Katherine Mangu-Ward and Tyler Cowen on Robots, Death, and Complacency [Reason Podcast]

A conversation about The Complacent Class.


"When there's volitility, people will latch on to some non-optimal ideas," says George Mason economist Tyler Cowen in a conversation about his new book, The Complacent Class, with Reason magazine Editor in Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward. In a wide-ranging conversation that took place at the Mercatus Center in March, Mangu-Ward and Cowen cover automation, mobility, Donald Trump, productivity, immigration, whether complacency is a "rot" overtaking the United States, and whether we should be embarrassed by the fact that we order our dates, entertainment, groceries, and toilet paper without leaving our sofas.

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