The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang audiobook

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

By Andrew Yang
Read by Andrew Yang

Hachette Books, Hachette Book Group 9780316414241
6.92 Hours Unabridged
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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 (UBI), 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? 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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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 (UBI), 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?

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.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The War on Normal People is both a clear-eyed look at the depths of our social and economic problems and an innovative road map toward a better future.” Arianna Huffington, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“In a call to arms that comes from both head and heart, Yang has made an important contribution to the debate about where America is headed and what we need to do about it.” Alec Ross, New York Times bestselling author
“The author’s support of a guaranteed basic income is just one aspect of a platform to fend off that bleak future. He also looks at such things as the ‘social credit’ system of bartering goods and services and reforming the higher education system…A provocative work of social criticism.” Kirkus Reviews
“I found [The War on Normal People] fascinating and troubling.” Major Garrett, host of CBS News’ The Takeout
“Andrew Yang…sees the big picture. Making money is good for you—but building a strong society and strong people is good for all of us…Every entrepreneur should read this book to understand the challenges of the next decade.” Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, author of The Power of Broke, and founder of FUBU

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Author Bio: Andrew Yang

Author Bio: Andrew Yang

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 6.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English