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    • Unacknowledged

    • An Exposé of the World’s Greatest Secret
    • By: Steven M. Greer MD
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The biggest lie in history is about to be shattered. UFOs are real. In late June of 1947, three extraterrestrial craft were downed outside Roswell Air Force Base. Many more followed, revealing dozens of ET species and a Rosetta Stone to a new physics, an energy generation and propulsion system responsible for interstellar space travel. This new system could have easily replaced oil, gas, coal, and nuclear plants - and with them, the entire geopolitical and economic order on our planet. But a cabal of bankers, the military-industrial complex, and Big Oil stopped it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An account everyone should consider

    • By Anonymous User on 09-02-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Murder in the High Himalaya

    • Loyalty, Tragedy, and Escape from Tibet
    • By: Jonathan Green
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The murder of a young Tibetan nun at the hands of Chinese border guards at the rooftop of the world offers a unique parable for the tale of modern Tibet. Chinese police are instructed to take any measures necessary to protect the border of Tibet. When a group of climbers witness the murder of a young Tibetan nun who is fleeing to India, two men have a choice: turn a blind eye and preserve their climbing careers or alert the world to the grand scale of human injustice played out daily in Tibet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 27-09-18

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Next 100 Years

    • A Forecast for the 21st Century
    • By: George Friedman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • American-centric but interesting

    • By Havocint on 05-05-10

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Great Deformation

    • The Corruption of Capitalism in America
    • By: David Stockman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 36 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Stockman was the architect of the Reagan Revolution that was meant to restore sound money principles to the U.S. government. It failed, derailed by politics, special interests, welfare, and warfare. Stockman describes how the working of free markets and democracy has long been under threat in America and provides a surprising, nonpartisan catalog of the corrupters and defenders. His analysis shows how both liberal and neoconservative interference in markets has proved damaging and often dangerous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heavy on detail but incredibly informative!

    • By Mr Alex GOODWILLE on 06-02-16

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Citizen Coke

    • The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism
    • By: Bartow J. Elmore
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Outsourcing and a trim corporate profile enabled Coke to scale up production of a low-price beverage and realize huge profits. But the costs shed by Coke have fallen on the public at large. Coke now uses an annual 79 billion gallons of water, an increasingly precious global resource, and its reliance on corn syrup has helped fuel our obesity crisis. Bartow J. Elmore explores Coke through its ingredients, showing how the company secured massive quantities of coca leaf, caffeine, sugar, and other inputs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll never drink a Diet Coke again!

    • By carrosvoss on 03-12-14

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Slavery's Capitalism

    • A New History of American Economic Development
    • By: Sven Beckert - editor, Seth Rockman - editor
    • Narrated by: William Hughes, Kevin Kenerly, Bahni Turpin, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    During the 19th century, the United States entered the ranks of the world's most advanced and dynamic economies. At the same time, the nation sustained an expansive and brutal system of human bondage. This was no mere coincidence. Slavery's Capitalism argues for slavery's centrality to the emergence of American capitalism in the decades between the Revolution and the Civil War.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Rise of the Warrior Cop

    • The Militarization of America’s Police Forces
    • By: Radley Balko
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rise of the Warrior Cop traces the arc of US law enforcement from the constables and private justice of colonial times to present-day SWAT teams and riot cops. Today relentless "war on drugs" and "war on terror" pronouncements from politicians, along with battle-clad police forces with tanks and machine guns, have dangerously blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. Balko's fascinating, frightening narrative shows how martial rhetoric and reactionary policies have put modern law enforcement on a collision course with the values of a free society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wake up call

    • By Tinckelly on 24-06-15

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Doctored Results

    • The Supression of Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    • By: Ralph W. Moss
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ralph W. Moss was assistant director of public affairs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City when he unveiled a cover-up of positive tests with America's most controversial anticancer agent, laetrile. He was ordered by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center officials to falsify reports. He refused. Instead he organized an underground employee group called Second Opinion to oppose the cover-up.

    • The Supression of Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research
    • By: Ralph W. Moss
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 20-02-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Brain Bugs

    • How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives
    • By: Dean Buonomano
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With its trillions of connections, the human brain is more beautiful and complex than anything we could ever build, but it’s far from perfect: our memory is unreliable; we can’t multiply large sums in our heads; advertising manipulates our judgment; we tend to distrust people who are different from us; supernatural beliefs and superstitions are hard to shake; we prefer instant gratification to long-term gain; and what we presume to be rational decisions are often anything but.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting book covering a lot in good detai

    • By J on 30-09-11

    Regular price: £17.09

    • FDR's Folly

    • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the minds of historians and the American public alike, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of our greatest presidents, not least because he supposedly saved America from the Great Depression. But as historian Jim Powell reveals in this groundbreaking book, Roosevelt's New Deal policies actually prolonged and exacerbated the economic disaster.

