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Economic History

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    Why Nations Fail

    The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    Narrated by Dan Woren ...


    17 hours 55 min

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to ... Read more

    $35.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

    A Brief History of Capitalism

    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...


    4 hours 50 min

    Random House presents the audio edition of **Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis, read by Leighton Pugh.Why is there so much inequality?** In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his daughter Xenia’s deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths – from Oedipus and Faust to ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

    by David Harvey ...
    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...


    13 hours 46 min

    To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill. But knowing what makes capitalism work-and what makes it fail-is crucial to understanding its long-term health, and the vast implications for the global economy that go along with it. In Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, the eminent scholar David Harvey, ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    Narrated by Fred Sanders ...


    8 hours 24 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, read by Fred Sanders.Two Harvard professors explain the dangerous world we face todayDemocracies can die with a coup d'état - or they can die slowly. This happens most deceptively when in piecemeal fashion, with the election of an authoritarian leader, the abuse of governmental power and the ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dark Towers

    Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction

    by David Enrich ...
    Narrated by BJ Harrison ...


    13 hours 2 min

    “In Dark Towers, David Enrich tells the story of how one of the world’s mightiest banks careened off the rails, threatening everything from our financial system to our democracy through its reckless entanglement with Donald Trump. Darkly fascinating and yet all too real, it’s a tale that will keep you up at night.”— John Carreyrou, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author of Bad ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Capital and Ideology

    Narrated by Rick Adamson ...


    48 hours 57 min

    The epic successor to one of the most important books of the century: at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a new and fairer economic systemThomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think ... Read more

    $59.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Value of Everything

    Making and Taking in the Global Economy

    Narrated by Amy Finegan ...


    11 hours 34 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Value of Everything by Mariana Mazzucato, read by Amy Finegan.Who really creates wealth in our world? And how do we decide the value of what they do? At the heart of today's financial and economic crisis is a problem hiding in plain sight.In modern capitalism, value-extraction is rewarded more highly than value-creation: the productive process that ... Read more

    $20.83 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Requiem for the American Dream

    The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    Narrated by Donald Corren ...


    3 hours 54 min

    NOAM CHOMSKY is widely regarded as the most influential thinker of our time, but never before has he devoted a major book to one topic, income inequality: "During the Great Depression, things were much worse than they are today, but there was an expectation that things were going to get better. There was a real sense of hopefulness. There isn't today.. Inequality is really unprecedented. In terms ... Read more

    $16.46 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World

    by Adam Tooze ...
    Narrated by Adam Tooze, Mr Simon Vance ...


    25 hours 27 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook editi****on of Crashed by Adam Tooze, read by Simon Vance, with an introduction read by the author.In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's ... Read more

    $26.51 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lights Out

    Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric


    13 hours 39 min

    **A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER"If you’re in any kind of leadership role—whether at a company, a non-profit, or somewhere else—there’s a lot you can learn here."—Bill Gates, Gates NotesHow could General Electric—perhaps America’s most iconic corporation—suffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?**This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Adults In The Room

    My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

    Narrated by Leighton Pugh ...


    20 hours 14 min

    Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis.*** 'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' (Guardian) ***What happens when you take on the establishment? In this blistering, personal account, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis blows the lid on Europe's hidden agenda and exposes what actually goes on in its corridors ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Courage Is Calling

    A Book About Bravery

    by Ryan Holiday ...
    Narrated by Ryan Holiday ...


    6 hours 5 min

    Fortune favours the bold. All great leaders of history have known this, and were successful because of the risks they dared to take. But today so many of us are paralysed by fear.Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why courage is so important, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Courage is not simply physical bravery but also ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Moneyland: Why Thieves And Crooks Now Rule The World And How To Take It Back

    Narrated by Oliver Bullough ...


    9 hours 36 min

    An Economist Politics and Current Affairs book of the year. Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice. And ... Read more

    $27.84 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Capitalism Without Capital

    The Rise of the Intangible Economy

    Narrated by Derek Perkins ...


