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Behind the alarming headlines about job losses, bank bailouts, and corporate greed, there is a little-known story of bad ideas. For 50 years or more, economists have been busy developing elegant theories of how markets work - how they facilitate innovation, wealth creation, and an efficient allocation of society´s resources. But what about when markets don´t work? What about when they lead to stock-market bubbles, glaring inequality, polluted rivers, real-estate crashes, and credit crunches? In How Markets Fail, John Cassidy describes the rising influence of what he calls utopian economics, thinking that is blind to how real people act and which denies the many ways an unregulated free market can produce disastrous unintended consequences. He then looks to the leading edge of economic theory - including behavioral economics - to offer a new understanding of the economy, one that casts aside the old assumption that people and firms make decisions purely on the basis of rational self-interest. Taking the global financial crisis and current recession as his starting point, Cassidy explores a world in which everybody is connected and social contagion is the norm. In such an environment, he shows, individual behavioral biases and kinks - such as overconfidence, envy, copy-cat behavior, and myopia - often give rise to troubling macroeconomic phenomena, such as oil-price spikes, CEO greed cycles, and boom-and-bust waves in housing. These are the inevitable outcomes of what Cassidy refers to as ´´rational irrationality´´ - self-serving behavior in a modern market setting. Combining on-the-ground reporting, clear explanations of esoteric economic theories, and even a little crystal-ball gazing, Cassidy warns that in today´s economic crisis, conforming to antiquated orthodoxies isn´t just misguided - it´s downright dangerous. How Markets Fail offers a new, enlightening way to understand the force of the irrational in our volatile global econ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ralph Cosham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003536/bk_blak_003536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only friend he ever had is murdered. And the emptiness of the land has not been filled by the new commune. Tom struggles to move away from his past and find peace. But he does find that he´s good at killing. And he does just that, and comes home a hero. But this isn´t normal life. These post-nuclear wasteland times are treacherous, and being a hero is just the thing to get you killed. Tom soon finds that he needs to choose his friends wisely, and that cruelty in these times is forever prevalent. Can he be the force for good? Will he even survive to make such a choice? Find out in this exciting installation of the third book in the When Gods Fail series! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Dukes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012299/bk_acx0_012299_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
IN COUNTLESS STUDIES, PSYCHOLOGISTS HAVE DISCOVERED A SURPRISING FACT: For decades they assumed that people who face adversity - a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck - will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over again they found a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success. How is it that individuals who are not ´´supposed” to succeed manage to overcome the odds? Are there certain traits that such people have in common? Can the rest of us learn from their success and apply it to our own lives? In Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail, Rom Brafman, psychologist and coauthor of the bestselling book Sway, set out to answer these questions. In a riveting narrative that interweaves compelling stories from education, the military, and business and a wide range of groundbreaking new research, Brafman identifies the six hidden drivers behind unlikely success. Among them: The critical importance of the Limelight Effect - our ability to redirect the focus of our lives to the result of our own efforts, as opposed to external forces The value of a satellite in our lives - the remarkable way in which a consistent ally who accepts us unconditionally while still challenging us to be our best can make a huge difference The power of temperament - people who are able to tunnel through life’s obstacles have a surprisingly mild disposition; they don’t allow the bumps in the road to unsettle them By understanding and incorporating these strategies in our own lives, Brafman argues, we can all be better prepared to overcome the inevitable obstacles we face, from setbacks at work to challenges in our personal lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: René Ruiz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002853/bk_rand_002853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A gradual loss of love and intimacy affects most couples, slowly eroding their marriage. What causes the loss of love? What drives a spouse into the arms of another? What factors propel couples who once sincerely pledged their love for one another to divorce court? The common response is to blame one´s spouse, but is this really true? In The Three Marriage Enigmas, Kevin Foster, MTh, reveals the hidden and insidious forces that sap marriages of love and intimacy. These forces operate behind the scenes without the knowledge of either spouse. Left unchecked, these marriage enigmas destroy what were once happy, healthy, and loving relationships. Once you understand these destructive forces, you´ll understand why your spouse acts the way he or she does and how your own actions are perceived. You´ll learn to forgive one another and begin working to reclaim the beautiful love you once shared through a specific, step-by-step system that removes uncertainty and guesswork. The road is not always easy. You must be willing to learn and do the work needed to restore your marriage. But the rewards - oh, the rewards - are priceless! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065385/bk_acx0_065385_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.