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Audiobooks for economic history buffs

Trace the thread of history from the Feudal era to the modern mixed economy with these books on economic theory through the ages. 
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    Goliath

    The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy

    by Matt Stoller ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Davis ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 17 min

    “Every thinking American must read” (The Washington Book Review) this startling and “insightful” (The New York Times) look at how concentrated financial power and consumerism has transformed American politics, and business.Going back to our country’s founding, Americans once had a coherent and clear understanding of political tyranny, one crafted by Thomas Jefferson and updated for the industrial ... Read more

    $29.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes

    The Ancient World Economy and the Empires of Parthia, Central Asia and Han China

    Narrated by James Cameron Stewart ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 21 min

    The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes investigates the trade routes between Rome and the powerful empires of inner Asia, including the Parthian regime which ruled ancient Persia (Iran). It explores Roman dealings with the Kushan Empire which seized power in Bactria (Afghanistan) and laid claim to the Indus Kingdoms. Further chapters examine the development of Palmyra as a leading caravan city on ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Enchantments of Mammon

    How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    34 hours 57 min

    If socialists and Wall Street bankers can agree on anything, it is the extreme rationalism of capital. Ignoring the motive force of the spirit, capitalism rejects the awe-inspiring divine for the economics of supply and demand. Eugene McCarraher challenges this conventional view. Capitalism, he argues, is full of sacrament, whether or not it is acknowledged. Capitalist enchantment first flowered ... Read more

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    Fulfillment

    Winning and Losing in One-Click America

    Narrated by Danny Gavigan ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 22 min

    An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes ... Read more

    $19.49 USD 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 ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 11 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

    $31.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Sovereign Individual

    Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

    Unabridged

    19 hours 20 min

    INCLUDES A NEW PREFACE WRITTEN BY PETER THIEL, FOUNDER OF PAYPAL!Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century.The Sovereign Individual details strategies necessary for adapting financially to the ... Read more

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    The Wealth of Nations

    by Adam Smith ...
    Narrated by Gildart Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    36 hours 44 min

    The foundation for all modern economic thought and political economy, The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of Scottish economist Adam Smith, who introduces the world to the very idea of economics and capitalism in the modern sense of the words. Smith details his argument in five books: Book I. Of the Causes of Improvement in the Productive Power of Labour Book II. Of the Nature, Accumulation, ... Read more

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    Capital and Ideology

    Narrated by Rick Adamson ...

    Unabridged

    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

    $39.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Red Roulette

    An Insider's Story of Wealth, Power, Corruption, and Vengeance in Today's China

    by Desmond Shum ...
    Narrated by Tim Chiou ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 22 min

    “THE BOOK CHINA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO READ.” —CNNSELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by THE ECONOMIST and FINANCIAL TIMESThis “powerful and disturbing” (Bill Browder, author of Red Notice) New York Times bestseller is narrated by a man who, with his wife, Whitney Duan, rose to the top levels of power and wealth—and then fell out of favor. Whitney had been disappeared four years before, but ... ... Read more

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    Bezonomics

    How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World's Best Companies Are Learning from It

    by Brian Dumaine ...
    Narrated by Dan Bittner ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    An “illuminating, lucid, and finely detailed” (The Washington Post) look at Amazon’s world-dominating business model, the current competitors either imitating or trying to outfox Amazon, and “how Jeff Bezos turned Amazon into the world’s lockdown necessity” (The Times, UK)—from an award-winning Fortune magazine writer.Like Henry Ford, Sam Walton, or Steve Jobs in the early years of Ford, Walmart, ... Read more

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    The Classical School

    The Birth of Economics in 20 Enlightened Lives

    Narrated by Sean Patrick Hopkins ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 41 min

    A fascinating chronicle of the lives of twenty economists who played major roles in the evolution of global economic thought.What was Adam Smith really talking about when he mentioned the "invisible hand"? Did Karl Marx really predict the end of capitalism? Did Thomas Malthus (from whose name the word "Malthusian" derives) really believe that famines were desirable?In The Classical School, Callum ... Read more

    $24.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    When China Rules the World

    The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order

    Narrated by Scott Peterson ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 33 min

