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

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

From entrepreneur Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are erasing millions of jobs before our eyes-and a rallying cry for the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy. The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. Not in the distant future- From entrepreneur Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, an eye-opening look at how new technologies are er...

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Title:The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future
Author:Andrew Yang
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316414247
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

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

  • Trevor
    Sep 05, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

  • Fiona Aboud
    Mar 13, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

  • Lisa
    Apr 30, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

  • Muhan
    Mar 13, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

  • Andrew Georgiadis
    Aug 05, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

  • Caren
    Jul 05, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

  • Ben
    Jul 22, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

  • C.J. Shane
    Jun 19, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

  • Sara
    Aug 17, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

  • Daniel
    Jun 28, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

  • Doug Mcnair
    Aug 10, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

  • Jamie
    Jul 05, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

  • Miles
    Jul 15, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

  • Alva
    Aug 25, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

  • Wayne's
    Apr 18, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR. The first time I heard about Andrew Yang was when he was on Sam Harris' podcast, "Waking Up". Yang is a current 2020 presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur that has spoken to many about creating jobs efficiently, includin...

    Normal Americans can sense that the economic systems in the US are rigged against them, but they can't always see the gears at work. The War on Normal People is a thorough, cogent, data-driven explanation of the state of our nation and exactly how things have gone so wrong. In sum, the...

    I read this book after hearing the writer on the Sam Harris podcast and being impressed with his ideas. I've been thinking about UBI for a few years, but Andrew Yang presented the case with a clarity and persuasiveness that should be appealing to people from all walks of life, as is ba...

    A must read for 2018! Even if you don't agree with his solution, Yang highlights some major problems that have plagued the US for decades. His book gives a great understanding of how America has gone from the wins of the Civil Rights movement into the xenophobic populism of Trump. The ...

    This is a really insightful book, it is a really great take on what is happening politically and economically in America and by extension in many other places including Australia. What I like is the very positive approach that does not just look at problems but suggests productive and ...

  • Amanda
    May 20, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR. The first time I heard about Andrew Yang was when he was on Sam Harris' podcast, "Waking Up". Yang is a current 2020 presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur that has spoken to many about creating jobs efficiently, includin...

    Normal Americans can sense that the economic systems in the US are rigged against them, but they can't always see the gears at work. The War on Normal People is a thorough, cogent, data-driven explanation of the state of our nation and exactly how things have gone so wrong. In sum, the...

    I read this book after hearing the writer on the Sam Harris podcast and being impressed with his ideas. I've been thinking about UBI for a few years, but Andrew Yang presented the case with a clarity and persuasiveness that should be appealing to people from all walks of life, as is ba...

    A must read for 2018! Even if you don't agree with his solution, Yang highlights some major problems that have plagued the US for decades. His book gives a great understanding of how America has gone from the wins of the Civil Rights movement into the xenophobic populism of Trump. The ...

    This is a really insightful book, it is a really great take on what is happening politically and economically in America and by extension in many other places including Australia. What I like is the very positive approach that does not just look at problems but suggests productive and ...

    I find myself optimistically cautious about our fast approaching automated future. It?s going to take a seismic shift in understanding and consciousness to adapt to what?s coming down the pike. It?s going to be a tsunami and our Governments are no where near prepared. Andrew Yang...

  • Jakub Ferencik
    Jul 28, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR. The first time I heard about Andrew Yang was when he was on Sam Harris' podcast, "Waking Up". Yang is a current 2020 presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur that has spoken to many about creating jobs efficiently, includin...

  • Jean Kelley
    Jul 16, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR. The first time I heard about Andrew Yang was when he was on Sam Harris' podcast, "Waking Up". Yang is a current 2020 presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur that has spoken to many about creating jobs efficiently, includin...

    Normal Americans can sense that the economic systems in the US are rigged against them, but they can't always see the gears at work. The War on Normal People is a thorough, cogent, data-driven explanation of the state of our nation and exactly how things have gone so wrong. In sum, the...

    I read this book after hearing the writer on the Sam Harris podcast and being impressed with his ideas. I've been thinking about UBI for a few years, but Andrew Yang presented the case with a clarity and persuasiveness that should be appealing to people from all walks of life, as is ba...

    A must read for 2018! Even if you don't agree with his solution, Yang highlights some major problems that have plagued the US for decades. His book gives a great understanding of how America has gone from the wins of the Civil Rights movement into the xenophobic populism of Trump. The ...

