Tyler Cowen (born January 21, 1962) is an American economist, who is an economics professor at George Mason University, where he holds the Holbert C. Harris chair in the economics department. He hosts a popular economics blog, Marginal Revolution, together with his co-author, Alex Tabarrok. Cowen and Tabarrok have also started the website Marginal Revolution University, a venture in online education.
Conversations with Tyler: Michael Orthofer on Why Fiction Matters
Watch to discover why Michael believes everyone should read more fiction , how we should choose books, why American popular literature is overrated, what he thinks about authors like Herman Melville, Fyoder Dostoevsky, Goethe, J.K. Rowling, Arno Schmidt, and many more, what he thinks about Amazon.com and the best sites for readers, why studying literature at college was such a big disappointment, how much covers matter, and why his opinion will never be the final word.