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Author Yang, Andrew, 1975- author, narrator.

Title The war on normal people [sound recording] : the truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future / Andrew Yang.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Hachette Audio, a division of Hachette Book Group, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 New Lenox PL Audiobook - NLBB-1  AUDIO CD 362.582 YAN    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged.
Description 6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. +1 bonus PDF disc
Playing Time 070000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Note Title from container.
Cast Read by the author.
Note Includes a PDF of supplemental material.
Compact discs.
Summary 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."
Chronological Term Since 2009
Subject Basic income.
Income distribution.
Income maintenance programs.
Poverty -- Government policy.
Automation -- Economic aspects.
Automation -- Social aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Commentary & Opinion.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy.
Poverty -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst01074100
Automation -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00822807
Automation -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00822790
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Basic income. (OCoLC)fst00948803
Income distribution. (OCoLC)fst00968670
Income maintenance programs. (OCoLC)fst00968696
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Audiobooks. (OCoLC)fst01726208
Standard No. 9781549172137 53500
ISBN 9781549172106

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