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              Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception
                

              Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation & Deception (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Akerlof, George A.; Shiller, Robert J.; Narrator Pinchot, Bronson

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              Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this in...sight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will phish us as phools. Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation.
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              ISBN 9781522635000
              Released NZ 31 May 2016
              Publisher Audible Studios on Brilliance
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              Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War
                

              Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Wheeler, Richard; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              Wheeler brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through eyewitness accountseach stemming from personal experience and blending with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war.

              ISBN 9781455152810
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
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              Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
                

              Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Cantor, Norman F.; Contributions by Ranieri, Dee; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great, Cantor draws on the major writings of Alexander's contemporaries and the most recent psychological and cultural studies to illuminate this most legendary of mena great figure in the ancient world whose puzzling personality greatly... fueled his military accomplishments. Cantor describes Alexander's ambiguous relationship with his father, his oedipal involvement with his mother, and his bisexuality. He traces Alexander's attempts to bridge the East and West, using Achilles as his model. Finally, Cantor explores Alexander's view of himself in relation to the pagan gods of Greece and Egypt.
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              ISBN 9781433223204
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2013
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              Grant Moves South
                

              Grant Moves South (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Catton, Author Bruce; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              ISBN 9781522635932
              Released NZ 16 Aug 2016
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              Distress Signals
               

              Distress Signals (Hardback)

              By Howard, Catherine Ryan; Read by Smyth, Alan; Pinchot, Bronson; Toren, Suzanne

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              A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine R. HowardThe day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that rea...ds I'm sorry--S sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her.Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate--and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before.To get answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground ...
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              ISBN 9781504757522
              Released NZ 2 Feb 2017
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              The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta Lib/E: The Persian Challenge
                

              The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta Lib/E: The Persian Challenge (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Rahe, Paul A.; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              More than 2,500 years ago, a confederation of small Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia, the most powerful empire in the world. In this meticulously researched study, historian Paul Rahe argues that Sparta was responsible for the initial establishment of the ...Hellenic defensive coalition and was, in fact, the most essential player in its ultimate victory.Drawing from an impressive range of ancient sources, including Herodotus and Plutarch, the author veers from the traditional Athenocentric view of the Greco-Persian Wars to examine from a Spartan perspective the grand strategy that halted the Persian juggernaut. Rahe provides a fascinating, detailed picture of life in Sparta circa 480 BC, revealing how the Spartans form of government and the regimen to which they subjected themselves instilled within them the pride, confidence, discipline, and discernment necessary to forge an alliance that would stand firm against a great empire, driven by religious fervor, that held sway over two-fifths of the human race.
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              ISBN 9781504664967
              Released NZ 24 Nov 2015
              Publisher Blackstone Publishing
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              Series Yale Library of Military History
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              Expanded Universe, Volume 1
                

              Expanded Universe, Volume 1 (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Heinlein, Robert A.; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind.Heinlein... personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of Life-Line to Astounding (for seventy dollars). This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving listeners a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master. Expanded Universe is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction.
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              ISBN 9781504635240
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2015
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              Expanded Universe, Vol. 1
                

              Expanded Universe, Vol. 1 (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Heinlein, Robert A.; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind.Heinlein... personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of Life-Line to Astounding (for seventy dollars). This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving listeners a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master. Expanded Universe is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction.
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              ISBN 9781504635233
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2015
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              Expanded Universe, Volume 1
                

              Expanded Universe, Volume 1 (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Heinlein, Robert A.; Read by Pinchot, Bronson

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              Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide listeners with true insights into his uniquely creative mind.Heinlein... personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of Life-Line to Astounding (for seventy dollars). This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving listeners a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master. Expanded Universe is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction.
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              ISBN 9781504635257
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2015
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              Distress Signals
               

              Distress Signals (Paperback)

              By Howard, Catherine Ryan; Read by Smyth, Alan; Pinchot, Bronson; Toren, Suzanne

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              A debut thriller that channels Gone Girl, from the newest writer to watch, Catherine Ryan HowardThe day Adam Dunne's girlfriend, Sarah, fails to return from a Barcelona business trip, his perfect life begins to fall apart. Days later, the arrival of her passport and a note that r...eads I'm sorry-S sets off real alarm bells. He vows to do whatever it takes to find her.Adam is puzzled when he connects Sarah to a cruise ship called the Celebrate-and to a woman, Estelle, who disappeared from the same ship in eerily similar circumstances almost exactly a year before.To get answers, Adam must confront some difficult truths about his relationship with Sarah. He must do things of which he never thought himself capable. And he must try to outwit a predator who seems to have found the perfect hunting ground.
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              ISBN 9781538450284
              Released NZ 2 Jan 2018
              Publisher Blackstone Publishing
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