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Overrated/Underrated After The Great Stagnation

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Overrated/Underrated After The Great Stagnation

Overrated/Underrated After The Great Stagnation

Overrated/Underrated After The Great Stagnation

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Tyler Cowen is an economist and the author of The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, a book explaining why productivity growth had been weak for decades.

When the book came out in 2011, Tyler argued that despite seemingly groundbreaking innovations like air travel and the rise of the social internet, the pace of societal advancement had slowed from its pace in the mid-20th Century.

But if 2020 has taught the world anything, it doesn't take long for things to drastically change. In a year where so much has gone wrong, Tyler joins the show to share an update: This period of stagnation just may be coming to a close.

And he plays a game of overrated/underrated where he rates economics podcasts, religion, and a whole lot more.

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