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The Econocracy

On the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins

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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Econocracy by Joe Earle, Cahal Moran and Zach Ward-Perkins, read by Jonathan Keeble.

A century ago, the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now economics is the supreme ideology of our time, with its own rules and language. The trouble is most of us can't speak it. This is damaging democracy.

Dangerous agendas are hidden inside mathematical wrappers; controversial policies are presented as 'proven' by the models of economic 'science'. Government is being turned over to a publicly unaccountable technocratic elite.

The Econocracy reveals that economics is too important to be left to the economists - and shows us how we can begin to participate more fully in the decisions which affect all our futures.

©2017 Joe Earle, Cahal Moran, Zach Ward-Perkins (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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  • Mads
  • 04-11-17

Great book!

In this book, the authors explain why everyone should care about economics and not believe anything an economic expert says. Economics doesn't have to be so technical and difficult that nobody can participate in a discussion about it. Rather, the authors try to demystify the black box of economics, and encourage the reader to engage with the subject.

About the reader, he has a very pleasant voice, and even though the topic is serious, it never gets boring to listen to it.

The only downside is that the audiobook doesn't contain all the data material with graphs, tables and references. Audible should start to add those things as pdf's or similar, not just to this book, but to all books that contain data like this one.

Listening to this audiobook inspired me to buy the paperback version. Thank you for all the hard work you must have put into this!