Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University, general director of the Mercatus Center, and founder of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution, discusses how the internet influences and changes practically everything. The conversation broadly centers on how the web allows us to find, distill, and sort information as never before, which has profoundly affected people’s consumption of culture and creation of their own economies. During the podcast Cowen touches on Lost and Battlestar Gallactica, the iPad, books, the future of the publishing industry, old and new media, Facebook, Twitter, ChatRoulette, and his favorite things on the internet.
- Marginal Revolution
- The Age of the Infovore: Succeeding in the Information Economy by Tyler Cowen (forthcoming June 2010)
- Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World by Tyler Cowen
- Fruitful Decade for Many in the World, Cowen in his New York Times column on recent global prosperity