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This book looks at 13 different legal systems, ranging from Imperial China to modern Amish: how they worked, what problems they faced, how they dealt with them. Some chapters deal with a single legal system, others with topics relevant to several, such as problems with law based on divine revelation or how systems work in which law enforcement is private and decentralized. 

The book’s underlying assumption is that all human societies face the same problems, deal with them in an interesting variety of different ways, and are all the work of grown-ups and hence should all be taken seriously. It ends with a chapter on features of past legal systems that a modern system might want to borrow.

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©2019 David Director Friedman (P)2020 David Director Friedman

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Incredible Content, Poor Audio Quality

Honestly this book was so enlightening I'm very glad I took the time to listen. I started a little slow but quickly became very fascinating

The only downside is that the audio narration was recorded on some very poor microphone (most likely on a smart phone) in an area with bad acoustics (most likely a bedroom)

Never the less I'm very grateful as sub par narration audio is better than no narration

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  • 07-01-2021

Nice one but could have better sound quality

The content is great. But the quality of the narration is subpar. It is read by the author, and it seems it was recorded on his laptop microphone. It could also use some editing. Anyway, I still prefer to have this audiobook with a non-ideal narration than no audiobook at all!

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