Applied Economics by Thomas Sowell audiobook

Applied Economics: Thinking beyond Stage One

By Thomas Sowell
Read by Brian Emerson

Blackstone Publishing
7.79 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470824426

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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. He begins by elucidating the differences between politicians, who are often compelled by political considerations to act for the short term, and economists, who are more concerned with long-term ramifications. Sowell then focuses on the application of economics to major contemporary real-world problems—housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations.

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Summary

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.

He begins by elucidating the differences between politicians, who are often compelled by political considerations to act for the short term, and economists, who are more concerned with long-term ramifications. Sowell then focuses on the application of economics to major contemporary real-world problems—housing, medical care, discrimination, and the economic development of nations.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Applied Economics…is simply the must-have field guide to our economic landscape.” Jonah Goldberg, New York Times bestselling author
“Applied Economics is full of…good sense—and serves as an excellent defense against the counterproductive promises of political candidates.” Wall Street Journal
“The great achievement of Sowell’s book is its simplicity. His writing is easy and lucid, an admirable trait considering the topic at hand…As a basic primer for the economically perplexed, this volume serves very well.” Publishers Weekly
“The great achievement of Sowell’s book is its simplicity.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Thomas Sowell

Author Bio: Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, presented by the president of the United States in 2003.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 7.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English