- How Economic Growth Has Made Us Smarter - and More Unequal
- Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
- Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-21-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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As the economy makes ever-greater demands on their minds, the successful are making ever-greater investments in education and other ways of increasing their human capital, expanding their cognitive skills and leading them to still higher levels of success. But unfortunately, even as the rich are securely riding this virtuous cycle, the poor are trapped in a vicious one, as a lack of human capital leads to family breakdown, unemployment, dysfunction, and further erosion of knowledge and skills.
In this brief, clear, and forthright audiobook, Lindsey shows how economic growth is creating unprecedented levels of human capital - and suggests how the huge benefits of this development can be spread beyond those who are already enjoying its rewards.
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By stream on 04-25-18
Well writing. The audio production was excellent.
Very informative and specific to sway a persons perceptions of the way of civilization coexistence. Remember this just my own personal opinion of the book directions. Positive taught is required before listening.
By Philo on 07-22-17
Good for what it is; but not what I expected
I expected this as a forward-looking bunch of tips on how we might optimize our human skills, intelligence and networks to be successful at wealth-building, in today's tech age. This turns out to be more a disciplined anthropological study of who is successful now, particularly, from one generation to the next. I don't want to over-simplify, but the upshot for me in terms of advice was, "be born in a rich and illustrious family that parents very well, in a great neighborhood." This obviously results in superior wealth creation and retention. Oh, really? And here are research numbers that prove this crushingly obvious thesis. It is a job well done, and not one I care to see reiterated dozens of quantitative ways.