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The war on normal people: the truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future

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Hachette Books,
Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
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From entrepreneur Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes-and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy. 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? In The 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? In The 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."
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subject_facet Automation -- Economic aspects, Automation -- Social aspects, Guaranteed annual income, Poverty -- Government policy, United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
title_display The war on normal people : the truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future
title_full The war on normal people : the truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future / Andrew Yang
title_short The war on normal people :
title_sub the truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future
topic_facet Automation, Economic aspects, Economic conditions, Government policy, Guaranteed annual income, Poverty, Social aspects