May 10, 2010

Tyler Cowen on How the Internet Changes Everything

  • Jerry Brito

    Former Senior Research Fellow
  • Tyler Cowen

    Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics at George Mason University
Key materials

Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University, general director of the Mercatus Center, and founder of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution, discusses how the internet influences and changes practically everything. The conversation broadly centers on how the web allows us to find, distill, and sort information as never before, which has profoundly affected people’s consumption of culture and creation of their own economies. During the podcast Cowen touches on Lost and Battlestar Gallactica, the iPad, books, the future of the publishing industry, old and new media, Facebook, Twitter, ChatRoulette, and his favorite things on the internet.