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  • Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

  • By: Ziad K. Abdelnour, Wesley A. Whittaker
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

In a no holds barred expose of the 2008 financial meltdown from the inside, Ziad K. Abdelnour argues that the political and financial elites have done nothing to fix the structural problems and instead have worsened the situation. By creating more market bubbles, they are actually waging a war on the most productive members of society. For investors, business people, and entrepreneurs that need to navigate the troubled geopolitical waters of the post-crisis world, Abdelnour offers several solutions....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Military focused, rather politics of wealth

  • By Amazon Customer on 18-05-2018

Not Military focused, rather politics of wealth

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-05-2018

I was hoping for international perspectives on economic warfare between nation states and non state actors. This book makes arguments for letting successful wealthy people in the USA operate without Govt interference. It provides some investigation of the USA financial ecosystem and emerging markets. However I found that it largely focused on themes of reducing Govt interfence in the market, call for shrinking USA Govt, the need for political change in the USA and many arguments against progressive and socialist thought. While clearly intelligent and a highly skilled investor I found his understanding of political history and social issues mediocre. I failed to be persuaded by evidence presented and would have welcomed a more detailed analysis and more supporting data. I think there are seeds of thought leadership in this book but more care needs to be taken with constructing a coherent arguments and avoiding emotive labels.

  • The Gene

  • An Intimate History
  • By: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 88

The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from best-selling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856, where a monk stumbles on the idea of a 'unit of heredity'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Genetics and its implications

  • By Haris Mirza on 12-02-2019

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-2017

Fantastic story and history that maps our genetic path from prehistory to tomorrow. Well worth your time.