Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy [Audiobook]
28 October 2018, 03:53
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hours and 20 minutes | 227.67MB
Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming's extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It. That hardback consists of 404 interlinked dictionary entries, inviting listeners to choose their own path through its radical vision.
Recognizing that Lean Logic's sheer size and unusual structure can be daunting, Fleming's long-time collaborator Shaun Chamberlin has selected and edited one of these potential narratives to create Surviving the Future. The content, rare insights, and uniquely enjoyably writing style remain Fleming's but are presented here at a more accessible length and in conventional format.
Surviving the Future lays out a compelling and powerfully different new economics for a post-growth world. One that relies not on taut competitiveness and eternally increasing productivity - "putting the grim into reality" - but on the play, humor, conversation, and reciprocal obligations of a rich culture.
The Winner's Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life [Audiobook]
28 October 2018, 03:03
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | | 212.54MB
Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers - they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"; why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day; why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another; and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than 200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than 400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the trap-like efficiency we impute to them.
China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know [Audiobook]
19 October 2018, 00:51
2018 | M4B@64 kbps | 11 hours and 31 minutes | 313.86MB
China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is a concise introduction to the most astonishing economic growth story of the last three decades. In the 1980s, China was an impoverished backwater, struggling to escape the political turmoil and economic mismanagement of the Mao era. Today it is the world's second biggest economy, the largest manufacturing and trading nation, the consumer of half the world's steel and coal, the biggest source of international tourists, and one of the most influential investors in developing countries from southeast Asia to Africa to Latin America.
China's growth has lifted 700 million people out of poverty. It has also created a monumental environmental mess, with smog-blanketed cities and carbon emissions that are a leading cause of climate change. Multinational companies make billions of dollars in profits in China each year, but traders around the world shudder at every gyration of the country's unruly stock markets. Most surprising of all, its capitalist economy is governed by an authoritarian Communist Party that shows no sign of loosening its grip.
How did China grow so fast for so long? Can it keep growing and still solve its problems of environmental damage, fast-rising debt, and rampant corruption? How long can its vibrant economy co-exist with the repressive one-party state? What do China's changes mean for the rest of the world? China's Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know answers these questions in straightforward language that you don't need to be an economist to understand, but with a wealth of detail drawn from academic research, interviews with dozens of company executives and policy makers, and a quarter-century of personal experience.
Whether you're doing business in China, negotiating with its government officials, or a student trying to navigate the complexities of this fascinating and diverse country, this is the one book that will tell you everything you need to know about how China works, where it came from and where it's going.