Create Your Own Economy

The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

By Tyler Cowen; Patrick Girard Lawlor (Read by)
(Tantor Media Inc, Compact Disc, 9781400142194)

Publication Date: August 2009

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How will we live well in a super-networked, information-soaked, yet predictably irrational world? The only way to know is to understand how the way we think is changing.
As economist Tyler Cowen boldly shows in "Create Your Own Economy," the 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. This is a revolutionary guide to life in the new world.



About the Author
Tyler Cowen is Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

Patrick has narrated numerous audiobooks including The Power of Six Sigma, which was a finalist for a 2001 Audie Award. In addition to narrating audiobooks, Patrick is an accomplished stage actor, director and stage combat choreographer. He has worked extensively Off-Broadway and regionally for companies in Utah, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York and all over California, as well as Finland and Germany. Classically trained, his roles cover a wide range, from Vindice in The Revenger's Tragedy and Marc Antony in Julius Caesar to Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and The Big Bad Wolf in The 3 Little Pigs.
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