    HOW CHINA'S ASCENDANCE AS AN ECONOMIC SUPERPOWER WILL ALTER THE CULTURAL, POLITICAL, SOCIAL, AND ETHNIC BALANCE OF GLOBAL POWER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, UNSEATING THE WEST AND IN THE PROCESS CREATING A WHOLE NEW WORLD According to even the most conservative estimates, China will overtake the United States as the world's largest economy by 2027 and will ascend to the position of world economic ... Read more

    $34.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    How the Other Half Banks

    Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

    Narrated by Priya Ayyar ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 36 min

    The United States has two separate banking systems today―one serving the well-to-do and another exploiting everyone else. How the Other Half Banks contributes to the growing conversation on American inequality by highlighting one of its prime causes: unequal credit.Mehrsa Baradaran examines how a significant portion of the population, deserted by banks, is forced to wander through a Wild West of ... Read more

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    Lights Out

    Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric

    Narrated by James Edward Thomas ...

    Unabridged

    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

    $31.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Forgotten Depression

    1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

    by James Grant ...
    Narrated by Rick Adamson ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 18 min

    James Grant's story of America's last governmentally untreated depression: A bible for conservative economists, this "carefully researched history . . . makes difficult economic concepts easy to understand, and it deftly mixes major events with interesting vignettes"-The Wall Street Journal. In 1920-1921, Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding met a deep economic slump by seeming to ignore it, ... Read more

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    The Great Degeneration

    How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

    Narrated by Paul Slack ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 18 min

    Bestselling author and world-renowned historian Niall Ferguson has won widespread acclaim for thought-provoking works such as Civilization and High Financier. The Great Degeneration tackles nothing less than the decline of Western civilization. Ferguson posits that slowing growth, outrageous debt, and antisocial behavior are contributing to the erosion of the West's once rock-solid foundations. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Levelling

    What's Next After Globalization

    Narrated by Jeff Bottoms ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 55 min

    A brilliant analysis of the transition in world economics, finance, and power as the era of globalization ends and gives way to new power centers and institutions.The world is at a turning point similar to the fall of communism. Then, many focused on the collapse itself, and failed to see that a bigger trend, globalization, was about to take hold. The benefits of globalization--through the freer ... Read more

    $25.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Jump-Starting America

    How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream

    Narrated by Robert Fass ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 57 min

    The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again.The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different. Job opportunities and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few crowded coastal enclaves. Corporations and investors are disproportionately developing technologies that benefit the ... Read more

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    The Upside of Down

    Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West

    by Charles Kenny ...
    Narrated by Tim Andres Pabon ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 30 min

    America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world's only superpower - so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer as important as they once were? What if America's well-being was assessed according to entirely different factors? In The Upside of Down, Charles Kenny argues that America's so-called decline ... Read more

    $27.98 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Blood Diamonds

    Tracing the Path of the World’s Most Precious Stones

    by Greg Campbell ...
    Narrated by Tom Weiner ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 2 min

    The true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood DiamondFirst discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These “blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. ... Read more

    $16.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    God and Mammon

    Chronicles of American Money

    by Lance Morrow ...
    Narrated by Tom Parks ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 23 min

    This book is about the partnership of God and Mammon in the New World-about how Americans have made money and lost money, and about how they have thought about that obsessive and peculiarly American subject. Money is the basic American thing, the life's blood of the country. God and Mammon shows how the dynamics of money in its many dimensions (material, spiritual, cultural, psychological) worked ... Read more

    $15.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Lost Bank

    The Story of Washington Mutual—the Biggest Bank Failure in American History

    by Kirsten Grind ...
    Narrated by Traber Burns ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 7 min

    During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in the autumn of 2008, and its controversial sale to JPMorgan Chase, is an astonishing account of how one bank lost itself to greed and mismanagement and how the entire financial industry—and ... Read more

    $22.95 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    A History of the World Economy from the Iron Age to the Information Age

    by Philip Coggan ...
    Narrated by Philip Coggan, Kris Dyer ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 29 min

    A sweeping history that tracks the development of trade and industry across the world, from Ancient Rome to today.From the development of international trade fairs in the twelfth century to the innovations made in China, India, and the Arab world, it turns out that historical economies were much more sophisticated that we might imagine, tied together by webs of credit and financial instruments ... Read more

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    The Hypomanic Edge

    The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America

    Narrated by Stephen R. Thorne ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 48 min

    Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics-grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there ... Read more

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