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  • Talking to My Daughter About the Economy

  • A Brief History of Capitalism
  • By: Yanis Varoufakis
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 367
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis. Why is there so much inequality? In this short book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths, he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brief, easy to assimilate, yet deals with the big questions of our societies.

  • By Andrew (Bunny) Warren on 08-11-17

Unexpectedly excellent

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Reviewed: 30-11-17

This book was completely different to what I expected when I bought it. It paints the picture of the economy in an exceptionally simple yet thorough way. The method of writing as if to a child is very well executed and works wonderfully.

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  • How the Mind Works

  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
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    4 out of 5 stars 129
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • How the World Works

  • By Judy Corstjens on 31-08-15

Changes the way you think

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Reviewed: 23-03-15

This book, as with all of Stephen Pinker's stuff, long and occasionally difficult. However, finishing it is exceptionally fulfilling and I never once considered giving up. The insights presented into the reason that we think the way we do will change the way that you think about everything, and they provide answers to questions which you might have thought of as unanswerable. I would thoroughly recommend this book.