The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream

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5.5 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Tyler Cowen (Ph.D.) holds the Holbert L. Harris chair in economics at George Mason University. He is the author of a number of explanatory and text books and also writes the most read economics blog worldwide, He has written regularly for The New York Times and contributes to a wide number of newspapers and periodicals.


"[The Complacent Class] provides an open invitation for the reader to think deeply." --Derek Thompson, The Atlantic

"'The Complacent Class' is refreshingly nonideological, filled with observations that will resonate with conservatives, liberals and libertarians. ... a useful corrective to the conventional wisdom that American ingenuity, sooner or later, will revive a low-growth economy." --The Wall Street Journal

"One of the most important reads of the new year." --National Review

"Tyler Cowen's blog, Marginal Revolution, is the first thing I read every morning. And his brilliant new book, The Complacent Class, has been on my nightstand after I devoured it in one sitting. I am at round-the-clock Cowen saturation right now."--Malcolm Gladwell

"Tyler Cowen is an international treasure. Endlessly inventive and uniquely wide-ranging, he has produced a novel account of what ails us: undue complacency. No one but Cowen would ask, 'Why Americans stopped rioting and instead legalized marijuana.' He admires risk-taking, and he likes restlessness, and he thinks the United States needs lots more of both. Don't be complacent: Read this book!"--Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard University, and author of #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

"A book that will undoubtedly stir discussion"--Kirkus

Praise for The Great Stagnation:

"Cowen's book... will have a profound impact on the way people think about the last thirty years."--Ryan Avent,

"Tyler Cowen may very well turn out to be this decade's Thomas Friedman."--Kelly Evans, The Wall Street Journal