Arguing with Zombies by Paul Krugman audiobook

Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

By Paul Krugman
Read by Rob Shapiro , with Foreword read by Paul Krugman

Random House Audio 9781324005018
12.26 Hours 1
Format : Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780593208403

An accessible, compelling introduction to today’s major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman. There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won’t die. In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it’s headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers. Arguing with Zombies puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. With quick, vivid sketches, Krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations. This audiobook includes a bonus PDF of diagrams from the book.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in Macroeconomics

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Midwest Indie Bestseller in Hardcover Nonfiction

An accessible, compelling introduction to today’s major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman.

There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won’t die.

In Arguing with Zombies, Krugman tackles many of these misunderstandings, taking stock of where the United States has come from and where it’s headed in a series of concise, digestible chapters. Drawn mainly from his popular New York Times column, they cover a wide range of issues, organized thematically and framed in the context of a wider debate. Explaining the complexities of health care, housing bubbles, tax reform, Social Security, and so much more with unrivaled clarity and precision, Arguing with Zombies is Krugman at the height of his powers.

Arguing with Zombies puts Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year and is an indispensable guide to two decades’ worth of political and economic discourse in the United States and around the globe. With quick, vivid sketches, Krugman turns his readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news and hands them the keys to unlock the concepts behind the greatest economic policy issues of our time. In doing so, he delivers an instant classic that can serve as a reference point for this and future generations. This audiobook includes a bonus PDF of diagrams from the book.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In an era when facts are too often disdained and discarded, Paul Krugman wields them like a rapier. A brilliant scholar and polemicist, Krugman’s incisive columns are a beacon for anyone who cares about public policy and progressive change.” David Axelrod, New York Times bestselling author and senior advisor to President Obama
“A revelation. It showcases the range of Krugman’s intellect and his gift for clear, accessible writing. He neatly mixes pop cultural references and economic data.” Washington Post
“Narrator Rob Shapiro…captures Krugman’s passion for explaining the economic implications of political actions. His warm tones breathe life into ‘zombie’ economics…Listeners are treated to the author’s passionate reading of the foreword, a tone that is capably echoed by Shapiro throughout the rest of the audiobook. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Reading this book will help you appreciate that, despite many trends in the opposite direction, we live in a world where the values of the Enlightenment still exist.” New York Journal of Books
“An informative and controversial study combining business and political science." Library Journal
“He cites four rules that guide his research: listen to intelligent views; question the question; ‘dare to be silly;' and ‘simplify, simplify.’ All serve him—and his readers—admirably. Shrewd, witty, informed essays that are much needed in our anti-intellectual age.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Paul Krugman

Author Bio: Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in economics and author of three New York Times bestsellers, has been a columnist at the New York Times for twenty years. He is a distinguished professor at City University of New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 12.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English