008: Review of Tyler Cowen’s Average Is Over


Today’s podcast reviews Tyler Cowen’s new book Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation. The book’s thesis is that machine intelligence and other factors are driving a trend toward much greater inequality in America. We discuss Tyler’s conservative political persuasion and the relative plausibility of his near future vision. Will we build a favela in Texas?¬†How much can man-machine freestyle chess competitions teach us about the future of the job market? Will free wifi really be enough to keep the bottom 85% from revolting?


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