  • Diane Pagen
    Mar 13, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

  • Cheryl
    Sep 06, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

  • Donna Hines
    Mar 11, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

  • Mrs. Europaea
    Apr 17, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

  • thebakedbook
    Aug 16, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

  • Pelokentus
    Jul 29, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR. The first time I heard about Andrew Yang was when he was on Sam Harris' podcast, "Waking Up". Yang is a current 2020 presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur that has spoken to many about creating jobs efficiently, includin...

    Normal Americans can sense that the economic systems in the US are rigged against them, but they can't always see the gears at work. The War on Normal People is a thorough, cogent, data-driven explanation of the state of our nation and exactly how things have gone so wrong. In sum, the...

    I read this book after hearing the writer on the Sam Harris podcast and being impressed with his ideas. I've been thinking about UBI for a few years, but Andrew Yang presented the case with a clarity and persuasiveness that should be appealing to people from all walks of life, as is ba...

  • Andrew Frawley
    Mar 16, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

  • Meow
    Jun 26, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

  • Aaron
    May 21, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

  • Daniel Arnstein
    Mar 14, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

  • Zach
    Mar 22, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

  • Katie Bloom
    Apr 17, 2018

    Richard - someone I?ve known on here for about a decade (how time flies) - recommended this book to me - or rather, recommended a podcast (https://art19.com/shows/the-ezra-klei...) where the author discusses this book. I ought to like podcasts more than I do - but I find them tedious...

    Move over Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Mama has a new issue to plague her sleepless nights. In The War on Normal People, Yang, outlines the upcoming employment crisis to hit the United States. With increasing measures by businesses and organizations to make all things automated for ...

    When Donald Trump was elected President in 2016, I was living in Miami, FL. At the time, I had lived through three cycles of boom and bust in the United States. The great recession, in particular, sparked my interest in economics and its impact on society. At the time, learning abo...

    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...

    Americans are becoming more angered, more frustrated, even more depressed and despondent in this Dog Eat Dog world we currently reside in as they struggle for basics to simply survive. Jobs are being replaced by automation, innovation, technology as the new norm. What happened to be...

    I read The War On Normal People. I recommend it to everyone, which makes it a different kind of book. Even though I love, say, detective novels, and biographies, I won't recommend them to every kind of person. The War On Normal People stands out to me as being able to improve the lives...

    I wanted to read this book after hearing the author being interviewed on a podcast: https://samharris.org/podcasts/130-un... I actually listened to some of it in an audio-book format, read by the author, and then finished up by reading a physical book. (The author's audio performance...

    Like many others, I discovered Andrew Yang by way of his excellent interview with Sam Harris last month. Yang, who is running for President in 2020, immediately struck me as honest, intelligent, well-informed, and profoundly reasonable??a heroic foil for the repugnant personalities...

    I found this amazing book to be incredibly powerful. The effect of reading Yang's book is literally like waking up and seeing the world in a new way. It's so easy to think of automation as someone else's issue, or a decades-away problem, but the book decidedly convinces the reader that...

    Universal Basic Income is a really interesting idea and it seems it would have something for everyone. Conservatives should like it because it can eliminate the cumbersome bureaucracy and disincentive to work of the current welfare state. Liberals should like it because it provides a s...

    Human Capitalism is an excellent economic system that should be institutionalized within America. Yes, radicalizing an entire economic system seems crazy at first; but once you wrap your head around how basic it could be to implement & how effective it could be for 350,000,000 peop...

    I literally jumped out of my bed in excitement halfway through reading this book. Andrew Yang completely nails what has caused many of the problems in the US. His simple description of the human effects from automation, and his major policy recommendations to fix them are both a str...

    This review is long overdue and I find myself often referring back to bits and pieces I?ve read. The War On Normal People is a frightening commentary of our American economy and how ever advancing technology has already and will continue to create an epic scale of unemployment. M...

    I?ll admit. When I first heard about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBC), I cynically thought that the chance of that happening in this country was as likely as gun control being implemented. Zero chance. Then I read Andrew Yang?s book The War on Normal People. He makes a very...

    Yang is running for America presidency 2020. He is the founder of Venture For America which distributed talents into developing cities in America, to staunch the brain drain of smart people into the coastal cities. Yang described the future jobless scenario when most things would b...

    ?More men aged 18-34 are now living with their parents than with romantic partners...? Andrew Yang has written a provocative little book. The majority of the work presents us with an unmistakable truth: society has changed, conventional jobs are disappearing, there are two Ameri...

    First and foremost, before I get into anything, I fully recommend this book. I'm giving it a perfect score...... But if I could I'd give it a higher score. Get it from the library, Amazon, or borrow it from a friend. