Economist Tyler Cowen on The Complacent Class

Apr 18, 11:00 AM

Mike talks with economist Tyler Cowen. In addition to being a professor of Economics at George Mason University, Dr. Cowen blogs at Marginal Revolution, hosts the 'Conversations with Tyler' podcast , is a regular contributor at Bloomberg View , and is the author of a number of books, including 'The Great Stagnation', 'An Economist Gets Lunch', 'Average is Over' and 'The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream', which recently came out in paperback.

Mike and Tyler discuss how the United States got so complacent, the rise of segregation, monopolies and anti-trust regulation, 'matching' and inequality, why Americans don't riot like they used to, Brazil as the best comparison country to the United States, Donald Trump's 'placebo presidency', if the future belongs to China, and lots more. 

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