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Tyler Cowen: Average Is Over

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    Here's the actual new book everyone should read. At least everyone on this board, since this seems to be the topic of many discussions.

    A WSJ review:


    Some suggestions on how to be better than average -- play a lot of chess, learn how to work with machines, and become better at educating yourself on machines.

    Looking forward to reading this, though it's under a stack of other books.

    Here are the author's credentials, from Wikipedia:

  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The impact on global warming must be considered.
  4. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    I love it when someone from academia tells us that the shit is about to get real.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Have you seen the bumper stickers around america? Most kids are on the honor roll, and are well above average.
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I thought that was just in Lake Wobegon.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Is he wrong? Yesterday, we talked about an article in which it was suggested that robots will soon take over all manual labor jobs - and many service industry jobs, as well.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    And the rest of you can eat beans. Or rotten rice.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't we all be eating cake?
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Everyone seems pretty mad. Is the author saying he finds this desirable? Or just inevitable?
  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Inevitable, from what I gather in reading about the book.
  12. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Suck it, bitches. You're in my world, now.
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