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

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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by Tyler Cowen
     
 

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Tyler Cowen's The Great Stagnation, the eSpecial heard round the world that ignited a firestorm of debate and redefined the nature of our economic malaise, is now—-at last—-a book.

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Tyler Cowen's The Great Stagnation, the eSpecial heard round the world that ignited a firestorm of debate and redefined the nature of our economic malaise, is now—-at last—-a book.

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"As Cowen makes clear, many of this era's technological breakthroughs produce enormous happiness gains, but surprisingly little economic activity." —David Brooks, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525952718
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
730,719
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"As Cowen makes clear, many of this era's technological breakthroughs produce enormous happiness gains, but surprisingly little economic activity." —-David Brooks, The New York Times

Meet the Author

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is the author of Discover Your Inner Economist and The Age of the Infovore, and he coblogs at www.marginalrevolution.com, one of the world's most influential economics blogs. He writes regularly for The New York Times and has been a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Wilson Quarterly, and Slate, among many other popular media outlets.

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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 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
James Jenkins More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting alternative look at todays economy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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