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    • Basic Economics, Fifth Edition

    • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics, Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on commonsense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should listen to this book

    • By Anonymous User on 10-07-2018

    Non-member price: $56.33

    • Black Rednecks and White Liberals

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Hugh Mann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 60
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    This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enlightening

    • By Anonymous User on 06-01-2019

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • The Vision of the Anointed

    • Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this devastating critique of the mindset behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years, Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes, but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thomas Sowell defines it well.

    • By moises on 01-11-2018

    Non-member price: $28.65

    • Migrations and Cultures

    • A World View
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Most commentators look at the issue of immigration from the viewpoint of immediate politics. In doing so, they focus on only a piece of the issue and lose touch with the larger picture. Now Thomas Sowell offers a sweeping historical and global look at a large number of migrations over a long period of time. Migrations and Cultures shows the persistence of cultural traits in particular racial and ethnic groups.

    Non-member price: $40.97

    • Conquests and Cultures

    • An International History
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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    This book is the culmination of fifteen years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice. Its purpose has been to try to understand the role of cultural differences within nations and between nations, today and over the centuries of history, in shaping the economic and social fates of peoples and of whole civilizations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Share it with your kids while you can

    • By chris on 15-02-2017

    Non-member price: $40.97

    • The Quest for Cosmic Justice

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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    This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies.

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Discrimination and Disparities

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 20
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    Discrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one-factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation, or genetics. It is listenable enough for people with no prior knowledge of economics. Yet the empirical evidence with which it backs up its analysis spans the globe and challenges beliefs across the ideological spectrum.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eminently sensible

    • By E. J. Lizier on 02-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Knowledge and Decisions

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 20 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This reissue of Thomas Sowell’s classic study of decision making, which includes a preface by the author, updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Anointed. Sowell, one of America’s most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in concrete detail how knowledge is shared and disseminated throughout modern society. He warns that society suffers from an ever-widening gap between firsthand knowledge and decision making—a gap that threatens not only our economic and political efficiency but our very freedom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing insight

    • By Monica on 20-08-2018

    Non-member price: $46.09

    • Intellectuals and Society

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    This is a study of how intellectuals as a class affect modern societies by shaping the climate of opinion in which official policies develop, on issues ranging from economics to law to war and peace. You will hear a withering and clear-eyed critique about (but not for) intellectuals that explores their impact on public opinion, policy, and society at large.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book, very much enjoyed the contents,

    • By Ahmed Shmela on 10-11-2018

    Non-member price: $40.97

    • Wealth, Poverty, and Politics

    • An International Perspective
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: David Cochran Heath
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 18
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    In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in the country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and shocking

    • By Anonymous User on 31-08-2018

    Non-member price: $35.84

    • Dismantling America

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These wide-ranging essays - on many individual political, economic, cultural, and legal issues - have as a recurring, underlying theme the decline of the values and institutions that have sustained and advanced American society for more than two centuries. This decline has been more than erosion. It has, in many cases, been a deliberate dismantling of American values and institutions by people convinced that their superior wisdom and virtue must override both the traditions of the country and the will of the people.

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Applied Economics

    • Thinking Beyond Stage One
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is geared to the average citizen with little or no economics background who would like the tools to think critically about economic issues. Many of today's economic issues are obscured by their inherent complexity and the often confusing and conflicting views coming from political talking heads. Sowell, a leading conservative economist and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, seeks to alleviate this confusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another masterpiece by Mr Sowell

    • By Dainen on 15-12-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • Applied Economics

    • Thinking Beyond Stage One: Second Edition
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallace
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Applied Economics is an accessible guide to how our economic decisions develop. It explains the application of economics to major world problems, including housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations. The book is based on an international view of economics, includes examples from around the world, and shows how certain incentives and constraints produce similar outcomes among disparate peoples and cultures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Econ1001 Reading (Listening)

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-06-2017

    Non-member price: $33.79

    • The Thomas Sowell Reader

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    These selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of half a century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues. The sources range from Dr. Sowell’s letters, books, newspaper columns, and articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. The topics range from latetalking children to tax cuts for the rich, baseball, race, war, the role of judges, medical care, and the rhetoric of politicians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Jacob on 19-07-2017

    Non-member price: $36.87

    • Race and Culture

    • A World View
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In his book Race and Culture, Sowell asks the question: “What is it that allows certain groups to get ahead?” and the answer will undoubtedly create debates for years to come. The thesis of Race and Culture is that productive skills are the key to understanding the economic advancement of particular racial or ethnic groups, as well as countries and civilizations - and that the spread of those skills, whether through migration or conquest, explains much of the advancement of the human race.

    Non-member price: $30.06

    • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Economic Facts and Fallacies is designed for people who want to understand economic issues without getting bogged down in economic jargon, graphs, or political rhetoric. Writing in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics, Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues, including many that are widely disseminated in the media and by politicians.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consume this book before you believe what you hear

    • By Andrew on 16-09-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

    • The Housing Boom and Bust

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    There was no single, dramatic event that set the current financial crisis off. A whole series of very questionable decisions by many people, in many places, over a period of years, built up the pressures that led to a sudden collapse of the housing market and of financial institutions that began to fall like dominoes as a result of investing in securities based on housing prices. This book is designed to unravel the tangled threads of that story.

    Non-member price: $25.35

    • Basic Economics

    • A Citizen's Guide to the Economy
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Brian Emerson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Basic Economics has been written with the thought that learning economics should be not only a relaxed experience but also an enjoyable one.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little one sided.

    • By Rebecca on 12-05-2015

    Non-member price: $35.50

    • A Personal Odyssey

    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is the gritty, powerful story of Thomas Sowell's life-long education in the school of hard knocks, a journey that took him from Harlem to the Marines, the Ivy League, and a career as a controversial writer, teacher, and economist in government and private industry. It is also the story of the dramatically changing times in which this personal odyssey took place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Lukas Koube on 13-05-2015

    Non-member price: $30.42

    • Basic Economics, Fourth Edition

    • A Common Sense Guide to the Economy
    • By: Thomas Sowell
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The fourth edition of Basic Economics is both expanded and updated. A new chapter on the history of economics itself has been added, and the implications of that history examined. Among other additions throughout the book, a new section on the special role of corporations in the economy has been added to the chapter on government and big business.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator hard to listen to

    • By Anonymous User on 03-01-2018

    Non-member price: $30.72

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