Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio Why America’s Economic Growth May Be (Shh!) Over Listen 5 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/241614"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Sure, we love our computers and all the rest of our digital toys. But when it comes to real economic gains, can we ever match old-school innovations like the automobile and electricity?