Stubborn Attachments – no, not those kind – is about economic growth. So says prolific economic author and professor Tyler Cowen who was hosted at a book party in his honor at the Kalorama home of Juleanna Glover and Christopher Reiter.
“Growth is good. Through history, economic growth, in particular, has alleviated human misery, improved human happiness and opportunity, and lengthened human lives. Wealthier societies are more stable, offer better living standards, produce better medicines, and ensure greater autonomy, greater fulfillment, and more sources of fun. If we want to continue on our trends of growth, and the overwhelmingly positive outcomes for societies that come with it, every individual must become more concerned with the welfare of those around us. So, how do we proceed?”
“Tyler Cowen, in a culmination of 20 years of thinking and research, provides a roadmap for moving forward. In this new book, Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals, Cowen argues that our reason and common sense can help free us of the faulty ideas that hold us back as people and as a society. Stubborn Attachments, at its heart, makes the contemporary moral case for economic growth and delivers a great dose of inspiration and optimism about our future possibilities.” Stripe Press
Cowen chatted with Hollywood on the Potomac and answered the question that is on everyone’s mind: “How is the economy going and when is the next possible crash?”