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 : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250108692


The Complacent Class Book Description :

Examines the trend of Americans away from the traditionally mobile, risk-accepting, and adaptable tendencies that defined them for much of recent history, and toward stagnation and comfort, and how this development has the potential to make future changes more disruptive. --Publisher's description....

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....

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...

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 ...

In Praise of Commercial Culture
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

In Praise of Commercial Culture


  • Author : Tyler COWEN
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674029934


In Praise of Commercial Culture Book Description :

This book focuses on the most controversial aspect of Lincoln's thought and politics - his attitudes and actions regarding slavery and race. Drawing attention to the limitations of Lincoln's judgment and policies without denying his magnitude, the book provides the most comprehensive and even-handed account available of Lincoln's contradictory treatment of black Americans in matters of slavery in the South and basic civil rights in the North....

The Culture of Contentment
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Culture of Contentment


  • Author : John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691171654


The Culture of Contentment Book Description :

The world has become increasingly separated into the haves and have-nots. In The Culture of Contentment, renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith shows how a contented class—not the privileged few but the socially and economically advantaged majority—defend their comfortable status at a cost. Middle-class voting against regulation and increased taxation that would remedy pressing social ills has created a culture of immediate gratification, leading to complacency and hampering long-term progress. Only economic disaster, military action, or the eruption of an angry underclass seem capable of changing the status quo. A groundbreaking critique, The Culture of Contentment shows how the complacent majority captures the political process and determine...

Creative Destruction
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Creative Destruction


  • Author : Tyler Cowen
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1400825180


Creative Destruction Book Description :

A Frenchman rents a Hollywood movie. A Thai schoolgirl mimics Madonna. Saddam Hussein chooses Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as the theme song for his fifty-fourth birthday. It is a commonplace that globalization is subverting local culture. But is it helping as much as it hurts? In this strikingly original treatment of a fiercely debated issue, Tyler Cowen makes a bold new case for a more sympathetic understanding of cross-cultural trade. Creative Destruction brings not stale suppositions but an economist's eye to bear on an age-old question: Are market exchange and aesthetic quality friends or foes? On the whole, argues Cowen in clear and vigorous prose, they are friends. Cultural "destruction" breeds not artistic demise but diversity. Through an array o...

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...