Shrinking Alpha 2nd Edition

Summary

Active managers persistently lag the returns of benchmarks and index funds that track them, with the excuses for underperformance recycled every year. This comprehensive book is the antidote for the active managers’ siren song. If you understand the benefits of indexing, or systematic investing, it will reinforce your commitment while increasing your knowledge.  In this greatly expanded second edition, Swedroe and Berkin show you how to develop an investment plan that focuses on what risks to take, and how much of them, as well as how to build a diversified portfolio. They present a list of vehicles to consider when implementing your plan and provide guidance on the care and maintenance of your portfolio. As a bonus they add appendices that will make you a more informed and, therefore, better investor.  This makes The Incredible Shrinking Alpha a complete guide to successful investment strategy. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Harriman House (P)2020 Harriman House

Narrator: Brian McKiernan
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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The Progressive Era

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Rothbard's posthumous masterpiece is the definitive book on the Progressives. It will soon be the must read study of this dreadful time in our past. (from the foreword by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano) The current relationship between the modern state and the economy has its roots in the Progressive Era. (from the introduction by Patrick Newman) Progressivism brought the triumph of institutionalized racism, the disfranchising of blacks in the South, the cutting off of immigration, the building up of trade unions by the federal government into a tripartite big government, big business, big unions alliance, the glorifying of military virtues and conscription, and a drive for American expansion abroad. In short, the Progressive Era ushered the modern American politico-economic system into being. (from the preface by Murray N. Rothbard)

©2017 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2018 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Graham Wright
Length: 24 hrs and 10 mins
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The Winner's Curse

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Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers - they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"; why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day; why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another; and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than $200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than $400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the trap-like efficiency we impute to them.

©1991, 2012 Richard Thaler (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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Trucking Business

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Do you want to learn how to increase your profits with your trucking company? If so, then keep reading!  Trucking is one of the most lucrative businesses for startups because it's possible to start the business with one truck. The trucking industry offers essential transportation services to various industries; hence, it has a long lifespan.   In America, trucking is one of the fastest-growing industries based on the high number of trucking companies being registered and the significant number of people employed at trucking companies. Quite a few trucking companies are also small-scale, and this should encourage you to start your own business.  The initial cost of setting up a trucking business can be high, but with a great business plan, it is easier to secure the cooperation of both investors and lenders. It's wise to start small, especially if you're not reliant on your savings, and then you can expand your business as your sales increase. By starting a trucking business, you get to make your own decisions from what to haul, when to work, and who to work with. You'll also have total control of your income, which could lead to financial freedom.  This book covers the following topics: The benefits of starting a trucking business Setting up your business plan Freight broker and trucking company Management software for trucking companies Fuel card services Marketing your trucking company And much more!  This book will provide you with all you need to know about the trucking business and how to go about starting your own trucking company. It aims to equip you for not only the expected, but also the unexpected things that you're likely to encounter.   Ready to get started? Click "Buy"!

©2020 John Witter (P)2021 John Witter

Author: John Witter
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
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Hoodwinked

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John Perkins has seen the signs of today's economic meltdown before. The subprime mortgage fiascos, the banking industry collapse, the rising tide of unemployment, the shuttering of small businesses across the landscape are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease. In his former life as an economic hit man, he was on the front lines both as an observer and a perpetrator of events, once confined only to the third world, that have now sent the United States - and in fact the entire planet - spiraling toward disaster. Here, Perkins pulls back the curtain on the real cause of the current global financial meltdown. He shows how we've been hoodwinked by the CEOs who run the corporatocracy - those few corporations that control the vast amounts of capital, land, and resources around the globe - and the politicians they manipulate. These corporate fat cats, Perkins explains, have sold us all on what he calls predatory capitalism, a misguided form of geopolitics and capitalism that encourages a widespread exploitation of the many to benefit a small number of the already very wealthy. Their arrogance, gluttony, and mismanagement have brought us to this perilous edge. The solution is not a "return to normal". But there is a way out. As Perkins makes clear, we can create a healthy economy that will encourage businesses to act responsibly, not only in the interests of their shareholders and corporate partners (and the lobbyists they have in their pockets), but in the interests of their employees, their customers, the environment, and society at large. We can create a society that fosters a just, sustainable, and safe world for us and our children. Each one of us makes these choices every day, in ways that are clearly spelled out in this book. "We hold the power", he says, "if only we recognize it." Hoodwinked is a powerful polemic that shows not only how we arrived at this precarious point in our history but also what we must do to stop the gl...

©2009 John Perkins (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: David Ackroyd
Author: John Perkins
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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The Demographic Cliff

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Best-selling author and financial guru Harry Dent shows why we’re facing a "great deflation" after five years of desperate stimulus - and what to do about it now. Throughout his long career as an economic forecaster, Harry Dent has relied on a not-so-secret weapon: demographics. Studying the predictable things people do as they age is the ultimate tool for understanding trends. For instance, Dent can tell a client exactly when people will spend the most on potato chips. And he can explain why our economy has risen and fallen with the peak spending of generations, and why we now face a growing demographic cliff with the accelerating retirement of the Baby Boomers around the world. Dent predicted the impact of the Boomers hitting their highest growth in spending in the 1990s, when most economists saw the United States declining. And he anticipated the decline of Japan in the 1990s, when economists were proclaiming it would overtake the U.S. economy. But now, Dent argues, the fundamental demographics have turned against the United States and will hit more countries ahead. Inflation rises when a larger than usual block of younger people enter the workforce, and it wanes when large numbers of older people retire, downsize their homes, and cut their spending. The mass retirement of the Boomers won’t just hold back inflation; it and massive debt deleveraging will actually cause deflation - weakening the economy the most from 2014 into 2019. Dent explores the implications of his controversial predictions. He offers advice on retirement planning, health care, real estate, education, investing, and business strategies. Dent shows that if you take the time to understand demographic data, using it to your advantage isn’t all that difficult. By following his suggestions, listeners will be able to find the upside to the downturn and learn how to survive and prosper during the most challenging years ahead.

©2014 Harry S. Dent, Jr. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
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Economic Collapse

Summary

All empires collapse eventually. There have been no exceptions in the history of mankind. Their reign ends when they are defeated by a larger, more powerful enemy, or when their financing runs out, resulting in collapse. Economic Collapse is a primer on the reality that our nation will ultimately perish at the hands of economic and societal collapse. The United States economy can collapse as a result of our own government's mismanagement of our national debt or external factors such as a global financial meltdown, an attack on the US dollar, and other predictable scenarios. History is replete with the rise and fall of empires. Are Americans so arrogant, or oblivious, to realize that we are in a stage of decline and collapse? Some of the signs of decline include a downward cultural spiral, an over-reliance on government and the inability to protect the integrity of a nation's borders. Sound familiar? Because you never know when the day before, is the day before. Prepare for tomorrow.

©2016 Brahmin Merchandising Inc. (P)2016 Brahmin Merchandising Inc.

Author: Bobby Akart
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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How to WIn in Life: 2 Manuscripts

Summary

Nobody likes to lose, but - let's face it - sometimes it seems like most people are already well on their way! We don't want to see you join their ranks, which is why we've created a practical and upbeat life guide that will have you outlining and achieving landmark goals in no time. With this double book special, you won't just be restlessly waiting for the next opportunity to show itself - you'll be creating it! When you listen to How to Win in Life, you'll learn that simply showing up is not enough; you need to dominate. You need to show the world that you are confident, competent, and ready to take on any and all challenges. However, bravado and bluster is not enough, so this publication is packed with other key strategies that will enable you to truly change yourself into a real and proven winner. Stop being denied the recognition you deserve and start trouncing the competition with How to Win in Life! Included: Don't Wait for Opportunity, Create It Don't Compete, Dominate

©2017 SJ Baker (P)2017 SJ Baker

Narrator: Sam Slydell
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Too Big to Fail

40 ratings

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The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System - and Themselves A real-life thriller about the most tumultuous period in America's financial history by an acclaimed New York Times reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin delivers the first true, behind-the-scenes, moment-by-moment account of how the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression developed into a global tsunami. From inside the corner office at Lehman Brothers to secret meetings in South Korea and the corridors of Washington, Too Big to Fail is the definitive story of the most powerful men and women in finance and politics grappling with success and failure, ego and greed, and, ultimately, the fate of the world's economy. "We've got to get some foam down on the runway!" a sleepless Timothy Geithner, the then-president of the Federal Reserve of New York, would tell Henry M. Paulson, the Treasury secretary, about the catastrophic crash the world's financial system would experience. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, Too Big to Fail re-creates all the drama and turmoil, revealing neverdisclosed details and elucidating how decisions made on Wall Street over the past decade sowed the seeds of the debacle. This true story is not just a look at banks that were "too big to fail"; it is a real-life thriller with a cast of bold-faced names who themselves thought they were too big to fail.

©2009 Andrew Ross Sorkin (P)2009 Penguin Audiobooks

Narrator: William Hughes
Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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An Empire of Wealth

Summary

Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way - through the continued creation of staggering wealth. In this authoritative, engrossing history, John Steele Gordon captures as never before the true source of our nation's global influence: wealth and the capacity to create more of it.

©2004 John Steele Gordon (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Bob Souer
Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Tulipomania

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A vivid narration of the history of the tulip, from its origins on the barren, windswept steppes of central Asia to its place of honor in the lush imperial gardens of Constantinople, to its starring moment as the most coveted - and beautiful - commodity in Europe. In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that had bewitched horticulturists, noblemen, and tavern owners alike. For almost a year, rare bulbs changed hands for incredible and ever-increasing sums, until single flowers were being sold for more than the cost of a house. Historians would come to call it tulipomania. It was the first futures market in history, and like so many of the ones that would follow, it crashed spectacularly, plunging speculators and investors into economic ruin and despair.  This colorful cast of characters includes Turkish sultans, Yugoslav soldiers, French botanists, and Dutch tavern keepers - all centuries apart historically and worlds apart culturally, but with one thing in common: tulipomania.

©1999 Mike Dash (P)2018 Tantor

Author: Mike Dash
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

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In what is sure to become the standard account, Rothbard traces inflations, banking panics, and money meltdowns from the colonial period through the mid-20th century to show how government's systematic war on sound money is the hidden force behind nearly all major economic calamities in American history. Never has the story of money and banking been told with such rhetorical power and theoretical vigor. You will treasure this volume. From the introduction by Joseph Salerno: "Rothbard employs the Misesian approach to economic history consistently and dazzlingly throughout the volume to unravel the causes and consequences of events and institutions ranging over the course of US monetary history, from the colonial times through the New Deal era. One of the important benefits of Rothbard's unique approach is that it naturally leads to an account of the development of the US monetary system in terms of a compelling narrative linking human motives and plans that oftentimes are hidden and devious, leading to outcomes that sometimes are tragic. And one will learn much more about monetary history from reading this exciting story than from poring over reams of statistical analysis. Although its five parts were written separately, this volume presents a relatively integrated narrative, with very little overlap, that sweeps across 300 years of US monetary history."

©2005 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2010 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
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Railroaded

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The transcontinental railroads of the late 19th century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the US economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged space and time, and remade the landscape of the West. As wheel and rail, car and coal, they opened new worlds of work and ways of life.  Their discriminatory rates sparked broad opposition and a new antimonopoly politics. With characteristic originality, range, and authority, Richard White shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success.

©2011 Richard White (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Woodson
Length: 23 hrs and 5 mins
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The Zero Interest Trap

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With their eyes wide open, central banks, in their fight against the consequences of the global financial crisis and debt crisis, have fallen into the zero interest rate trap. While the euro area is deeply stuck in this quagmire, the US has only recently executed a monetary policy U-turn and is now sliding ineluctably into the same trap. The Zero Interest Trap discusses questions such as, are there any paths at all by which politicians, investors, and society can get out of the zero interest rate trap unscathed? What are the economic, political, and social consequences that citizens and investors should prepared for? Was President Donald Trump well-advised to have called for zero or even negative interest rates? For the first time, this thorough analysis elucidates all economic and social consequences of interest rates that are at or even below zero. Goose bumps guaranteed, because there are zombies afoot in the economy and in society at large, and they are liable to jump right out at you when you listen to The Zero Interest Trap.

©2019 Ronald Stoeferle (P)2020 SpokenTome.media

Narrator: Zac Aleman
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Criptomonedas [Cryptocurrencies]

Summary

Obtenga los increíbles beneficios de la criptomoneda Este curso intensivo incluye: Inversión en criptomonedas Estrategias a seguir Posibles criptomonedas para invertir Otras Altcoins y su potencial de inversión Breve resumen sobre la cartera de inversiones de Bitcoin El concepto principal de este libro es llevarlo a través de las estrategias básicas de inversión en criptomonedas que se pueden implementar para ganar dinero. Este libro lo ayudará a identificar las mejores monedas criptográficas que se adaptarán a sus necesidades de inversión. Los capítulos de este libro tratarán sobre la inversión en criptomonedas, las criptomonedas que se pueden usar y su potencial en el área de inversión. Este libro se puede ver como una guía definitiva para las veinte criptomonedas a tener en cuenta para este año - 2018. Espero que este libro sirva como una lectura interesante e informativa. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 Jared Snyder (P)2020 Jared Snyder

Narrator: Carlos Jimenez
Author: Jared Snyder
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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For a New Liberty

6 ratings

Summary

In For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people. Libertarianism is Rothbard's radical alternative that says state power is unworkable and immoral, and ought to be curbed and finally overthrown. To make his case, Rothbard deploys his entire system of thought: natural law, natural rights, Austrian economics, American history, the theory of the state, and more. Society without the nation-state? Rothbard shows that this is the way for peace, prosperity, security, and freedom for all. In the entire history of libertarian ideas, no book has more successfully combined ideological rigor, theoretical exposition, political rhetoric, historical illustration, and strategic acumen. Rothbard poured a lifetime of research and all his intellectual energy into this project, and he succeeded in writing a classic. He shows that the state creates social and economic problems and then further intervenes to make these problems worse than ever - while increasing its power at the expense of everyone else. He is particularly good at highlighting who really benefits from government regulation: usually it is the largest corporations who are attempting to rig the game in their favor. The book is still regarded as "dangerous" percisely because, once the exposure to Rothbardianism takes place, no other book on politics, economics, history, or sociology can be read the same way again.

©2006 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2006 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach
Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Internet of Money, Volume 3

7 ratings

Summary

While many guides explain the how of Bitcoin, the Internet of Money series delves into the why of Bitcoin. Following the worldwide success of Volume One and Volume Two, this third installment contains 12 of Andreas M. Antonopoulos' most inspiring and thought-provoking talks over the past two years, including: "Universal Access to Basic Finance" "Measuring Success: Price or Principle" "Escaping the Global Banking Cartel" "Libre Not Libra" "Unstoppable Code: The Difference Between Can't and Won't" Around the world, governments and corporations are increasingly pursuing a reconstruction of money as a system of control and surveillance machine. Despite the emergence of an interconnected global society and economy through the decades-long expansion of the internet, the trajectory of these bureaucratic policies foreshadows dire consequences for financial inclusion and independence. Andreas contextualizes the significance of Bitcoin and open blockchains amid these sociopolitical and economic shifts: What if money could be created without an authority? Are corporate coins the first step toward techno neo-feudalism? Is the real dark net run by state intelligence agencies? What if everyone could have a Swiss bank in their pocket? Can we build digital communities resistant to gentrification? In 2013, Andreas M. Antonopoulos started publicly speaking about Bitcoin and quickly became one of the world's most sought-after speakers in the industry. He has delivered dozens of unique TED-style talks in venues ranging from the Henry Ford Museum to booked-out meetups in the Czech Republic and Argentina. In 2014, Antonopoulos authored the groundbreaking Mastering Bitcoin, widely considered to be the best technical guide ever written about the technology. On September 7, 2016, Andreas launched his second book, The Internet of Money, Volume One, on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (the interview has since been viewed more than 300,000 times). The Internet of Money offered something that was desperately needed: an explanation of the philosophy, economics, politics, and poetics behind this technology. Make this audiobook part of your collection and see why the internet of money will continue to transform the world and the internet itself.

©2019 Merkle Bloom LLC (P)2020 Merkle Bloom LLC

Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Social Media Marketing and Online Business 2021: Beyond 2020!

Summary

Make your online business stand out from all the rest with this complete guide to social media marketing and e-commerce. Would you like to: Start a very profitable online business or to improve the existing one? Gain the edge over other online businesses out there? Maximize your income? Learn the secret for building the greatest online empire ever? But you: Already tried some similar guides without success? Don't have much time to invest in improving your business? This bundle can offer all of that and much more. Inside these books, you will find detailed step-by-step instructions on how to have a successful online business with the help of social media marketing. In today's world, the success of an online business comprises of two parts. One is e-commerce business quality, and the other is social media ranking. Those two are so intertwined that they are almost indistinguishable. If you have the right product, it will be easy for you to progress in "social circles", but only if you know the secret. This bundle will tell you the way to master both aspects and help you build a successful online empire. Here's what you can find in this incredible bundle: How to establish a successful e-commerce business: Find out what you should do to set up a business using dropshipping, Amazon FBA, and Shopify. Secret social media algorithms: Discover how each one of the three most prominent social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube) work. Advertising 101: Learn how to properly use social media to promote your business efficiently. Building a social circle: Find out which steps to take to make people like, comment, and share your product. Success has never been closer. Learn the secrets of the trade, discover how to start a unique e-commerce business, and how to market your product correctly. You know what to do! Download now to get started today!

©2020 Dan Cannell (P)2020 Dan Cannell

Narrator: K. C. Wayman
Author: Dan Cannell
Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Tech Titans of China

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The rise of China's tech companies and intense competition from the sector is just beginning. This will present an ongoing management and strategy challenge for companies for many years to come. Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China's grand tech ambitions, who the players are, and what their strategy is. Fannin, an expert on China, is an internationally recognized journalist, author, and speaker. She hosts 12 live events annually for business leaders, venture capitalists, start-up founders, and others impacted by or interested in cashing in on the Chinese tech industry. In this illuminating book, she provides listeners with the ammunition they need to prepare and compete. Featuring detailed profiles of the Chinese tech companies making waves, the tech sectors that matter most in China's grab for super power status, and predictions for China's tech dominance in just 10 years.

©2019 Rebecca Fannin (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Janet Metzger
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Swing Trading

Summary

Have you ever asked yourself why 90 percent of traders and investors lose money consistently? Have you ever asked yourself where their money goes? Exactly! Into the pockets of well-informed people! Imagine how your life would change, if you knew that you were on the proven path to wealth. Keep reading to give yourself a chance to start building wealth for your family while enjoying your life. Even if you are a complete beginner, this audiobook will quickly bring you up to speed. Take a peek at what you will get purchasing this audiobook: Proven and time-tested swing trading strategies Fundamental analysis Technical analysis Managing positions with various methods The right risk and money management approach The right mindset and trading psychology Portfolio and Diversification Tips and Guidelines Mistake to avoid plus tips and tricks for beginners Join the thousands of smart traders and investors who have improved their lives with swing trading. Buy this book now!

©2019 Thomas Smith (P)2019 Thomas Smith

Narrator: Jason Belvill
Author: Thomas Smith
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Principles of Microeconomics Explained

Summary

Whether you are an economics student, or a businessman, or you run a shop, or you manage a restaurant, this course is essential for you on the grounds that it helps you in different economic situations. This helpful course is about Principles of Microeconomics. You must listen to this course to clear your concepts regarding Microeconomics. What you'll learn in this book: The basics of economics Introduction to microeconomics Economic growth Demand and supply Markets, maximizers, and efficiency Productivity and equity Public goods Production and costs Competitive markets for goods and services Lots, lots more! Make your decision now, without wasting your time anymore, buy it now!

©2015 Can Akdeniz (P)2015 Can Akdeniz

Author: Can Akdeniz
Length: 40 mins
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Trading Habits

1 rating

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Thirty nine rules that will make you a stock market success. Learn trading rules from some of the most successful traders, like Richard Weissman, Dean Karrys, and Paul Tudor Jones that will give you an edge in the markets. Benefit from someone with more than 20 years' experience. Steve has done the research so you don't have to. Each of these trading rules is a game changer, whether you are just starting out, or you need a refresher. Just building your system? These proven trading habits will help you develop a system that is hard to beat. Just add your determination and a will to succeed, and you'll be well on your way to trading like a pro. Not getting the returns that you would like? Get inspired by these 39 stock market rules, and perfect a trading system that will make you profitable for years to come. This book: Provides solid, tested rules Is easy to understand and follow Gives you an edge over your competitors Don't run the risk of ruin by ignoring these stock market habits. Learn to build your own habits and trade with discipline, and you will save yourself years lost time, profits, and sanity.

©2015 Steve Burns and Holly Burns (P)2016 Steve Burns and Holly Burns

Narrator: Scott Clem
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Nothin' But Blue Skies

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The Upper Midwest and Great Lakes region became the "arsenal of democracy" - the greatest manufacturing center in the world-in the years during and after World War II, thanks to natural advantages and a welcoming culture. Decades of unprecedented prosperity followed, memorably punctuated by riots, strikes, burning rivers, and oil embargoes. A vibrant, quintessentially American character bloomed in the region's cities, suburbs, and backwaters. But the innovation and industry that defined the Rust Belt also helped to hasten its demise. An air conditioner invented in Upstate New York transformed the South from a sweaty backwoods to a non-unionized industrial competitor. Japan and Germany recovered from their defeat to build fuel-efficient cars in the stagnant 1970s. The tentpole factories that paid workers so well also filled the air with soot, and poisoned waters and soil. The jobs drifted elsewhere, and many of the people soon followed suit. Nothin' but Blue Skies tells the story of how the country's industrial heartland grew, boomed, bottomed, and hopes to be reborn. Through a propulsive blend of storytelling and reportage, celebrated writer Edward McClelland delivers the rise, fall, and revival of the Rust Belt and its people.

