In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Drawing on this and their 15 years of research from Chile to India, Kenya to Indonesia, they have identified wholly new aspects of the behavior of poor people, their needs, and the way that aid or financial investment can affect their lives. Their work defies certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning, that poverty at the level of 99 cents a day is just a more extreme version of the experience any of us have when our income falls uncomfortably low.
To address the continuing need, and to build on the success of the first edition, Singer acquired the book rights and updated the content to be current and even more relevant. With mission-aligned celebrity narrators and by giving away the audiobook and e-book for free (in addition to having it available for purchase through traditional e-commerce and retailers), the 10th-anniversary edition of The Life You Can Save aims to inform, inspire and empower as many people as possible to act now and save lives.
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In recent years, audiobooks have become more popular in the book industry despite the common misconception that listening is less beneficial than reading a physical book. Marketers used technology as a channel to target consumers and convince them to listen to the audiobook for multitasking and productivity purposes. Through transmedia, author branding and influence culture, the audiobook market has proven its elasticity in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It was assumed that audiobooks would not perform as planned in 2020 since COVID-19 seized most travel; therefore, consumers stopped listening to audiobooks as part of their travel routine. Instead, digital audiobooks continued their upgrowth trajectory and thrived as a method of relaxation during the pandemic.
The marketing and publicity teams play a vital role in the success of selling consumer goods, but they face obstacles when it comes to working in the publishing field. One of the key steps in creating a successful marketing campaign is to identify who the audience is, why they want to listen and in what ways will they best see or hear information on the audiobook.Footnote 19 In recent years, the main reason people listen to audiobooks are for entertainment and brain stimulation, according to a 2020 study.Footnote 20 In the audio industry, the listening community is loyal to the format, making targeting listeners on audio-based platforms, such as podcasts and radio stations, easily accessible. Many podcast listeners are more likely to listen to an audiobook than to read a physical book because they are more familiar with audio-centered platforms.Footnote 21
Correspondingly, the average audiobook listener consumed 8.1 titles in 2020, an increase from the 6.8 titles in 2019.Footnote 48 The 2021 APA consumer survey noted that consumers on average listened to 7.6 titles from March 2020 to March 2021. Although the number of audiobooks consumed decreased in the latest survey, the APA concluded the listening community did not decrease in size, but rather some audiobook listeners reverted to podcast or music streaming options during the first year of the pandemic.
For the past several years, the top place to listen to audiobooks was in the car.Footnote 49 Since the United States and China are the two countries with longest average commute times, it is no surprise they both dominate the global audiobook marketFootnote 50; this supports the connection commuters have with listening to audiobooks while they travel. In a 2019 survey conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, 74% of listeners reported listening to audiobooks in their cars as the most popular listening location, surpassing listening in homes at 68%.Footnote 51 In a survey conducted by Infinite Dial, 19% of Americans ages twelve and up were consistently driving and riding in cars with advanced in-dash entertainment and speaker systems that offered better smartphone syncing tools. Of these respondents, 62% of them have listened to an audiobook using these advanced tech systems in their car.Footnote 52 Waze, a driving navigation app for your smartphone, incorporated Audible and other audio players such as Pandora and Spotify to its app during the pandemic. While the Audible app is playing, Waze syncs with the audio players and will simultaneously alert the consumer of direction and oncoming danger.Footnote 53 This was a helpful tool for drivers while the majority of their listening time was spent in the car. By 2021, COVID-19 forced stay-at-home measures which greatly decreased commute times and therefore, listening time spent in the car. Furthermore, only 64% of listeners reported they consumed an audiobook in the car during the pandemic. As a result, audiobooks were found to be listened most often at home by 55% of consumers, which is a 12% increase from the year prior. The APA concluded that consumers are listening more at home and through mobile devices rather than in the car during the first year of the pandemic.Footnote 54
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, audiobooks were reporting double-digit growth in revenue year over year since 2012. Although the pandemic hurt many retail businesses, in a way, audiobooks were seen as an escape from reality and helped consumers find comfort in staying home.Footnote 94 Looking ahead, audiobooks will continue to become a more prominent format in the publishing industry, especially after the influx of use during the first year of the pandemic. Furthermore, the average consumer purchased more products online than in-store during the pandemic than ever before. Since digital audiobooks are easily attainable and can be purchased from a smartphone, the audio publishing industry should continue to increase with the advancement of mobile device consumption, despite the uncertain future of worklife and COVID-19.
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Here on Lovely Audiobooks, I mostly talk about all the upsides of various audiobook subscriptions. Nevertheless, I will now not only tell you how to cancel Audible but also why it might be a great idea to do so!
If Audible Premium Plus is too expensive for you, you could look into buying audiobooks from Chirp or through Amazon Whispersync deals and continue listening to one or two audiobooks a month but get them for less than $10 (compared to an Audible membership that costs you $14.95 on average).
Only with the start of Audible Plus did I actually take the step to sign up for a 1-year subscription with a very sweet discount. Each credit cost me only a little more than what I usually spend on a Whispersync audiobook. And I always want to have access to Audible Plus as I have come to enjoy it greatly!
Yes, absolutely! Nothing will happen to your Audible books if you cancel. Any audiobooks that you bought with an Audible credit or with money are yours to keep, even after your subscription runs out. You can listen to them at any time! Audiobooks that you borrowed from the Audible Plus catalog will be removed from your library though.
I use all sorts of different methods to get audiobooks, from picking up CDs at the library, to using Overdrive (the digital audiobook system that most libraries use) and Hoopla, and, of course, Audible.
In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the fallacies of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they create poverty and scarcity while promoting privilege. Recorded as an audiobook by LibriVox. 1e1e36bf2d