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Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future - Lessons from the World's Limits (2019)

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File Duration
00 Title, Introduction- Economics in Extreme Places.mp3 14m25s
01 p1 Survival- The Economics of Resilience c1 Aceh.mp3 1h2m
02 c2 Zaatari.mp3 1h10m
03 c3 Louisiana.mp3 1h6m
04 p2 Failure- The Economics of Lost Potential c4 Darien.mp3 1h13m
05 c5 Kinshasa.mp3 1h17m
06 c6 Glasgow.mp3 1h7m
07 p3 Future- The Economics of Tomorrow c7 Akita.mp3 1h28m
08 c8 Tallinn.mp3 1h26m
09 c9 Santiago.mp3 1h31m
10 Conclusion- A Rough Guide to the Future, Credits.mp3 20m20s
Total Duration 11h54m45s

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 unrealized 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 traveling 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.
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