Age of the Infovore : Succeeding in the Information Economy

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-29
  • Publisher: Plume
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"Will change the way you think about thinking." -Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind Renowned behavioral economist and commentator Tyler Cowen shows that our supernetworked world is changing the way we think-and empowering us to thrive in any economic climate. Whether it is micro-blogging on Twitter or buying single songs at iTunes, we can now customize our lives to shape our own specific needs. In other words, we can create our own economy-and live smarter, happier, fuller lives. at a time when apocalyptic thinking has become all too common, Cowen offers a much- needed information age manifesto that will resonate with readers of Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational, Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and everyone hungry to understand our potential to withstand, and even thrive, in any economic climate.

Author Biography

Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, writes regularly for The New York Times and Money, and has contributed to numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
The Future of Thinking Differentlyp. 1
Hidden Creativityp. 15
Why Modern Culture is Like Marriage, in all its Gloryp. 41
Im, Cell Phones, and Facebookp. 65
The Buddha as Savior and the Professor as Shamanp. 91
The New Economy of Storiesp. 117
Heroesp. 147
Beauty isn't What You Think it isp. 173
Autistic Politicsp. 193
The Future of the Universep. 211
Further Reading and Referencesp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Indexp. 249
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