Coverart for item
The Resource The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen

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

Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream
Title
The complacent class
Title remainder
the self-defeating quest for the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Cowen
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Examines the trend of Americans away from the traditionally mobile, risk-accepting, and adaptable tendencies that defined them for much of recent history, and toward stagnation and comfort, and how this development has the potential to make future changes more disruptive. --Publisher's description
  • "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 legendary blogger, economist, and bestselling author 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 choices as often as possible based on algorithms that wall us off from anything that might be too new or too different. Match.com matches us in love. Spotify and Pandora match us in music. Facebook matches us to just about everything else. This "matching culture" brings positives: partners who make us happy, music we like, neighbors who want the same things that we do. We're more comfortable, but this comfort cannot go on forever. The Complacent Class argues that, by postponing change, we will make inevitable change harder and more disruptive. Our complacency will lead to a major fiscal and budgetary crisis, preposterous rents in desirable cities, heightened inequality, worsening segregation, a lackadaisical work ethic, and decreased incentives to innovate and create. To avoid this, Americans must stop stagnating and re-embrace restlessness."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowen, Tyler
Dewey number
305.5/130973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN59.2
  • HN90.S65
LC item number
  • .C69 2017
  • C69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Social mobility
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology
  • Economic history
  • Social classes
  • Social conditions
  • Social mobility
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic Conditions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology
Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The complacent class and its dangers -- Why have Americans 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 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
Control code
ocn967557997
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781250108692
Lccn
2016049031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250108692
  • (OCoLC)967557997
Label
The complacent class : the self-defeating quest for the American dream, Tyler Cowen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The complacent class and its dangers -- Why have Americans 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 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
Control code
ocn967557997
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9781250108692
Lccn
2016049031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250108692
  • (OCoLC)967557997

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...