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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism by Yanis Varoufakis.
Why is there so much inequality?
In this short book, world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis sets out to answer his 11-year-old daughter Xenia's deceptively simple question. Using personal stories and famous myths - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - he explains what the economy is and why it has the power to shape our lives.
Intimate yet universally accessible, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy introduces listeners to the most important drama of our times, helping to make sense of a troubling world while inspiring us to make it a better one.
©2017 Yanis Varoufakis (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"A provocative, challenging, yet non-patronising analysis of the global economy: what it is, how it came to be and why it can never be apolitical. By using ancient myths, contemporary culture and family stories, Varoufakis makes the text intimate and accessible." ( Observer)
"Utterly accessible, deeply humane and startlingly original – a potent democratic tool at the perfect time." (Naomi Klein, author of No is Not Enough)
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By Anonymous User on 08-09-2018

Outstanding

Economics made understandable by torpedoing the myths, stripping away the mumbo jumbo, and using plain language and stories. This should be the economics text for everyone including those who profess to be economists.

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By terry on 29-08-2018

Economics simplified but not dumbed down.

Excellent. Concise and understandable. Excellent narration. Don't be fooled by the title, this book is for adults as much as young adults.

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By Anonymous User on 11-12-2017

Amazing

Very intersting and smart book. Hope it will reach lots of people. There is always another sulotion!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-09-2018

The naked truth

Economists are as much as scientist as astrologists who compare themselves with aerospace scientists, are for using complex mathematics and charts.

The most brilliant book I've read in ages!

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By Andrew (Bunny) Warren on 08-11-2017

Brief, easy to assimilate, yet deals with the big questions of our societies.

This book can be read in six hours, provides huge amounts of thought provoking insights into our world and existence. Do yourse!f a favour and take the time to read it😇🐇🐰

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5 out of 5 stars
By A. T on 30-11-2017

Unexpectedly excellent

This book was completely different to what I expected when I bought it. It paints the picture of the economy in an exceptionally simple yet thorough way. The method of writing as if to a child is very well executed and works wonderfully.

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