Squandering Aimlessly by David Brancaccio audiobook

Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace

By David Brancaccio
Read by David Brancaccio

3.08 Hours 02/01/2000 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743518840

David Brancaccio, host of public radio's rambunctious and eclectic business program Marketplace, took an irreverant jaunt around the country to investigate what Americans do with their money. His travels took him from Minnesota's Mall of America to Wall Street. He encountered entrepreneurs in California, homeowners in New York, retirees in Arizona, and some folks following their lifelong dreams in Texas. A drifter in the desert offered advice. So did a U.S. secretary of the treasury. Along the way, Brancaccio was challenged by a cascade of practical issues: If consumption drives the economy, is there something wrong with saving? Is there such a thing as a socially responsible investment? Is charity an investment? If you can't beat a Las Vegas casino, can you beat the stock market? Although Brancaccio's financial pilgrimage was a personal one, his eye-opening adventures reveal a great deal about American attitudes toward money at the dawn of the new century -- and they provide entertaining lessons about how best to spend, invest, and save.

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Summary

Summary

David Brancaccio, host of public radio's rambunctious and eclectic business program Marketplace, took an irreverant jaunt around the country to investigate what Americans do with their money. His travels took him from Minnesota's Mall of America to Wall Street. He encountered entrepreneurs in California, homeowners in New York, retirees in Arizona, and some folks following their lifelong dreams in Texas. A drifter in the desert offered advice. So did a U.S. secretary of the treasury.

Along the way, Brancaccio was challenged by a cascade of practical issues: If consumption drives the economy, is there something wrong with saving? Is there such a thing as a socially responsible investment? Is charity an investment? If you can't beat a Las Vegas casino, can you beat the stock market?

Although Brancaccio's financial pilgrimage was a personal one, his eye-opening adventures reveal a great deal about American attitudes toward money at the dawn of the new century -- and they provide entertaining lessons about how best to spend, invest, and save.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unpretentious…humorous, light-handed…By the end, you’ll have a firmer grasp of real-world economics.”  Dallas Morning News
“David Brancaccio’s Squandering Aimlessly is a rare treat—an insightful look at economic matters that is also a terrific read.”  Amazon.com, editorial review
“Brancaccio writes like the public radio broadcaster he is (on the show Marketplace), in slow, even tones, savoring every detail of his stories, in firm control of where he is going but in no hurry to get there. This is not a book you attack, but one you surrender to.”  Publishers Weekly
“A smart and engaging book about money and the American ways with it.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English