©2013 Edward McClelland (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Ben Bartolone
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Coming World Oil Crisis

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The industrial civilization, which began roughly 150 years ago, is entering a decisive phase as the resources needed to satisfy its ravenous appetite are running scarce. Human societies living an industrialized life have used up resources that took nature millions of years to create. How long we can continue to support this reckless behavior is a question that concerns each one of us who lives anywhere upon the planet today, as the crumbling of this colossal system is becoming more apparent with each passing day. This program seeks to serve as an awakening call by painting a picture of a world without oil and shedding light on a global catastrophe that is closer than many realize. This one-of-a-kind program contains information pertinent to everyone. In it you'll find not only a deep explanation of our current situation but a plan for surviving the events that will unfold as a result: Fuel shortages Food rations Increased utility bills Travel bans Limited supplies Reduced purchasing power Increased government control of our personal lives Increased wars in the Middle East Civil unrest Martial law The inevitable societal collapse

©2015 2ndEmpireMedia (P)2016 2ndEmpireMedia

Narrator: Sonny Dufault
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Bubbles and Crashes: The Boom and Bust of Technological Innovation

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Financial market bubbles are recurring, often painful, reminders of the costs and benefits of capitalism. While many books have studied financial manias and crises, most fail to compare times of turmoil with times of stability. In Bubbles and Crashes, Brent Goldfarb and David A. Kirsch give us new insights into the causes of speculative booms and busts. They identify a class of assets - major technological innovations - that can, but does not necessarily, produce bubbles. This methodological twist is essential: Only by comparing similar events that sometimes lead to booms and busts can we ascertain the root causes of bubbles.  Using a sample of 88 technologies spanning 150 years, Goldfarb and Kirsch find that four factors play a key role in these episodes: The degree of uncertainty surrounding a particular innovation, the attentive presence of novice investors, the opportunity to directly invest in companies that specialize in the technology, and whether or not a technology is a good protagonist in a narrative. Goldfarb and Kirsch consider the implications of their analysis for technology bubbles that may be in the works today, offer tools for investors to identify whether a bubble is happening, and propose policy measures that may mitigate the risks associated with future speculative episodes. The book is published by Stanford University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2019 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Bob Johnson
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Fur, Fortune, and Empire

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From the best-selling author of Leviathan comes this sweeping narrative of one of America’s most historically rich industries. Beginning his epic history in the early 1600s, Eric Jay Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur trade industry, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the rise of the conservation movement in the late 19th century. Dolin shows how the fur trade, driven by the demands of fashion, sparked controversy, fostered economic competition, and fueled wars among the European powers as North America became a battleground for colonization and imperial aspirations. The trade in beaver, buffalo, sea otter, and other animal skins spurred the exploration and the settlement of the vast American continent, while it alternately enriched and gravely damaged the lives of America’s native peoples. Populated by a larger-than-life cast, including Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant, President Thomas Jefferson, America’s first millionaire John Jacob Astor, and mountain man Kit Carson, Fur, Fortune, and Empire is the most comprehensive and compelling history of the American fur trade ever written.

©2010 Eric Jay Dolin (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tom Weiner
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Macroeconomics

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Macroeconomics takes a broad perspective on the economy of a country or region; it studies economic changes in the aggregate, collecting data on production, unemployment, inflation, consumption, investment, trade, and other aspects of national and international economic life.  Policymakers depend on macroeconomists' knowledge when making decisions about such issues as taxes and the public budget, monetary and exchange rate policies, and trade policies-all of which, in turn, affect decisions made by individuals and businesses. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers an introduction to the basics of macroeconomics accessible to the noneconomist. The author, an academic economist and two-time Chilean Finance Minister, devotes a substantial part of his analysis to economic development, explaining why some countries achieve continuing economic growth while others become stagnant. He discusses the links between economic activity and employment; employment and unemployment rates; factors behind economic growth; money, inflation, and exchange rate systems; fiscal deficits; balance of payment crises; consumption and savings; investment decisions; fiscal policy; and the process of globalization and its macroeconomic implications.

©2020 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Gary Tiedemann
Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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Crack

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A shattering account of the crack cocaine years from award-winning American historian David Farber, Crack tells the story of the young men who bet their lives on the rewards of selling "rock" cocaine, the people who gave themselves over to the crack pipe, and the often-merciless authorities who incarcerated legions of African Americans caught in the crack cocaine underworld. Based on interviews, archival research, judicial records, underground videos, and prison memoirs, Crack explains why, in a de-industrializing America in which market forces ruled and entrepreneurial risk-taking was celebrated, the crack industry was a lucrative enterprise for the "Horatio Alger boys" of their place and time. These young, predominately African American entrepreneurs were profit-sharing partners in a deviant, criminal form of economic globalization. Hip Hop artists often celebrated their exploits but overwhelmingly, Americans - across racial lines - did not. Crack takes a hard look at the dark side of late 20th-century capitalism.

©2019 David Farber (P)2019 Cambridge University Press

Narrator: Kerry Shale
Author: David Farber
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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The Age of Em

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Robots may one day rule the world, but what is a robot-ruled Earth like? Many think the first truly smart robots will be brain emulations, or ems. Scan a human brain, then run a model with the same connections on a fast computer, and you have a robot brain, but recognizably human. Train an em to do some job and copy it a million times; an army of workers is at your disposal. When they can be made cheaply, within perhaps a century, ems will displace humans in most jobs. In this new economic era, the world economy may double in size every few weeks. Some say we can't know the future, especially following such a disruptive new technology, but Professor Robin Hanson sets out to prove them wrong. Applying decades of expertise in physics, computer science, and economics, he uses standard theories to paint a detailed picture of a world dominated by ems. While human lives don't change greatly in the em era, em lives are as different from ours as our lives are from those of our farmer and forager ancestors. Ems make us question common assumptions of moral progress, because they reject many of the values we hold dear. Read about em mind speeds, body sizes, job training and career paths, energy use and cooling infrastructure, virtual reality, aging and retirement, death and immortality, security, wealth inequality, religion, teleportation, identity, cities, politics, law, war, status, friendship, and love. This book shows you just how strange your descendants may be, though ems are no stranger than we would appear to our ancestors. To most ems, it seems good to be an em.

©2016 Robin Hanson (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Author: Robin Hanson
Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
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The Lowdown: Doing Business in Mexico

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The "must have" top tips guide to doing business in Mexico. This guide is full of quick and easy tips on how to do business in Mexico, using cultural and social know-how to get the best results. With a population of 111 million, Mexico is the world’s 11th most populous country. Ranked 13th among the world’s economies, its growing population and proximity to the United States make it a key market in which to do business as it diversifies away from an over-dependence on oil and tourism. There is nothing particularly difficult or complicated about doing business in Mexico, but the different kinds of business protocol you may encounter could surprise you. We live and work in a global market and how to communicate appropriately will give you an edge and maximize your potential.Topics Covered Include:How to make initial contactHow to plan your tripHow business meetings are runSocial activities that may accompany a business visitHow to follow up and close the dealNailing the deal down: contracts and labor issuesA list of useful phrases

©2010 Creative Content Ltd (P)2010 Creative Content Ltd

Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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A Brief History of Doom

6 ratings

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Financial crises happen time and again in post-industrial economies - and they are extraordinarily damaging. Building on insights gleaned from many years of work in the banking industry and drawing on a vast trove of data, Richard Vague argues that such crises follow a pattern that makes them both predictable and avoidable.  A Brief History of Doom examines a series of major crises over the past 200 years in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, and China - including the Great Depression and the economic meltdown of 2008. Vague demonstrates that the over-accumulation of private debt does a better job than any other variable of explaining and predicting financial crises. In a series of clear and gripping chapters, he shows that in each case the rapid growth of loans produced widespread overcapacity, which then led to the spread of bad loans and bank failures. This cycle, according to Vague, is the essence of financial crises and the script they invariably follow.  The story of financial crisis is fundamentally the story of private debt and runaway lending. Convinced that we have it within our power to break the cycle, Vague provides the tools to enable politicians, bankers, and private citizens to recognize and respond to the danger signs before it begins again.  The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.  "Must-reading for anyone who wants to understand the financial crises of the past - and anticipate the catastrophes of the future." (Rich Miller, Bloomberg News)  "There couldn't be a better time to read his book." (Rana Foroohar, Financial Times)  "This is a must read for anyone who wants to see the next crisis coming." (Moritz Schularick, University of Bonn)

©2019 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kevin Meyer
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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A Rabble of Dead Money

1 rating

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There is no single theory of what caused the Great Depression and never will be, Morris argues. Macreconomics is a social science, and such a massive event always takes its shape from a terrible confluence of factors. The mismanagement of the gold standard, the growth in consumer credit, the insistence on deflation by some of the best minds in finance, the spread of "Fordism" through the manufacturing sector, the global agricultural catastrophe, and the inability of the major European belligerents of World War I to agree on a reconstruction agenda are just a few of the shocks that in aggregate pushed the world into an economic Armageddon. Morris does not fail to provide lessons that modern listeners can learn from the Great Crash. It's tempting to pontificate about events of 80 years ago, but as Morris reminds us, our modern macroeconomics is still coming to terms with its failure to forecast how directly the much-trumpeted Great Moderation would lead to the Great Financial Crash of 2008.

©2017 Charles R. Morris (P)2017 HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Tom Perkins
Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Hidden Order

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The book is for listeners who would like to learn economics for the fun of it - economics understood not as the study of the economy but as a tool for understanding human behavior: crime, marriage, politics, and much else. Praise for the book: "The book of the month is Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life. One doesn't normally think of an economics book as light and pleasant reading, but David makes it seem so. If you have any interest in economics at all, you'll find this book both readable and fascinating; and I guarantee you'll learn something from it." (Jerry Pournelle in Byte) “In David Friedman’s hands, economics becomes a sprightly science. Friedman has the rare knack of introducting fundamental principles with humorous examples. [A] dazzling array that runs the gamut from supermarkets to pirate ships. [A] clear picture of how simple assumptions about individual preferences and human rationality can increase our understanding of ordinary market behavior and a wide range of social institutions from marriage, to crime, to voting.” (Richard A. Epstein, The University of Chicago Law School) “Hidden Order helps us look at everyday experience from the perspective of basic economics. Readers will be surprised to learn how much economics explains about their own behavior as well as about that of others...” (James M. Buchanan, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1986) "The author is a talented teacher, and he moves effortlessly from the traffic jams and grocery stores to the efficient-market hypothesis, price theory, and backward-bending labor curves." (Deborah Stead in The New York Times) “A surprisingly lucid and useful book, and about as appealing as economics gets." (Kirkus Reviews) David Friedman apparently has written the book for the purpose of teaching you something, something which many textbook writers apparently don’t feel the need to take into consideration.” (Garret Wilson, Booknotes interview) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©1996, 2019 David Director Friedman (P)2020 David Director Friedman

Narrator: David Friedman
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Cradle to Cradle

16 ratings

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"Reduce, reuse, recycle," urge environmentalists. In other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in this provocative book that this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates back to the Industrial Revolution, a model that casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. They challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world. Why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective. "Waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new - either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, the authors make an exciting and viable case for change.

©2002 William McDonough and Michael Braungart (P)2008 Tantor

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Privatization of Roads and Highways

2 ratings

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The Mises Institute is pleased to introduce Walter Block's remarkable new treatise on private roads that'll cause you to rethink the whole of the way modern transportation networks operate. It's bold, innovative, radical, and compelling and shows how free-market economic theory is the clarifying lens through which to see the failures of the state and see the alternative that's consistent with human liberty. He shows that even the worst off-the-cuff scenario of life under private ownership of roads would be fantastic by comparison to the existing reality of government ownership of roads, which is awful in ways we don't entirely realize until Block fully explains them (think: highway deaths). But that's only the beginning of what Professor Block has done. He has made a lengthy, detailed, and positive case that the privatization of roads would be socially optimal in every way. It would save lives, curtail pollution, save us (as individuals!) money, save us massive time, introduce accountability, and make transportation a pleasure instead of a huge pain in the neck. Because this is the first-ever complete book on this topic, the length and detail are absolutely necessary. He shows that this isn't some libertarian pipe dream but the most practical application of free-market logic. Block is dealing with something that confronts us every day. And in so doing, he illustrates the power of economic theory to take an existing set of facts and help see them in a completely different way. What's also nice is that the prose has great passion about it, despite its scholarly detail. Block loves answering the objections (aren't roads public goods? Aren't roads too expensive to build privately?) and making the case, fully aware that he has to overcome a deep and persistent bias in favor of public ownership.

©2009 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2015 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Jim Vann
Author: Walter Block
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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The Rush

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A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell. In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold Fever!" as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves - for the first time ever - to imagine a future of ease and splendor. In The Rush, Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot, and takes us to the frenzied gold fields and the rowdy cities that sprang from nothing to jam-packed chaos. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, The Rush is a fascinating - and rollicking - account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

©2014 Edward Dolnick (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
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Unexpected Economics

7 ratings

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Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions, even when those decisions are deeply personal? Most surprising: Why are questions like these increasingly attracting the attention of economists? Find out why with these 24 fascinating lectures that will help you grasp as never before the ways in which these mechanisms for making choices are operating even in areas in which you may never have considered the forces of economics to be at work. Professor Taylor puts to rest the oft-quoted misconception of economics as "the dismal science." Instead, you'll take part in a wide-ranging and enjoyable investigation of how economic thinking - whether applied personally, nationally, or globally - relates to, and sheds fresh light on, just about everything. With the aid of findings from recent Nobel Prize winners and rapidly evolving leading-edge fields like behavioral economics, you'll look at subjects ranging from discrimination and natural disasters to charity and risk-taking, and even whether terrorism can be considered a "career choice." As you roam with Professor Taylor across this fascinating landscape, you'll discover unique vantage points from which to survey and understand these exciting and vital territories being explored every day by economists. And you'll gain a deeper understanding of the role of choice in your own life, whether choices you've made for yourself, or those made for you by leaders you've entrusted with that authority.

©2011 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2011 The Great Courses

Narrator: Timothy Taylor
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
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Ghost Work

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Hidden beneath the surface of the internet, a new, stark reality is looming - one that cuts to the very heart of our endless debates about the impact of AI. Anthropologist Mary L. Gray and computer scientist Siddharth Suri team up to unveil how services delivered by companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Uber can only function smoothly thanks to the judgment and experience of a vast, invisible human labor force. These people doing "ghost work" make the internet seem smart. They perform high tech, on-demand piecework: flagging X rated content, proofreading, transcribing audio, confirming identities, captioning video, and much more. An estimated 8 percent of Americans have worked at least once in this "ghost economy", and that number is growing. There are no labor laws to govern this kind of work, and these latter-day assembly lines draw in - and all too often overwork and underpay - a surprisingly diverse range of workers: harried young mothers, professionals forced into early retirement, recent grads who can't get a toehold on the traditional employment ladder, and minorities shut out of the jobs they want. Gray and Suri also show how workers, employers, and society at large can ensure that this new kind of work creates opportunity - rather than misery - for those who do it.

©2019 Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Will Damron
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
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AIRBNB 2-in-1 Bundle Ultimate Box Set to Airbnb Business

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Discover the secret way to make money on Airbnb - without owning a property! Special two-in-one bundle! Earn passive income on airbnb without owning any property  The complete guide to maximizing your bookings and profits! Are you an active Airbnb host, but you're not getting enough bookings? Did you know you can make money on Airbnb without owning a property? Would you like to increase your passive monthly income? If you answered ‘Yes’ on any of those questions, keep reading and find out exactly how to master this platform and start making money, even without owning a property.  Airbnb is a business phenomenon and is an incredibly successful platform. The number of people renting their properties is continuously increasing. For you, that can be a good and a bad thing. On the one hand, the rising number of offers means that the demand is also getting bigger so there’s definitely room for you to join this money-making train. On the other hand, it can be hard to stand out amongst that vast Airbnb crowd.  This two-in-one books bundle will help you do exactly that - stand out, grab the attention of others, find your place at the market and grab that success that has, until now, been out of reach! This special two-in-one Airbnb Bundle contains: The complete guide to making a profit on Airbnb without owning any property Listing hacks: complete guide to maximizing your bookings and profits Here’s what you’ll discover inside those two books:   How Airbnb really works, and the secrets behind the curtain Smart things to do, and know before starting a business How to make money on Airbnb without being a property owner How to get as many reservations as you can by optimizing your listing Techniques for polishing your listing to ensure a higher search rank Tips on setting the price according to the market’s demand How to protect yourself against problematic guests And much, much more!  Even though Airbnb has been around for a while now, and the listings are measured in millions, the demand is way higher than the supply. Business experts predict a great future for this platform, with both its users and profits increase  in the next couple of years.  This bundle does not offer a magical recipe for success. You won’t become a millionaire overnight. But it will give you practical and proven business techniques to ensure you have a great start and out-smart your competition.  Interested in making a profit on a world’s leading rental platform? If you are, buy this book bundle NOW and start building your business!

©2020 Alexander Keys (P)2020 Alexander Keys

Narrator: Mike Golczynski
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Legacies of Great Economists

7 ratings

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When it comes to economics and economic theory, a few thinkers dominate the landscape. Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, and a handful of others have shaped the world of economics and influenced our lives. These 10 lectures acquaint you with the thoughts, theories, and lives of these great economists. You'll grasp the guiding principles of economics through a better understanding of the economists who developed them. In this broad span of time since these thinkers first presented their ideas, economic issues and concerns have changed greatly - but core economic doctrine remains. These lectures provide a fresh take on how various economic theories were formed and how subsequent economists fine-tuned those theories. They show that there are valuable lessons to be learned from history's great economists, whether their theories have held up over time, required revision, or been discredited in practice. And as Professor Taylor leads you through those theories, you'll come away with insight about why some current disputes over economic policy have been continual sources of argument over the last several centuries. By providing a glimpse into the minds of the geniuses who laid the foundations of modern economics, Professor Taylor offers new ideas and perspectives to enhance your understanding of the subject. More than dull numbers and graphs, this series focuses on personalities and brings economics to life. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1996 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1996 The Great Courses

Narrator: Timothy Taylor
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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Simon Evans Goes to Market: The Complete Series 1-5

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All five series of Simon Evans’ BBC Radio 4 show explaining economics through comedy. How do you make money funny? How do you put the comedy in commodity? In this BBC radio show, Simon Evans sets himself the challenge of making economics entertaining through comedic lectures, with the help of special guests including investment gurus, financial journalists and economists. In series one and two, he examines the chequered social and economic histories of eight important commodities: land, gold, oil, grain, alcohol, tobacco, coffee and sugar. By looking at these fundamental products, Simon brings us to a closer understanding of how global economic forces have a far-reaching and often surprising impact on our lives. Series three sees him exploring four of the stages that mark our journey through life - youth, marriage, birth and death - and how economics is part of every one of those stages, whether we like it or not. In series four, Simon looks at the concept of the ‘free lunch’ and shines a light on new ways of making money in the 21st century, from social media and multinationals that appear to be operating tax-free to philanthropy and the cost of health. Finally, in series five, he points his jokenomics lens at the competing theories of macroeconomics and the ‘Big Beards’ who devised them - Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes - and reflects on how they shape our world today, and how they can help us out of our current economic predicament. Among his regular guests are Financial Times columnist and presenter of Radio 4’s More or Less, Tim Harford; Timandra Harkness, author of Big Data: Does Size Matter?; and the queen of investment know-how, editor-in-chief of MoneyWeek Merryn Somerset Webb. Produced by Tilusha Ghelani (series one), Claire Jones (series two and three), Richard Morris (series four and five).

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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Sodoma

4 ratings

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Dans œuvre abrégée, Sodoma décrit la face cachée de l'Église : un système construit depuis les plus petits séminaires jusqu'au Vatican à la fois sur la double vie homosexuelle et sur l'homophobie la plus radicale. La schizophrénie de l'Église est insondable : plus un prélat est homophobe en public, plus il est probable qu'il soit homosexuel en privé. Pendant quatre années, Frédéric Martel a vécu en immersion à l'intérieur du Vatican. Cette enquête vertigineuse en révèle le secret.

©2019 Éditions Robert Laffont, S.A.S, Paris (P)2020 Lizzie, un département d’Univers Poche, Paris

Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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I.O.U.

2 ratings

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The wildest story in the world these days is not fiction; it's what's really happening all around us as the world's global economy has gone into freefall. How did we get here? What does it all mean? How could so many smart people be so dumb and believe their own hype? Accessibly, cleverly, and with mordant humor, journalist John Lanchester trots the globe in search of the answers to these questions---to Iceland, the scene of catastrophic bank collapse; to Hong Kong, the city of his birth built at the altar of free-market capitalism; to the high-stakes leveraging of Wall Street; and to the tragedy of lost homes in small-town America. And in his capable hands, we see and understand what went wrong and why. Lanchester believes that the current crisis gives us an opportunity to bring about much-needed change and that a stronger and more compassionate system can emerge from the wreckage.

©2010 John Lanchester (P)2010 Tantor

Narrator: James Langton
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
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From Here to Security

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The practical, nonpartisan guide to making our retirement savings systems work for America’s people, our economy, and the nation at large At a time of fierce political divisiveness, From Here to Security is a refreshingly balanced, non-ideological guide to solving what may be our nation’s most pressing policy challenge: achieving retirement security for all. A pioneer of the 401(k) system, Robert L. Reynolds eschews radical calls for throwing out the 401(k) entirely and creating a new government-run savings system. Our best course, he shows, is to build on what we have: a flexible, dynamic private-public system of Social Security and more robust workplace savings. From Here to Security provides a clear, powerful new approach to solving America’s retirement challenge - based on facts, data, and Reynolds’ decades of experience. While fear-mongers claim that the U.S. retirement system is on the verge of collapse; Reynolds shows why our system is actually the envy of the world. But From Here to Security is no status quo book. Reynolds lays out an action agenda to dramatically improve our retirement systems – public and private - lift our savings rate, improve people’s retirement prospects, spur faster growth – and reboot America’s national morale.

©2017 Robert L. Reynolds (P)2020 Robert L. Reynolds

Narrator: Scott R. Pollak
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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1991

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P. V. Narasimha Rao (or PV, as he was popularly known) has been widely praised for enabling the economic reforms that transformed the country in 1991. From the vantage point of his long personal and professional association with the former prime minister, best-selling author Sanjaya Baru shows how PV's impact on the nation's fortunes went way beyond the economy. This book is an insider's account of the politics, economics and geopolitics that combined to make 1991 a turning point for India. The period preceding that year was a difficult one for India: economically, due to the balance of payments crisis; politically, with Rajiv Gandhi's politics of opportunism and cynicism taking the country to the brink; and globally, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, its ally. It was in this period that the unheralded PV assumed leadership of the Indian National Congress, took charge of the central government, restored political stability, pushed through significant economic reforms and steered India through the uncharted waters of a post-Cold War world. He also revolutionized national politics, and his own Congress party, by charting a new political course, thereby proving that there could be life beyond the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. The year 1991 marked the end of an era and the beginning of another. It was the year that made PV. And it was the year PV made history.

©2016 Sanjaya Baru (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Author: Sanjaya Baru
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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The Market Revolution

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In The Market Revolution, one of America's most distinguished historians, Charles Sellers, offers a major reinterpretation of a pivotal moment in United States history. Based on impeccable scholarship and written with grace and style, this volume provides a sweeping political and social history of the entire period from the diplomacy of John Quincy Adams to the birth of Mormonism under Joseph Smith, from Jackson's slaughter of the Indians in Georgia and Florida to the Depression of 1819, and from the growth of women's rights to the spread of the temperance movement. Equally important, he offers a provocative new way of looking at this crucial period, showing how the boom that followed the War of 1812 ignited a generational conflict over the republic's destiny, a struggle that changed America dramatically.  Sellers stresses throughout that democracy was born in tension with capitalism, not as its natural political expression, and he shows how the massive national resistance to commercial interests ultimately rallied around Andrew Jackson. An unusually comprehensive blend of social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history, this accessible work provides a challenging analysis of this period, with important implications for the study of American history as a whole. It will revolutionize thinking about Jacksonian America.

