Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World [Audiobook]

Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World [Audiobook]
Beeronomics: How Beer Explains the World [Audiobook] by Johan Swinnen, Devin Briski, read by Liam Gerrard
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 18 mins | 228.22MB

Beeronomics covers world history through the lens of beer, exploring the common role that beer taxation has played throughout and providing context for recognizable brands and consumer trends and tastes.

Beeronomics examines key developments that have moved the brewing industry forward. Its most ubiquitous ingredient, hops, was used by the Hanseatic League to establish the export dominance of Hamburg and Bremen in the 16th century. During the late 19th century, bottom-fermentation led to the spread of industrial lager beer. Industrial innovations in bottling, refrigeration, and TV advertising paved the way for the consolidation and market dominance of major macrobreweries like Anheuser Busch in America and Artois Brewery in Belgium during the 20th century.

We're now in the era of global integration - one multinational AB InBev, claims 46 percent of all beer profits - but there's a counterrevolution afoot of small, independent craft breweries in America, Belgium and around the world. Beeronomics surveys these trends, giving context to why you see which brands and styles on shelves at your local supermarket or on tap at the nearby pub.

A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation [Audiobook]

A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation [Audiobook]
A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns That Defined a Nation [Audiobook] by Scott Nations, read by Christopher Grove
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 32 mins | 345.31MB

In this absorbing, smart, and accessible blend of economic and cultural history in the vein of the works of Michael Lewis and Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial executive and CNBC contributor examines the five most significant stock market crashes in the United States over the past century, revealing how they have defined the nation today.

The Panic of 1907; Black Tuesday (1929); Black Monday (1987); the Great Recession (2008); the Flash Crash (2010): Each of these financial implosions that caused a catastrophic drop in the American stock market is a remarkable story in its own right. But taken together, they offer a unique financial history of the American century. In A History of the United States in Five Crashes, financial executive and CNBC contributor Scott Nations examines these precipitous dips, revealing how each played a role in America's political and cultural fabric, one building upon the next to create the nation we know today.

Scott Nations identifies the factors behind the disastrous runs on banks that led to the Panic of 1907, the first great scare of the 20th century. He explains why 1920s America adopted investment trusts - a practice that helped post-World War I Britain - and how they were a primary catalyst of the 1929 crash. He explores America's love affair with an expanding stock market in the 1980s - which spawned the birth of portfolio insurance that significantly contributed to the 1987 crash. And he examines the factors that led to the 2008 global meltdown and the rise of algorithmic trading, the modern financial technology that sparked the 2010 Flash Crash when American stocks lost a trillion dollars in minutes.

A History of the United States in Five Crashes clearly and compellingly illustrates the connections between these financial collapses and examines the solid, clear-cut lessons they offer for preventing the next one.

SuperHubs: How the Financial Elite and Their Networks Rule Our World [Audiobook]

SuperHubs: How the Financial Elite and Their Networks Rule Our World [Audiobook]
SuperHubs: How the Financial Elite and Their Networks Rule Our World [Audiobook] by Sandra Navidi, read by Katherine Fenton
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 16 mins | 283.09MB

An intimate glimpse into the world of the financial elite and their unique network of personal relationships. Featuring a foreword by Nouriel Roubini.

SuperHubs is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the global financial system and the powerful personal networks through which it is run, at the centre of which sit the Elites - the SuperHubs.

Combining an insider's knowledge with the principles of network science, Sandra Navidi offers a startling new perspective on how the financial system really operates. SuperHubs reveals what happens at the exclusive, invitation-only platforms - The World Economic Forum in Davos, the meetings of the International Monetary Fund, think-tank gatherings, power lunches, charity events, and private parties.

This is the most vivid portrait to date of the global elite: the bank CEOs, fund managers, billionaire financiers and politicians who, through their interlocking relationships and collective influence, are transforming the future of our financial system and, for better or worse, shaping our world.

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