Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings

The Complacent Class


  • Author: Tyler Cowen
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 4022737 Bytes


A Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Bestseller"Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, is the first thing I read every morning. And his brilliant new book, The Complacent Class, has been on my nightstand after I devoured it in one sitting. I am at round-the-clock Cowen saturation right now."--Malcolm Gladwell Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs.The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist and best selling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition—we’re working harder than ever to avoid change. ...

The Complacent Class

The Complacent Class


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250108708


The Complacent Class Book Description :

A Wall Street Journal and Washington Post Bestseller "Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, is the first thing I read every morning. And his brilliant new book, The Complacent Class, has been on my nightstand after I devoured it in one sitting. I am at round-the-clock Cowen saturation right now."--Malcolm Gladwell Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist and best selling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition—we’re working harder than ever to avoid change...

The Complacent Class

The Complacent Class


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1250153778


The Complacent Class Book Description :

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The Complacent Class

The Complacent Class


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250108692


The Complacent Class Book Description :

"Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to ... Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition--we're working harder than ever to avoid change ... Cowen [believes that] there are significant collateral downsides attending this comfort, among them heightened inequality and segregation and decreased incentives to innovate and create"--Amazon.com....

The Common Class

The Common Class


  • Author : Rick Tobin
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595469840


The Common Class Book Description :

Few Americans would disagree that serious problems plague their country's education system. But what is the real reason for this serious malady? According to author and long-time teacher Rick Tobin, the usual suspects-beleaguered teachers, overcrowded classrooms, lack of funds, etc.-aren't to blame. Tobin believes that critics of the educational system have totally missed the point and that educational reform is aimed in the wrong direction. In his view, academic failure is the direct result of a loss of faith in American democracy. Current teaching objectives and the laws governing schools are failing to emphasize moral responsibility and personal accountability-fundamental aspects of the ethical framework that form the basis of American democracy a...

Big Business
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Big Business


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250110558


Big Business Book Description :

An against-the-grain polemic on American capitalism from New York Times bestselling author Tyler Cowen. We love to hate the 800-pound gorilla. Walmart and Amazon destroy communities and small businesses. Facebook turns us into addicts while putting our personal data at risk. From skeptical politicians like Bernie Sanders who, at a 2016 presidential campaign rally said, “If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist,” to millennials, only 42 percent of whom support capitalism, belief in big business is at an all-time low. But are big companies inherently evil? If business is so bad, why does it remain so integral to the basic functioning of America? Economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen says our biggest problem is that we don’t lov...

An Economist Gets Lunch
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

An Economist Gets Lunch


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : Plume Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780452298842


An Economist Gets Lunch Book Description :

An influential economist challenges popular opinions about the superiority of locally grown and expensive foods, demonstrating how to eat responsibly without submitting to fashion-driven trends. By the author of the best-selling e-book, The Great Stagnation. 35,000 first printing....

The Great Stagnation
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

The Great Stagnation


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101502259


The Great Stagnation Book Description :

Tyler Cowen’s controversial New York Times bestseller—the book heard round the world that ignited a firestorm of debate and redefined the nature of America’s economic malaise. America has been through the biggest financial crisis since the great Depression, unemployment numbers are frightening, media wages have been flat since the 1970s, and it is common to expect that things will get worse before they get better. Certainly, the multidecade stagnation is not yet over. How will we get out of this mess? One political party tries to increase government spending even when we have no good plan for paying for ballooning programs like Medicare and Social Security. The other party seems to think tax cuts will raise revenue and has a record of creating ...

The Sum of Small Things
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Sum of Small Things


  • Author : Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400884698


The Sum of Small Things Book Description :

How the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite, and how their consumer habits affect us all In today’s world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags, and breast-feed their babies. They care about discreet, inconspicuous consumption—like eating free-range chicken and heirloom tomatoes, wearing organic cotton shirts and TOMS shoes, and listening to the Serial podcast. They use their purchasing power to hire nannies and housekeepers, to cultivate their children’s growth, and to practice yoga and Pilates. In The Sum of Small Things, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett dubs this segment of society “the ...

Average Is Over
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Average Is Over


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698138162


Average Is Over Book Description :

The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created here pay only marginally more than minimum wage. Why is there growth only at the top and the bottom? Renowned economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen explains that high earners are taking ever more advantage of machine intelligence and achieving ever-better results. Meanwhile, nearly every business sector relies less and less on manual labor, and that means a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle—average—is over. In Average is Over, Cowen lays out how the new economy works and identifies what wor...

Social Class in the 21st Century

Social Class in the 21st Century


  • Author : Mike Savage
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141978925


Social Class in the 21st Century Book Description :

A fresh take on social class from the experts behind the BBC's 'Great British Class Survey'. Why does social class matter more than ever in Britain today? How has the meaning of class changed? What does this mean for social mobility and inequality? In this book Mike Savage and the team of sociologists responsible for the Great British Class Survey look beyond the labels to explore how and why our society is changing and what this means for the people who find themselves in the margins as well as in the centre. Their new conceptualization of class is based on the distribution of three kinds of capital - economic (inequalities in income and wealth), social (the different kinds of people we know) and cultural (the ways in which our leisure and cultural ...