©1991 Charles Sellers (P)2019 Charles Sellers

Length: 26 hrs and 31 mins
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Brasil [Spanish Edition]

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La imperdible reseña de uno de los países más fascinantes de la Tierra, no sólo por su importante economía, la belleza de sus playas, su impresionante carnaval, o su inmejorable habilidad para los deportes (especialmente el fútbol), sino también por la invencible alegría de sus gentes, cuya fortaleza de ánimo es celebrada mundialmente. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2015 Online Studio Productions (P)2015 Online Studio Productions

Narrator: uncredited
Length: 32 mins
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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

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In the face of today’s environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: To de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and myriad other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa to Panama City and Pittsburgh to Bakersfield, Bryce shows how we have, for centuries, been pushing for Smaller Faster solutions to our problems. From the vacuum tube, mass-produced fertilizer, and the printing press to mobile phones, nanotech, and advanced drill rigs, Bryce demonstrates how cutting-edge companies and breakthrough technologies have created a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. The push toward Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is happening across multiple sectors. Bryce profiles innovative individuals and companies, from long-established ones like Ford and Intel to upstarts like Aquion Energy and Khan Academy. And he zeroes in on the energy industry, proving that the future belongs to the high power density sources that can provide the enormous quantities of energy the world demands. The tools we need to save the planet aren’t to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The catastrophists have been wrong since the days of Thomas Malthus. This is the time to embrace the innovators and businesses all over the world who are making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper.

©2015 Robert Bryce (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Steven Menasche
Author: Robert Bryce
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Lombard Street

1 rating

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In Lombard Street, the money market is pictured as it really was in 1850-1870 and as Bagehot saw it with philosophic eyes. Beginning with the sentence “The objects which you see in Lombard Street are the Bank of England, the joint stock banks, the private banks and the discount houses”, he describes briefly and clearly the respective functions of these different bodies in the organism of the city, according to his own close observation as a banker himself, knowing the ways and thoughts of the men he describes, and as a man of business likewise in other ways, knowing at first hand the relation of banking to the trade and commerce of the country. 

Public Domain (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Robin Sachs
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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Once in Golconda

1 rating

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"In this book, John Brooks - who was one of the most elegant of all business writers - perfectly catches the flavor of one of history's best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. It's packed with parallels and parables for the modern reader." - From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed.

©2014 John Brooks (P)2014 Random House Audio

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Author: John Brooks
Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
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The Wisdom of Finance

3 ratings

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In 1688 essayist Josef de la Vega described finance as both "the fairest and most deceitful business...the noblest and the most infamous in the world, the finest and most vulgar on earth." The characterization of finance as deceitful, infamous, and vulgar still rings true today - particularly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. But what happened to the fairest, noblest, and finest profession that de la Vega saw? De la Vega hit on an essential truth that has been forgotten: Finance can be just as principled, life-affirming, and worthy as it can be fraught with questionable practices. Today finance is shrouded in mystery for outsiders, while many insiders are uneasy with the disrepute of their profession. How can finance become more accessible and also recover its nobility? Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai, in his last lecture to the graduating Harvard MBA class of 2015, took up the cause of restoring humanity to finance. With incisive wit and irony, his lecture drew upon a rich knowledge of literature, film, history, and philosophy to explain the inner workings of finance in a manner that has never been seen before. This book captures Desai's lucid exploration of the ideas of finance as seen through the unusual prism of the humanities. Through this novel, creative approach, Desai shows that outsiders can access the underlying ideas easily and that insiders can reacquaint themselves with the core humanity of their profession. The mix of finance and the humanities creates unusual pairings: Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope are guides to risk management; Jeff Koons becomes an advocate of leverage; and Mel Brooks' The Producers teaches us about fiduciary responsibility. In Desai's vision, the principles of finance also provide answers to critical questions in our lives. Among many surprising parallels, bankruptcy teaches us how to react to failure, the lessons of mergers apply to marriages, and the capital asset pricing model demonstrates the true value of relationships. The Wisdom of Finance is a wholly unique book offering a refreshing new perspective on one of the world's most complex and misunderstood professions. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Mihir Desai (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Mihir A. Desai
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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An Infinite History

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This audiobook narrated by Eve Matheson tells the story of social change in France through the experiences of a single extended family across five generations Marie Aymard was an illiterate widow who lived in the provincial town of Angoulême in southwestern France, a place where seemingly nothing ever happened. Yet, in 1764, she made her fleeting mark on the historical record through two documents: a power of attorney in connection with the property of her late husband, a carpenter on the island of Grenada, and a prenuptial contract for her daughter, signed by 83 people in Angoulême. Who was Marie Aymard? Who were all these people? And why were they together on a dark afternoon in December 1764? Beginning with these questions, An Infinite History offers a panoramic look at an extended family over five generations. Through 98 connected stories about inquisitive, sociable individuals, ending with Marie Aymard’s great-great granddaughter in 1906, Emma Rothschild unfurls an innovative modern history of social and family networks, emigration, immobility, the French revolution, and the transformation of 19th-century economic life.  Rothschild spins a vast narrative resembling a period novel, one that looks at a large, obscure family, of whom almost no private letters survive, whose members traveled to Syria, Mexico, and Tahiti, and whose destinies were profoundly unequal, from a seamstress living in poverty in Paris to her third cousin, the Cardinal of Algiers. Rothschild not only draws on discoveries in local archives but also uses new technologies, including the visualization of social networks, large-scale searches, and groundbreaking methods of genealogical research.  An Infinite History demonstrates how the ordinary lives of one family over three centuries can constitute a remarkable record of deep social and economic changes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Emma Rothschild (P)2021 Princeton University Press

Narrator: Eve Matheson
Length: 13 hrs
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How to Survive (and Thrive) During the Great Gold Bust Ahead

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Over the years, best-selling author and renowned Harvard economist Harry Dent has accurately predicted the dot com bust of the early 2000s, the crash of the US housing market in 2006, the financial meltdown of 2008, and the plummet in crude oil prices in 2015. Now he's back with a bold new forecast - one that calls for gold to take a disastrous dive in price, all the way down to $250. In his brand new audiobook, How to Survive (and Thrive) During the Great Gold Bust Ahead, Harry warns investors that moving their assets into gold isn't the safe haven they think it is - and why it won't protect them from the biggest market collapse since the Great Depression, set to hit in 2016. In this shocking audio program, you'll discover: The unstoppable economic forces heading our way that will result in a collapse in gold prices (chapter 1). Why the inflation crisis in America is a myth, despite our money overprinting and how gold will suffer because of it (chapter 2). Exactly how low gold prices will drop in the next five years (chapter 3). The predictable 30-year cycle gold follows and where we fall in it right now (chapter 4). Details on his "trade of the decade", which could be the safest (and best value) investment you can make over the next 10 years. But there's a limited window to get in on it (chapter 6)!

©2016 Harry S. Dent, Jr. (P)2016 Gildan Media LLC

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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The Structure of World History

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In this major, paradigm-shifting work, Kojin Karatani systematically re-evaluates Marx's version of world history, shifting the focus of critique from modes of production to modes of exchange. Karatani seeks to understand both capital-nation-state, the interlocking system that's the dominant form of modern global society, and the possibilities for superseding it. He traces different modes of exchange, including the pooling of resources that characterizes nomadic tribes, the gift exchange systems developed after the adoption of fixed-settlement agriculture, the exchange of obedience for protection that arises with the emergence of the state, the commodity exchanges that characterize capitalism, and, finally, a future mode of exchange based on the return of gift exchange, albeit modified for the contemporary moment. He argues that this final stage - marking the overcoming of capital, nation, and state - is best understood in light of Kant's writings on eternal peace. The Structure of World History is in many ways the capstone of Karatani's brilliant career, yet it also signals new directions in his thought. The book was published by Duke University Press.

©2014 Duke University Press (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Bob Dunsworth
Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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Irrational Behavioral Economics: Predicting the Unpredictable

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Do we always make rational choices? In other words: Are all human’s homo economicus? Certainly not. But this was not so obvious until the beginning of XX century, when the behavioral economics was developed. Behavioral economics is a group of concepts which put into question the rational character of people’s financial decisions.

©2018 Naven Johnson (P)2018 Naven Johnson

Narrator: C. R. Tanner
Length: 45 mins
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The Business Hack

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Get on the right track and start thinking about what's to come. A simple guide to understand true business.

©2021 Andrew Cooper (P)2021 Andrew Cooper

Narrator: Nikola Hamilton
Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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The Story of Silver

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How silver influenced 200 years of world history, and why it matters today This is the story of silver's transformation from soft money during the 19th century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by the richest man in the world, Texas oil baron Nelson Bunker Hunt, during the 1970s altered the course of American and world history. FDR pumped up the price of silver to help jump start the US economy during the Great Depression, but this move weakened China, which was then on the silver standard, and facilitated Japan's rise to power before World War II. Bunker Hunt went on a silver-buying spree during the 1970s to protect himself against inflation and triggered a financial crisis that left him bankrupt. Silver has been the preferred shelter against government defaults, political instability, and inflation for most people in the world because it is cheaper than gold. The white metal has been the place to hide when conventional investments sour, but it has also seduced sophisticated investors throughout the ages like a siren. This book explains how powerful figures, up to and including Warren Buffett, have come under silver's thrall, and how its history guides economic and political decisions in the 21st century.

©2019 William L. Silber (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Jim Meskimen
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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After the Pandemic

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Twenty-five Sunbury Press authors contributed 27 chapters about the possible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on society. Based on their experiences in a variety of fields, they provide their projections about the changes facing us, many of which have already been underway for some time. Included in this volume: "Tory Gates: Change and Embracing It" "Mark Carlson: The Role of Plagues in Human Enlightenment" "Wylie McLallen: The Pandemic of 1918" "Thomas Malafarina: How Are Future Pandemics Likely to Be Different?" "Barbara Matthews: COVID-19: Through the Eyes of a Grandmother" "Bridget Smith: Dreams Deferred" "Iris Dorbian: The Great Equalizer" "H.A. Callum: Fighting Solo: COVID-19 and the Single Parent" "Catherine Jordan: Left Behind" "Joseph Mazerac: An Essential Optimist" "Scott Zuckerman: Public Health, Civil Liberties, and Life After the Pandemic" "Scott Zuckerman: Medicine in the Post-Coronapocalypse Era" "Will Delavan: The Looming Health Insurance Problem" "Pat LaMarche: Politics Makes No Bedfellows" "Virginia Brackett: COVID-19 Effects on Higher Education" "Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks: The Corona Virus and Homeschooling" "Wynne Kinder: The New ACEs: At-Home COVID-19 Effects on Youth" "Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks: How Museums and Galleries Will Adapt to the Coronavirus" "Marianne Bickett: Coronavirus, Instrument of Change: How the Arts Will Usher in a New Era" "Merrill Shaffer: The Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Sports" "Maia Williamson: Tourism in the Post-Pandemic World" "Jack Adler: The Brave New World of Travel" "Brook Lenker: Conservation in the Midst" "Simon Landry: On the Economic Front" "Lawrence Knorr: The Various Economic Impacts of COVID-19" "Penny Fletcher: Materialism vs. Spirituality" "Chris Fenwick: Creativity - Necessity Is a Mother"

©2020 Lawrence Knorr, Barbara Matthews, Chris Fenwick, Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, Pat LaMarche, Will Delavan, Scott Zuckerman, Merrill Shaffer, Marianne Bickett, Virginia Brackett (P)2021 McKinney Publishing

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Cryptocurrency: Beginners Guide to Learn About Blockchain and Mining, Trading and Investing in Cryptocurrencies

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Lots of investment opportunities have come and gone. Now is the time for cryptocurrencies, so do not miss the boat. Cryptocurrencies are the largest wealth redistribution in history that is just starting to gain attention. People are still confused what blockchain is, and very few understand the potential it has. Isn’t this the perfect time to learn more about it? If you stumbled upon this book then you must have an interest in cryptocurrency. Maybe, however, the subject isn't all that clear for you. This book will tell you all about this new form of digital gold. If you are considering investing or if you just want to get some information regarding cryptocurrency, this book is for you. In this book, we will first familiarize you with the concepts of cryptocurrency, explain the various benefits and risks that come with it, and tell you the tips you need to follow while investing in cryptocurrencies. Even if you think cryptocurrency is completely overwhelming and confusing, this book breaks everything down into simple, easy-to-understand language. Unless you want another “if only” story - the time is now. Grab the book today.

©2018 Jordan Smith (P)2018 Jordan Smith

Narrator: Glynn Amburgey
Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
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Economics Terms: Financial Education Is Your Best Investment

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Essential Economics Terms You Should Know Few things affect the day-to-day lives of everyone more than the economy. Economics is a subject everyone should know at least a little about. How your country’s economy is doing directly affects you, even though you may not be able to see it.  Understanding the basic terms and definitions, so when the financial news comes on you won’t have to skip it because you don’t understand it. In this practical glossary, you'll learn about economics, including some of its foundational topics and concepts.  This glossary compiles a list of over 150 most common terms you’re likely to encounter. Every economic term is explained in detail, with clear and concise article style description and practical examples. Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It studies how individuals, businesses, governments, and nations make choices on allocating resources to satisfy their wants and needs. This Practical Economics Guide Helps You Understand: •  Microeconomics & Macroeconomics •  Keynesian & Classical Economics •  Business & Consumer Economics •  Basic Economics •  Principles of Economics •  Trade Economics •  Economic History This dictionary with alphabetical order also covers schools of economic thought. Two of the most common are Classical and Keynesian. Economic indicators are reports that detail a country's economic performance in a specific area. Make Economics Less of a Mystery Taking time to understand the vocabulary can help you with your day-to-day life, eliminating confusion, and get better prepared for economic changes. Get Smart with the Financial IQ Series Please also have a look at other titles in this series. The Herold Financial IQ series covers all major areas and aspects in the financial world. •  Personal Finance, Real Estate, and Banking •  Corporate Finance, Investment, and Economics •  Retirement, Trading, and Accounting •  Debt, Bankruptcy, Mortgage, Small Business, and Wall Street •  Financial Laws & Regulations, Acronyms, and Abbreviations PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Thomas Herold (P)2019 Thomas Herold

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
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Study Guide: The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner (SuperSummary)

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the novel’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as including the idea of economics as a market system analysis and economists' viewpoints as functions of the eras in which they lived. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics.  Published in 1953, and written by an American economist and historian, “The Worldly Philosophers” is a regularly assigned textbook on the history of economics and western economic thought, exploring thinkers from Adam Smith to Karl Marx This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

©2020 SuperSummary (P)2020 SuperSummary

Narrator: Steven Spicher
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
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American Business History

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By the early 20th century, it became common to describe the United States as a "business civilization". President Coolidge in 1925 said, "The chief business of the American people is business." More recently, historian Sven Beckert characterized Henry Ford's massive manufactory as the embodiment of America: "While Athens had its Parthenon and Rome its Colosseum, the United States had its River Rouge Factory in Detroit.... " How did business come to assume such power and cultural centrality in America? This volume explores the variety of business enterprise in the United States and analyzes its presence in the country's economy, its evolution over time, and its meaning in society. It introduces listeners to formative business leaders (including Elbert Gary, Harlow Curtice, and Mary Kay Ash), leading firms (Mellon Bank, National Cash Register, Xerox), and fiction about business people (The Octopus, Babbitt, The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit). It also discusses Alfred Chandler, Joseph Schumpeter, Mira Wilkins, and others who made significant contributions to understanding of America's business history. This VSI pursues its three central themes - the evolution, scale, and culture of American business - in a chronological framework stretching from the American Revolution to today.

©2020 Oxford University Press (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Steve Menasche
Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
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The Skyscraper Curse: And How Austrian Economists Predicted Every Major Economic Crisis of the Last Century

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The Skyscraper Curse is Dr. Mark Thornton's definitive work on booms and busts, and it explains why only Austrian economists really understand them. It makes business cycle theory accessible to a whole new 21st-century audience. And they need it, especially those under 40.  Many of the brilliant quants working on Wall Street and at the Fed barely remember the Crash of 2008, much less understand it. But Mark Thornton does, and his book is a warning about overheated equity markets, overinflated housing prices, and clueless central bankers. Given the shaky stock markets lately, 2018 may be the year the Fed’s latest bubble bursts. And when it does, it will be even more painful than 10 years ago. In fact, US household and business debt is now $1 trillion higher than in 2008.  Mark is well known as an expert on bubbles and Fed malfeasance. His work appears in outlets like Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Economist, Barron’s, and Investor’s Business Daily. His now-infamous Skyscraper Index theory draws the connection between loose monetary policy, artificially low interest rates, and vanity construction projects. Put the three together and it doesn’t turn out well.  And let’s not forget that Dr. Thornton was among only a handful of economists to warn about the dangerous housing bubble in 2004, and again in 2006. Cabbies and waiters bought up condos with no money down in places like Las Vegas. Prices rose 25 percent or more every year in some coastal markets. Even people with terrible credit financed houses at five or seven times their annual income. All of it was made possible by the Fed and its mania for low interest rates. So when the experts said, “Nobody could have seen this coming,” the Mises Institute had Mark’s articles and papers ready to go. The housing crash, and the meltdown in equity markets less than a year later, were thoroughly explained by Austrian business cycle theory. And Mark was the capable face of the Mises Institute during it all.  Without a lay-friendly book like The Skyscraper Curse, millions more Americans will be duped by the next crash. Dr. Thornton’s book tells the story that needs to be told. It will be among the only alternative explanations available when the next crisis comes.

©2018 Ludwig von Mises Institute (P)2018 Ludwig von Mises Institute

Narrator: Graham Wright
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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The Great Depression

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The Great Depression was one of the most trying eras in American history. All aspects of the US were affected. After the stock market crash of 1929, the nation was thrust into a decade of turmoil and change - in government, the economy, and culture. Many of the changes brought about by the Great Depression remain today.   You will learn about:  Causes of the Great Depression   The Depression and the Hoover administration   The election of 1932 and the rise of Franklin Roosevelt   The Depression and American culture   Setbacks and detractors   Last steps toward recovery - and war   And much more!

©2018 Hourly History (P)2018 Hourly History

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Sovereign Soldiers

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They helped conquer the greatest armies ever assembled. Yet no sooner had they tasted victory after World War II than American generals suddenly found themselves governing their former enemies, devising domestic policy and making critical economic decisions for people they had just defeated in battle. In postwar Germany and Japan, this authority fell into the hands of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur, along with a cadre of military officials like Lucius Clay and the Detroit banker Joseph Dodge. In Sovereign Soldiers, Grant Madsen tells the story of how this cast of characters assumed an unfamiliar and often untold policymaking role. Seeking to avoid the harsh punishments meted out after World War I, military leaders believed they had to rebuild and rehabilitate their former enemies; if they failed they might cause an even deadlier World War III. Although they knew economic recovery would be critical in their effort, none was schooled in economics. Beyond their hopes, they managed to rebuild not only their former enemies but the entire western economy during the early Cold War. Madsen shows how army leaders learned from the people they governed, drawing expertise that they ultimately brought back to the United States during the Eisenhower Administration in 1953. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. “Offers a lively account of economic policymaking in post-World War II Germany, Japan, and the United States." (Mark R. Wilson, author of Destructive Creation: American Business and the Winning of World War II) “This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the historical roots of our current global economy and its discontents." (Jeremi Suri, author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Offic

©2018 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kirk Winkler
Author: Grant Madsen
Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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Silver: Get Your Share of the Greatest Wealth Transfer

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Silver is probably the most undervalued asset in the history of the world today, but not for long. In this audiobook I attempt to build a case for investing in silver now. Based upon the fundamentals and the eventual return of normalcy in the markets, silver should yield fantastic returns for those souls who can go against the grain of current thought. The fundamentals for silver are very, very favorable, but not if you listen to the talking heads in the mainstream media. Do yourself a favor and get the facts before dismissing silver as a dead relic of the past.

©2014 Chas Harrison (P)2015 Chas Harrison

Narrator: Greg Lengacher
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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A Macat Analysis of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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A Macat analysis of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014 Does capitalism have a natural tendency to a just and reasonable distribution of wealth? The French economist Thomas Piketty thinks not. In his best-selling 2013 book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Piketty takes issue with the idea that, despite the odd bump along the way (not least the 2007-08 global financial crisis), inequality tends to decline as capitalism matures. Piketty spent 15 years building an unparalleled database on wealth and income in France, the United States, and a number of other countries. He uses this data to argue that the opposite is true. Capitalism's natural tendency is, he says, to move toward ever-greater inequality. Piketty's solution? A global wealth tax - even if he admits it has little chance of becoming a reality. Capital has attracted impassioned responses, both positive and negative. But it has single-handedly shifted the goalposts of economic thinking and re-kindled discussion of the problem of inequality. You can find out more about how Piketty's ideas have been challenged and applied - and how his work has impacted on thinkers in other academic disciplines - by exploring further in the Macat Library. Macat's analyses cover 14 different subjects in the humanities and social sciences. To browse our whole multi media library and get a lot more, visit www.macat.com today. Macat. Learn better. Think smarter. Aim higher.

©2015 Macat Int (P)2016 Macat Int

Narrator: Macat.com
Author: Nick Broten
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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The Dao of Capital

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As today's preeminent doomsday investor Mark Spitznagel describes his Daoist and roundabout investment approach, "one gains by losing and loses by gaining." This is Austrian Investing, an archetypal, counterintuitive, and proven approach, gleaned from the 150-year-old Austrian School of economics, that is both timeless and exceedingly timely. In The Dao of Capital, hedge fund manager and tail-hedging pioneer Mark Spitznagel - with one of the top returns on capital of the financial crisis, as well as over a career - takes us on a gripping, circuitous journey from the Chicago trading pits, over the coniferous boreal forests and canonical strategists from Warring States China to Napoleonic Europe to burgeoning industrial America, to the great economic thinkers of late 19th century Austria. We arrive at his central investment methodology of Austrian Investing, where victory comes not from waging the immediate decisive battle, but rather from the roundabout approach of seeking the intermediate positional advantage (what he calls shi), of aiming at the indirect means rather than directly at the ends. The monumental challenge is in seeing time differently, in a whole new intertemporal dimension, one that is so contrary to our wiring. Spitznagel is the first to condense the theories of Ludwig von Mises and his Austrian School of economics into a cohesive and - as Spitznagel has shown - highly effective investment methodology. From identifying the monetary distortions and non-randomness of stock market routs (Spitznagel's bread and butter) to scorned highly-productive assets, in Ron Paul's words from the foreword, Spitznagel "brings Austrian economics from the ivory tower to the investment portfolio." The Dao of Capital provides a rare and accessible look through the lens of one of today's great investors to discover a profound harmony with the market process - a harmony that is so essential today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2013 Mark Spitznagel (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth-production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others, Sowell draws on empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

©2015 Thomas Sowell (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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Il cigno nero e il cavaliere bianco

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Roberto Napoletano racconta gli anni della grande crisi che ha colpito al cuore l'Italia e l'Europa, vissuti da direttore del "Messaggero" e del "Sole 24 Ore". Colloqui riservati a tutti i livelli, italiani e internazionali, segreti, rivelazioni scottanti, protagonisti e comparse che si intrecciano come in un thriller, in cui la posta in palio è altissima e molto reale. Una storia che inizia nel novembre del 2011, quando si abbatte sull'Italia il Cigno nero - la tempesta perfetta dei mercati - e arriva fino ad oggi. Attraverso nuovi incontri inediti e prove documentali, Napoletano narra la storia della grande crisi italiana, la crisi sovrana e la crisi bancaria, mettendo a nudo responsabilità nascoste.

