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The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream

Author: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a key American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change has produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation. The problem, according to economist, Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition, working harder than ever to avoid change: moving less, marrying people more like ourselves, and making  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Cowen
ISBN: 9781250108692 1250108691
OCLC Number: 967557997
Description: 241 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The complacent class and its dangers --
Why Americans have stopped moving, or is your hometown really so special? --
The reemergence of segregation --
Why Americans stopped creating --
The respite of the well-ordered match: love, music, and even your dog --
Why Americans stopped rioting and instead legalized marijuana --
How a dynamic society looks and feels --
Political stagnation, the dwindling of true democracy, and Alexis de Tocqueville as prophet of our time --
The return of chaos, and why the complacent class cannot hold.
Responsibility: Tyler Cowen.

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