Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy
ISBN: 0593238656
EAN13: 9780593238653
Language: English
Publication Date: Jun 7, 2022
Pages: 368
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Book Overview

A lively and bold blueprint for moving beyond the era of institutional failure by transforming our outmoded political and economic systems to be resilient to twenty-first-century problems, from the popular entrepreneur, bestselling author, and political truth-teller

A vitally important book.--Mark Cuban

Despite being written off by the media, Andrew Yang's shoestring 2020 presidential campaign--powered by his proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 a month for all Americans--jolted the political establishment, growing into a massive, diverse movement.

Now, in Forward, Yang reveals that UBI and the threat of job automation are only the beginning, diagnosing how a series of cascading problems within our antiquated systems keeps us stuck in the past--imperiling our democracy at every level. With America's stagnant institutions failing to keep pace with technological change, we grow more polarized as tech platforms supplant our will while feasting on our data. Yang introduces us to the various priests of the decline of America, including politicians whose incentives have become divorced from the people they supposedly serve.

The machinery of American democracy is failing, Yang argues, and we need bold new ideas to rewire it for twenty-first-century problems. Inspired by his experience running for office and as an entrepreneur, and by Read More chevron_right

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