How the Hipster Ethic Is Revitalizing the American Economy Tyler Castle | February 3, 2015 | Economics Let me be clear. I am no advocate of hipster culture as it is often realized in American society today. At its worst, it is contrarian for the mere sake of being contrarian, which is, of course, obnoxious. But at the same time, there are positive, even praiseworthy... Read More Tyler Castle Tyler Castle is the director of AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College and a former John Jay Institute Fellow.