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  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780142181119
  • Imprint: Plume
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99
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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of The Great Stagnation



In Average is Over, Cowen lays out how the new economy and identifies what workers and entrepreneurs young and old must do to thrive in this radically new economic landscape.

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 and identifies what workers and entrepreneurs young and old must do to thrive in this radically new economic landscape. 'A lively and worryingly prophetic read . . . some of the most talked-about issues in present-day America . . . observations that are genuinely enlightening, interesting, and underappreciated.'  The Daily Beast 'A book that is gripping policy makers in Washington . . . An engaging and eclectic thinker.'  The Sunday Times (London) 'Cowen's book represents a fundamental challenge.'  The Wall Street Journal 'A buckle-your-seatbelts, swiftly moving tour of the new economic landscape.'  Kirkus Reviews

  • Published: 22 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780142181119
  • Imprint: Plume
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $29.99
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