©2017 La nave di Teseo Editore Srl (P)2020 Audible Studios

Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
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Economics for Real People: An Introduction to the Austrian School

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The second edition of the fun and fascinating guide to the main ideas of the Austrian School of economics, written in sparkling prose, especially for the non-economist. Gene Callahan shows that good economics isn't about government planning or statistical models - it's about human beings and the choices they make in the real world. 

This may be the most important book of its kind since Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson. Though written for the beginner, it has been justly praised by scholars too, including Israel Kirzner, Walter Block, and Peter Boettke.

©2004 Eugene Callahan (P)2018 Listen and Think Audio

Narrator: Ken Petrie
Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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New Ideas from Dead Economists (4th Edition)

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The classic introduction to economic thought, now updated in time for the publication of New Ideas from Dead CEOs. This entertaining and accessible introduction to the great economic thinkers throughout history - Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and more - shows how their ideas still apply to our modern world. In this revised edition, renowned economist Todd Buchholz offers an insightful and informed perspective on key economic issues in the new millennium: increasing demand for energy, the rise of China, international trade, aging populations, health care, and the effects of global warming. New Ideas from Dead Economists is a fascinating guide to understanding both the evolution of economic theory and our complex contemporary economy.

©1989, 1999, 2007 Todd G. Buchholz (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Length: 18 hrs and 40 mins
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Shopify Business 2020

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Are you thinking about an entrepreneurial activity that does not need capital to start? Shopify Business 2020 will teach you how to earn money comfortably from home through online sales without needing initial capital and a physical warehouse. It will help you to find the perfect niche for your product, saving your time and effort. It will show you, through already-tested methods, the real strength of this new business.  Dropshipping has revolutionized the way we do business online. While it might sound intimidating to beginners, the fundamentals could not be simpler. The traditional methods of e-commerce are usually what we think of when selling items online. You advertise and market the item, buyers pay and leave their postal address, you package and send the item. While this might be great if you have all the time in the world to package and handle items, in today’s fast-paced world, there has got to be an easier way. This guide will focus on the following:   The advantages of working in dropshipping  Getting ideas on what products to choose  Finding the right niche  Find and work with the right suppliers  Building the website  How to run your dropshipping company  The dropshipping model with Shopify     What are you waiting for? Click “Buy Now” and learn how to generate passive income with Shopify Business 2020.

©2020 Michael Jones (P)2020 Michael Jones

Narrator: Jason Scott
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Birds of All Feathers

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A book isn’t going to end racism or inequity. But it can be a start. Birds of All Feathers is a timely call to action for employers, HR professionals, managers, and employees to address diversity and inclusion - because it’s not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. Michael Bach helps you develop a better understanding around the nuances of terms like diversity versus inclusion and equity versus equality, and he shows how diversity and inclusion can drive innovation and creativity - critical to any business’ survival in today’s fickle marketplace. You’ll learn how to craft a D&I policy that’s effective and how to start the work of dismantling systemic racism and inequity by creating safe work spaces where people can bring their whole selves, find advancement, and succeed. Whether you are in the arts, health care, nonprofit, or for-profit sectors, there is a business case for making your organization a space of true inclusion. In Birds of All Feathers, Michael Bach presents a feisty and honest case for the business advantage of diversity and inclusion in the workplace with practical steps to get there. This book shows you how to: Discover your organization’s “why” Learn how to implement and sustain beneficial changes Determine how to measure success for your business With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Michael Bach, founder of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), brings clarity and candor to a daunting subject and shows you how to get diversity and inclusion right.  No more excuses. No more delays. Change - and growth - starts right here.

©2020 Michael Bach (P)2020 Pesha Holdings Inc.

Narrator: Michael Bach
Author: Michael Bach
Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
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Bottled & Sold

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Peter Gleick knows water. A world-renowned scientist and freshwater expert, Gleick is a MacArthur Foundation "genius", and according to the BBC, an environmental visionary. And he drinks from the tap. Why don't the rest of us? Bottled & Sold shows how water went from being a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last 100 years - and why we are poorer for it. It's a big story and water is big business. Every second of every day in the United States, a thousand people buy a plastic bottle of water, and every second of every day a thousand more throw one of those bottles away. That adds up to more than 30 billion bottles a year and tens of billions of dollars of sales. Are there legitimate reasons to buy all those bottles? With a scientist's eye and a natural storyteller's wit, Gleick investigates whether industry claims about the relative safety, convenience, and taste of bottled versus tap hold water. And he exposes the true reasons we've turned to the bottle, from fear mongering by business interests and our own vanity to the breakdown of public systems and global inequities. "Designer" H2O may be laughable, but the debate over commodifying water is deadly serious. It comes down to society's choices about human rights, the role of government and free markets, the importance of being "green", and fundamental values. Gleick gets to the heart of the bottled water craze, exploring what it means for us to bottle and sell our most basic necessity.

©2010 Peter H. Gleick (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs
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Gods at War

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An engaging exploration of modern-day deals and deal-making. Gods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This audiobook is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds. It not only examines many of the game-changing takeover events that have occurred in the past years, but also puts them into context and exposes what is really going on behind the scenes on Wall Street. Gods at War completely covers the strategic issues that guide the modern-day deal, and since they unfold under the shadow of the law, it also focuses on the legal aspects of deal-making and takeovers. Each chapter unfolds through the lens of a recent transaction, from the battle between Yahoo! and Microsoft to the United Rental/Cerberus dispute Provides in-depth explanations and analysis of the events and actors that have shaped this fast-moving field Examines the federal government's regulation by deal approach to saving the financial system and explains the government's biggest "deals", including its bailouts of AIG, Bank of America, and Citigroup Filled with in-depth insights that will enhance your understanding of this field, Gods at War offers an engaging look at deals and deal-makers in the context of recent historical events. It's an audiobook for those who want to understand deals, takeovers, and the people and institutions who shape our world. 

©2009 Steven M. Davidoff (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jay Snyder
Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
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Abolish Silicon Valley

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Former insider turned critic Wendy Liu busts the myths of the tech industry, and offers a galvanizing argument for why and how we must reclaim technology's potential for the public good. Innovation. Meritocracy. The possibility of overnight success. What's not to love about Silicon Valley? These days, it's hard to be unambiguously optimistic about the growth-at-all-costs ethos of the tech industry.  Public opinion is souring in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica, Theranos, and the workplace conditions of Amazon workers or Uber drivers. It's becoming clear that the tech industry's promised "innovation" is neither sustainable nor always desirable. Abolish Silicon Valley is both a heartfelt personal story about the wasteful inequality of Silicon Valley and a rallying call to engage in the radical politics needed to upend the status quo.  Going beyond the idiosyncrasies of the individual founders and companies that characterize the industry today, Wendy Liu delves into the structural factors of the economy that gave rise to Silicon Valley as we know it. Ultimately, she proposes a more radical way of developing technology, where innovation is conducted for the benefit of society at large, and not just to enrich a select few.

©2020 Wendy Liu (P)2020 Repeater Books

Author: Wendy Liu
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
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The Bank War

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In The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance, historian Paul Kahan explores one of the most important and dramatic events in American political and economic history, from the idea of centralized banking and the First Bank of the United States to Jackson's triumph, the era of "free banking", and the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Relying on a range of primary and secondary source material, the book also shows how the Bank War was a manifestation of the debates that were sparked at the Constitutional Convention - the role of the executive branch and the role of the federal government in American society - debates that endure to this day as philosophical differences that often divide the United States.  The book is published by Westholme Publishing. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

©2016 Paul Kahan (P)2019 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Jared Cram
Author: Paul Kahan
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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Print Less but Transfer More

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Most economists agree that the global economy is stagnating and that governments need to stimulate growth, but lowering interest rates still further could spur a damaging cycle of booms and busts. Instead, central banks should hand consumers cash directly.

©2014 Foreign Affairs (P)2014 Audible. Inc

Narrator: Kevin Stillwell
Length: 28 mins
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Financial Statements, Third Edition

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Thomas R. Ittelson is an expert at translating complicated financial topics in an accessible way for non-financial audiences. In this book, he empowers listeners by clearly and simply demonstrating how the three major accounting statements interact to offer a snapshot of a company's financial health. This book teaches listeners how to use specialized accounting vocabulary and makes accessible the structure and purpose of the three major numeric statements that describe a company's financial condition. Each statement paints a different and essential picture - the "three-legged stool" of company reporting: The income statement shows the manufacturing and selling actions of the company that result in profit or loss during a period. It gives a very important perspective on the company's performance, its profitability. The cash flow statement details cash into and out of the company for a period. You need money to make money. Running out of cash is bad. Duh. The balance sheet records at the end of a period, an instant in time, what the company owns and what it owes, including the owners' stake, called shareholders' equity. With two new major topic sections, this third edition of Financial Statements is simply the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to financial reporting available. No accounting background is required. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Thomas R. Ittelson (P)2020 Gildan Media

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
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Economics: The User's Guide

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Economics: The User's Guide, A Pelican Book, by Ha-Joon Chang, read by Jonathan Keeble. 

What is economics? 

How does the global economy work? 

What do different economic theories tell us about the world? 

In Economics: The User's Guide, best-selling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces listeners to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. By ignoring the received wisdom and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial fate, Chang provides the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand - and address - our current economic woes.

©2019 Ha-Joon Chang (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Narrator: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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Completing Capitalism

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For the past 50 years, the business world has been dominated by the Milton Friedman financial capitalism economic model, which preaches that it is the "sole social responsibility of business to maximize profit for distribution to shareholders". This one-dimensional focus represents a grossly incomplete view of reality - there are many other factors businesses need to pay attention to if they are to thrive and endure - and has resulted in increasing global economic dysfunction, widening inequality, and environmental destruction. In this book, Roche and Jakub offer a new model that is built around detailed metrics to measure and track performance in all forms of capital, including social, human, and natural as well as financial. And this is not simply theory: The model has been extensively field-tested in live business pilots in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. It is delivering superior measurable performance across the different forms of capital, including generating more profit than a profit maximization approach. Recent high-profile books like Capital in the Twenty-First Century have exposed the shortcomings of today's financial capitalism model, but this book goes far beyond by describing a well-developed, proven alternative.

©2017 Bruno Roche and Jay Jakub (P)2017 Bruno Roche and Jay Jakub

Narrator: Tom Kruse
Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
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Be an Entrepreneur

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What seems like a century ago, I left school and joined a well-known High Street Bank. In those days working as a bank clerk was a well-established route for many school leavers and perceived to be a proper job with prospects. It wasn't long before I became disillusioned with the world of banking and sought a change of job. In complete contrast to my previous job, I became a clerk in the local hospital dealing with the injured and infirm, but it was a role that I found strangely interesting and rewarding. In today's parlance, it is known as job satisfaction.

©2020 Pamela Jones (P)2020 Pamela Jones

Narrator: Tom Hess
Author: Pamela Jones
Length: 51 mins
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A History of the United States in Five Crashes

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In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history in the vein of the works of Michael Lewis and Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial executive and CNBC contributor examines the five most significant stock market crashes in the United States over the past century, revealing how they have defined the nation today. The Panic of 1907; Black Tuesday (1929); Black Monday (1987); the Great Recession (2008); the Flash Crash (2010): Each of these financial implosions that caused a catastrophic drop in the American stock market is a remarkable story in its own right. But taken together, they offer a unique financial history of the American century. In A History of the United States in Five Crashes, financial executive and CNBC contributor Scott Nations examines these precipitous dips, revealing how each played a role in America's political and cultural fabric, one building upon the next to create the nation we know today. Scott Nations identifies the factors behind the disastrous runs on banks that led to the Panic of 1907, the first great scare of the 20th century. He explains why 1920s America adopted investment trusts - a practice that helped post-World War I Britain - and how they were a primary catalyst of the 1929 crash. He explores America's love affair with an expanding stock market in the 1980s - which spawned the birth of portfolio insurance that significantly contributed to the 1987 crash. And he examines the factors that led to the 2008 global meltdown and the rise of algorithmic trading, the modern financial technology that sparked the 2010 Flash Crash when American stocks lost a trillion dollars in minutes. A History of the United States in Five Crashes clearly and compellingly illustrates the connections between these financial collapses and examines the solid, clear-cut lessons they offer for preventing the next one.

©2017 Scott Nations (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
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The Finance Curse

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Financial journalist Nicholas Shaxson first made his reputation studying the “resource curse,” seeing first-hand the disastrous economic and societal effects of the discovery of oil in Angola. He then gained prominence as an expert on tax havens, revealing the dark corners of that world long before the scandals of the Panama and Paradise Papers. Now, in The Finance Curse, he brings his knowledge to bear in an eye-opening investigation of how banks have overbalanced the economies of Western democracies, exerting an outsize effect on policy-making and effecting a brain drain of the brightest and best to the financial industry and its offshoots, much to the detriment of both business and broader society. How did we get to this situation? Shaxson describes the transformation of banks over the twentieth century as they changed from relatively small institutions that did well for themselves by serving the needs of business, to unfettered global behemoths. As the world reeled from World War II, the banks grew bigger in the post-war restructuring, experimenting with esoteric financial instruments like the Eurobonds in the 1960s, and then in the 1970s and ’80s taking increasingly high risks in order to compete with each other to return more profit to their demanding shareholders. Now these megabanks spread the fiscal gospel that business must be taxed as little as possible, that corporations need rights previously granted to humans, and encourage a fight to the bottom between states to provide the most subsidized environment for big business, in the name of “competitivity.” We need strong financial institutions - but when finance grows too big it becomes a curse. The Finance Curse is the explosive story of how finance got a stranglehold on society and how we might release ourselves from its grasp.

©2019 Nicholas Shaxson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Narrator: Simon Mattacks
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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War on the Middle Class

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Through his nightly CNN show Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America's most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters. Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takes an impassioned and rousing stance on the all-out class war that is turning the American dream into a nightmare. The middle class has never been so vulnerable. Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, corporations that send jobs overseas, and a media that relies on sensationalism instead of facts when reporting the news. In a sweeping analysis, Dobbs looks at every aspect of the decline of the middle class, from a lack of political representation to America's corrupt health-care system. He demonstrates that the gap between America's newest haves and have-nots is not merely financial, but instead involves the erosion of education, employment, government, and community. Dobbs proposes a series of measures to resolve each issue and incite people, whose future is being mortgaged to benefit a powerful few, to preserve their rights and dreams. War on the Middle Class is provocative, incendiary, and bound to be widely discussed; it's the perfect book to establish the terms of debate for future elections.

©2006 Lou Dobbs (P)2006 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Lou Dobbs
Author: Lou Dobbs
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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Onward

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Set in a fantasy realm that’s not so different from our own day and age, Disney and Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers, Barley and Ian, who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in a world that now prefers cars and gadgets to winged steeds and enchanted staffs. 

Along the way, they will have to battle angry sprites, traverse a bottomless pit, and face unexpected dangers.

©2011 Suzanne Francis (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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Startup Fever

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The American dream is having a mid-life crisis! It doesn't matter if you are a high level executive or a high school dropout, in this day and age people are on the hunt for more meaningful work. People realize that time is short and want to do something special and unique with their working lives. A quest which has resulted in frustration for many; luckily, crowdfunding has swooped in to save the day. For those looking to make the most out of the crowdfunding wave, a better time has never been upon us. The author takes us on his journey from middle-class disenfranchisement to vocational enrichment, exploring the who, what, and why along the way. Startup Fever shows listeners how crowdfunding allows you to create your own entrepreneurial destiny if you are willing to put in the time and effort. As is with anything long-lasting, solid preparation is the key. This book serves to alleviate many people's concerns about starting a new business in this economic climate. Austin shows listeners how emotional and spiritual healing can emanate from people who embrace a meaningful vocation. While many books address the DIY portions of crowdfunding, Startup Fever takes it a step further by connecting the dots between crowdfunding and cultural evolution. The book also shows listeners low-budget start-up models that defy the odds and get you off the ground for little to no money down. Austin utilizes his extensive guerrilla startup knowledge to help you with all of the little money-saving tricks of the startup trade.

©2014 Austin Lane Muhs (P)2016 Austin Lane Muhs

Narrator: Dan Lizette
Author: Austin Muhs
Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
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Where Am I Eating?

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Bridges the gap between global farmers and fishermen and American consumers.  America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, working alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio. Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories of the farmers and fishermen around the world who produce the food we eat, explaining what their lives are like and how our habits affect them.  Where Am I Eating? shows how what we eat affects the lives of the people who produce our food, and explores the global food economy including workers' rights, the global food crisis, fair trade, and immigration. Where Am I Eating? does not argue for or against the globalization of food but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, that the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.  Author Kelsey Timmerman has spoken at close to 100 schools around the globe about his first book, Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour of the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes. He has been featured in the Financial Times and has discussed social issues on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Fox News Radio.

©2013 Kelsey Timmerman (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David LeDoux
Length: 11 hrs
Available on Audible
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A Macat Analysis of Thomas Robert Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population

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A Macat analysis of Thomas Robert Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992 One of the most influential books on economics ever written, Thomas Robert Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population remains one of the most controversial too. This 1798 work inspired naturalists Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace to develop the theory of natural selection. But it has also sparked criticism - Karl Marx famously called Malthus a "lackey of the bourgeoisie." Yet this hasn't stopped leading present-day environmentalists from taking up Malthus's ideas. Malthus foresees a time when available resources will not sustain the growing population. To save society, he concludes, population growth must be reined in. Malthus advocates minimizing government support for the poor, which he believes leads to more births and ultimately more hardship. He also insists that individual sexual restraint is a vital way to control population growth. The adjective "Malthusian" still pops up today, describing a group of thinkers and writers who share a particular concern about overpopulation - and a common approach to its analysis. You can find out more about how Malthus's ideas have been challenged and applied - and how his work has impacted on thinkers in other academic disciplines - by exploring further in the Macat Library. Macat's analyses cover 14 different subjects in the humanities and social sciences. Macat. Learn better. Think smarter. Aim higher.

©2016 Macat Inc (P)2016 Macat Inc

Narrator: Macat.com
Author: Nick Broten
Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Bitcoin: A Deep Dive into Bitcoin in the Age of Cryptocurrency, Book 3

Summary

Take a deep dive into learning all about bitcoin in the age of cryptocurrency.

©2019 Leonard Eddison (P)2019 Leonard Eddison

Narrator: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Builder Tactics

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This simple-to-understand, practical guide to construction management was written for seasoned construction managers as well as anyone trying to break into construction management. Each chapter represents a core skill set for managing construction projects. This is a no-nonsense guide to help you quickly understand the dynamics of construction management.

©2020 Damien Edwards (P)2020 Damien Edwards

Narrator: Damien Edwards
Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Americana

8 ratings

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From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a 400-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things - the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward: from the telegraph, the railroad, guns, radio, and banking, to flight, suburbia, and sneakers, culminating with the Internet and mobile technology at the turn of the 21st century. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism. In a winning, accessible style, Bhu Srinivasan boldly takes on four centuries of American enterprise, revealing the unexpected connections that link them. We learn how Andrew Carnegie's early job as a telegraph messenger boy paved the way for his leadership of the steel empire that would make him one of the nation's richest men; how the gunmaker Remington reinvented itself in the postwar years to sell typewriters; how the inner workings of the Mafia mirrored the trend of consolidation and regulation in more traditional business; and how a 1950s infrastructure bill triggered a series of events that produced one of America's most enduring brands: KFC. Reliving the heady early days of Silicon Valley, we are reminded that the start-up is an idea as old as America itself. Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.

©2017 Bhu Srinivasan (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
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Optimal Money Flow

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Extremes in income and wealth inequality are leading us closer to a highly insecure and unstable economy. Neoclassical, monetarist, Keynesian, and other economic paradigms have proven inadequate to explain this phenomenon. While many books promote redistribution as an issue of fairness, Lawrence C. Marsh's Optimal Money Flow explicitly sets aside the fairness issue to argue instead that redistribution is imperative for economic efficiency, stability, and maximum economic growth. Marsh introduces his unique money flow paradigm as the replacement for other economic paradigms that have failed at addressing the situation we face today.   Marsh's money flow paradigm views the flow of money to the top of the wealth pyramid as inherent, inevitable, and inexorable to the free enterprise system. This new paradigm requires that government assume its rightful responsibility to direct sufficient money flow from the top to the bottom (like a heart pumping blood throughout the body) in order to maximize employment, economic growth, and efficient resource allocation. In a healthy economy, the money then flows naturally back up to the top in a circulatory flow.   Optimal Money Flow provides an abundance of stimulating, original ideas for readers who appreciate books at the intersection of economics and politics. One such idea is Marsh's ''My America'' personal accounts. This new policy tool would serve as an alternative to the Fed buying US Treasury securities in New York financial markets, which just lowers interest rates and boosts stock and bond prices. Instead, a ''My America'' Federal Reserve bank account would be created for every American, into which money could be injected directly to provide consumers with cash to stimulate demand when the economy slows. Conservatives will appreciate two aspects of this approach: The people, not the government, decide how to spend the money, and it does not increase taxes or add to the national debt, while it simultaneously avoids excessive inflation through prudent monetary management. It also uses less money and has a more direct and immediate impact on consumer demand than the purchase of US Treasury securities.   Lawrence Marsh sees government as the heart of the free enterprise system--where it does and should play an active part in maintaining and ensuring efficient and equitable resource allocation in an economy. Previous economic paradigms viewed government as an external, alien force outside the system, but Marsh promotes a very different approach. While he acknowledges there is efficiency in the market for ordinary goods and services, he sees contagion effects and inefficiency in many financial markets.   With higher levels of globalization, low levels of unionization, and more rapid technological change, a new type of business cycle has emerged--one in which rising middle-class debt and stock market bubbles have replaced price and wage inflation as the source of economic instability. Marsh believes government can contribute to the efficiency of the free enterprise system by better aligning marginal costs and marginal benefits, and that in the long run, government can greatly enhance efficiency, productivity, and economic growth.   Marsh also takes on the commonly held notion of a static fight over a fixed economic pie with the assertion that this view must be replaced with one of a dynamic process that maximizes the growth rate of the economic pie for everyone - by keeping the money flowing to all parts of the economy.   Optimal Money Flow's important message and unique proposals deliver a fresh view of the interconnectedness of the globe and an updated understanding of the underlying economic forces that shape our lives today - including international trade and how one country's decisions now impact the rest of the world.

©2020 Lawrence C. Marsh (P)2020 Greenleaf Book Group

Narrator: Andrew Cullum
Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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And Then the Roof Caved In

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CNBC's David Faber takes an in-depth look at the causes and consequences of the 2007-08 financial collapse And Then the Roof Caved In lays bare the truth of the credit crisis, whose defining emotion at every turn was greed, and whose defining failure is the complicity of the US government in letting that greed rule the day. Written by CNBC's David Faber, this book painstakingly details the truth of what really happened with compelling characters who offer their first-hand accounts of what they did and why they did it.  Moment by moment, Faber explains the events of the seven years that planted the seeds for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. He begins in 2001, when the Federal Reserve embarked on an unprecedented effort to help the economy recover from the attacks of 9/11 by sending interest rates to all-time lows. Faber also gives you an up-close look at where the crisis was incubated and unleashed upon the world - Wall Street - and introduces you to insiders from investment banks and mortgage lenders to ratings agencies, that unwittingly conspired to insure lending standards were abandoned in the head long rush for profits.   Based on two years of research, this book provides deep background into the credit crisis Offers the insights of experienced professionals - from Alan Greenspan to prominent bankers and regulators - who were on the front lines Created by David Faber, the face of morning business news on CNBC, and host of the network's award-winning documentaries From regulators who tried to stop this problem before it swung out of control to hedge fund managers who correctly foresaw the coming housing crash and profited from it, And Then the Roof Caved In shows you how the crisis came to be. 

