An attempt at a fair summary.
Tyler Cowen summarizes some of the contents of his new book. Some bits I’m curious about:
2. A new vision for how “autistic cognitive strengths” are a major dynamic element in human history and that includes a revisionist view of the autism spectrum.
3. New ways of thinking about what you’re really good at (and not so good at).
4. A view of why education is much more than just signaling, but why you should be cynical about most education nonetheless.
7. Why the Sherlock Holmes stories are a lot more interesting than most people think.
10. The importance of neurology for unpacking debates about aesthetics, especially when it comes to music.
I finished his Discover Your Inner Economist last week, which was wide-ranging and breezy and smart, just like the blog he co-writes. Looking forward to this new book.
“The reality is that democracy is a very blunt instrument, and in todayÄôs environment we are choosing between ways of muddling through. We may hear that the election is about different visions for AmericaÄôs future, but the pitches may be more akin to selling different brands of soap.”