    • How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression
    • By: Jim Powell
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 04-02-08
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Business Solution to Poverty

    • Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers
    • By: Paul Polak, Mal Warwick
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The nearly three billion people living on two dollars a day are not just the world’s greatest challenge - they represent an extraordinary market opportunity. The key is what Paul Polak and Mal Warwick call Zero-Based Design: starting from scratch to create innovative products and services tailored for the very poor, armed with a thorough understanding of what they really want and need, and driven by what Polak and Warwick call "the ruthless pursuit of affordability". Polak has been doing this work for years, and Warwick has extensive experience in both business and philanthropy.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Making of Modern Economics

    • The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers, Second Edition
    • By: Mark Skousen
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 19 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here is a bold, new account of the lives and ideas of the great economists - Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, and many others - all written by a top free-market economist and presented in an entertaining and persuasive style. Professor Mark Skousen tells a powerful story of economics with dozens of anecdotes of the great economic thinkers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Useful and entertaining

    • By Rob on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £26.59

    • It’s Even Worse Than It Looks

    • How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
    • By: Thomas E. Mann, Norman J. Ornstein
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hyperpartisanship has gridlocked the American government. Congress' approval ratings are at record lows, and both Democrats and Republicans are disgusted by the government's inability to get anything done. In It's Even Worse Than It Looks, Congressional scholars Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein present a grim picture of how party polarization and tribal politics have led Congress - and the United States - to the brink of institutional failure.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • We the Corporations

    • How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
    • By: Adam Winkler
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
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    In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations - like minorities and women - have had a civil rights movement of their own and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the capstone of a 200-year battle....

    Regular price: £22.49

    • A Prescription for Change

    • The Looming Crisis in Drug Development
    • By: Michael Kinch
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The introduction of new medicines has dramatically improved the quantity and quality of individual and public health, while contributing trillions of dollars to the global economy. In spite of these past successes - and indeed because of them - our ability to deliver new medicines may be quickly coming to an end. Moving from the 20th century to the present, A Prescription for Change reveals how changing business strategies combined with scientific hubris have altered the way new medicines are discovered, with dire implications for both health and the economy.

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Detroit

    • A Biography
    • By: Scott Martelle
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When we think of Detroit, we think first of the auto industry and its slow, painful decline, then maybe the sounds of Motown, or the long line of professional sports successes. But economies are made up of people, and the effect of the economic downfall of Detroit is one of the most compelling stories in America. Detroit: A Biography by journalist and author Scott Martelle is about a city that rose because of the most American of traits - innovation, entrepreneurship, and an inspiring perseverance.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • The Republican Brain

    • The Science of Why They Deny Science - and Reality
    • By: Chris Mooney
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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    Best-selling author Chris Mooney uses cutting-edge research to explain the psychology behind why today’s Republicans reject reality - it’s just part of who they are. From climate change to evolution, the rejection of mainstream science among Republicans is growing, as is the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy, and much more. Why won’t Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts?

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Outrageous Fortunes

    • The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
    • By: Daniel Altman
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic crisis, many are narrowly focused on forecasts for the next week, month, or quarter. Yet they should be asking what the global economy will look like in the years to come—where will the long-term risks and opportunities arise? These are the questions that Daniel Altman confronts in his provocative and indispensable book.

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    • Economic History

    • By Jason on 07-08-13

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Going Broke, Updated Edition

    • Why Americans (Still) Can't Hold On to Their Money
    • By: Stuart Vyse
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over the last four decades, debt, bankruptcy, and home foreclosures have risen to epidemic levels, and the personal savings rate has sunk dangerously low. Why, in the richest nation on Earth, can't Americans hold on to their money? First published in 2008, Stuart Vyse's Going Broke described the epidemic of personal debt that existed in the years leading up to the Great Recession and anticipated the home mortgage crisis that started it. Ten years later, this fully updated new edition tackles the post-recession era of economic recovery. 

    Regular price: £22.49

    • Billionaire Democracy

    • By: George R. Tyler
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
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    We are told that, when we vote and elect representatives, we gain a voice in government and its policies. Yet, it hasn't translated our preferences into higher living standards for the majority of us. In America, the wealthy few have built a system that works in their favor, while maintaining the illusion of democracy. American voters have little influence on policies engineered by lawmakers. Political scientists call it the "income bias", causing lawmakers to compete to satisfy preferences of donors from the top one percent instead of the middle class.

    Regular price: £22.49

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