©2009 David Faber (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Dennis Holland
Author: David Faber
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Jimmy Stewart Is Dead

1 rating

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Discover how the global financial plague is poised to return, and what can be done to stop it This is not your father's financial system. Jimmy Stewart, the trustworthy, honest banker in the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, is dead. And so is his small-town bank, Bailey Savings & Loan. Instead, we're watching It's a Horrible Mess with Wall Street (aka the Vegas Strip) playing ever larger craps with our economy and our tax dollars.  This audiobook, written by one of the world's most respected economists, describes in lively, humorous, simple, but also deadly serious terms the big con underlying the big game - the web of interconnected financial, political, and regulatory malfeasance that culminated in financial meltdown and brought us to our economic knees. But is also proposes a solution - Limited Purpose Banking, a straightforward and easily implemented plan to make Wall Street safe for Main Street.   Outlines the first and only proposal to fundamentally fix our financial disaster for good Written by a leading economist whose insights on this topic are unparalleled  Explains the tenets of the plan, such as the regained government control of the money supply and the new role of insurance companies Jimmy Stewart Is Dead will fundamentally change the way you think about the economy, financial markets, and the government - and even if you don't agree with Kotlikoff's conclusion, you'll find his analysis of the crisis and his simple solution a true economic eye-opener. 

©2010 Laurence J. Kotlikoff (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Fool's Gold

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How unrestrained greed corrupted a dream, shattered global markets and unleashed a catastrophe....A best seller on both sides of the Atlantic, Fool's Gold is a key commentary on the causes of the recent financial crisis. Taking readers back to the invention of credit-derivative obligations (CDOs) at J. P. Morgan in 1994, and the subsequent exponential growth of that market, Tett explains how credit derivatives seemed a win-win for the financial world, freeing up capital, increasing profits, and diversifying risk.In her own inimitable style, Tett makes the missteps clear as the industry hurtles toward a largely unforeseen wave of loan defaults...the worst since the Great Depression. Fool's Gold was named Financial Book of the Year 2009 at the inaugural Spear's Book Awards.

©2009 Gillian Tett (P)2009 Audible

Narrator: Stephen Hoye
Author: Gillian Tett
Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
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The Web of Debt

3 ratings

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Exploding the myths about money Our money system is not what we have been led to believe. The creation of money has been "privatized", or taken over by a private money cartel. Except for coins, all of our money is now created as loans advanced by private banking institutions - including the private Federal Reserve. Banks create the principal but not the interest to service their loans. To find the interest, new loans must continually be taken out, expanding the money supply, inflating prices, and robbing you of the value of your money. Web of Debt unravels the deception and presents a crystal clear picture of the financial abyss toward which we are heading. Then, it explores a workable alternative, one that was tested in Colonial America and is grounded in the best of American economic thought, including the writings of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. If you care about financial security, your own or the nation's, you should listen to this audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2012 Ellen Hodgson Brown (P)2018 Ellen Hodgson Brown

Narrator: Justin M. Grant
Length: 19 hrs
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Banana

4 ratings

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To most people a banana is a banana: a simple yellow fruit. Americans eat more bananas than apples and oranges combined. In others parts of the world, bananas are what keep millions of people alive. But for all its ubiquity, the banana is surprisingly mysterious; nobody knows how bananas evolved or exactly where they originated. Rich cultural lore surrounds the fruit: In ancient translations of the Bible, the "apple" consumed by Eve is actually a banana. But the biggest mystery about the banana today is whether it will survive. A seedless fruit with a unique reproductive system, every banana is a genetic duplicate of the next and therefore susceptible to the same blights. Today's yellow banana, the Cavendish, is increasingly threatened by such a blight, and there's no cure in sight. Banana combines a pop-science journey around the globe, a fascinating tale of an iconic American business enterprise, and a look into the alternately tragic and hilarious banana subculture (one does exist) - ultimately taking us to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world's most beloved fruit.

©2008 Dan Koeppel (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Woodson
Author: Dan Koeppel
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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A First-Class Catastrophe

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The definitive account of the crash of 1987, a cautionary tale of how the US financial system nearly collapsed - from the best-selling author of The Wizard of Lies. Monday, October 19, 1987, was by far the worst day in Wall Street history. The market fell 22.6% - almost twice as bad as the worst day of 1929 - equal to a one-day loss of nearly 5,000 points today. Black Monday was more than seven years in the making and threatened nearly every US financial institution. Drawing on superlative archival research and dozens of original interviews, Diana B. Henriques weaves a tale of missed opportunities, market delusions, and destructive actions that stretched from the "silver crisis" of 1980 to turf battles in Washington, a poisonous rivalry between the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and the almost-fatal success of two California professors whose idea for reducing market risk spun terribly out of control. As the story hurtles forward, the players struggle to forestall a looming market meltdown, and unexpected heroes step in to avert total disaster. For 30 years, investors, regulators, and bankers have failed to heed the lessons of 1987, even as the same patterns have resurfaced, most spectacularly in the financial crisis of 2008. A First-Class Catastrophe offers a new way of looking not only at the past, but at our financial future as well.

©2017 Diana B. Henriques (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Gabra Zackman
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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100 quotes about business in Chinese Mandarin

Summary

We have selected for you 100 great quotes about business. A great quote is very similar to a great thinking and a small poem. It can encapsulate a large web of ideas, thoughts, reflections, emotions in a few words. The reader of a great quote is forced to think about what he just heard. He has to think about those words and what they mean.  An excellent quote requires the reader to pause to contemplate the real meaning and poesy of a few words. A great thought reaches a level of universality. Quotes hit hard into the essence of being human. The right quote can help us to see some invisible meanings of things or subjects. Take advantage of the knowledge and the intelligence of this great mind !

©2018 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2018 Compagnie du Savoir

Length: 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Trucking Business: 3 Manuscripts in 1 Book

2 ratings

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This book contains three manuscripts: How to Start a Freight Brokerage Business, How to Start a Trucking Business, and Hotshot Trucking. Finally a guide that shows you everything you need to know to start your own trucking business! If you want to learn how to start your own trucking business and learn how to make it successful, then this book is for you! Here’s the deal: Most people are hesitant to start a trucking business because they have no clue where to start. Fortunately, this book will teach you everything you need to know in order to get started. Of course, just getting started is only half the battle. You also need to learn how to build a successful business, and this book will help you out with that as well. Here are a few of the things you’ll discover in this book: The proper mindset you must have in order to succeed in the trucking business.  The pros and cons of different business structures such as sole proprietorships, LLCs, and partnerships. The correct way to go about hiring employees to help ensure you build an outstanding team. The best way to get freight for your business. Common mistakes you’ll want to avoid making that commonly run beginners out of business. How to properly write a business plan to allow for the best possible chance of a fast start in your business. And much more... Imagine what it would feel like to start your own business and finally be in control of when you work and how much you earn. By following the guidelines outlined in this book you can do just that! Scroll up, click the "buy now" button, and get started on the path to creating your own business today!

©2019 Colton Ryder (P)2019 Colton Ryder

Narrator: M. Roy White
Author: Colton Ryder
Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Blockchain: A Step-By-Step Guide to Blockchain, Vol. 2

Summary

If you've attempted to dice into this mysterious thing called blockchain, you'd be forgiven for recoiling in horror at the sheer opaqueness of the technical jargon that is often used to frame it. So before we get into what cryptocurrency is and how blockchain technology might change the world, let's discuss what blockchain actually is. Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to Blockchain: A Step-By-Step Guide to Blockchain, Vol. 2 and learn about blockchain.

©2019 Robert Mill (P)2019 Robert Mill

Author: Robert Mill
Length: 13 mins
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Criptomoneda [Cryptocurrency]

Summary

Bitcoin ha experimentado un aumento sin precedentes de valor, produciendo un  número cada vez mayor de millonarios. De hecho, el mercado de divisas digitales ha pasado de sus humildes comienzos en 2009 a mercado hoy en día en más de $750B dólares.... Y en 2017, el mercado de divisas digitales creció un asombroso 3000%! Desafortunadamente, aquellos que en gran medida se han beneficiado han sido ‘experto en tecnología’ individuos capaces de dedicar horas y horas a la decodificación de información críptica y confusa. Eso es hasta ahora... Presentación -  Criptomoneda Este innovador libro electrónico desentraña el complejo mundo de Criptomoneda y establece un paso probado - plan de pasos sobre cómo identificar y capitalizar   las criptomonedas lucrativas. A diferencia de otros libros rebosantes de teoría y pelusa, Cómo tener éxito en el comercio de criptomonedas es una guía procesable llena   de técnicas de trading de vanguardia diseñadas para tenerte TOMA ACCIÓN. Descubrirás una mina de oro de información que incluye: El maestro-mente detrás de la invención de la criptomoneda La 'misteriosa' blockchain y cómo funciona  Cómo    aprovechar con éxito el potencial de explosión de beneficios de 'minería' Varias criptomonedas y cómo identificar las más rentables  Qué es una billetera digital y cómo usarla  Cómo hacer una vida cómoda comerciando criptomoneda Cómo tener éxito en el trading criptomoneda está orientado a ayudar a la no técnica, laico en la realización de inversiones sólidas en este mercado próspero. ¿Por qué pasar semanas tratando de aprender conceptos complejos de   criptomonedas cuando se puede aprender y ejecutar estrategias de inversión exitosas en SOLO DÍAS? La creciente evidencia sugiere que    estamos en la cúspide de una revolución monetaria. Los  sistemas  monetarios tradicionales están    a punto    de  dar  paso  a  Bitcoin, Ethereum,  Ripple  y  otras  criptomonedas. La criptomoneda está aquí para alojarse.... ¡Y no hay   razón para que no puedas    obtener beneficios significativos de esta INDUSTRIA BOOMING! Aquí está su oportunidad de oro para saltar en la próxima oportunidad de inversión increíble del 21 Siglo. No te quedes    afuera en el frío, deseando que pudieras haber sido una de las personas preciadas   lo suficientemente afortunado como para beneficiarse de criptomoneda.  ¡Descargar su copia hoy y unirse a la próxima ola de millonarios que se benefician    de la moneda digital! Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2019 Jared Snyder (P)2020 Jared Snyder

Author: Jared Snyder
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Bankrupting America

1 rating

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Before we can fix our economic problems, we must first diagnose what is causing them. Many of our political and intellectual leaders call for more government intervention to fix the economy. They tell us that it creates jobs, corrects "market failures", and boosts economic growth. And they insist that we need such intervention to help the poor, to coddle the consumer, and to protect the worker. But they're dead wrong. Government intervention is not the solution to our economic problems; it's the cause. Bankrupting America: How Government Intervention Is Wrecking the Economy analyzes all the major categories of government intervention in the economy - from taxes, deficits, antitrust, and price controls to regulation, protectionism, central banking, and wealth redistribution. In this book, you'll find out: Why protectionist policies such as tariffs destroy more jobs than they save Why the antitrust laws penalize the most productive, successful companies Why price controls cause shortages Why the minimum wage increases unemployment Why regulation stifles productivity Why high taxes, chronic deficits, and excessive government debt hinder economic growth Why government-provided services cost twice as much as those provided by the private sector Why private charity is more effective than government welfare Why the Federal Reserve's manipulation of interest rates exacerbates the business cycle Why government "stimulus" spending during a recession does not accelerate a recovery And much more Backed by numerous academic studies and sound economic logic, the conclusion is incontestable: Government intervention simply doesn't work. It stifles saving, investment, and capital accumulation. All of this translates to higher unemployment, higher consumer prices, and lower economic growth. To fix the American economy, we need much less government intervention, not more.

©2016 Michael Dahlen (P)2016 Michael Dahlen

Narrator: Joe Nagle
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Dieci cose da sapere sull'economia italiana

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Quale futuro dobbiamo veramente aspettarci per il nostro Paese? Capire come funziona l'economia è fondamentale se vogliamo comprendere i meccanismi che regolano i rapporti tra noi e lo Stato e prendere le giuste decisioni per la nostra famiglia e per il nostro futuro. "Dieci + 2 cose da sapere sull'economia italiana" di Alan Friedman, arricchito di due nuovi incisivi capitoli sull'operato del governo legastellato, è un testo scritto con un linguaggio comprensibile, lontano da quello degli addetti ai lavori, utile a tutti coloro che non vogliono essere più strumentalizzati dagli imbonitori della politica. Numeri, cifre e statistiche reali e nuove previsioni per rispondere con la verità dei fatti a chi promette facili soluzioni, per controbattere ai politici che lanciano proclami e mentono su questioni importantissime: perché l'Italia non cresce più? Perché non crea più posti di lavoro? Perché gli italiani sono i più tassati d'Europa? Di quale politico italiano ci si può fidare di più? Ma il cambiamento che ci aspetta porterà benefici nelle tasche degli italiani? 

©2018 Newton Compton Editori S.r.l. (P)2020 Audible Studios

Narrator: Lorenzo Loreti
Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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L'evasione fiscale

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Un'economia sommersa che secondo le stime Istat assorbe circa 250 miliardi di euro, ovvero il 17% della ricchezza nazionale, un fenomeno di massa legato anche alle disfunzioni dell'amministrazione pubblica e alla struttura del nostro sistema produttivo, nonché alla cultura e alla storia del nostro paese. Il volume espone tutto quello che si sa su un secolo di evasione fiscale in Italia: chi, come, quanto, perché, e indica i possibili rimedi a questo grave problema economico e sociale.

©2010 Società editrice il Mulino Spa (P)2019 Audible Studios

Narrator: Luca Muschio
Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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Don't Compete, Dominate

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Discover the secrets of true mastery and winning in life. Have you ever wondered why some people just seem to win all the time? Why some people get that promotion and you don't? Why some people always get picked for the team? Why are some more successful than you? Or why great people leave a mark and are immortalized as the greats of their chosen field? Well, so did I. I used to have the same thoughts and wondered exactly what it takes to win. I simply just woke up one morning hating my job and was tired of losing. In this book I share the seven rules, or habits, of dominance that resulted from my years of studying every success book and success story I could find. You will discover: How the famous and great successes of time applied the seven rules of domination Should you work smarter or harder? What do the great successes do? The rule that sets up all success The rule that will make you break away from your peers The rule that makes you indispensable and irreplaceable The conqueror's rule to crush your enemies in every area The rule that makes you stand out in a crowd The one rule you cannot afford not to know if you want to dominate The eighth rule of dominance (bonus) This book is not a magic recipe for success and doesn't promise to magically change your life after listening to it. But if you are ready to learn and apply what you will learn in this book, you will achieve whatever it is you desire and you will develop a mindset of winning that will help you dominate in all you do. Start dominating today.

©2016 Darnell Smith (P)2016 Darnell Smith

Narrator: F.C. McAllister
Author: D Smith
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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The Founding Fortunes

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In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman reveals the ways in which a dozen notable revolutionaries deeply affected the finances and birth of the new country while making and losing their fortunes. While history teaches that successful revolutions depend on participation by the common man, the establishment of a stable and independent United States first required wealthy colonials uniting to disrupt the very system that had enriched them, and then funding a very long war. While some fortunes were made during the war at the expense of the poor, many of the wealthy embraced the goal of obtaining for their poorer countrymen an unprecedented equality of opportunity, along with independence. In addition to nuanced views of the well-known wealthy such as Robert Morris and John Hancock, and of the less wealthy but influential Alexander Hamilton, The Founding Fortunes offers insight into the contributions of those often overlooked by popular history: Henry Laurens, the plantation owner who replaced Hancock as President of Congress; pioneering businessmen William Bingham, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and Stephen Girard; privateer magnate Elias Hasket Derby; and Hamilton’s successors at Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr., and Albert Gallatin. The Founders dealt with tariffs, taxes on the wealthy, the national debt, regional disparities, the census as it affected finances, and how much of what America needs should be manufactured at home in ways that remain startlingly relevant. Revelatory and insightful, The Founding Fortunes provides a riveting history of economic patriotism that still resonates today.

©2020 Tom Shachtman (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
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Bitcoin

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Throughout this audiobook, you can expect to learn more about what bitcoin is, specifically, how it works, technical aspects of this cryptocurrency, what we have learned as a result of bitcoin, and what the future may look with bitcoin and other cryptocurrency in it. As a result, you will have a thorough understanding of what nearly a decade of bitcoin's existence has taught us as a society.

©2019 Leonard Eddison (P)2019 Leonard Eddison

Narrator: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Day Trading: Everything You Need to Know About Investing in the Cryptocurrency: Craze, Even if You Have Zero Background in Trading: Get the Most Gains with Altcoins and Ripple (2 Manuscripts)

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If you bought $1,000 of Ripple in 2017, you would have made $360,000 in just 12 months! You've probably heard the hype on cryptocurrency, bitcoin being the famous one. What you didn't hear is Ripple beat it by far! Bitcoin may be king, but Ripple is the dark horse in the Crypto race. Ripple is only one of the Altcoins that you can choose to invest and trade from. What I am saying is, you might have missed bitcoin.  But you have other options where you can yield a higher return on investment. EOS started with their ICO for 88 cents each, and now it is priced on exchanges at the $15-$20 range. So if you bought $100 worth, you could've made $2200 back in just a span of 10 months! Enough of the computations... I just want to show you that you can make a lot of money with Altcoins, only if you know what you are doing. I have to be honest, learning this whole cryptocurrency, bitcoin, and altcoins can be confusing.  But now, you can stay informed with insider tips from these two books, usually only known to top crypto enthusiasts, which maximize your potential to earn more on Altcoins.  In this audiobook, we'll cover: How you can make money on Ripple even if you have zero experience What makes Ripple a Valuable long-term investment How to start investing on a limited budget How to choose Altcoins that could possibly make 1000 percent or more Safety tips when investing in Altcoins Mistakes you need to avoid when you want to trade profitably   Plus, you'll also get free instant access to a free report on how to double your money with cryptocurrency. So if you want to jump at the opportunity and learn about cryptocurrency. Just scroll up and click the add to cart button now!

©2018 Edward A. Harrod (P)2018 Edward A. Harrod

Narrator: J.D. Phillippi
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Other Peoples Money and How the Bankers Use It - MP3 CD Audiobook

Summary

Other People’s Money and How the Bankers Use It is a collection of essays by Louis D. Brandeis that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly between November 22, 1913 and January 17, 1914 and published in book form in 1914.  Other People’s Money takes to task the small cadre of investment bankers led by J.P. Morgan & Co. and known as the “Money Trust”, who would treat an ordinary person’s money on deposit as their own to use to control the banks, trusts, life insurance companies, and public service and industrial corporations that dominated American business.  Brandeis marshaled an exhaustive amount of detailed research to describe the exact extent of the holdings, the interlocking directorships, the interdependence and the resulting degree of control. In doing so he exposes the principles and practices that stifle competition and lead to self-dealing and excessive enrichment.  He explains clearly how they inhibit creativity and progress, foster inefficiency, and go against the grain of fundamental ideas of liberty crucial to America’s identity. His book is a warning and an analysis of the dangers to society when a small percentage of people control the yeoman’s portion of the wealth.  The consolidation of production and distribution in too few hands is a recipe for oligarchy, and no republic or democracy can thrive when it allows for such an entitled, favored, exempt and all but immune aristocracy whose bloodlines are bank accounts and whose manners are defined solely by what the markets allow. His warnings reverberate eerily today in light of the practices that so damaged the American economy in 2008.  At times one feels that nothing much has changed except the decimal points in the numbers. Viewed in this light, Brandeis’ writing has never been more relevant, more prophetic, or more on-point.

Public Domain (P)2014 MP3 Audiobook Classics

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Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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Rainbow's End: The Crash of 1929

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The first major history of the Crash in over a decade, Rainbow's End tells the story of the stock market collapse in a colorful, swift-moving narrative that blends a vivid portrait of the 1920s with an intensely gripping account of Wall Street's greatest catastrophe. The book offers a vibrant picture of a world full of plungers, powerful bankers, corporate titans, millionaire brokers, and buoyantly optimistic stock market bulls. We meet Sunshine Charley Mitchell, head of the National City Bank, powerful financiers Jack Morgan and Jacob Schiff, Wall Street manipulators such as the legendary Jesse Livermore, and the lavish-living Billy Durant, founder of General Motors. As Klein follows the careers of these men, he shows us how the financial house of cards gradually grew taller, as the irrational exuberance of an earlier age gripped America and convinced us that the market would continue to rise forever. Then, in October 1929, came a "perfect storm"-like convergence of factors that shook Wall Street to its foundations. We relive Black Thursday, when police lined Wall Street, brokers grew hysterical, customers "bellowed like lunatics," and the ticker tape fell hours behind. This is followed by the even worse Bloody Tuesday, when an irrational desire to sell at any price gripped the market and even blue chip stocks plummeted precariously. This compelling history of the Crash--the first to follow the market closely for the two years leading up to the disaster--illuminates a major turning point in our history.

©2001 Maury Klein (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Sean Crisden
Author: Maury Klein
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Age of Capital

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The first and best major treatment of the crucial years 1848-1875 - a penetrating analysis of the rise of capitalism throughout the world. In the 1860s a new word entered the economic and political vocabulary of the world: 'capitalism'. The global triumph of capitalism is the major theme of history in the decades after 1848. It was the triumph of a society which believed that economic growth rests on competitive private enterprise, on success in buying everything in the cheapest market (including labour) and selling it in the dearest. An economy so based, and therefore nestling naturally on the sound foundations of a bourgeoisie composed of those whose energy, merit and intelligence had raised to their position and kept there, would - it was believed - create a world not only of suitably distributed material plenty but of ever-growing enlightenment, reason and human opportunity, an advance of the sciences and the arts: in brief, a world of continuous and accelerating material and moral progress.

©1975 Eric Hobsbawm (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Narrator: Hugh Kermode
Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Cryptocurrency Mining for Dummies

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Find out the essentials of cryptocurrency mining.  The cryptocurrency phenomenon has sparked a new opportunity mine for virtual gold, kind of like the prospectors of a couple centuries back. This time around, you need some tech know-how to get into the cryptocurrency mining game.  This book shares the insight of two cryptocurrency insiders as they break down the necessary hardware, software, and strategies to mine Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, LiteCoin, and Dash. They also provide insight on how to stay ahead of the curve to maximize your return on investment.  Get the tech tools and know-how to start mining  Pick the best cryptocurrency to return your investment  Apply a sound strategy to stay ahead of the game  From the basics of cryptocurrency and blockchain to selecting the best currency to mine, this easy-to-access book makes it easy to get started today!

