The Age of the Infovore

Succeeding in the Information Economy

by Tyler Cowen

Previously published as Create Your Own Economy

"Will change the way you think about thinking."—Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind

Renowned behavioral economist and commentator Tyler Cowen shows that our supernetworked world is changing the way we think—and empowering us to thrive in any economic climate. Whether it is micro-blogging on Twitter or buying single songs at iTunes, we can now customize our lives to shape our own specific needs. In other words, we can create our own economy—and live smarter, happier, fuller lives. At a time when apocalyptic thinking has become all too common, Cowen offers a much-needed Information Age manifesto that will resonate with readers of Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational, Steven Johnson's Everything Bad is Good for You, and everyone hungry to understand our potential to withstand, and even thrive, in any economic climate.

  • Penguin Publishing Group; June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781101432990
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Age of the Infovore
  • Author: Tyler Cowen
  • Imprint: Plume

In The Press

"Will change the way you think about thinking."—Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind 

"Delightful and provocative."— 

"Tyler Cowen has written one of the most stimulating defenses of Internet information culture."—The American

"A tour de force."—Robert H. Frank, author of The Economic Naturalist

About The Author

Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is a prominent blogger at, the world’s leading economics blog. He also writes regularly for The New York Times, and has written for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wilson Quarterly.