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Extreme Economies

Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World’s Limits
Written by: Richard Davies
Narrated by: James MacCallum
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Penguin presents the audio edition of Extreme Economies by Richard Davies.

To understand how humans react and adapt to economic change we need to study people who live in harsh environments. From death-row prisoners trading in institutions where money is banned to flourishing entrepreneurs in the world's largest refugee camp, from the unrealised potential of cities like Kinshasa to the hyper-modern economy of Estonia, every life in this audiobook has been hit by a seismic shock, violently broken or changed in some way.

People living in these odd and marginal places are ignored by number crunching economists and political pollsters alike. Science suggests this is a mistake. This audiobook tells the personal stories of humans living in extreme situations, and of the financial infrastructure they create. Here, economies are not concerned with the familiar stock market crashes, housing crises, or banking scandals of the financial pages.

In his quest for a purer view of how economies succeed and fail, Richard Davies takes the listener off the beaten path to places where part of the economy has been repressed, removed, destroyed or turbocharged. By travelling to each of them and discovering what life is really like, Extreme Economies tells small stories that shed light on today’s biggest economic questions.

©2019 Richard Davies (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Excellent reading.

Excellent Narration. The book is very different, the authors has described different places all over the globe and how these places have extreme earning conditions due to various reasons.