Self-recommending eBook

by on October 24, 2011 at 2:42 am in Books, Economics, Web/Tech | Permalink

Race Against The Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfeee.

There is a partial summary of the book here, I ordered my copy last night.  Here are the authors on the book.

Nicoli October 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Tyler –
In the NYTimes summary’s author stated that TGS is in conflict with the view that increased automation and productivity is partly the cause of our current employment and economic woes. Do you think this is the case? Or do you think that the ideas can complement or at least co-exist with each other?

Nicoli

Tyler Cowen October 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Complement, for sure…

Evan Smith October 24, 2011 at 6:03 pm

You can watch a video of Tyler talking about robots and automation here:

http://econfuture.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/technology-replacing-workers/

Tyler is in the panel in second half of the video.

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