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Download Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (88 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted C. Fishman Narrator: Kerin McCue Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling author Ted C. Fishman reveals the stunning challenges of a world awash with seasoned citizens. By 2030 those over 50 will outnumber people under 17 for the first time in history. Fishman explores the resulting impact on families, businesses, nations, and medical care.

With vivid and witty reporting from American cities and around the world, and through compelling interviews with families, employers, workers, economists, gerontologists, government officials, health-care professionals, corporate executives, and small business owners, Fishman reveals the astonishing and interconnected effects of global aging, and why nations, cultures, and crucial human relationships are changing in this timely, brilliant, and important book.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qwerty | 1/11/2014

    " Interesting book, but a real downer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/16/2013

    " Very interesting facts and examples, but could be about half the length and the message and information would still of gotten across. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marian Pierce | 12/5/2013

    " Fascinating look at aging demographics around the world and potential impact on economics, culture and more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Hinsley | 11/22/2013

    " Excellent!, using the examples of Spain, Sarasota, Fla., Yokyo, and Rockford, Ill. weaves a suggestive map of forces being unleashed in USA and globally. Readable prose, and good storytelling make for a book worth re-reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 6/5/2012

    " Hard to pick out a coherent theme. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/9/2012

    " If you are curious about the future, on the macro and microlevel, you need to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Christensen | 3/5/2012

    " A great look into the aging population of the world and how it impacts globalization and country economics. I found it informative and it has broadened my perspective on the world. A great read for anyone looking to dive into the subject of globalization and world population statistics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 10/27/2011

    " This was very long and informative, and the main solutions that I took away were: 1) have a lot of children to care for elders, or 2) Educate your children so that the family can store up wealth to care for elders. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Engquist | 7/5/2011

    " This was more academic than I had hoped, but significant to read just the same. The impact of the aging of the boomer generation is huge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Ericsson | 5/10/2011

    " Excellent journalism and structured story. I wold love to see more science in there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/11/2011

    " A brilliant book on the implications (positive and negative) of an aging population. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qwerty | 2/2/2011

    " Interesting book, but a real downer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/24/2010

    " Excellent!, using the examples of Spain, Sarasota, Fla., Yokyo, and Rockford, Ill. weaves a suggestive map of forces being unleashed in USA and globally. Readable prose, and good storytelling make for a book worth re-reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 11/11/2010

    " A great look into the aging population of the world and how it impacts globalization and country economics. I found it informative and it has broadened my perspective on the world. A great read for anyone looking to dive into the subject of globalization and world population statistics. "

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About the Author

Ted C. Fishman is a veteran journalist and former commodities trader who has emerged as a leading expert on the People’s Republic of China and its development as a world power. Fishman’s essays and reports have appeared in many of the world’s most prominent journals, including the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, USA Today, GQ, and the Times of London. A former floor trader and member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he ran his own trading firm until 1992. A graduate of Princeton, he currently lives in Chicago.

About the Narrator

Kerin McCue is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Charles Wheelan’s Naked Economics, Larry LcMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By, Stanley Bing’s Rome, Inc, and Tom Bissell’s The Father of All Things.