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  1. 8.8 hrs • 9/3/2013 • Unabridged

    A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity, and our flawed responses to it, shapes our lives, our society, and our culture. Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all are examples of a mind-set produced by scarcity. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before. Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity and the strategies it imposes, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus. Mullainathan and Shafir discuss how scarcity affects our daily lives, recounting anecdotes of their own foibles and making surprising connections that bring this research alive. Their book provides a new way of understanding why the poor stay poor and the busy stay busy, and it reveals not only how scarcity leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.

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    Scarcity

    8.8 hrs • 9/3/13 • Unabridged
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  2. 11.1 hrs • 1/1/2013 • Unabridged

    Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times, Manias, Panics, and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. In this updated edition of his most popular work, Charles Kindleberger presents a detailed study of nearly every major financial upset throughout history. From the Holy Roman Empire’s currency devaluation of 1618 to the stock market crash of 1987, this history is a highly enjoyable and supremely informative listening experience.

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    Manias, Panics, and Crashes

    11.1 hrs • 1/1/13 • Unabridged
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  3. 10.2 hrs • 1/1/2009 • Unabridged

    The Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises is increasingly recognized as one of the most important originators of modern economic thought. This book studies his ideas in a clear and systematic way and pulls out from Mises’ own writings the main themes of his work. With an emphasis on microeconomics, Mises argues that all real economic decisions are made by particular people at particular times and places; the motivating forces, therefore, are personal and psychological. In this view, economics is not a science at all but a discipline more like mathematics or geometry. Its principles are deduced not by observation and experiment but from certain axiomatic facts about the nature of human choice. This basic insight allows Mises to study important topics such as entrepreneurship and competition in new and fruitful ways.

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    Ludwig von Mises by Dr. Eamonn Butler

    Ludwig von Mises

    10.2 hrs • 1/1/10 • Unabridged
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