Foolproof

  • by Greg Ip
  • Narrated by Jeremy Arthur
  • 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How the very things we create to protect ourselves, like money market funds or antilock brakes, end up being the biggest threats to our safety and well-being.
We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster - yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life safer enables us to take bigger risks. As our cities, transport systems, and financial markets become more interconnected and complex, so does the potential for catastrophe.
How do we stay safe? Should we? What if our attempts are exposing us even more to the very risks we are avoiding? Would acceptance of danger make us more secure? Is there such a thing as foolproof?
In Foolproof, Greg Ip presents a macro theory of human nature and disaster that explains how we can keep ourselves safe in our increasingly dangerous world.

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Democratic party propaganda

the beginning of the book is devoted to affixing blame to global warming for modern day forest fires
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-13-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio