Crunch by Jared Bernstein audiobook

Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries)

By Jared Bernstein
Read by Erik Synnestvedt

Gildan Media 9781596592346
6.35 Hours 1
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Is Social Security really going bust, and what does that mean to me? If I hire an immigrant, am I hurting a native-born worker? How much can presidents really affect economic outcomes? Why does the stock market go up when employment declines? What's a "living wage?" Why do I feel so squeezed? If you'd like to know the answers to these questions, premier economist Jared Bernstein is here to help. In Crunch, he answers these as well as dozens of other questions he has fielded from working Americans by e-mail, on blogs, and at events where he speaks. Chances are, if there's a stumper you've always wanted to ask an economist, it's solved in this audiobook.

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Is Social Security really going bust, and what does that mean to me? If I hire an immigrant, am I hurting a native-born worker? How much can presidents really affect economic outcomes? Why does the stock market go up when employment declines? What's a "living wage?" Why do I feel so squeezed? If you'd like to know the answers to these questions, premier economist Jared Bernstein is here to help. In Crunch, he answers these as well as dozens of other questions he has fielded from working Americans by e-mail, on blogs, and at events where he speaks. Chances are, if there's a stumper you've always wanted to ask an economist, it's solved in this audiobook.

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“This accessible overview should clear things up for ever the most befogged reader…Bernstein explains murky topics like health care reform, minimum wage laws, the Federal Reserve, immigration, and budget deficits with a clear, friendly manner that sidesteps any scholarly (and/or sinister) obfuscation…This down-to-earth, populist guide to the pressing economic issues of our time is a clarifying, useful, and empowering resource.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Bernstein has done the American electorate service by writing this witty and perceptive primer…His book is a clarion call to remind us that the political slogan ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ is just as timely as ever. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Jared Bernstein’s new book is a must-read for everyone who cares about restoring economic fairness in an America with the greatest income inequality since the Great Depression. Drawing on everyday examples, Crunch is an accessible explanation of economic principles presented with equal parts of insight, humor, and stimulation. In the process, Bernstein explains how we got to where we are, what to do to fix it, and why fighting for a fair society is so important.” Senator John Edwards
“The sprightliest writer working in the dismal science since the heyday of John Kenneth Galbraith.” Harold Meyerson, Washington Post columnist
“Jared Bernstein has written a fun, user-friendly primer that tells you everything you need to know about the economy. I liked it, you’ll like it, and if you read it you can stop feeling guilty that you forgot everything you learned in that freshman econ course.” Jonathan Chait, senior editor, New Republic, and author of The Big Con: The True Story of How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics

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Author Bio: Jared Bernstein

Author Bio: Jared Bernstein

Jared Bernstein is senior economist and director of the Living Standards Program at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. He is the author of All Together Now: Common Sense for a Fair Economy and the coauthor of eight editions of The State of Working America. His work has been published in The American Prospect, the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the New York Daily News. He is a featured weekly commentator on a variety of CNBC programs and makes regular appearances on various NPR programs, including Morning Edition and Marketplace.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Runtime: 6.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English