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The Complacent Class

The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream

by Tyler Cowen

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The Complacent Class
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The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream
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Author Tyler Cowen examines the trend of Americans pulling away from the traditionally mobile, risk-accepting and adaptable tendencies that defined them for much of recent history, and toward stagnation and comfort, and how this development has the potential to make future changes more disruptive.

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Tyler Cowen argues, in his new book The Complacent Class, that Americans are in a period of stagnation because we are doing less and less of what made us successful in the past: embracing change, moving to different parts of the country and associating with different kinds of people. mathisworks/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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America's 'Complacent Class': How Self-Segregation Is Leading To Stagnation

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