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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to legendary blogger, economist and best selling author Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition―we’re working harder than ever to avoid change. We’re more comfortable. But, according to Cowen, there are significant collateral downsides attending this comfort, among them heightened inequality and segregation and decreased incentives to innovate and create. Ultimately this will make change, when it comes, harder. The forces unleashed by the Great Stagnation will eventually lead to a major fiscal and budgetary crisis: impossibly expensive rentals for our most attractive cities, worsening of residential segregation, and a decline in our work ethic. The only way to avoid this difficult future is for Americans to force themselves out of their comfortable slumber―to embrace their restless tradition again. - from Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.5/130973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN90.S65
  • HN90.S65
LC item number
  • C69 2017
  • C69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 Americans have 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 instead 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
sky285061870
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781250108692
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016049031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 Americans have 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 instead 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
sky285061870
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781250108692
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016049031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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