Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

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By (author) Tyler Cowen, Narrator Patrick Lawlor

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  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 165mm x 28mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 17 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
  • ISBN 10: 1400112192
  • ISBN 13: 9781400112197
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

Product description

How will we live well in a super-networked, information-soaked, yet predictably irrational world? The only way to know is to understand how the way we think is changing. As economist Tyler Cowen boldly shows in "Create Your Own Economy," the way we think now is changing more rapidly than it has in a very long time. Not since the Industrial Revolution has a man-made creation--in this case, the World Wide Web--so greatly influenced the way our minds work and our human potential. Cowen argues brilliantly that we are breaking down cultural information into ever-smaller tidbits, ordering and reordering them in our minds (and our computers) to meet our own specific needs. "Create Your Own Economy" explains why the coming world of Web 3.0 is good for us; why social networking sites such as Facebook are so necessary; what's so great about "Tweeting" and texting; how education will get better; and why politics, literature, and philosophy will become richer. This is a revolutionary guide to life in the new world.

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Author information

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University. An "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.

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""Patrick Lawlor tackles this study in behavioral economics with ease."" ---AudioFile