Create your Own Economy

Create your Own Economy

The Path to Prosperity in A Disordered World

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
An economics professor and author describes how the World Wide Web is changing the way our minds work, and provides a guide to the coming world of Web 3.0, where social networking and "Tweeting" will improve education and enrich lives.

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Cowen (George Mason U., Fairfax, VA), a behavioral economist, encourages people to transcend economic trends by tapping into their "own economy of real internal value." The author of Discover Your Inner Economist suggests that this can be done by using the new media technology to achieve mental order (contrary to Buddhist beliefs), and by honoring neuro-biodiversity, i.e., drawing lessons from the cognitive strengths of high- functioning autistic persons (actual and fictional). More psychology than economics, the book includes further reading and references. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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An economics professor and author describes how the World Wide Web is changing the way our minds work, and provides a guide to the coming world of Web 3.0, where social networking and “Tweeting” will improve education and enrich lives.
The coauthor of the "best economics blog in the universe" offers a guide to success in a radically new hyper-networked age. The way we think 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 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. He 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.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780525951230
Branch Call Number: 330.019 COWEN

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Oct 30, 2016

Read this because Cowen is a Bloomberg columnist I quite like. However found the book
a). Confusing as to message - i.e. autism not economics
b). Not particularly engaging.

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StarGladiator
Dec 31, 2013

"One of the most respected behavioral economists in the world ..." Never heard of the guy, Tyler Cowen, before I came across his name when I was researching what faculty positions the Koch brothers financed and endowed.

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