- Zero to One, The Complacent Class, Alexander Field’s book on the 1930s economy https://t.co/kZptfsEmyh
- . @tylercowen | The Complacent Class As upshaking as I remembered. https://t.co/1TjBjDGCm0
- @semil @km big part of this @tylercowen book - Complacent Class https://t.co/23AfET3yln
- 3/ This is the part where I recommend @tylercowen’s excellent “The Complacent Class.” https://t.co/FhIyHnxcev
- Reading @TylerCowen The Complacent Class on our increasing econ segregation & stasis. We do need a radical rethink. https://t.co/QrFNeecBYQ
"Since Alexis de Tocqueville, restlessness has been accepted as a signature American trait. Our willingness to move, take risks, and adapt to change have produced a dynamic economy and a tradition of innovation from Ben Franklin to Steve Jobs. The problem, according to ... Tyler Cowen, is that Americans today have broken from this tradition--we're working harder than ever to avoid change ... Cowen [believes that] there are significant collateral downsides attending this comfort, among them heightened inequality and segregation and decreased incentives to innovate and create"--Amazon.com.