Book review: Golden age of innovation is behind us

In the RTP area it’s easy to become what economist Robert Gordon calls a “techno-optimist.” The Triangle’s many IT and biotech companies, its renowned medical centers and its distinguished universities suggest that the world is oozing with creativity and entrepreneurship. Even when some in the region attempt to raise cautionary flags, the worry is about the social dislocations caused by disruptive technological innovation rather than about the possibility that technology might not be changing fast enough.


Nonfiction readers find Food for Thought

John Dendy of Durham describes the members of the Food for Thought Book Group as “mostly retired but hardly retiring.” He adds that they call themselves a book group because “ ‘Club’ just seemed too clubby.”

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