Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Tyler Cowen book forthcoming

Tyler Cowen has written a new, non-academic book due out in July. Published by Penguin, it's titled, Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World:
[T]he way we think now is changing more rapidly than it has in a very long time. Not since the Industrial Revolution has a man-made creation—in this case, the World Wide Web—so greatly influenced the way our minds work and our human potential. Cowen argues brilliantly that we are breaking down cultural information into ever-smaller tidbits, ordering and reordering them in our minds (and our computers) to meet our own specific needs.

Create Your Own Economy explains why the coming world of Web 3.0 is good for us; why social networking sites such as Facebook are so necessary; what’s so great about “Tweeting” and texting; how education will get better; and why politics, literature, and philosophy will become richer.

5 comments:

Emily said...

You know the funniest thing about this post? I was just reading Julia Allison's "non-society" blog post and she posted about this book as well. Apparently it's next on her reading list. So with two blogosphere recommendations I guess I will have to look into this guy :)

http://julia.nonsociety.com/lifecast/99257922-0-3

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