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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 workers and entrepreneurs young and old must do to thrive in this radically new economic landscape.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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A great title and an interesting premise. But this is my second disappointment by this author. 'The world is changing and increasingly the jobs will be in management, sophisticated services, and in tech sectors assisted by machines.' The author loves his ipad and chess, and throws in some topical politics at the beginning and end. But I found a lot of the information baseless and anecdotal and the analysis somewhat lacking in rigor. He may well be right but he fails to make a compelling case, and what he does conclude could have been wrapped up in 50 pages. An average book - worth reading but not overwhelming.