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The Resource The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen

The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen

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The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream
Title
The complacent class
Title remainder
the self-defeating quest for the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Cowen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a key American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change has produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation. The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist, and bestselling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition, working harder than ever to avoid change: moving less, marrying people more like ourselves, and making choices as often as possible based on algorithms that wall us off from anything that might be too new or too different. Match.com matches us in love. Spotify and Pandora match us in music. Facebook matches us to just about everything else. This "matching culture" brings positives: partners who make us happy, music we like, neighbors who want the same things that we do. We're more comfortable, but this comfort cannot go on forever. The Complacent Class argues that, by postponing change, we will make inevitable change harder and more disruptive. Our complacency will lead to a major fiscal and budgetary crisis, preposterous rents in desirable cities, heightened inequality, worsening segregation, a lackadaisical work ethic, and decreased incentives to innovate and create. To avoid this, Americans must stop stagnating and re-embrace restlessness."--
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Cowen, Tyler
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social mobility
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The complacent class and its dangers -- Why have Americans stopped moving, or Is your hometown really so special? -- The reemergence of segregation -- Why Americans stopped creating -- The respite of the well-ordered match : love, music, and even your dog -- Why Americans stopped rioting and legalized marijuana -- How a dynamic society looks and feels -- Political stagnation, the dwindling of true democracy, and Alexis de Tocqueville as prophet of our time -- The return of chaos, and why the complacent class cannot hold
Control code
ocn967557997
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781250108692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967557997
Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The complacent class and its dangers -- Why have Americans stopped moving, or Is your hometown really so special? -- The reemergence of segregation -- Why Americans stopped creating -- The respite of the well-ordered match : love, music, and even your dog -- Why Americans stopped rioting and legalized marijuana -- How a dynamic society looks and feels -- Political stagnation, the dwindling of true democracy, and Alexis de Tocqueville as prophet of our time -- The return of chaos, and why the complacent class cannot hold
Control code
ocn967557997
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781250108692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967557997

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