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Kyle Tait
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Animal Factory

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Swine flu. Bird flu. Unusual concentrations of cancer and other diseases. Massive fish kills from flesh-eating parasites. Recalls of meats, vegetables, and fruits because of deadly E. coli bacterial contamination. Recent public-health crises raise urgent questions about how our animal-derived food is raised and brought to market. In Animal Factory, best-selling author and investigative journalist David Kirby exposes the powerful business and political interests behind large-scale factory farms and tracks the far-reaching fallout that contaminates our air, land, water, and food. In this thoroughly researched book, Kirby follows three families and communities whose lives are utterly changed by immense neighboring animal farms. These farms (known as “Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations,” or CAFOs), confine thousands of pigs, dairy cattle, and poultry in small spaces, often under horrifying conditions, and generate enormous volumes of fecal and biological waste as well as other toxins. Weaving together science, politics, law, big business, and everyday life, Kirby accompanies these families in their struggles against animal factories. A North Carolina fisherman takes on pig farms upstream to preserve his river, his family’s life, and his home. A mother in a small Illinois town pushes back against an outsized dairy farm and its devastating impact. And, a Washington state grandmother becomes an unlikely activist when her home is covered with soot and her water supply is compromised by runoff from leaking lagoons of cattle waste. Animal Factory is an important book about our American food system gone terribly wrong—and the people who are fighting to restore sustainable farming practices and save our limited natural resources.

©2010 David Kirby (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: William Hughes
Author: David Kirby
Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wealth of Nations

Summary

It was Adam Smith (1723-1790) who first established economics as a separate branch of knowledge, and many would say his work has never been surpassed. The Wealth of Nations, which appeared in 1776, is the definitive text for all who believe that economic decisions are best left to markets, not governments. At the heart of Smith's doctrine is an optimistic view of the effects of self-interest. Though each individual seeks only personal gain, the collective result is increased prosperity, which benefits society as a whole.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

Public Domain (P)2020 Naxos Audiobooks

Narrator: Peter Wickham
Author: Adam Smith
Length: 40 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sugar Barons

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To those who travel there today, the West Indies are unspoiled paradise islands. Yet that image conceals a turbulent, dramatic, and shocking history. For some 200 years after 1650, the West Indies became the strategic center of the Western world, witnessing one of the greatest power struggles of the age as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar - a commodity so lucrative it became known as "white gold". As Matthew Parker skillfully chronicles in his sweeping history, the sugar revolution made the English, in particular, a nation of voracious consumers, so much so that the wealth of her island colonies came to underpin the entire British economy, ultimately fueling the Industrial Revolution. Yet beside the incredible wealth came untold misery: the horrors of slavery and of slaves, on whose backs the sugar empires were brutally built; the rampant disease that claimed the lives of one third of all whites within three years of arrival in the Caribbean; the cruelty, corruption, and decadence of the plantation culture. For those on the ground, the British West Indian empire presented a disturbing moral universe. Parker vividly interweaves the human stories - since lost to history - of visitors and slaves, overseers and soldiers, and of the families whose fortunes and fame rose and fell on sugar. Their wealth drove the development of the North American mainland states, and with it a slave culture, as the racist plantation model was exported to the warm southern states. Eventually, opposition to sugar policy in London helped to unite the North American colonies against Britain. Broad in scope and rich in detail, The Sugar Barons freshly links the histories of Europe, the West Indies, and North America, and reveals the full impact of the sugar revolution, the resonance of which is still felt today.

©2011 Matthew Parker (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Overhaul

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This first real look inside Team Obama mixes political warfare and big-business shakeups in equal proportions, and comes from a uniquely informed source. Steve Rattner is not just the man brought in by the president to save the auto industry, he is a former New York Times financial reporter who also earned a place among the top tier of Wall Street's most informed investment bankers and corporate experts. Now, from his vantage point at the helm of the historic auto-industry intervention, Rattner crafts a tightly plotted narrative of political brinkmanship, corporate mismanagement, and personalities under pressure in a high-stakes clash between Washington and Detroit. He also explains the tough choices he and his team made, working against a ticking clock and facing vocal opposition from free-market champions, to keep Chrysler and General Motors in operation. As the economy faced free fall, Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and economic advisor Larry Summers - all revealingly described - faced the possibility of more than a million lost jobs and the astonishing wreckage of GM (a nightmare of huge proportions, caused by terrible management) and Chrysler (a company so close to death it was nearly sacrificed). Rattner's book, which takes the story up to the fall of 2010, is a gripping account of one of the severest crises of President Obama's first year in office, with lessons relevant for all managers and executives.

©2010 Steven Rattner (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Joe Barrett
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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Bitcoin for Beginners

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Bitcoin is the invention of the 21st century? Really?  Well, Bitcoin is using Elliptic Curve Cryptography to participate in a discrete logarithm problem while uses SHA-256 hashing algorithm and ASCII encoding (plus many more technologies combined).  Yet, some people refers to Bitcoin as a dead currency, a scam, a stock, a pyramid scheme or even a bubble, so why would you be interested hearing about it, correct?  Well, Bitcoin is portable, durable, recognizable, fungible, scarce, hard to counterfeit and its supply is guaranteed to be stable. You might call it money, currency, cryptocurrency, medium of exchange, store of value, software, application, payment system, peer-to-peer network, decentralized system, borderless money, internet money, distributed ledger system, bank in your pocket, a chain of transactions, a chain of blocks, blockchain, trusted money, electronic cash, money of the internet or money of the people. And to understand why one might describe Bitcoin for any of the above mentioned; this easy to follow beginners guide will help you comprehend in no time!  After listening to this book, you will be able to explain to your friends, family members or to anyone what Bitcoin really is, in plain English!  Buy this book now and get started today!  You will learn:  Why Bitcoin is called cryptocurrency  Defining medium of exchange  Trusted third parties and quantitative easing  Double spending problem and it's solution  The revolution of crypto and digital cash  Centralization and decentralization  The rise of the cypherpunks  What is the distributed ledger system  How transactions are validated  Bitcoin mining fundamentals  Block reward process  Block validation process  Transaction fees  Supply and demand  Network effects and BTMs  Market manipulation and price predictions  The best time to buy bitcoins The worse time to buy bitcoins Why would you use Bitcoin Why Bitcoin is not dead  Why Bitcoin is not a scam  Why Bitcoin is not a bubble  Why Bitcoin is not a stock  Why Bitcoin is not a pyramid scheme, and more....  Buy this book now and get started today! 

©2020 Boris Weiser (P)2020 Boris Weiser

Narrator: Scott Clem
Author: Boris Weiser
Length: 2 hrs
Available on Audible
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Forex Trading

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Even though there are many books available, you will not get the desired knowledge if you don’t find the right book. If you are searching for a book to help you squeeze out money from Forex trading, this is not the book you are hunting for. Of course, trading is about money, but A comprehensive beginners guide to learn the realms of forex trading from A-Z will provide a better and different version of Forex trading. It will make Forex trading easier by providing information from scratch. Once you listen to this book, the value of persistence, practice, and perseverance will be clearer. You’ll learn the simplest methods to avoid trading mistakes as a beginner. Your perception of trading psychology will gain a fresh ray of light and understanding. You’ll begin to grasp the importance of psychology. You will find ways to protect your trading account from losses and tips to achieve success in trading. The step of detecting the right trading strategy will be made accessible through this book. You’ll get the confidence to build your trading kingdom. The book will include the history of the FX market, so that you will start your journey by understanding the basement of the market. You’ll find a lot more topics that are important to your journey, so it is going to be a great learning session. To put simply, if you are beginner you are going to get the best out of Forex Trading: A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Learn the Realms of Forex Trading from A-Z.   Grab this Book today and get started with Forex Trading ASAP!

©2019 Oliver Morrison (P)2019 Oliver Morrison

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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A Call to Arms

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The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents - and to do so it had to build and equip a military that was all but nonexistent before the war began. Never in the nation's history did it have to create, outfit, transport, and supply huge armies, navies, and air forces on so many distant and disparate fronts.The Axis powers might have fielded better trained soldiers, better weapons, better tanks and aircraft. But they could not match American productivity. America buried its enemies in aircraft, ships, tanks, and guns; in this sense, American industry, and American workers, won World War II. The scale of effort was titanic, and the result historic. Not only did it determine the outcome of the war, but it transformed the American economy and society. Maury Klein's A Call to Arms is the first narrative history of this epic struggle, told by a master historian, and renders the transformation of America with a depth and detail never available before.

©2013 Maury Klein (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Ben Bartolone
Author: Maury Klein
Length: 35 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Big Debt Crisis

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The world is interconnected through many links. One of the links is economic. The economies of the world are connected via trade and transactions. There is a huge number of transactions taking place on a daily basis between people belonging to different countries. Thus the world is in itself an economy. There are many chances that this economy underperforms due to various reasons. A major reason for this underperformance is a failure of one or other economy inside the world if a country faces a financial downturn it definitely affects other countries also. History shows that there are many cases of such economic crisis that have happened across the globe. These have lasted for years or sometimes decades. Their immediate effects can be easily seen in the economic performance of a country. Almost all the financial institutions get affected in some way or the other. Many of them even fail to sustain. Unemployment rise is also a common outcome of such debt crisis. These crises act as an example and a lesson for future generations.

©2019 IntroBooks (P)2019 IntroBooks

Narrator: Andrea Giordani
Author: IntroBooks
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Economics for Dummies, 3rd Edition

Summary

The economy is always changing, but some things are eternal! Economics for Dummies, 3rd Edition, gives you everything you need to understand our rapidly evolving economy as well as the basics that never change. What's the best way to fight poverty? How can governments boost employment and wage growth? What can be done to protect endangered species and the environment?   This book answers all of those questions in simple language while tracking with a traditional introductory economics class. Following in the steps of the first and second editions, the thoroughly updated 3rd Edition is a useful study guide and supplement to any high school or college level economics class.   Discover the ins and outs of irrational consumers. Understand and apply the most powerful tool in economics: the model of supply and demand. Understand the origins and aftermath of financial crises, and more.   Economics for Dummies has supplied hundreds of thousands of students with an approachable reference book, while also providing an informational outlet for anyone curious about how businesses, consumers, and governments interact to produce and distribute all the goods and services that we enjoy today.

©2018 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC.

Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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The Fearful Rise of the Markets

Summary

Are we barreling toward another massive global financial catastrophe? How can so many bubbles form all at once? Why are so many disconnected markets now capable of collapsing in unison? In this remarkably listenable book, award-winning Financial Times columnist John Authers takes on these critical questions and offers deeply sobering answers.Authers reveals how the first truly global super bubble was inflated - and might now be inflating again. He illuminates the multiple roots of repeated financial crises: a massive shift in investing power from individuals to big institutions; the migration of key decisions from banks to capital markets; the wholesale financialization of many asset classes; and fundamental failures of both theory and policy.The Fearful Rise of Markets presents a truly global view, avoiding oversimplifications and ideology as it outlines how we got here and where we stand. Even more valuable, it offers realistic solutions - for decision-makers who want to prevent disaster and investors who want to survive it. Topics include:The herd grows ever larger - and more dangerousHow institutional investing, indexing, and efficient markets theory promote herdingCheap money and irrational exuberanceSuper fuel for super bubblesToo big to fail: the whole story of moral hazardBanks, hedge funds, and beyondDanger signs of the next bubbleForex, equity, credit, and commodity markets move once more in alignment

©2010 John Authers (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Joe Plummer
Author: John Authers
Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Biomimicry

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Summary

This "valuable and entertaining" (New York Times Book Review) book explores how scientists are adapting nature's best ideas to solve tough 21st-century problems. Biomimicry is rapidly transforming life on earth. Biomimics study nature's most successful ideas over the past 3.5 million years, and adapt them for human use. The results are revolutionizing how materials are invented and how we compute, heal ourselves, repair the environment, and feed the world.  Janine Benyus takes listeners into the lab and in the field with maverick thinkers as they: discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they're sick; learn how to create by watching spiders weave fibers; harness energy by examining how a leaf converts sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; and many more examples.  Composed of stories of vision and invention, personalities and pipe dreams, Biomimicry is a must-listen for anyone interested in the shape of our future. 

©2009 Janine M. Benyus (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Nobody Knows Anything

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It may be as important for investors to know what not to do in investing as to know what to do. While investors are bombarded with the "buy me, buy me" books, little is said to train them in what to avoid. Nobody Knows Anything teaches investors what to avoid and how to trade using their own knowledge and experience rather than simply following the lemmings over the cliff of the latest investment craze. The book will teach an investor about human behavior, contrarian investing, deviation and regression to the mean and other simple basic tools of investing successfully.

©2016 Robert Moriarty (P)2016 Listen and Think Audio

Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Social Currency

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While watching the popular TV show Money Heist, in Episode 8, Season 2, right at the 40-minute mark, Cecil (CJ) John, the author, had an epiphany. The premise of the show was that a “bunch of losers” broke into the Royal Mint of Spain, seizing hostages with a singular strategy: Stay in the mint for as long as they could so that they could print as many unmarked euros as possible, effectively minting their own money.  The Social Currency addresses the idea that money is a social construct, and therefore so is poverty. The book showcases several communities that confronted their financial disadvantages by creating their own currency. These economic activists challenged the idea that money, by definition, had to be created and controlled by the government, locally instituting the printing of money in the process. Some examples of alternative currencies are the Brixton pound (B£) and blockchain’s bitcoin. Today, you can exchange the Brixton pound one for one against the pound sterling.  In 2017, the bitcoin cryptocurrency that the anonymous Satoshi Nakomoto reserved for himself, was worth $22 billion. It is time for the community to be actively involved in the process of minting money.   Money is a social construct and a medium for the exchange of value, and the essence of morality is the transaction. CJ traces the history of trade from bartering, standardized metal coins, through to government-controlled fiat, and today’s cryptocurrency. Interestingly, today we refer to blockchain as the Internet of value.  The dominant morality in any given moment arises from an oscillation of power between what the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche referred to as the Masters and the Herd or the oppressor vs. the oppressed. Absolute power corrupts, and it is time to challenge the idea that government-controlled money, and the “Masters” that support it, are suitable for the wider society. It’s time to confront the notion that money in its current state is appropriate for Herd’s social and fiscal interests.  Minorities, women, and even the disadvantaged among Whites struggle to raise valuable capital to develop their goods and services. The Social Currency concludes with a proposed strategy and technology infrastructure to alleviate poverty, the intersection of bartering, cryptocurrency, and financing. CJ will present the architecture that will realize innovations such as blockchain decentralized data so that the consumer not only controls but leverages their medical, academic, social media records, and more. Decentralized identities will allow consumers to seamlessly and secure the exchange of value across national borders.  Finally, the book will address how to comply with some of the regulatory hurdles necessary for the proper implementation of blockchain secure tokens offerings.

©2020 Cecil John (P)2020 Cecil John

Narrator: Carl Hughes
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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IIMA: Economic Sutra

Summary

A general perception exists that ancient Indian literature on economic matters is fatalistic and an admixture of sacred and secular thoughts. Economic Sutra provides a comprehensive perspective on the elements of Indian economic thought leading up to and after the Arthashastra. Economic Sutra is a perception-correction initiative to distil the Indian mind in the realm of economic thoughts and behaviour as brought out by the ancient Indian authors. It highlights the broader spread of economic ideas both prior to and sometime after Kautilya, giving insights into the purpose, actions and vision of our forefathers.

©2019 Satish Y. Deodhar (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Prateek Sharma
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Myth

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Johnny Long is back and better than ever as he takes on the most challenging crisis to hit the financial-services industry in decades. In Myth, we have a disturbing tale involving a retired couple in distress. Their income has been decimated, the result of depending on fixed income over years of declining interest rates. Their options are few and their future bleak. How will they survive? They turn to Lucien Marat for help. Armed with a passion to help others, Lucien Marat takes on Wall Street in a trial that he hopes can save millions of retirees from certain ruin. What unfolds is a shocking account about "business as usual" on Wall Street, as well as a probing look at consumer accountability. Along the way, we learn that there is a cause for hope, that there is another way!

©2013 David A. Mallach (P)2015 David A. Mallach

Narrator: Dave Giorgio
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
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Green Manufacturing

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Historically when people think of manufacturing they do not think of green manufacturing because the thought of manufacturing is large companies, putting numerous emissions into the air to manufacture their products; this thought is changing and changing fast. By listening to this audiobook, you as the consumer will realize that you have the power to make companies more eco-friendly through your individual stance; for manufacturers are now realizing that people respect eco-friendly companies, preferring to spend their money on them rather than a company without any green policies. Companies will learn the value of being greener and the benefits this brings to a more sustainable future.

©2013 Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA (P)2014 Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA

Narrator: Al Remington
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The Devil's Financial Dictionary

2 ratings

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Your Survival Guide to the Hades of Wall Street The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting. It cuts through the fads and fakery of Wall Street and clears a safe path for investors between euphoria and despair. Staying out of financial purgatory has never been this fun.

©2015 Jason Zweig (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC

Narrator: Dana Hickox
Author: Jason Zweig
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
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Pathfinding our Destiny: Preventing the Final Fall of Our Democratic Republic

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America teeters on the precipice: our government is now captive to special interests and big money, twin cancers that threaten our democracy. This accelerating crisis is exacerbated by a toxic social media-fueled tribalism that has replaced “what do you think?” with “which side are you on?” Our crisis isn’t just political - it’s structural: as the pace of change explodes from gradual to non-linear, the organizations that dominate our economy - centralized corporations and government - become destined to fail. We see this failure in both the soaring inequality that has hollowed out the American Dream as well as in the rising tide of social and political disunity. To prevent the fall of our democratic republic, we must transform our economy and society from the ground up. As we enter a new era of rapid, unprecedented tumult, it is we citizens who will need to save our democracy. For our political and financial elites will cling to their centralized power, doing more of what’s failed, even as civil society unravels. All is not lost - yet. Our way forward starts with understanding the fatal flaws of our brittle, self-serving status quo and embracing this basic truth: better options are available if we’re willing to explore.To pathfind our way to a better destiny, we must create new localized structures optimized for resilience and adaptability - a flexible, decentralized, sustainable, democratic, opportunity-for-all nation.

©2018 Charles Hugh Smith (P)2018 SpokenTome.Media

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
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The Real Wealth of Nations

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The great problems of our time - such as poverty, inequality, war, terrorism, and environmental degradation - are due in part to our flawed economic models that set the wrong priorities and misallocate resources. Conventional economic measures, policies, and practices fail to give visibility and value to the most essential human work - the work of caring and caregiving.This powerful book proposes that we need a radical reformulation of economics, one that supports caring and caregiving at the individual, organizational, societal, and environmental levels. This "caring economics" takes into account the full spectrum of economic activities - from the life-sustaining activities of the household, to the life-enriching activities of caregivers and communities of all types, to the life-supporting processes of nature. Eisler exposes the economic double standard that devalues anything stereotypically associated with women and femininity and shows how this distorts our values and our lives.

©2007 Riane Eisler (P)2007 Polity Audio LLC

Narrator: Sandra Swafford
Author: Riane Eisler
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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The Viability of Using Herd Immunity to End a Virus Pandemic, How Shutting Down the Economy Causes More Deaths During a Virus Pandemic, and Why People Are Fearful of Viruses

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This book sheds light on the viability of using herd immunity to end a virus pandemic, explicates how shutting down an economy causes more deaths during a virus pandemic, and elucidates why people are fearful of viruses. Moreover, it also delineates the dire economic aftermath of a virus pandemic and explains why the economy will be forever changed after the virus pandemic ends and which industries will thrive and prosper in the new economy are identified.  It also reveals the calamitous economic effects of a virus pandemic and how a virus pandemic can profoundly reshape the economy in the digital era. Moreover, it also elucidates the meticulous understanding of what is a virus and how to effectively prevent viruses is posited. Furthermore, it identifies the myriad of deadly disease-causing foods that you should always desist from ever considering devouring. Learn how to substantially mitigate risks for succumbing to contracting lethal chronic diseases by embracing a salubrious, heart-healthy, brain-healthy, kidney-healthy, anticancer, antidiabetic, nutrient-dense, alkaline, antioxidant rich, anti-inflammatory, raw fruitarian diet.  While the prospect of contracting a virus may seem to be a grave cause for concern, the odds of recovering from a virus unscathed are in the average person’s favor even if their health is in a state of distress. In other words, the vast majority of people who succumb to contracting a virus are able to recover from it without being maimed for life. People who contract a virus have a comprised immune system health caused by eating inflammatory, acidic, non-alkaline, disease-inducing, immune system-weakening foods, such as animal products, including animal carcasses, animal byproducts, and animal secretions, and synthetic, bastardized manmade processed foods.  In spite of people having comprised immune system health due to tainting their bodies with a copious amount of inflammatory, acidic, non-alkaline, disease-inducing, immune system-weakening foods, they are able to survive the advertises of a virus and recover from a virus unscathed. This is because the body is resilient to advertises and has innate divine healing mechanisms to mend itself. When besieged by viral infection, the body will dispatch white blood cells to eradicate virus infected cells. While there is no guarantee that someone who has abated immune system health will survive a virus, the odds are in their favor that they will recover from a virus since the body has been designed to be eminently resilient to advertises.  The viability of using herd immunity to end a virus pandemic should not be overlooked since the ramifications of having a shuttered economy can cause more deaths than a virus pandemic if people do not have the financial means to buy food. “Herd immunity happens when so many people in a community become immune to an infectious disease that it stops the disease from spreading.” (Iftikhar, 2020) Herd immunity transpires when “many people contract the disease and in time build up an immune response to it, which is known as natural immunity. When a large percentage of the population becomes immune to a disease, the spread of that disease slows down or stops. Many viral and bacterial infections spread from person to person. This chain is broken when most people do not get nor transmit the infection.” (Iftikhar, 2020)  It is believed that herd immunity can “protect people who have low functioning immune systems and may develop an infection more easily. The goal of herd immunity is to prevent others from catching or spreading an infectious disease, such as measles. The percentage of people who must have immunity to safely slow or stop an infectious disease is called the ‘herd immunity threshold’.”(Iftikhar, 2020)

©2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs (P)2021 Dr. Harrison Sachs

Narrator: John Hopkinson
Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Truth About Side Hustles

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Do you want to earn a steady second income? Has your full-time job got you running constantly on a hamster wheel?  Of course, everyone wants to earn a second income, but as you’ve probably found out, this is easier said than done. How can you find profitable income streams? How can you turn them passive and free up your time? Introducing The Truth About Side Hustles by Harrison Bridgewater. Side hustles have been portrayed as being extremely easy to create. This is both true and false. In this book, Bridgewater breaks down the most profitable side hustle methods and what you need to do to execute them, and more importantly, scale them to induce passive income from them. In addition to this you’ll also learn: How to pick a niche - Is it all about passion? What you need to do to find that perfect side hustle idea. The mistakes you need to avoid when finding your passion. Some of the most profitable side hustle ideas - Broken down in detail! How to scale every idea into a profitable passive source of income. And so much more! Stop living your life being dependent on someone else to give you money. The world has become more unstable than ever. Stop waiting for your job to be outsourced or automated! Seize control of your future today and learn the truth about how side hustles work. Buy now!

