Applied Economics

Applied Economics

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433291333
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 38 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Wallace, Bill 1958-
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Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla


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Jun 26, 2018

let's see, the first stage of life is pretty good, but then in the end you die. So according to Sowell you should never live.

Essentially the book is a dressed up version of that statement. HIs examples are a series of straw men he claims to knock over.

it seems obvious that with all the academic achievements and rewards the man is basically an intellectual whore.

Don't read it, watch fox if you really need to have your devil take the hindmost philosophy stroked, at least that has some potential for entertainment. This book is just boring.

Nov 06, 2010

An outstanding book on economic policy on a micro level that explains what happens after that "feel good" stage one in terms that even Seattle liberals and progressives can understand. The biggest failing of said liberals and progressives is the refusal to look past the initial stage of any suggested policy. As Henry Hazlitt said in "Economics in One Lesson", "The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups." In this book, Thomas Sowell lays out the subsequent consequences of standard every-day liberal policies and how they invariably hurt those they are supposed to help.

I got the audio book to listen to in my car but the narrator is awful. I urge you to get this book to read rather than listen to. It will absolutely be worth your time.


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