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The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    Definitely something to chew over.

    This book provides some fresh perspectives on why our economy is struggling as much as it is. I found myself agreeing with a lot of the points, although I still need some to mull iver the validity if them. It is short and under $4. If you have an interest in current events I suggest you check it out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    An interesting alternative look at todays depression 60 pages, an easy read.

    An interesting alternative look at todays economy

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Worest sample ever!

    Nothing but index.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    I liked this about as much as Cowen's other work, "Average

    I liked this about as much as Cowen's other work, "Average is Over," which is to say: three stars.  It's a decent book with interesting ideas, and while I'm at least capable of being convinced of what Cowen is trying to prove, he doesn't make much of a case.  His theories seem to be the result of casual observation and baseless hypothesis, not rigorous analysis or erudite research.  He may be onto something, but this work is too easily dismissed with a casual wave of the hand.  A good read at 60 pages, but I'm glad it wasn't longer, given the quality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Interesting and Thought Provoking

    Though I have only recently read this book I found much of it to be still thought provoking. Cowen introduces his ideas in common layman's terms yet they are provocative and engage the reader! I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Excellent

    Scholarly economics-based summary of societal evolution that is contributing to resource polarization. Especially important points are lack of true innovation in favor of redundancy. Now with IPO of Twitter, wonder how many ways does 13 year old NEED to say 'wha's up'?

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    EH

    Says it all...EH! Don't bother.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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