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



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Adult Nonfiction 362.582/YANG,A Due: 1/2/2020


New York : Hachette Books, 2018
First edition
xix, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780316414241, 0316414247

Introduction: the great displacement -- Part one: What's happening to jobs -- My journey -- How we got here -- Who is normal in America -- What we do for a living -- Factory workers and truck drivers -- White-collar jobs will disappear, too -- On humanity and work -- The usual objections -- Part two: What's happening to us -- Life in the bubble -- Mindsets of scarcity and abundance -- Geography is destiny -- Men, women, and children - the permanent shadow class: what displacement looks like -- Video games and the (male) meaning of life -- The shape we're in/Disintegration -- Part three: Solutions and human capitalism -- The freedom dividend -- Universal Basic Income in the real world -- Time as the new money -- Human capitalism -- The strong state and the new citizenship -- Health care in a world without jobs -- Building people -- Conclusion: Masters or servants

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