©2020 Harrison Bridgewater (P)2020 Harrison Bridgewater

Narrator: Shadoe Davis
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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In Light of Yesterday

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In Light of Yesterday takes the listener on a journey to better understand the events that have shaped the global economy. How did soaring interest rates in the US trigger the Latin American Debt crisis in the 1980s? Why did Japan’s central bank continue to fuel one of the most epic real estate bubbles of all time? How did NAFTA wreck Mexico’s currency in 1994? How may the unique policy decisions enacted following the Great Recession of 2008 impact the economy in years to come? Brady Raanes covers a wide array of behind-the-scene events in an entertaining and fundamental way. The stories within are more than simply interesting antidotes; they also offer valuable insight into how current events can shape the future in unanticipated ways. In Light of Yesterday is a must listen for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of today’s global economic landscape, and provides insight into the question, “What can be done today, in light of yesterday, to prepare for tomorrow?”

©2019 Brady C Raanes (P)2019 Brady C Raanes

Narrator: Brady Raanes
Author: Brady Raanes
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Bitcoin

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This audiobook is a deep dive into Bitcoin in the age of cryptocurrency. This is Book 2 in a series.  

©2019 Leonard Eddison (P)2019 Leonard Eddison

Narrator: Aubrey Parsons
Length: 38 mins
Available on Audible
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La performance commerciale

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"Il est finalement plus facile de vendre quand quelqu'un achète", aurait dit Gracchus Cassar. Cet aphorisme que le regretté Francis Blanche n'aurait pas démenti - lui qui voulait "penser le changement" plutôt que "changer le pansement" - place la performance commerciale dans sa juste perspective. Juste au sens de la justesse. Éric Vérin, qui a déroulé du câble sur le sujet dont il traite ici, situe chaque étape de la vente dans le contrepoint des étapes de l'achat. Votre acheteur est-il un allié ou un gladiateur, un bienveillant ou un manipulateur ? C'est en identifiant ce qui se joue de l'autre côté du miroir que se dessine une stratégie commerciale efficace et adaptée. Efficace parce qu'adaptée. Éric Vérin : efficace, adapté, utile. À propos de l'auteur : Éric Vérin : Après avoir occupé, des fonctions commerciales et marketing dans l'industrie informatique de 1978 à 1985, il prend la direction marketing E.M.E.A. (Europe, Moyen Orient et Afrique) d'un groupe américain, leader mondial de l'époque, dans les domaines de la formation et du conseil. Il apprend son nouveau métier de formateur/consultant aux USA et devient "Session Leader" et "Certified Instructor" de nombreux programmes pédagogiques en vente et management. En 1990, il crée sa première société de conseil et met en place des processus visant à optimiser l'efficacité commerciale et managériale de ses clients, il intervient pour de nombreuses entreprise en Europe. En 1995, il crée Cavok Conseil, cabinet spécialisé en conseil de direction, formation, animation de conventions et construction d'équipe qu'il dirige actuellement. Notez que l'audio ne remplit pas toutes nos exigences de qualité. >> Ce livre audio en version intégrale vous est proposé en exclusivité par Audible et est uniquement disponible en téléchargement.

©2016 En Avance (P)2016 En Avance

Narrator: Éric Vérin
Author: Éric Vérin
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Economics for the Common Good

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From Nobel Prize-winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society. When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good.  Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Princeton University Press (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Length: 18 hrs and 54 mins
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The Money Deception - What Banks & Governments Don't Want You to Know

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In this startling new audiobook, Mr. Herold provides the most sophisticated insight and shocking details about the current monetary system. Never before has the massive manipulation of money caused so much despair and income inequality all over the world. This audiobook unveils more than 20 secret methods used by banks, governments, and corporations to legally steal 90 percent of your income.  Brilliantly authored and astoundingly easy to understand, this audiobook is an eye-popping exposure of the most sophisticated fraud in the history of mankind.   Why the current monetary system stands before the abyss  The magic trick how banks create money out of thin air  The myth of GDP growth and what really causes it  The physiological methods by which advertisers and insurances get your money  Will the government soon be forced to support universal basic income?  Why Bitcoin is not a practical investment tool and will soon vanish  Why cryptocurrencies could free us from central banks and government regulations  Why a resource-based economy could be the solution and make money obsolete  What you can do right now to shift from a money mind-set to wealth creation   More than eight years in the making.... In spite of the frightening facts, it also provides remarkable and simple solutions to create abundance for all people. This is a must-listen if you want to survive the global monetary transformation that’s underway right now.

©2018 Thomas Herold (P)2018 Thomas Herold

Narrator: Ken Strecker
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage 4-12 Years Sooner and Save Tens of Thousands in Interest

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My name is Jake Taylor. I’m a husband and father of four beautiful children, living in Arizona, and a graduate of ASU. I’m also a US army veteran. I’ve been a mortgage broker since 2001, and have personally handled nearly 1,500 loans for my clients. The average amount I have helped home buyers to finance is $12 million per year. Throughout my career, I have helped borrowers gain access to over $200 million in loans. Although it may seem hopeless at first, or the beginning of a never-ending road, you can pay off your mortgage, even a few years sooner than you think, without a tremendous effort. Once you pay off your mortgage and discover how to save yourself years of time and tens of thousands of interest payments, you’re going to feel the wind of financial freedom pushing you forward toward a prosperous future. This book is dedicated to the American Dream and the dream of owning your home free and clear.

©2020 Jake Taylor (P)2020 Jake Taylor

Narrator: Matt Doyle
Author: Jake Taylor
Length: 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Code

4 ratings

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One of New York Magazine's best books on Silicon Valley! The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America. Long before Margaret O'Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the American-led digital revolution, she worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the earliest days of the commercial internet. There, she saw firsthand how deeply intertwined Silicon Valley was with the federal government - and always had been - and how shallow the common understanding of the secrets of the Valley's success actually was. Now, after almost five years of pioneering research, O'Mara has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley for our time, the story of mavericks and visionaries, but also of powerful institutions creating the framework for innovation, from the Pentagon to Stanford University. It is also a story of a community that started off remarkably homogeneous and tight-knit and stayed that way, and whose belief in its own mythology has deepened into a collective hubris that has led to astonishing triumphs as well as devastating second-order effects. Deploying a wonderfully rich and diverse cast of protagonists, from the justly famous to the unjustly obscure, across four generations of explosive growth in the Valley, from the '40s to the present, O'Mara has wrestled one of the most fateful developments in modern American history into magnificent narrative form. She is on the ground with all of the key tech companies, chronicling the evolution in their offerings through each successive era, and she has a profound fingertip feel for the politics of the sector and its relation to the larger cultural narrative about tech as it has evolved over the years. Perhaps most impressive, O'Mara has penetrated the inner kingdom of tech venture capital firms, the insular and still remarkably old-boy world that became the cockpit of American capitalism and the crucible for bringing technological innovation to market, or not. The transformation of big tech into the engine room of the American economy and the nexus of so many of our hopes and dreams - and, increasingly, our nightmares - can be understood, in Margaret O'Mara's masterful hands, as the story of one California valley. As her majestic history makes clear, its fate is the fate of us all. 

©2019 Margaret O'Mara (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Nan McNamara
Length: 19 hrs and 11 mins
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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense

3 ratings

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One of the biggest questions of the financial crisis has not been answered until now. What happened at Lehman Brothers and why was it allowed to fail, with aftershocks that rocked the global economy? In this news-making, often astonishing book, a former Lehman Brothers Vice President gives us the straight answers - right from the belly of the beast. In A Colossal Failure of Common Sense, Larry McDonald, a Wall Street insider, reveals, the culture and unspoken rules of the game like no book has ever done. The book is couched in the very human story of Larry McDonald's Horatio Alger-like rise from a Massachusetts "gateway to nowhere" housing project to the New York headquarters of Lehman Brothers, home of one of the world's toughest trading floors. We get a close-up view of the participants in the Lehman collapse, especially those who saw it coming with a helpless, angry certainty. We meet the Brahmins at the top, whose reckless, pedal-to-the-floor addiction to growth finally demolished the nation's oldest investment bank. The Wall Street we encounter here is a ruthless place, where brilliance, arrogance, ambition, greed, capacity for relentless toil, and other human traits combine in a potent mix that sometimes fuels prosperity but occasionally destroys it. The full significance of the dissolution of Lehman Brothers remains to be measured. But this much is certain: it was a devastating blow to America's - and the world's - financial system. And it need not have happened. This is the story of why it did.

©2009 Lawrence G. McDonald (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Erik Davies
Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
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The Path Ahead

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Enthusiasm and determination with a healthy dose of entrepreneurial vision that is enhanced by rapid strides in technology has provided the platform for young Indians to become the makers of a new India. Millions of young Indians are entering the workforce annually with a continually major shift from rural to urban areas, and a burgeoning middle class with demands and expectations of quality health and education, further increasing the dependence on sustainable, viable, and continuous growth. Clearly, India is at a delicate juncture where the new generation of policymakers must take responsibility to work adeptly in tandem with industrialists, academicians, and the common man to form impactful policies. The Path Ahead: Transformative Ideas for India is reflective of this collaborative effort that borrows from the very essence of working in tandem to have meaningful discourses. This book, which brings together a rare combination of industry executives, domain thought leaders, and government officials, highlights the challenges and possible solutions for key sectors that are the cornerstone for India’s future growth. Each of the authors is a leader in their own right, and has been a key contributor to the India’s growth story. Their cutting-edge, unique, and focused ideas symbolize the best strategies to promote a particular sector vital for sustainable growth.  This crucial compilation is a ready reference for not just young minds, but can also inspire future leaders of this great country on its journey to becoming a global powerhouse.

©2018 Amitabh Kant (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Author: Amitabh Kant
Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
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Keynes Hayek

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As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore the balance to economies gone awry. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. He met his opposite in a little-known Austrian economics professor, Friedrich Hayek, who considered attempts to intervene both pointless and potentially dangerous. The battle lines thus drawn, Keynesian economics would dominate for decades and coincide with an era of unprecedented prosperity, but conservative economists and political leaders would eventually embrace and execute Hayek's contrary vision. From their first face-to-face encounter to the heated arguments between their ardent disciples, Nicholas Wapshott here unearths the contemporary relevance of Keynes and Hayek, as present-day arguments over the virtues of the free market and government intervention rage with the same ferocity as they did in the 1930s.

©2011 Nicholas Wapshott (P)2011 Tantor

Narrator: Gildart Jackson
Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
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Turbulent Empires

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As Europe rebuilt after the devastation of the Second World War, the former colonies of the major imperial powers sought their independence at the same time the US extended its economic and political power globally. In Turbulent Empires, Mike Mason analyzes the struggles for postcolonial sovereignty and economic domination and how these competing forces led to conflicts and shifting alliances around the postwar world. Turbulent Empires surveys the major polities and economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia, and the West and traces the trajectory of nationalist ruling classes bent on exercising sovereign control over economic resources. It emphasizes the convulsions that brought about unanticipated realignments and shocking reversals, such as the rise and fall of regimes, continuous interventions in the Muslim world, the sudden collapse of the commodities supercycle, and the continuing challenge of inequality.  By the second decade of the 21st century, the global economic crisis of 2008 raised the question of a new global order while the question of American decline, captured in the slogan "Make America Great Again”, became commonplace.  Both erudite and accessibly written, Turbulent Empires provides an insightful and sweeping analysis of world political and economic history that is an ideal introduction to postwar political science, history, and development studies. "A gem of a book - accomplished with impressive erudition, written with panache, brimming with insight. A book like this is the result a lifetime of learning." (Jonathan Levy, University of Chicago)

©2018 McGill-Queen's University Press (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kevin Moriarty
Author: Mike Mason
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Oil and Gas Royalties

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With our nation's supply of domestic oil and gas reserves in decline, the frantic search for new supplies in previously unexplored areas means some landowners may share in sales proceeds. This short audiobook provides just enough detail that anyone not familiar with the industry can still gain a working knowledge of the process. If I suddenly find one day that I am now one of the fortunate few who have become a royalty owner, what can I expect? Yes, companies are required by law to furnish royalty owners with certain information in a prescribed format, yet pitfalls for the unwary often remain. The author worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 40 years in a variety of capacities. His specialty was in the revenue and royalty disbursement area. This short article by no means tells you everything that you may need to know concerning what it means to be a royalty owner, but it offers a concise explanation that arms the reader with at least a working knowledge of the basics. Even if you never expect to be a royalty owner, listen to it to increase your knowledge of the subject. Or, simply listen for entertainment value.

©2011 Vernon Crumrine (P)2013 Vernon Crumrine

Narrator: Paul Hampson
Length: 9 mins
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Slavery's Capitalism

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During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War. According to editors Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman, the issue is not whether slavery itself was or was not capitalist but rather the impossibility of understanding the nation's spectacular pattern of economic development without situating slavery front and center. American capitalism - renowned for its celebration of market competition, private property, and the self-made man - has its origins in an American slavery predicated on the abhorrent notion that human beings could be legally owned and compelled to work under force of violence. Drawing on the expertise of 16 scholars who are at the forefront of rewriting the history of American economic development, Slavery's Capitalism identifies slavery as the primary force driving key innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, management, and political economy that are too often attributed to the so-called free market. Approaching the study of slavery as the originating catalyst for the Industrial Revolution and modern capitalism casts new light on American credit markets, practices of offshore investment, and understandings of human capital. Rather than seeing slavery as outside the institutional structures of capitalism, the essayists recover slavery's importance to the American economic past and prompt enduring questions about the relationship of market freedom to human freedom. Contributors: Edward E. Baptist, Sven Beckert, Daina Ramey Berry, Kathryn Boodry, Alfred L. Brophy, Stephen Chambers, Eric Kimball, John Majewski, Bonnie Martin, Seth Rockman, Daniel B. Rood, Caitlin Rosenthal, Joshua D. Rothman, Calvin Schermerhorn, Andrew Shankman, and Craig Steven Wilder.

©2016 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Sugar in the Blood

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In the late 1630s, lured by the promise of the New World, Andrea Stuart's earliest known maternal ancestor, George Ashby, set sail from England to settle in Barbados. He fell into the life of a sugar plantation owner by mere chance, but by the time he harvested his first crop, a revolution was fully under way: the farming of sugar cane, and the swiftly increasing demands for sugar worldwide, would not only lift George Ashby from abject poverty and shape the lives of his descendants, but it would also bind together ambitious White entrepreneurs and enslaved Black workers in a strangling embrace.  Stuart uses her own family story - from the 17th century to the present - as the pivot for this epic tale of migration, settlement, survival, slavery, and the making of the Americas. As it grew, the sugar trade enriched Europe as never before, financing the Industrial Revolution and fuelling the Enlightenment. It also became the basis of many economies in South America, played an important part in the evolution of the United States as a world power, and transformed the Caribbean into an archipelago of riches. But this sweet and hugely profitable trade - “white gold”, as it was known - had profoundly less palatable consequences in its precipitation of the enslavement of Africans to work the fields on the islands and, ultimately, throughout the American continents.  Interspersing the tectonic shifts of colonial history with her family's experience, Stuart explores the interconnected themes of settlement, sugar, and slavery with extraordinary subtlety and sensitivity. In examining how these forces shaped her own family - its genealogy, intimate relationships, circumstances of birth, varying hues of skin - she illuminates how her family, among millions of others like it, in turn transformed the society in which they lived and how that interchange continues to this day.  Shifting between personal and global history, Stuart gives us a deepened understanding of the connections between continents, between Black and White, between men and women, between the free and the enslaved. It is a story brought to life with riveting and unparalleled immediacy, a story of fundamental importance to the making of our world.

©2013 Andrea Stuart (P)2013 Tantor

Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
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Crash Bang Wallop

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The gripping story of the financial revolution known as Big Bang, which transformed international business and changed our world, for fans of Michael Lewis' best-selling The Big Short and Liaquat Ahamed's prizewinning Lords of Finance. Published to mark the 30th anniversary of the financial revolution known as Big Bang, Crash Bang Wallop tells the gripping story of how the changes introduced in the 1980s in the City of London transformed our world. Attitudes to money and the way we measure value and status were completely reshaped by Big Bang, and it had an extraordinary impact on politics, on style, on technology, on the class system, on questions of public ownership, and on the geography of London. Perhaps more than anything, Big Bang revolutionised the international markets, as the capital became a testing ground for financial globalisation, with huge repercussions for the global economy. The definitive insider's account of this critically important moment in modern history, Crash Bang Wallop also explores what's next for global finance as it gets ready to undergo yet another revolution.

©2016 Iain Martin (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

Narrator: Matt Addis
Author: Iain Martin
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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1493

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From the author of 1491 - the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas - a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.  More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description - all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet.  Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City - where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted - the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. 

©2011 Charles C. Mann (P)2011 Random House Audio

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
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Automation vs. Autocracy: Robogeddon en Route

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Every coming day our lives are becoming more dependent on automation. Beyond software, hardware too is becoming increasingly dominated by robots. The ghost in machine is out and uncontrollable. It could become a resource apocalypse with an unavoidable Robogeddon.  

The book tracks the timeline of autocracy and the fight for resources within the context of global domination and cultural invasion. The evolutionary process of modern markets and the civilization impact to tip the scales is nothing short of a nightmare.  

This investigation comes with solutions and suggestions of how to reverse engineer, revive, or sustain this aggressive interjection of technology.

©2017 Atif Ali Khan (P)2018 Atif Ali Khan

Narrator: Mike Fallek
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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In the News with Jeff Greenfield at the 92nd Street Y

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In this visit to the 92nd Street Y, CNN senior analyst Jeff Greenfield talks to Robert Rubin, former U.S. Treasury Secretary from 1995 to 1999. Prior to entering the public sector, Rubin spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs. He joined the Clinton administration in 1993, serving in the White House as the first director of the National Economic Council. In 1999, he returned to the private sector as director and chairman of the Executive Committee of Citigroup and is the author of the memoir In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington. Jeff Greenfield's brilliant analysis of current events and his quick wit make him one of the most trusted names in television journalism and makes this conversation enlightening and entertaining. This event took place on November 16, 2003.

©2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (P)2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association

Narrator: Jeff Greenfield
Author: Robert Rubin
Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
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Beyond the Crash

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Former Prime Minister writes about the current world financial crisis, with insight into how nations can work to achieve growth on a global scale.

©2010 Gordon Brown (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

Narrator: Gordon Brown
Author: Gordon Brown
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
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The Future of Real Estate Post Pandemic: 2020

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Real estate is one of sector of the economy that is lagging when it comes to be affected from the current crisis but expected to be disrupted. Many factors are out there to impact that intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The pandemic have changed the landscape, dynamics, and pricing points from corporate offices, beach houses, and mortgage rates. The housing boom in second half of 2020 is highest since 2008 downturn with interest rates close to zero and social distancing. It is a complex situation and will continue to evolve across the world for decades. The audiobook will have many of the changes and disruption to take place around the global in that critical sector in the next decade from corporate world to private housing. How will that impact our daily life, investment opportunities, and future career and kids. About the author: Global Corporate Executive with successful track record at transforming underperforming global Fortune 500 companies into thriving and profitable enterprises. He is highly skilled at analyzing business performance, identifying areas in need of improvement, and delivering effective solutions that improve operational performance and business profitability. As an executive, he strives to empower teams to achieve a high level of performance and success. Sherif is fluent in getting customer feedback, developing customized client focused scenarios, building turnaround plans, leading cross functional teams, prioritization, and execution. He is passionate about delivering safest operations and highest operational efficiency and focused at building collaborations, agreement, and motivation in matrix teams including strategy development and execution, operations, legal, finance, supply chain, supplier management, and marketing around the shared objective of leading profitable businesses. Expertise is informed by a solid educational foundation with an MBA from INSEAD, BSc. in Industrial Engineering and MSc. in Engineering Management.

©2020 Sherif Dweek (P)2021 Sherif Dweek

Narrator: Robert Craft
Author: Sherif Dweek
Length: 3 mins
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Bitcoin Explained Simply

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Industry Expert Mark Jeffrey is an award-winning serial entrepreneur of innovative technology companies backed by Tier One investors, and now he breaks down Bitcoin for you in simple, easy-to-understand language! It is still very early in the Bitcoin game: only 0.03% of the world owns bitcoins; we still have 99.97% left to go! Knowing the contents of this book is literally like knowing about the potential of the Internet back in 1993! In this volume, you'll learn: Exactly what Bitcoin is - and isn't (for example: how is this different from Paypal? Hint: Very) How Bitcoins works, explained in everyday, non-technical language, with metaphors that are easy for anyone to understand How to get your own Bitcoins right now! How to spend Bitcoins - and accept them How to Mine bitcoins (and learn exactly how mining works!) A detailed, simple explanation of the "blockchain" mechanism - the "flux capacitor", if you will - that makes Bitcoin possible! The history of Bitcoin, as well as up-to-date stories and anecdotes of how it is being used right now! How you can protect yourself against Bitcoin theft and scams Links and recommendations of Bitcoin products This is exactly the book I wish someone had handed to me when I was first learning about Bitcoin.

©2014 Mark Jeffrey (P)2014 Listen and Think Audio

Narrator: Bob Milhoan
Author: Mark Jeffrey
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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The Real Wealth of Nations

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Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations provided the first, most influential and lasting explanation of the workings of modern economics. But with his focus on "the market" as the best mechanism for producing and distributing the necessities of life, Smith's concepts only told part of the story, leading to flawed economic models that devalue activities that fall outside of the market's parameters of buying and selling. The real wealth of nations, Riane Eisler argues, is not merely financial, but includes the contributions of people and our natural environment. Here, Eisler goes beyond the market to reexamine economics from a larger perspective - and shows that we must give visibility and value to the socially and economically essential work of caring for people and the planet if we are to meet the enormous challenges we face. Eisler proposes a new "caring economics" that takes into account the full spectrum of economic activities - from the life-sustaining activities of the household, to the life-enriching activities of caregivers and communities, to the life-supporting processes of nature. She shows how our values are distorted by the economic double standard that devalues anything stereotypically associated with women and femininity; reveals how current economic models are based on a deep-seated culture of domination; and shows how human needs would be better served by economic models based on caring. Most importantly, she provides practical proposals for new economic inventions - new measures, policies, rules, and practices - to bring about a caring economics that fulfills human needs. Like her classic The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations is a bold and insightful look at how to create a society in which each of us can achieve the full measure of our humanity.

