The Resource Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation, Tyler Cowen, (electronic resource)

Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation, Tyler Cowen, (electronic resource)

Label
Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation
Title
Average is over
Title remainder
powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Cowen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
330.973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.C69 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Label
Average is over : powering America beyond the age of the great stagnation, Tyler Cowen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F9D159B7-8D2A-43F0-AD9F-495874E18AE9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-276) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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?
Control code
ocn858943041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698138162
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o858943041
  • (CaAE) o858943041
  • (OCoLC)858943041

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