Connected by Daniel Altman audiobook

Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

By Daniel Altman
Read by Alan Sklar

Tantor Audio 9780330450317

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200142996

  • ISBN: 9798200142989

  • ISBN: 9798200143009

Runtime: 8.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What if you could look behind the headlines of the global economy to see how it really worked? Instead of listening to pundits, politicians, and protestors, you could see firsthand how everyone from migrant workers to central bank governors lived their lives. Then you could decide for yourself where the big trends were heading. Now you can. Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy isn't another polemic for or against globalization. Daniel Altman takes you on a whirlwind journey through more than a dozen cities, gathering points of view from moguls, ministers, and the men and women on the street. At each stop, you'll hear how the world's workers played their parts in the events of a single day. Starting with their stories, related in their own words, you'll take on pressing questions in new ways: Can poor countries become rich too quickly? Can corruption ever be a good thing? Do companies need crises in order to stay competitive? What determines the global economic pecking order? Most important, you'll learn how the billions of decisions made by individuals can and do change the future. Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy is part travel guide, part owner's manual—an absorbing, accessible, and essential road map for every citizen of the global economy in the twenty-first century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Sklar reveals why he's so often tapped to narrate complex...nonfiction. His deft phrasing and ability to modulate vocal intensity keep his pleasing voice well matched to the energy in these ideas.... A critically important audio. AudioFile
“Instead of the usual heavy and indigestible fare, Daniel Altman cleverly serves bite-size, tasty portions of economic insight that will leave readers hungry for more.” Sylvia Nasar, New York Times bestselling author
“A quick read that reminds us that we’re all in this together—and that many of us have an awful lot to learn to keep up with the global economy.” Publishers Weekly
“Altman’s book offers a Wall-Street-smart and yet deeply intellectual understanding of our amazingly complex and dynamic world economy. He gives the reader a revealing perspective by viewing the economy at various magnifications, from little vignettes of individuals’ experiences on a single day to grand observations on how it all works together.” Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics and Finance, Yale University; Chief Economist, MacroMarkets LLC; and author of Irrational Exuberance

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel Altman

Author Bio: Daniel Altman

Daniel Altman is an economist, journalist, and writer. His previous books are Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy and Neoconomy: George Bush’s Revolutionary Gamble with America’s Future. He was formerly an economic advisor to the British government and a columnist at the Economist, New York Times, and International Herald Tribune.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 8.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English