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The New York Times bestseller from CNN Political Commentator and 2020 former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang this thought provoking and prescient call to action outlines 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 conseuences 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 newdurable kind of economy one he calls human capitalismThe New York Times bestseller from CNN Political Commentator and 2020 former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang this thought provoking and prescient call to action outlines 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 conseuences 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 newdurable kind of economy one he calls human capitalism


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

  1. says:

    Das beste Buch eine Politikers das ich je gelesen habeEs beschreibt keine Vision es ist besser Es ist eine profunde Analyse der aktuellen Situation der anstehenden Herausforderungen für die Gesellschaft der wahrscheinlichen Konseuenzen und die Lösungen die dieser Politiker vorschlägt empfinde ich als logisch konseuent und zumindest auf den ersten Blick finanzierbarOb sie tatsächlich umsetzbar sind oder versanden oder durch Lobbying torpediert werden ist eine andere FrageAndrew Yang ist demokratischer Präsidentschaftskandidat 2020 in den USA Ich habe keine Ahnung wie seine Chancen gewählt zu werden sind Und inneramerikanische Politik interessiert mich null Aber aus meiner Sicht geht es hier nicht nur um inneramerikanische Politik In dem Buch geht es um die gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen der nächsten Dekade Und ich bin zum ersten Mal seit langem fasziniert von einer politischen Idee und will gerne sehen wie sie sich entwickeln würdeEins der analysierten Grundprobleme ist die massive Substitution von Arbeitsstellen durch Roboter und vor allem Algorithmen Yang’s Ansatz umfasst unter anderem ein bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen knapp über der Armutsgrenze für jeden Amerikaner Ich stand der Idee des bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens bisher sehr skeptisch gegenüber zu sehr erinnert es mich an Sozialismus und die vielen gescheiterten Volkswirtschaften in Osteuropa und diversen Entwicklungsländern Auch jetzt bin ich nicht überzeugt Aber Yang argumentiert so schlüssig und logisch dass ich wirklich neugierig bin


  2. says:

    Politics seems to repeat every time it is just another flavor And it doesn't get much better No visions just keep on going Andrew Yang is different He is facing the big struggles of our time and has answersA wave of automation and job loss is no longer a dystopian vision of the future—it’s well under way The numbers have been telling a story for a while now that we have been ignoring More and people of prime working age have been dropping out of the workforce There’s a growing mass of the permanently displaced Automation is accelerating to a point where it will soon threaten our social fabric and way of lifeIt will happen in stages First there will be automated trucks with a human driver as a failsafe The technology will allow truckers to go beyond their current 11 hours per day on the road as the driver will be able to rest and do other things during long stretches This will increase the productivity of trucks and euipment and likely reduce the wages of truckers as the pay scale changes The next stage will have convoys of trucks with the lead truck having a driver and the others following automatically which lowers wind resistance and fuel costs There will be docking stations outside urban areas where drivers will enter the trucks for the last 10 milesThe simple truth is Companies are paid to perform certain tasks not employ lots of people Increasingly employing lots of people will mean that you’re behind the timesThe test is not Will there be new jobs we haven’t predicted yet that appear? Of course there will be The real test is Will there be millions of new jobs for middle aged people with low skills and levels of education near the places they currently reside?


  3. says:

    facts Of course society studies are not only about uantitative research but Yang explains the background of those figures in an easylie understandable way


  4. says:

    Ich bin über den Podcast bei JoeRogan Andrew Yang seinen persönlichen Werdegang und seine politischen Ambitionen 2020 amerikanischer Präsident zu werden aufmerksam geworden Sogleich hab ich sein Buch bgeonnen zu lesen und kann es jedem von euch nur wärmstens an Herz legenBei Andrew geht es um Daten und Wissenschaft nicht um leeres rethorisch irreführendes GeuatscheLiegt dir die Welt am Herzen?


  5. says:

    Yang has produced a brilliant analysis of the situation that the developed world is facing; that automation is not only going to cause massive job losses but that it has already started a process which he has termed the 'Great Displacement' In summary hardly anyone is safe but society has the option to ensure that almost everyone comes out of this much better off I'm impressed by his proposals for adjusting society to the coming reality and as such I'm glad to read that he is running for the Democratic nomination for President in 2020 Hopefully some of his insight and ideas will reach the political leaders of the UK sooner rather than laterFor anyone interested in the topic at all this is undoubtedly an essential read For anyone who isn't interested in the topic you should be You will be interested in five years Best to get a head start


  6. says:

    It’s hard to be in the year 2018 and not hear about the endless studies alarming the general public about coming labor automation But what Yang provides in this book is two key things automation has already been ravaging the country which has led to the great political polarization of today and second an actual vision into what happens when people lose jobs and it definitely is a lightning strike of “oh crapI found this book relatively impressive and frightening Yang a former lawyer entrepreneur and non profit leader writes showing with inarguable data that when companies automate work and use new software communities die drug use increases suicide increases and crime skyrockets The new jobs created go to big cities the surviving talent leaves and the remaining people lose hope and descend into madness as a student of psychology this is not surprisingHe starts by painting the picture of the average American and how fragile they are economically He deconstructs the labor predictions and how technology is going to ravage it He discusses the future of work He explains what has happened in technology and why it’s suddenly a huge threat He shows what this means economic ineuality rises the people have less power the voice of democracy is diminished no one owns stocks people get poorer etc He shows that talent is leaving small towns money is concentrating to big cities faster He shows what happens when those other cities die bad things and then how the people react when they have no income really bad things He shows how retraining doesn’t work and college is failing us We don’t invest in vocational skills and our youth is underemployed pushed into freelance work making minimal pay He shows how no one trusts the institutions anyThen he discusses solutions with a focus on Universal Basic Income I was a skeptic of the idea until I read this book You literally walk away with this burning desire to prevent a Mad Max esue civil war and its hard to argue with him We don't have much time and our bloated micromanaged welfare programs cannot sustain


  7. says:

    This book tells you the reality of the 21st century I'm from the UK and I believe Andrew Yang needs to become President of America in 2020 because the problems are getting much worse Automation has been with us for centuries and technology has gotten better and better in every decade Artificial intelligence is around the corner and I am worried about the future which will ruin our mental health extremely bad as before


  8. says:

    Probably one of the most thought provoking books I have ever read The first half is a bit depressing as it paints a bleak picture of the future for many employed people However the second half offers some brilliant and innovative solutions I’ve recommended this book to dozens of people and I hope the author goes on to achieve his goals for all of us


  9. says:

    Canadians This book is not just an American election issue It is a Canadian one too The debate over implementing a Canadian Universal Basic Income is stalled by Canadian politicians being afraid of drawing fire from American corporations launching legal attacks under our Free Trade agreements with the US Government We will never get a much needed Canadian UBI without something similar happening in the StatesYang's rational arguments for replacing a confusing and ineffective social support system with a simplified and effective UBI not only applies to Canada but we have little hope of electing politicians brave enough to go it alone without a UBI at least getting some political traction in the USThis book is a good read prior to the Canadian election as it discusses a potential point of conflict during trade negotiations Do we want to trade our social support system in trade negotiations dominated by the interests of giant American corporations? Should we assume that US politics will swing back from it's current social extremes or do we need to elect a government willing to take bold measures in Canada for the benefit of Canadians without consideration of US political extremesThis book gives some insight into the American problems that will inevitably have an impact on Canada I recommend it to all Canadians who intend to vote in the next election