Average Is Over : Powering America Beyond the Age of 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.
- Paperback | 292 pages
- 134 x 202 x 18mm | 180g
- 18 Sep 2014
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- New York, United States
Other books in this series
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01 Jun 2013
31 Dec 2014
29 Sep 2015
-A book that is gripping policy makers in Washington... An engaging and eclectic thinker.- --The Sunday Times
-Cowen's book represents a fundamental challenge.---Wall Street Journal
-A buckle-your-seatbelts, swiftly moving tour of the new economic landscape.---Kirkus
About Tyler Cowen
"A book that is gripping policy makers in Washington... An engaging and eclectic thinker." -The Sunday Times
"Cowen's book represents a fundamental challenge."- Wall Street Journal
"A buckle-your-seatbelts, swiftly moving tour of the new economic landscape." - Kirkus