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    • The Tyranny of Metrics

    • Written by: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this timely and powerful book, Jerry Muller uncovers the damage our obsession with metrics is causing and shows how we can begin to fix the problem. Filled with examples from education, medicine, business and finance, government, the police and military, and philanthropy and foreign aid, this brief and accessible book explains why the seemingly irresistible pressure to quantify performance distorts and distracts, whether by encouraging "gaming the stats" or "teaching to the test"....

    Price: CDN$ 17.53

    • Thinking about Capitalism

    • Written by: Jerry Z. Muller, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In these 36 engaging lectures, Professor Muller takes you deep inside the perspectives on this most important and pervasive force. You'll gain fresh insights that will strengthen your understanding of capitalism's rich history, its fascinating proponents and opponents, and its startling impact on our world. These lectures take you beyond economic analysis to look at how some of the greatest intellects have thought about capitalism and its moral, political, and cultural ramifications.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is very informative.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2019-03-30

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • 36 Books That Changed the World

    • Written by: The Great Courses, Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, and others
    • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson, Brad S. Gregory, Charles Kimball, and others
    • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
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    Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but disjointed

    • By Caitlyn on 2018-03-24

    Price: CDN$ 55.51

    • Capitalism and the Jews

    • Written by: Jerry Z. Muller
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The unique historical relationship between capitalism and the Jews is crucial to understanding modern European and Jewish history. But the subject has been addressed less often by mainstream historians than by anti-Semites or apologists. In this book Jerry Muller, a leading historian of capitalism, separates myth from reality to explain why the Jewish experience with capitalism has been so important and complex - and so ambivalent.

    Price: CDN$ 26.40