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  • Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

    Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

    Genre: Lectures,Economics,Lectures,Economics
    Author: Milton Friedman, Rose Friedman
    Duration: 12:18:00

    All who listen to this masterful and lucid polemic for a free market economy will never question Milton Friedman's Nobel Prize in economics. Friedman and his wife Rose team to write a most convincing and readable guide that illustrates the crucial link between Adam Smith's capitalism and the free so ... [ more ]

  • Wealth of Nations

    Wealth of Nations

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Adam Smith
    Duration: 36:45:00

    Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. ... [ more ]

  • Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple's Success

    Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple's Success

    Genre: Business,Personal Development,Economics
    Author: Ken Segall
    Duration: 07:07:00

    To Steve Jobs, Simplicity was a religion. It was also a weapon. Simplicity isn’t just a design principle at Apple—it’s a value that permeates every level of the organization. The obsession with Simplicity is what separates Apple from other technology companies. It’s what helped Apple recover fr ... [ more ]

  • First Billion Is the Hardest

    First Billion Is the Hardest

    Genre: Business,Management & Leadership,Economics
    Author: T. Boone Pickens
    Duration: 06:13:00

    With a Plan for Reducing U.S. Oil Dependency It's never too late to top your personal best. Now eighty years old, T. Boone Pickens is a legendary figure in the business world. Known as the Oracle of Oil because of his uncanny ability to predict the direction of fuel prices, he built Mesa P ... [ more ]

  • Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Corporate Corruption

    Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Corporate Corruption

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: John Perkins
    Duration: 11:06:00

    In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an economic hit man in the international corporate skulduggery of a de facto American Empire. Now Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world, drawing on interviews to examine the current geopoli ... [ more ]

  • How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide

    How to Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide

    Genre: Business,Personal Finance & Entrepreneurs,Economics
    Author: Jane Bryant Quinn
    Duration: 12:32:43

    With How to Make Your Money Last, you will learn how to turn your retirement savings into a steady paycheck that will last for life.Today, people worry that they're going to run out of money in their older age. That won't happen if you use a few tricks for squeezing higher payments from your assets- ... [ more ]

  • Brand, Meet Story: How to Create Engaging Content to Win Business and Influence Your Audience

    Brand, Meet Story: How to Create Engaging Content to Win Business and Influence Your Audience

    Genre: Business,Marketing & Sales,Negotiation & Communication,Personal Finance & Entrepreneurs,Economics
    Author: Heather Pemberton Levy
    Duration: 01:51:51

    Think of the last great article you read or the last great speech you heard. Chances are, if you remember one key message, you also remember one compelling story. That's because the best content starts with a story. When it comes to marketing, the best business content starts with a story the audien ... [ more ]

  • Tap Into Greatness: How to Stop Managing, Start Leading, and Drive Bigger Impact

    Tap Into Greatness: How to Stop Managing, Start Leading, and Drive Bigger Impact

    Genre: Business,Personal Development,Economics
    Author: Sarah Singer-Nourie
    Duration: 06:01:26

    At some point, every single one of us has reached a point of frustration. A situation where we knew that we were having impact that was far less than what we were capable of. Large organizations are filled with smart people who have great ideas. Unfortunately, most of these people find themselves st ... [ more ]

  • Marx in 90 Minutes

    Marx in 90 Minutes

    Genre: Philosophy,Lectures,Economics
    Author: Paul Strathern
    Duration: 01:25:00

    In Marx in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Marx's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. ... [ more ]

  • Hayek: His Contribution to the Political and Economic Thought of Our Time

    Hayek: His Contribution to the Political and Economic Thought of Our Time

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Eamonn Butler
    Duration: 04:53:00

    Nobel Prize-winner F. A. Hayek is one of the great thinkers of the Twentieth century, but up to now there has been no book for the non-specialist that describes his ideas and explains their significance. Eamonn Butler's clear, systematic, perceptive study fills this gap. Starting with a short survey ... [ more ]

  • Economic Theory: Master the Basics to Sound Like a Big Shot

    Economic Theory: Master the Basics to Sound Like a Big Shot

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 00:32:00

    Books piling up on your desk? No time to read? Save money, time, and accelerate your learning. For years, successful executives have been relying on getAbstract to summarize the most critical business books and deliver them in a flash. Now you can, too! getAbstract is the most efficient way to ... [ more ]

  • Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crises

    Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crises

    Genre: Business,Politics,Current Affairs,United States,Economics
    Author: James B. Richards
    Duration: 09:55:00

    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 fa ... [ more ]

  • Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

    Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Stephen Leacock
    Duration: 02:25:00

    This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between individualism/capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essa ... [ more ]

  • Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth

    Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Richard Paul Evans
    Duration: 01:50:00

    Easy to understand and simple to apply, The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth is one of the most powerful books ever written about money. This book will change your life. When Richard Paul Evans was twelve, his father, a building contractor, shattered both his legs. Wit ... [ more ]

  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

    Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

    Genre: Business,Computers,Science & Technology,Math & Technology,Economics
    Author: Steven Levy
    Duration: 20:26:01

    Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hacker ... [ more ]

  • Capitalism and Freedom

    Capitalism and Freedom

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Milton Friedman
    Duration: 07:01:00

    Milton Friedman argues that the appropriate role of competitive capitalism occurs when the majority of our economic activity flows through private enterprise within a free market environment. This is unequivocally the most effective device for achieving economic freedom, as well as the necessary con ... [ more ]

  • Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Michael Lewis
    Duration: 09:29:00

    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 r ... [ more ]

  • Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built

    Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built

    Genre: Business,Management & Leadership,Economics
    Author: Duncan Clark
    Duration: 09:10:28

    An engrossing, insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies-rivaling Walmart & Amazon-and forever reshaped the global economy. In just a decade and half Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who started out as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into ... [ more ]

  • Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Matt Taibbi
    Duration: 14:04:00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWSA scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery: Poverty goes up. Crime goes ... [ more ]

  • People of the Abyss

    People of the Abyss

    Genre: Business,Economics
    Author: Jack London
    Duration: 06:30:00

    Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work, they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence. He grew to know and empathise with the ... [ more ]