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Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation

There are more rich people and more poor people in our country than ever before. That widening gap means dealing with one big, uncomfortable truth: the middle is growing thinner and thinner. Globally renowned economist Tyler Cowen explains how this happened: high earners are taking ever more advantage of computers and achieving ever-better results. Meanwhile, low earners who haven't committed to learning the new technologies have poor prospects. Nearly every business sector relies less and less on manual labor for high-value jobs, and this fact is forever changing the world of work and wages. About 3/4 of the jobs created in the United States since the great recession pay $13.52 an hour or less--there is no longer a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle. Here, Cowen reveals what the new features of this economy mean for taxes, government spending, employee benefits, debt and education. Most importantly, Cowen identifies the best path forward for workers and entrepreneurs and provides readers with a road map to a new economic landscape.--From publisher description
eBook, English, 2013
Dutton, New York, New York, 2013
1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
9780698138162, 0698138163
Welcome to the hyper-meritocracy. Work and wages in iWorld ; The big earners and the big losers ; Why are so many people out of work?
What games are teaching us. New work, old game ; Our freestyle future ; Why intuition isn't helping you get a job ; The new office : regular, stupid, and frustrating ; Why the Turing game doesn't matter
The new world of work. The new geography ; Relearning education ; The end of average science ; A new social contract?