    8 hours 56 min

    The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Infinite Machine

    How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum

    by Camila Russo ...
    Narrated by Laura Jennings ...


    10 hours 31 min

    Written with the verve of such works as The Big Short, The History of the Future, and The Spider Network, here is the fascinating, true story of the rise of Ethereum, the second-biggest digital asset in the world, the growth of cryptocurrency, and the future of the internet as we know it.Everyone has heard of Bitcoin, but few know about the second largest cryptocurrency, Ethereum, which has been ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Politics Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    Narrated by David Shaw-Parker ...


    18 hours 9 min

    This invaluable, easy-to-understand guide to world politics and government offers an accessible introduction to more than 80 of the most important theories and big ideas of leaders and politicians throughout history.The Politics Book makes government and politics easy to understand by explaining the big ideas simply. The key events in political history are outlined from the origins of political ... Read more

    $30.29 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine


    2 hours 41 min

    Australia and New Zealand editionFrom award-winning science journalist Dr Michael Mosley: The story of COVID-19, the greatest public health threat of our time ...This book charts the trajectory of a novel virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread.Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley provides a fascinating and detailed understanding of the ... Read more

    $19.45 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Price of Peace

    Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

    Narrated by Robert Petkoff ...


    22 hours 50 min

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always heightened when crisis strikes.”—The Wall Street Journal* ... Read more

    $44.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Antisocial Network

    by Ben Mezrich ...
    Narrated by Fajer Al-Kaisi ...


    7 hours 26 min

    This is definitive take on the wildest story of the year— the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze, a tale of fortunes won and lost overnight that may end up changing Wall Street forever.Bestselling author Ben Mezrich offers a gripping, beat-by-beat account of how a loosely affiliate group of private investors and internet trolls took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, firing ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Coming of Neo-Feudalism

    A Warning to the Global Middle Class

    by Joel Kotkin ...
    Narrated by Traber Burns ...


    6 hours 33 min

    Following a remarkable epoch of greater dispersion of wealth and opportunity, we are inexorably returning towards a more feudal era marked by greater concentration of wealth and property, reduced upward mobility, demographic stagnation, and increased dogmatism. If the last seventy years saw a massive expansion of the middle class, not only in America but in much of the developed world, today that ... Read more

    $25.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Lords of Easy Money

    How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy

    Narrated by Jacques Roy ...


    10 hours 19 min

    The New York Times bestselling business journalist Christopher Leonard infiltrates one of America’s most mysterious institutions—the Federal Reserve—to show how its policies****spearheaded by Chairman Jerome Powell over the past ten years have accelerated income inequality and put our country’s economic stability at risk.If you asked most people what forces led to today’s unprecedented income ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Great Leveler

    Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

    Narrated by Joel Richards ...


    17 hours 31 min

    Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The ... Read more

    $34.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Trade Wars Are Class Wars

    How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...


    8 hours 32 min

    A provocative look at how today's trade conflicts are caused by governments promoting the interests of elites at the expense of workers. Trade disputes are usually understood as conflicts between countries with competing national interests, but as Matthew C. Klein and Michael Pettis show in this book, they are often the unexpected result of domestic political choices to serve the interests of the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    En romersk mønt og hvad der deraf fulgte

    by Asser Amdisen ...
    Narrated by Paul Becker ...


    5 hours 31 min

    De seneste 30 år er det blevet mere og mere almindeligt at acceptere, at forståelsen af økonomi og forståelsen af staten er alt for kompliceret til at overlade til befolkningen. Embedsmænd, politikere og forskere spytter store mængder papir ud, som er skrevet uforståeligt, og fordi der er enighed om at fremstille det hele enormt indviklet, slipper de godt fra det. Dermed er demokratiet sat ud af ... Read more

    $31.90 AUD