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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian S. Wesbury Narrator: Sean Pratt, Lloyd James Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781596594890
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Even with the economy feeling a little bit better, there is a real fear that markets will stay down and things won't ever get back to normal. But a few brave voices say that this attitude is just too pessimistic. Capitalism has not failed. And it's not time to just give up—on free markets or a better tomorrow. History shows that every time the economy was thought to be done, worn out, finished, it bounced back. The economy is not as fragile as the pessimists think. In fact, things are already improving. Even housing is showing signs of life. With It's Not as Bad as You Think, Brian Wesbury, ranked as one of the top economic forecasters by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, shows you that the future is much brighter than you think. A great confluence of negativity and government mistakes dragged attitudes and the economy down, but this won't last. With this easy-to-follow analysis of tomorrow and guide through yesterday, Wesbury debunks the pouting pundits of pessimism to show you how to prosper now and in the future. Chapter by chapter, It's Not as Bad as You Think: • Reveals the real reasons behind the "Panic of 2008" and why it seems so much more severe than past crises • Uncovers a history of entrepreneurship that you should trust • Explains how a V-shaped recovery can take place and how wealth you had thought you lost can be found again • Calls out the press for being overly negative about capitalism and shows how government policy compounded economic problems in 2008 And much more A breath of fresh air, Wesbury's objectivity and optimism provide welcome relief to the daily bad news stories. So if you need an antidote to conventional wisdom and are willing to look beyond the events that have already occurred, pick up It's Not as Bad as You Think and discover how you can capitalize on the profitable possibilities of tomorrow. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Perfect book for these turbulent, uncertain times. Brian Wesbury is uniquely qualified because he brings a true knowledge of history as well as pro-growth, Reaganesque principles to help us understand—and ultimately profit from—an environment suff used with ignorant punditry and sheer fear. He gets it right on the origins of the crisis and how we ultimately pull out of it.”

    Steve Forbes

  • “What matters, in other words, is experience and wisdom—and Brian Wesbury has both in great supply. Read the book and get your confidence back to where it should be. Capitalism hasn't stopped working,and American growth can be as robust again as it was for most of the three decades since Ronald Reagan turned on the engine.”

    Hugh Hewitt

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About the Author

Brian S. Wesbury is chief economist at First Trust Advisors LP, a highly successful financial services firm. He writes frequently for the American Spectator magazine, serves as the magazine’s economics editor, and is often a contributor to the Wall Street Journal editorial page. Wesbury received an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BA in economics from the University of Montana. 

About the Narrators

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.