©2007 Riane Eisler (P)2007 Polity Audio LLC

Narrator: Sandra Swafford
Author: Riane Eisler
Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
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Rockonomics

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Alan Krueger, a former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from superstar artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain key principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives. The music industry is a leading indicator of today's economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to adapt.  Drawing on interviews with leading band members, music executives, managers, promoters, and using the latest data on revenues, royalties, streaming tour dates, and merchandise sales, Rockonomics takes listeners backstage to show how the music industry really works - who makes money and how much, and how the economics of the music industry has undergone a radical transformation during recent decades.  Before digitalization and the ability to stream music over the internet, rock stars made much of their income from record sales. Today, income from selling songs has plummeted, even for superstars like James Taylor and Taylor Swift. The real money nowadays is derived from concert sales. In 2017, for example, Billy Joel earned $27.4 million from his live performances, and less than $2 million from record sales and streaming. Even Paul McCartney, who has written and recorded more number-one songs than anyone in music history, today, earns 80 percent of his income from live concerts. Krueger tackles commonly-asked questions: How does a song become popular? And how does a new artist break out in today's winner-take-all economy? How can musicians and everyday workers earn a living in the digital economy?  "An absolutely brilliant mind. The definition of left and right brain balance!" (Quincy Jones)  Includes a PDF of charts and graphs.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Alan B. Krueger (P)2019 Random House Audio

Narrator: Fred Berman
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Farming, for Real Estate Agents

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Harvest real success through real estate farming. Are you a real estate agent ready to transform your business? Experts agree that building and operating a real estate farm is the most direct path to success. Like a traditional farm, a real estate farm is a limited geographic area in which you plant seeds via marketing and leads, tend your crops by strengthening client relationships, and harvest the fruits of your labor through repeat business and referrals, resulting in market dominance. In this essential, step-by-step guide, real estate expert Meredith Fogle shows you how to select a farm area, create farm dominance, and even how to sell an established farm business. You’ll have access to practical information, plus secrets of “Famous Farmers”- top-producing real estate bloggers, TV contributors, and market leaders - who share the keys to their success. Farming, for Real Estate Agents is also filled with fundamental principles and systems that can be applied to almost any sales business to immediately increase leads and income. Whether you’re starting a career and seeking quick success or you’re an established agent looking to achieve top-producer status and transform your business, this innovative book is the only one you’ll need to reap immeasurable rewards from your real estate farm.

©2020 Meredith Fogle (P)2020 Meredith Fogle

Narrator: Meredith Fogle
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Riding the Roller Coaster

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From the Chrysler Six of 1924 to the front-wheel-drive vehicles of the '70s and '80s to the minivan, Chrysler boasts an impressive list of technological firsts. But even though the company has catered well to a variety of consumers, it has come to the brink of financial ruin more than once in its seventy-five-year history. How Chrysler has achieved monumental success and then managed colossal failure and sharp recovery is explained in Riding the Roller Coaster, a lively, unprecedented look at a major force in the American automobile industry since 1925. Charles Hyde tells the intriguing story behind Chrysler--its products, people, and performance over time--with particular focus on the company's management. The book covers Walter P. Chrysler's life and automotive career before 1925, when he founded the Chrysler Corporation, to 1998, when it merged with Daimler-Benz. Chrysler made a late entrance into the industry in 1925, when it emerged from Chalmers and Maxwell, and further grew when it absorbed Dodge Brothers and American Motors Corporation. Throughout, the colorful personalities of its leaders--including Chrysler himself and Lee Iacocca--emerged as strong forces in the company's development, imparting a risk-taking mentality that gave the company its verve. Winner of the Michigan Notable Book Award. The book is published by Wayne State University Press.

©2003 Wayne State University Press (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Dave K. Lawson
Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
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Building Collaborative Organizations & Networks that Build Black Business Communities

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Why are so many black businesses failing? This dynamic and thought-provoking panel tackles just that question. Hear how to bridge the gap between the business and civic community in order to strengthen our community as a whole. This is a National Town Hall Meeting, featuring Ed Gordon, Host, "Our World with Black Enterprise"; Ron Daniels, Executive Director, Center of Constitutional Rights; Tommy Dortch, Chairman, 100 Black Men of America; Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder, Rainbow/PUSH; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., Author, Sister Circle: Black Women and Work; Bev Smith, Host, "The Bev Smith Show"; and many more!

©2003 Frasernet (P)2009 Frasernet

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The Lost Bank

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During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement, and how the entire financial industry - and even the entire country - lost its way as well. Kirsten Grind’s The Lost Bank is a magisterial and gripping account of these events, tracing the cultural shifts, the cockamamie financial engineering, and the hubris and avarice that made this incredible story possible. The men and women who become the central players in this tragedy - the regulators and the bankers, the home buyers and the lenders, the number crunchers and the shareholders - are heroes and villains, perpetrators and victims, often switching roles with one another as the drama unfolds. Written as compellingly as the finest fiction, The Lost Bank makes it clear that the collapse of Washington Mutual was not just the largest bank failure in American history. It is a story of talismanic qualities, reflecting the incredible rise and the precipitous collapse of not only an institution, but of trust, fortunes, and the marketplaces for risk across the world. About the author: Kirsten Grind has received more than a dozen national awards for her work, including a Pulitzer Prize finalist citation for her work covering the collapse of Washington Mutual. A reporter for the Wall Street Journal, she lives in New York City.

©2012 Kirsten Grind (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Traber Burns
Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
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The Corporation That Changed the World

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The English East India Company was the mother of the modern multinational. Its trading empire encircled the globe, importing Asian luxuries such as spices, textiles, and teas. But it also conquered much of India with its private army and broke open China's markets with opium. The Company's practices shocked its contemporaries and still reverberate today. The Corporation That Changed the World is the first book to reveal the Company's enduring legacy as a corporation. This expanded edition explores how the four forces of scale, technology, finance, and regulation drove its spectacular rise and fall. For decades, the Company was simply too big to fail, and stock market bubbles, famines, drug-running, and even duels between rival executives are to be found in this new account. For Robins, the Company's story provides vital lessons on both the role of corporations in world history and the steps required to make global business accountable today.

©2012 Nick Robins (P)2017 Nick Robins

Narrator: Simon Barber
Author: Nick Robins
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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The Panic of 1819

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The Panic of 1819 tells the story of the first nationwide economic collapse to strike the United States. Much more than a banking crisis or real estate bubble, the Panic was the culmination of an economic wave that rolled through the United States, forming before the War of 1812, cresting with the land and cotton boom of 1818, and crashing just as the nation confronted the crisis over slavery in Missouri. The Panic introduced Americans to the new phenomenon of boom and bust, changed the country's attitudes towards wealth and poverty, spurred the political movement that became Jacksonian Democracy, and helped create the sectional divide that would lead to the Civil War. Although it stands as one of the turning points of American history, few Americans today have heard of the Panic of 1819, with the result that we continue to ignore its lessons - and repeat its mistakes. The book is published by University of Missouri Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. "Andrew H. Browning masterfully recreates the events and chronology of the new nation's first great depression, the Panic of 1819." (The Journal of Economic History) "The Panic of 1819 is a book that no historian of the early republic can afford to miss." (Missouri Historical Review) "This book is sure to elicit lively discussions of the political and economic history of the early republic." (The Economic Historian)

©2019 The Curators of the University of Missouri (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kevin Moriarty
Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
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Wealth of Nations

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This classic statement of economic liberalism or the policy of laissez-faire was first published in 1776. It is an engrossing analysis of the economic facts of life. Several fundamental principles, many of which are now referred to as axioms, were introduced in this work, the division of labor, supply-and-demand, and free market capitalism being among the most obvious. Smith's political economy is primarily individualistic; self-interest is the incentive for economic action. However, he shows that universal pursuit of self-interest contributes to the public interest.

(P)1989 by Blackstone Audiobooks

Narrator: Michael Edwards
Author: Adam Smith
Length: 35 hrs and 19 mins
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Megachange

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Building on the hugely successful annual Economist 'The World in ...' publications, this essential guide to the 21st century captures the sweeping, fundamental trends that are changing the world faster than at any time in human history. In 2050 there will be 9.3 billion people alive - compared with 7 billion today - and the number will still be rising. The population aged over 65 will have more than doubled, to more than 16 percent; China's GDP will be 80 percent more than America's; and the number of cars on India's roads will have increased by 3,880 percent. And, in 2050 it should be clear whether we are alone in the universe.What other megachanges can we expect - and what will their impact be? This comprehensive and compelling book will cover the most significant trends that are shaping the coming decades, with each of its 20 chapters elegantly and authoritatively outlined by Economist contributors, and rich in supporting facts and figures. It will chart the rise and fall of fertility rates across continents; how energy resources will change in light of new technology, and how different nations will deal with major developments in science and warfare. Megachange is essential listening for anyone who wants to know what the next four decades hold in store. Daniel Franklin is Executive Editor of The Economist and Editor of The Economist's annual publication,'The World in...'. John Andrews has written for TheEconomist for more than 30 years having been based in the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and America.

©2012 John Andrews, Daniel Franklin (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Narrator: David Thorpe
Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
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Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

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Higher education faces a looming demographic storm. Decades-long patterns in fertility, migration, and immigration persistently nudge the country toward the Hispanic Southwest. As a result, the Northeast and Midwest - traditional higher education strongholds - expect to lose five percent of their college-aged populations between now and the mid-2020s. In Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, Nathan D. Grawe has developed the Higher Education Demand Index (HEDI), which relies on data from the 2002 Education Longitudinal Study (ELS) to estimate the probability of college-going using basic demographic variables. Analyzing demand forecasts by institution type and rank while disaggregating by demographic groups, Grawe provides separate forecasts for two-year colleges, elite institutions, and everything in between. The future demand for college attendance, he argues, depends critically on institution type. While many schools face painful contractions, for example, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by more than fifteen percent in future years. Essential for administrators and trustees who are responsible for recruitment, admissions, student support, tenure practices, facilities construction, and strategic planning, this book is a practical guide for navigating coming enrollment challenges. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Johns Hopkins University Press (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: B.J. Harrison
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Passive Income: How You Can Walk Away from Everything and Still Make Money Every: Diving into Opportunities with Cryptocurrency Mining and Initial Coin Offering

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Have you always dreamed of having a passive income? Where the money comes in without you doing anything? There are different ways to achieve 'free money'. If you were to watch on YouTube, you will be given so many options. From dropshipping, E-commerce, selling courses, etc... But to be fair, you have to do a lot of work on those before you achieve passive income. Not much for Mining and ICO.... You see, with the boom of cryptocurrency started to pave a way to make an income...even passive income.  This is an audiobook packaged from the first books that I published: Cryptocurrency Mining and Initial Coin Offering. Both are best-selling books, and each of them has a different way of making you rich. One is to help you get coins by mining them, while the other gives you the change to multiply your little investment up to 1000 times. Lucky for you! With this package, you get to have both books! That means you get to listen to ideas on both concepts, and can use them to start making more money! Cryptocurrencies started to gain transaction, more and more people started investing in bitcoin and Altcoins. Most people are skeptical about the whole idea of cryptocurrency, more so, about mining and ICO. Which is a good idea that you need to begin now! By not starting early, you are giving an edge to others. The fewer people who listen to my audiobook, the better! That's why this is the best time to start. You are missing the biggest opportunity of all time! But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to top crypto enthusiasts and big-time miners, which can help improve the way you mine. So if you want to never worry about missing out on the next coin, buy this audiobook now!

©2018 Edward A. Harrod (P)2018 Edward A. Harrod

Narrator: J.D. Phillippi
Length: 3 hrs
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100 quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte in Chinese Mandarin

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Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military figures ever. He rose to prominence during the French Revolution, after which he kept on soaring higher and higher until he was crowned Emperor of the French. He then moved on to gain control of the whole of continental Europe, before the ultimate defeat of 1815.  Today, his campaigns are studied in every military school, his liberal politics have had a strong legacy worldwide, and he remains one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in Western history. Napoleon's style is clear, concise, sometimes passionate, always grand; we have selected for you 100 of his best quotes, for you to get acquainted with this intense figure and gain a better understanding of the history of the world he helped shape.

©2018 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2018 Compagnie du Savoir

Length: 19 mins
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Ethereum

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If you want to make money on cryptocurrency but you think Bitcoin is too overrated and expensive, then I've got great news for you.... Companies like Cisco, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, JPMorgan, MasterCard, and Microsoft are all betting on Ethereum and not on Bitcoin. And when a project is being supported by big companies, it is more likely to increase in price over time. The price of ETH on January 2017 is $5.8, by January 2018, it's $1,359. That's a 235 percent increase in a year! What will be its value a year from now? Would you let yourself be left behind again? If you missed Bitcoin, then Ethereum is your chance! You see, when you invest in cryptocurrency, you invest in the people behind the technology. And with Ethereum, you cannot go wrong. In this audiobook, we'll cover: Super easy ways to make money on Ethereum Why you should buy Ethereum instead of Bitcoin Step-by-step tutorial on buying your first ETH What makes ETH a valuable investment Avoid scams and false promises How to buy and sell Ethereum with one click What everyone must know about Ethereum Mistakes you need to avoid when you want to trade profitably Step-by-step ways you can start mining How to start investing on a limited budget If you are still on the edge of trying and feel it's too late...you still have time! So if you want to never worry about missing out on Ethereum, just scroll up and buy now!

©2017 Edward Harrod (P)2018 Edward Harrod

Narrator: J.D. Phillippi
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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Organisation Culture

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The importance of a business's culture to sustainable success. An organisation's culture either gives it a competitive advantage or a competitive disadvantage. It is a crucial factor in determining how successful a business is and how much people want to work for an organisation. That is why managers are putting more and more emphasis on getting their organisation's culture right. This book provides a route map for managers who want toGet a grip on why culture matters and the effect it has on success.Understand, define and measure their organisation's culture.Position their organisation's culture: aligning it with the business strategy.Avoid the common mistakes of""culture change""programmes.Keep their culture dynamic, responsive and resourceful. Full of real life example from companies as diverse as Ikea, GE, Microsoft, Google, eBay, McDonalds, Procter&Gamble, Unilever, Wal-Mart and Tesco, the book also includes a series of wide-ranging practical exercises that will help managers analyse and make their organisation's culture a powerful driver of success.

©2010 Naomi Stanford (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Karen Cass
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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The Panic of 1907

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Why do markets crash and bank panics happen? Conventional wisdom has gathered, like iron filings, at two intellectual poles: at one extreme is a hodge-podge of idiosyncratic, period-specific causes and at the other is a host of all-encompassing "single bullet" theories.   In The Panic of 1907, authors Robert Bruner and Sean Carr offer an alternate perspective through a detailed narrative of one of the worst crises in modern financial history - one which ultimately transformed the American financial system and resulted in the establishment of the modern Federal Reserve.  Drawing from rare source materials, Bruner and Carr take you day by day through the crisis in 1907, revealing what happened, why it matters, and what we can learn from it. Beginning with a catastrophic earthquake in San Francisco and culminating in the shocking suicide of the deposed president of one of New York's leading financial institutions, this book will draw you into the central issues surrounding the panic of 1907. With The Panic of 1907 as your guide, you'll be prepared to assess, understand, and anticipate the factors that can lead to a crisis PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2009 Robert F. Bruner and Sean D. Carr (P)2009 Gildan Media

Narrator: Jay Snyder
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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On the Wealth of Nations

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As one of the first titles in Atlantic Monthly Press' "Books That Changed the World" series, America's most provocative satirist, P.J. O'Rourke, reads from Adam Smith's revolutionary The Wealth of Nations - so you don't have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long. The original edition totaled over 900 pages in two volumes, including the blockbuster 67-page "digression concerning the variations in the value of silver during the course of the last four centuries", which, O'Rourke says, "to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu". Although daunting, Smith's tome is still essential to understanding such currently hot topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this hilarious, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P.J. puts his trademark wit to good use and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important.

©2006 P.J. O'Rourke (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
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The Downfall of Money

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An economic horror story: The complete meltdown of a major modern country’s financial system, and its disastrous effects on every aspect of society. A hundred years ago, many theorists believed - just as they did at the beginning of our 21st century - that the world had reached a state of economic perfection, a never-before-seen human interdependence that would lead to universal growth and prosperity. Then, as now, the German mark was one of the most trusted currencies in the world. Yet the early years of the Weimar Republic in Germany witnessed the most calamitous meltdown of a developed economy in modern times. The Downfall of Money will tell anew the dramatic story of the hyperinflation that saw the mark - worth 4.2 to the dollar in 1914 - plunge until it traded at over 4 trillion to 1 by the autumn of 1923. The story of the Weimar Republic’s financial crisis clearly resonates today, when the world is again anxious about what money is, what it means, and how we can judge if its value is true. It is a trajectory of events uncomfortably relevant for our own uncertain world. Frederick Taylor - one of the leading historians of Germany writing today - explores the causes of the crisis and what the collapse meant to ordinary people and traces its connection to the dark decades that followed. Drawing on a wide range of sources and accessibly presenting vast amounts of research, The Downfall of Money is a timely and chilling exploration of a haunting episode in history.

©2013 Frederick Taylor (P)2013 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Mark Ashby
Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
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Market Rules

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Although most Americans attribute shifting practices in the financial industry to the invisible hand of the market, Mark H. Rose reveals the degree to which presidents, legislators, regulators, and even bankers themselves have long taken an active interest in regulating the industry. Rose explains the history of the financial industry as a story of individuals - some well-known, like presidents Kennedy, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton; treasury secretaries Donald Regan and Timothy Geithner; and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon - and some less so, though equally influential, such as Kennedy's comptroller of the currency James J. Saxon, Citicorp CEO Walter Wriston, and Bank of America CEOs Hugh McColl and Kenneth Lewis.   Rose traces the evolution of supermarket banks from the early days of the Kennedy administration, through the financial crisis of 2008, and up to the Trump administration's attempts to modify bank rules. Deeply researched and accessibly written, Market Rules demystifies the major trends in the banking industry and brings financial policy to life. The book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks. Praise for the book: "A lively and lucid account of banking and financial history over the past half century…a great achievement." (Walter Friedman, director of Business History Initiative at Harvard Business School) "Engaging study...offers a unique voice." (Susie Pak, associate professor of history at St. John's University)

©2019 University of Pennsylvania Press (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: David Beveridge
Author: Mark H. Rose
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Battle for the Soul of Capitalism

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There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual-fund group. This legendary mutual-fund pioneer has witnessed firsthand the innermost workings of the financial industry for more than 50 years and has set the standards for sound investment strategies and stewardship. Bogle's prudent advocacy of the rights of individual investors began with his 1951 Princeton University thesis on the fund industry, and he continues to champion the restoration of integrity in industry practices today. An astute observer, he knows that a trustworthy business and financial complex is essential to America's continuing leadership in the world and to economic and social progress at home. This audiobook explains much more than what went wrong. More important, it tells us why we lost our way and how we can right our course. The specific reforms Bogle advances are practical and essential, and he includes recommendations for assuring that investors receive their fair share of financial-market returns.

©2005 John C. Bogle (P)2006 Audio Evolution, LLC

Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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People

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One thing that no one tells you about being a writer is just how much business stuff you have to learn. In retrospect, it makes sense. Modern corporations provide the equivalent of patronage, allowing artists of all stripes to practice their craft with stuff that’s both limited and challenging. Inevitably, what people will pay for producing is stuff directly relevant to their interests, and so over the years I’ve produced a lot of documents over time about management, law, and politics. Some were explanations and guides, some were for courses I took; all were at once fascinating and difficult to engage with properly. Chapters include: What Is English Law, and Who Chooses Its Shape? How the Criminal Justice System Works and How It Could Be Improved Theories of Crime Causation The Moral and Economic Implications Involved in the Occupy Wall Street Movement Legal & Ethical Errata  Can Competency Be Measured? Management Styles The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Consumer Behavior Anti-Communism and Anti-Nazism in Warner Brothers’ Productions How-to Guides and Short Articles Q&A on People, Life, Philosophy, Theology, and More

©2016 Chirag Patel (P)2019 Chirag Patel

Narrator: Chirag Patel
Author: Chirag Patel
Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
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Learn Bitcoin Mining

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With this audiobook you will learn Bitcoin mining from A to Z.

©2018 Jose Diogenes Maya Ortiz (P)2018 Jose Diogenes Maya Ortiz

Narrator: Ukee White
Author: Jose Maya
Length: 4 mins
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In Fed We Trust

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"Whatever it takes." That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's vow as the worst financial panic in more than 50 years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression during his career as an academic. Then, when thrust into a role as one of the most important people in the world, he was compelled to boldness by circumstances he never anticipated. The president of the United States can respond instantly to a missile attack with America's military might, but he cannot respond to a financial crisis with real money unless Congress acts. The Fed chairman can. Bernanke did. Under his leadership the Fed spearheaded the biggest government intervention in more than half a century and effectively became the fourth branch of government, with no direct accountability to the nation's voters. Believing that the economic catastrophe of the 1930s was largely the fault of a sluggish and wrongheaded Federal Reserve, Bernanke was determined not to repeat that epic mistake. In this penetrating look inside the most powerful economic institution in the world, David Wessel illuminates its opaque and undemocratic inner workings, while revealing how the Bernanke Fed led the desperate effort to prevent the world's financial engine from grinding to a halt.

©2009 David Wessel (P)2009 Random House

Narrator: Dan Woren
Author: David Wessel
Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
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Emerging Markets

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The growth that companies can achieve from their operations in home and developed world markets has for many years been modest, with the real opportunities to take a business to a higher level existing in identifying and exploiting emerging market opportunities. The Economist Corporate Network has for many years now been one of the leading authorities advising firms on how to make the most of the opportunities that emerging markets present and avoid the mistakes that so many companies make with disastrous results. This book, written and edited by the Corporate Network team is in two parts: Part one examines new approaches to business in emerging market: what you need to think about, the various risks and how to get your approach right. Part two is aimed at helping firms prioritise emerging markets by giving a review of the different markets from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) to the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa. Using the expertise built up over the years by The Economist Corporate Network team and the experiences of the hundreds of companies they have worked with, there is no more useful guide to getting to grips with the opportunities that emerging markets offer and how to take advantage of them.

©2013 Aidan Manktelow. Frida Wallin (P)2013 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Mark Meadows
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
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Little Black Book of Economic Development (2nd Edition)

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The Little Black Book of Economic Development has been one of the most popular books written in the economic development genre, and as such it is due an update and refresh. This second edition will bring it more current with our current economic conditions. It remains the clandestine science and practical art of rebuilding local economies as a practitioners guide to economic development at the local economy level. This book has been inspirational to countless economic developers. The comments and guidance of more than 50 of the world's best and brightest economic developers gives all those engaged in this meaningful work pearls of wisdom of the hundreds of years of experience these colleagues have in combined wisdom.

©2013 Don Allen Holbrook (P)2013 Don Allen Holbrook

Narrator: Chaz Allen
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
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Survive and Enrich Yourself in the Credit Crunch

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This book is for you if you are worried about: - skyrocketing fuel and heating costs - rising food bills - expensive mortgage payments - the threat of losing some or all of your income - the nightmare scenario of losing your home. If you're facing the prospect of having to work extra hours, take a second job or cut back on spending to make ends meet, then don't panic. There's no need to give up family time or to work day and night. Earning more money doesn't necessarily mean working harder: with this book you can discover the smart way to boost your income even in a recession. This easy-to-follow guide shows you: - 18 easy money making strategies - 33 powerful money saving techniques - How to save thousands on your mortgage payments - How to knock hundreds off all your monthly bills and outgoings - Simple steps towards taking control of your finances - How to avoid being ripped off Finance and business expert David Ryder is a bestselling author who has appeared on BBC and independent radio helping people sort out their personal finance issues based on information from his website Genuine-Cash-Solutions.com. His friendly, straightforward explanations, tips and advice can benefit every reader, from beginner to expert.

©2008 David Ryder (P)2008 Summersdale Publishers Ltd

Narrator: David Ryder
Author: David Ryder
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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