The War on Normal People
The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our FutureeBook - 2018
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Bethany_Library Apr 28, 2019
Candidate: Andrew Yang is a tech entrepreneur who created the test-preparation company Manhattan Prep and then Venture for America, which tries to incubate start-ups outside New York and the Bay Area. Yang's big idea is a $1,000 per month universal basic income for every American adult.
Yang founded the nonprofit Venture for America with a mission statement to "to revitalize American cities and communities through entrepreneurship". In this book he takes a look at the historic level of income inequality and the depressing prediction that in the near future millions u... Read More »
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“Are we not, as the citizens of the United States, the owners of this country?”
“The future without jobs will come to resemble either the cultivated benevolence of Star Trek or the desperate scramble for resources of Mad Max.”
“Grit, persistence, adaptability, financial literacy, interview skills, human relationships, conversation, communication, managing technology, navigating conflicts, preparing healthy food, physical fitness, resilience, self-regulation, time management, basic psychology and mental health practices, arts, and music—all of these would help students and also make school seem much more relevant. Our fixation on college readiness leads our high school curricula toward purely academic subjects and away from life skills. The purpose of education should be to enable a citizen to live a good, positive, socially productive life independent of work.”
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