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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Without reservation, I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about, or talk intelligently about, the federal reserve, monetary and fiscal policy, or even the gold standard.
What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?
Wheelen has an excellent understanding of the topic and writes about it in a fun and approachable way, making it enjoyable and easy to understand and without talking down to the reader or leaving out "it's too hard for most to understand" information. He also does a great job explaining complex and difficult ideas simply and elegantly, using multiple examples and coming at them from different perspectives.
Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Jonathan Davis is an EXCELLENT narrator!.One of the very best.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
Central banks have a real purpose in the world's monetary system. If not the best, it is certainly one of the best economic books I have ever read.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Excellent audio with perfect narration.
I have listened to a number of books talk about money, however this one seemed to cover a lot of ground in an engaging way.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is my second reading of the book and I love it.
As someone who has never formally studied economics but finds it fascinating this strikes the balance between intelligent and fun
Great book. It's not traditionally a fun subject but the author used a fair bit of humour throughout that made it easier to consume. He also uses lots of really great examples and parallels which really help to get the grasp of the concepts.
I didn't really know anything about inflation and interest rates etc so all the information was New and handy for me. If you already know how these things work then maybe it'd be a bit basic for you. books like these should be taught in schools though! it's definitely handy knowledge!
Charles Wheelan delivers again, I read naked statistics before and it inspired me to pursue statistics from a different angle, I'm in my final year of Economics and finance and I can vouch for the academic soundness of this book, many complex ideas distilled clearly and eloquently into a framework that everyone can grasp. I highly recommend this book