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In this issue:"Announcing the United States of Innovation": 50 Projects that are really making American great again. "Should CEOs like Oprah and Mark Cuban run for President?": Starbucks's Howard Schultz, Disney's Bob Iger, and other biz leaders may be mulling 2020 presidential runs. Experts weigh in on why that matters. "Marvel Rules the Universe": Every company wants to dominate its industry the way the superhero factory has taken over Hollywood. A guide to finding your cape and taking flight. "How Peer-to-Peer Payment Pioneer Venmo Grew Up and Got Serious": Under parent company PayPal, the millennial-focused payments app is finally ready to make some money. "Ikea's Big Bet on Meatballs": The furniture giant is driving unexpected growth by ramping up its food division. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/fast/170501/pe_fast_170501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1764, Britain imposed the first of several taxes with the Sugar Act. This was followed by the Stamp Act and the Townshend Revenue Act. In 1773, the Seven Years War with France had made Britain the greatest power on earth. But the war had doubled her national debt; interest payments alone consumed 5/8ths of Britain's annual budget. To ease this burden, Britain made a fateful blunder: she decided to impose and enforce taxes upon the American colonies. In 1776, the 13 American colonies, refusing to pay unjust taxes, declared their independence from Britain. The resulting years of war are called the American Revolution. On October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. The 13 colonies had won the war. The colonies would now become the United States of America; but their conflicts with Britain were not over. Together, the 13 colonies set out to create something new under the sun: a government that derived its just authority from the consent of the governed. To understand this unparalleled event, it is necessary to explore the character and ideas of the 18th Century Americans. Many founding fathers believed the real American Revolution was not war with Britain, but the revolution in ideas that preceded and caused the war. From 1760 to 1775, in the course of 15 years, many Americans were transformed from loyal subjects into rebels against Britain. What vision caused them to rebel? How faithfully did they follow it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: George C. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001731/bk_blak_001731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1764, Britain imposed the first of several taxes with the Sugar Act. This was followed by the Stamp Act and the Townshend Revenue Act. In 1773, the Seven Years War with France had made Britain the greatest power on earth. But the war had doubled her national debt; interest payments alone consumed 5/8ths of Britain's annual budget. To ease this burden, Britain made a fateful blunder: she decided to impose and enforce taxes upon the American colonies. In 1776, the 13 American colonies, refusing to pay unjust taxes, declared their independence from Britain. The resulting years of war are called the American Revolution. On October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown. The 13 colonies had won the war. The colonies would now become the United States of America; but their conflicts with Britain were not over. Together, the 13 colonies set out to create something new under the sun: a government that derived its just authority from the consent of the governed. To understand this unparalleled event, it is necessary to explore the character and ideas of the 18th Century Americans. Many founding fathers believed the real American Revolution was not war with Britain, but the revolution in ideas that preceded and caused the war. From 1760 to 1775, in the course of 15 years, many Americans were transformed from loyal subjects into rebels against Britain. What vision caused them to rebel? How faithfully did they follow it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: George C. Scott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001730/bk_blak_001730_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you overwhelmed by financial difficulties? Have you accumulated too many debts that are struggling you to death? Or have you made poor investment decisions and are now unable to enjoy money? According to a research conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), "the majority of Americans do not plan for a predictable event such as retirement or children's college education. Most importantly, people do not make provisions for unexpected events and emergencies, leaving themselves and the economy exposed to shocks". Four out of five American adults are faced with economic insecurity at some point in their lives, and the majority of Americans lack basic numeracy and knowledge of fundamental economic principle. There is also a sharp disconnection between self-reported financial knowledge and financial knowledge as measured by financial literacy quizzes. Even those who give their best knowledge score poorly on quizzes. Moreover, while many believe they are pretty good at dealing with day-to-day financial matters, in actuality, they engage in financial behaviors that generate expenses and fees, overdrawing checking accounts, making late credit card payments, or exceeding limits on credit card charges. Comparing terms of financial contracts and shopping around before making financial decisions are not at all common among the population. How would you like to change your financial life and protect your family from an economic disaster? In this book, you'll discover a step-by-step and easy-to-follow guide that reveals the secret to effectively save money, as well as the fundamental and basic economic principle everybody ought to know about. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056643/bk_acx0_056643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The challenges we face today are not so different from Jefferson's, and we've much to learn from his boldness and from the courage of the marines and sailors who died to protect their country. (Brian Kilmeade) This is the little-known story of how a newly independent nation was challenged by four Muslim powers and what happened when America's third president decided to stand up to intimidation. When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary Coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford. Over the previous 15 years, as a diplomat and then as secretary of state, Jefferson had tried to work with the Barbary states (Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco). Unfortunately, he found it impossible to negotiate with people who believed their religion justified the plunder and enslavement of non-Muslims. These rogue states would show no mercy - at least not while easy money could be made by extorting America, France, England, and other powers. So President Jefferson decided to move beyond diplomacy. He sent the US Navy's new warships and a detachment of marines to blockade Tripoli - launching the Barbary Wars and beginning America's journey toward future superpower status. As they did in their previous best seller, George Washington's Secret Six, Kilmeade and Yaeger have transformed a nearly forgotten slice of history into a dramatic story that will keep you listening to find out what happens next. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Kilmeade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002673/bk_peng_002673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even if your credit cards are maxed out and you have a huge mortgage to pay off, you can still get rid of all your debt in about five to seven years - and begin rapid wealth-building - without sacrificing the things that matter most to you! This is as close to a financial chain reaction as you'll ever find. You'll be amazed how quickly your debts melt away, and how rapidly your net worth climbs! In this program, you'll learn how to prioritize and pay off every penny of your debt in the shortest possible time. You'll discover how to operate 100% on cash... even in emergencies... so you'll never need to use credit again. Transforming Debt into Wealth will teach you how to focus every dollar you're currently using on debt payments toward building your wealth. In addition to getting and staying out of debt, Transforming Debt into Wealth will show you how to attain real financial freedom. You'll also learn simple, no-hassle strategies for investing your money for long-term growth. Listen to Transforming Debt into Wealth today and get on the path to real financial independence. You'll learn: How and why you've been misled and taken advantage of all your life by a system designed to keep you in a prison of debt. How to stop car dealers from picking your pockets. Why mortgage interest deductibility is the "Tax Shelter" lie. How to calculate exactly when you'll be completely out of debt and when you'll be able to retire. Specific ways to cut daily shopping expenses without sacrificing the things you want most. A simple, low-risk/high-return strategy for "stress-free" wealth building. How to retire early, with your investments providing all the income you need. How to redefine the "American Dream" to fit your personal vision of success and happiness. And more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Cummuta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000294/bk_ntgl_000294_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The crisis of 2008 ruined the savings of many Americans, postponing or degrading the quality of their retirement. After this latest betrayal, we are seemingly left with no safe options for growing what money we can save. On the flip side, after trillions of bank bailouts, individuals, small businesses, and professionals have difficulty getting loans. Fiscal education in our schools - and in the media - is poor and mostly wrong. The financial advice of what worked 20 years ago no longer works. Most of us cannot even imagine how to save money and have access to it when we need it. So we don't. We borrow from banks. We gamble our precious savings on Wall Street. We get trapped for years in student loans and credit card payments. We lose money every year from avoidable taxes, interest charges and fees. Our savings and peace of mind suffers. Our future suffers. There is a better way. It is called Privatized Banking. Yes, you've never heard of it. Privatized Banking is the traditional, American way of saving. Mostly forgotten during the booms (and busts) of the late 20th century, it has never failed in over 100 years. Through good times and bad, it has always worked. Yes, you really can save with guaranteed growth, with no chance of loss, and have access to cash for all your personal purchases, business financing, and retirement income. It works whether you are starting out on your first job, a business owner, or someone just looking to secure your future. This is not a brand-new gimmick or a "get-rich-quick" scheme, just proven knowledge that the banks, Wall Street, and their friends would rather you not know. Stop Being Poor is a fun, fast listen that doesn't require any special experience or education. It has no boring lectures, buzzwords, or sales hype - just a step by step explanation of what you need to know and how to get started. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Solomon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100665/bk_acx0_100665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An in-depth exploration and expose of the predatory nature of the student loan industryAlan Collinge never imagined he would become a student loan justice activist. He planned to land a solid job after college, repay his student loan debt, and then simply forget the loans ever existed. Like millions of Americans, however, in spite of working hard, Collinge fell behind on payments and entered a labyrinthine student loan nightmare.High school graduates can no longer put themselves through college for a few thousand dollars in loan debt. Today, the average undergraduate borrower leaves school with more than $20,000 in student loans, and for graduate students the average is a whopping $42,000. For the past twenty years, college tuition has increased at more than double the rate of inflation, with the cost largely shifting to student debt.The Student Loan Scam is an expos of the predatory nature of the $85-billion student loan industry. In this in-depth exploration, Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. This has occurred in large part due to federal legislation passed since the mid-1990s that removed standard consumer protections from student loans-and allowed for massive penalties and draconian wealth-extraction mechanisms to collect this inflated debt.Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities have profited at the expense of students. The book includes candid and compelling stories from people across the country about how both nonprofit and for-profit student loan companies, aided by poor legislation, have shattered their lives-and livelihoods. With nearly 5 million defaulted loans, this crisis is growing to epic proportions.The Student Loan Scam takes an unflinching look at this unprecedented and pressing problem, while exposing the powerful organizations and individuals who... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Robinwitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001698/bk_adbl_001698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.