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We Read It So You Don’t Have To: ‘Create Your Own Economy’

July 25, 2009

Newsweek’s review of Tyler Cowen’s Create Your Own Economy, to be published in August 3rd’s print edition, hails the book as a guide with insightful ideas. Newsweek writes in “We Read It So You Don’t Have To: ‘Create Your Own Economy‘” that: …the author has crafted a how-to guide for living in the information-glutted 21st […]

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Broken Symmetry: Creating My Own Create Your Own Economy

July 13, 2009

In “Creating My Own Create Your Own Economy“, Michael F. Martin praises Tyler Cowen’s Create Your Own Economy as: …chock full of creative insights into what might be called an alternative economic vision of social life. I say “alternative” because until recently most academic economists had confined their interests to finance rather than culture, although […]

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Newsweek: How to Create Your Own Economy

July 10, 2009

Barrett Sheridan, a blogger with Newsweek, found Tyler Cowen’s Create Your Own Economy “delightful and provocative throughout.” Sheridan goes on to say that CYOE is: …at heart, a how-to guide for living in our information-glutted 21st-century world, and a convincing defense of our ever-connected, just-Google-it culture…

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The Daily Dish: Smaller And Smaller?

July 8, 2009

In “Smaller and Smaller“, Ben Casnocha quotes Tyler Cowen and discusses his ideas in his review of Create Your Own Economy: [W]hen culture is free and a click away, as it is on blogs and Twitter and the broader Internet, we sample broadly and consume it in smaller chunks: “When access is easy, we tend […]

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Yglesias on CYOE

July 7, 2009

Matthew Yglesias of Think Progress couldn’t put down Create Your Own Economy: It’s a bit hard to do the book justice because the subject matter is so unorthodox. So I’ll put it this way instead. I first cracked the book one afternoon intending to read for about ninety minutes and then go get on my […]

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Wall Street Journal: Information Overload? Relax

July 6, 2009

L. Gordon Crovitz cites Tyler Cowen in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece “Information Overload? Relax” noting that: Tyler Cowen, an economist and popular blogger, focuses on our broader range of information options in a new book published this month, “Create Your Own Economy.” He says, “When access is easy, we tend to favor the […]

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Six questions for Tyler Cowen

July 5, 2009

Tyler Cowen was recently interviewed at The about economics, Twitter, the future of fun, and his new book.  The Economist notes: “Create Your Own Economy“, examines how new ways of organising information online are changing the way we think and the economy. We asked Mr Cowen a few questions about the economic implications of […]

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The American: RSSted Development

July 1, 2009

Ben Casnocha looks to Create Your Own Economy in his piece “RSSted Development” to explain his own methods of consuming information: In other words, my online information diet is diverse, highly personal, and comprised mostly of short bits that I consume one after another in rapid-fire fashion. And it all happens in about the same […]

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Cowen in Fast Company

June 24, 2009

Create Your Own Economy author Tyler Cowen provides insight into the changing way in which we measure success in the July issue of Fast Company: The traditional gauge of economic success is profit, but over time we’ll find that such statistics as measures of GDP tell us less and less about broader efforts to improve […]

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Praise from “The Undercover Economist”

June 23, 2009

Tim Harford, author of the The Undercover Economist and writer for Financial Times, has kind words for CYOE at “Create Your Own Economy” has arrived and I cracked it open immediately. As expected, it is engaging, creative and every page makes you think differently about the world. I have read one chapter and can’t […]

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