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Andrew Hazlett discusses Tyler Cowen’s latest book on the inaugural episode of his podcast series, Occasional Podcast. Hazlett writes: theoccasional

Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World is loaded with provocative ideas and surprising claims.  I still haven’t wrapped my mind around a number of Cowen’s big ideas and insights.

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In Praise of Autism

September 23, 2009

The New York Times Idea of the Day Blog cites Tyler Cowen’s commentary on changing attitudes towards those with Autism, as discussed in Create Your Own Economy:nytlogo153x23

“…Tyler Cowen, an economics professor who contributes to The Times, used the platform of the Chronicle of Higher Education to fault fellow academics for bigoted-sounding research dehumanizing autistics…”

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In the Wall Street Journal article “Lifestyles of the Honest and Awkard,” about Asperger’s Syndrome, Tyler Cowen is cited as talking about themes from from Create Your Own Economy:

“…Mr. Cowen calls people along the autism spectrum the ‘infovores’ of modern society” and argues, “along many dimensions we as a society are working hard to mimic their abilities at ordering and processing information.’ In a world awash in distracted people desperately (and unsuccessfully) trying to multitask, Mr. Cowen says, Aspies’ ability to focus on detail is a profound advantage. This is particularly true in academia, he argues, where ‘autism is often a competitive advantage rather than a problem to be solved.’”

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Tyler Cowen was interviewed on EconTalk by host, Russ Roberts, about his latest book:

“Tyler Cowen of George Mason University and author of Create Your Own Economy talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in his recent book. The conversation ranges across a wide array of topics related to information, the arts, and the culture of the internet. Topics include how autistics perceive information and what non-autistics can learn from them, what Buddhism might teach us about our digital lives, the pace of change in the use of technology, Nozick’s experience machine and the relative importance of authenticity and what the Alchian and Allen theorem has to do with the internet and culture.”

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In “Education works as a placebo effect” Tyler Cowen is interviewed by Kai Ryssdal on Marketplace of American Public Media on the cost of higher education while referencing his latest book, Create Your Own Economy:

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“Tyler Cowen is what you might call an interested party in the success of higher education. He’s a professor of economics at George Mason University. There’s more on this in his latest book Create Your Own Economy: the Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World.

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Tyler Cowen on Reason.TV

August 20, 2009

Matt Welch of Reason.TV sat down with Tyler Cowen to discuss his latest book, Create Your Own Economy: Cowen, one of the country’s foremost defenders of free markets and international exchange, sees his book as an ode to the power of the individual, “and how we can all create our own liberties essentially by using […]

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What the Financial Crisis Is Really About

August 13, 2009

The Motley Fool spoke with Tyler Cowen about the financial crisis and new forms of productivity on the Web, as discussed in Create Your Own Economy:  “Cowen said that many of the business models applied to Internet innovations, such as Twitter, simply can’t be monetized. But he did think they’ll get cheap enough to survive […]

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Tyler Cowen on Bloggingheads.tv

August 10, 2009

Tyler Cowen and Will Wilkinson discussed Create Your Own Economy on Bloggingheads.tv:

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Tyler Cowen speaks at Cato Institute Forum on his latest book

August 4, 2009

Along with panelists Matt Yglesias, Robin Hanson and Brink Lindsey, Tyler Cowen discussed his latest book at a Cato Institute forum:

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The Autistic Future

July 28, 2009

Joseph Lawler at The American Spectator reviewed Create Your Own Economy and praised it as the “Freakonomics of epistemology” “Create Your Own Economy is the Freakonomics of epistemology. Instead of unearthing unusual findings using statistics, Tyler Cowen, a George Mason University economist and blogger at marginalrevolution.com, overturns common conceptions about learning and information-processing by examining […]

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