The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

April 3, 2018|
The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future by Andrew Yang
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From 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a captivating account of how "a skinny Asian kid from upstate" became a successful entrepreneur, only to find a new mission: calling attention to the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy amid rapid technological change and automation.
The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future--now. One recent estimate predicts 45 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next twelve years--jobs that won''t be replaced. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society?

InThe War on Normal People, Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the American economy. Rapidly advancing technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation software are making millions of Americans'' livelihoods irrelevant. The consequences of these trends are already being felt across our communities in the form of political unrest, drug use, and other social ills. The future looks dire-but is it unavoidable?

InThe War on Normal People, Yang imagines a different future--one in which having a job is distinct from the capacity to prosper and seek fulfillment. At this vision''s core is Universal Basic Income, the concept of providing all citizens with a guaranteed income-and one that is rapidly gaining popularity among forward-thinking politicians and economists. Yang proposes that UBI is an essential step toward a new, more durable kind of economy, one he calls "human capitalism."
Andrew Yangis the founder of Venture for America, a major non-profit that places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. Yang has been the CEO, co-founder or executive at a number of technology and education companies. Yang was named...
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Title:The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:304 pages, 9.3 X 6.4 X 1.3 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.3 X 6.4 X 1.3 in
Published:April 3, 2018
Publisher:Hachette Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316414241

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