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Economics: The User's Guide

(A Pelican Book)
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Economics
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Economics: The User's Guide, A Pelican Book, by Ha-Joon Chang, read by Jonathan Keeble. 

What is economics? 

How does the global economy work? 

What do different economic theories tell us about the world? 

In Economics: The User's Guide, best-selling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of 'doing economics', he introduces listeners to a wide range of economic theories, from classical to Keynesian, revealing how they all have their strengths, weaknesses and blind spots. By ignoring the received wisdom and exposing the myriad forces that shape our financial fate, Chang provides the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand - and address - our current economic woes.

©2019 Ha-Joon Chang (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd
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High quality introduction to economics

A very well structured book with some interesting observations. It's a great introduction to economics because each chapter could be a book in itself (and indeed the references at the end of each chapter show that they are). The regular use of facts and figures and the challenging of agreed norms demonstrates how well thought out the information and arguements are.

My only criticism is the sound has a lot of hiss on the narrator's S's. Turning the treble to minimum makes it usable.

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Just about acceptable

Pros:
- Gives a very basic introduction into Econmics
- Categorised into easily understood chapters
- Well read

Cons:
- More opinionated/bias than it should be.
- Uninteresting and badly presented in many sections.
- Attempts to casualise the subjects more than it should. Economics is not easy and never has or will be.

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Terrible Reader

If this book had not been recommended by people I trust, I wouldnt try to buy the audio format. The guy who reads it sounds like an obnoxious prick.
I will buy the actual book & read myself - but as feedback - nothing beats the author reading their own work.

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  • 20-02-20

Socialist poin of view

Very left point of view. I must have had thought about it, considering that professor is teaching at Standard.