Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

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Penguin, Sep 12, 2013 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation is supposed to be a longer sort of sequel to his Great Stagnation (my review). Tyler Cowen forsees a future with a continually ... Read full review

AVERAGE IS OVER: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Economist and social commentator Cowen (Economics/George Mason Univ.; An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, 2012, etc.) urges us to prepare for "the age of genius machines."The good ... Read full review

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TYLER COWEN is a professor of economics at George Mason University. His blog, Marginal Revolution, is one of the world’s most influential economics blogs. He also writes for the New York Times, Financial Times and The Economist and is the cofounder of Marginal Revolution University. The author of five previous books, Cowen lives in Fairfax, Virginia.

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