The future of America: The comforts of familiarity

Posted: March 10, 2017 in economy
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Two books examine American society. One analyses its growing complacency and another (see following page) the importance of serendipity in social discourse

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The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream. By Tyler Cowen. St Martin’s Press; 241 pages; $28.99.

AMERICA is the land of opportunity, they say. Inspired by the ambition of its Founding Fathers, its people revel in their dynamism. Diversity is their strength, as captured in the national motto—E pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”). Americans embrace change and reinvention, and this, they like to think, sets their country apart from Europe or Asia.
Tyler Cowen, an …

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