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By Daegan Smith on 04-06-15
Where does Economics rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
The top. I had always wondered about economics and felt highly uninformed as it was something I never chose to learn in college and then never found the opportunity to truly understand. Not anymore.
I think everyone should read this book. It's fun experientially to listen to, simple to understand, and profound to the person like myself who was prior wholly ignorant before listening to this. I've bought several books on economics here and could never really get myself into any of them.
This book, I started at 3am and finished at 7am with a profoundly different perspective on life. Then immediately posted this review you are now reading as THE first review I've ever taken the time to share after investing in 513 audiobooks here couple of years here at audible.
What other book might you compare Economics to and why?
It's clearly the best of any I've listened to as person who yearned to understand economics, tried several times through other books to take that journey of discovery, yet made no progress.
It's like having the lights turned on in a room you had been stumbling around in the dark for years. Instant insight. If only other subjects were explored following this same template. If they were, I'd be a HIGHLY informed individual and an even better student.
This book made learning something new fun, exciting, and profound in a way that has set a precedent now for me, again, after investing at this point in 513 audio books here on audible in the last two years give or take a few months.
I'll say it like this...
If you even remotely curious pull the trigger and if you don't have the same experience I do I will happily pay you back for the investment personally.
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By Philo on 07-26-13
Best first econ source I've ever seen
Here is a very well-done plain-English introduction to economics. It is from a more classical economics perspective, that is, more positive toward the self-adjusting markets ideas of Adam Smith than some may like. But I would recommend that a listener suspend judgment on that, in order to get a clear explanation of the topic to start with (that all political and philosophical variants in economics flow from, or dispute with). And the price is right -- this is great value. It is a good reminder of why I am such a fan of audible.
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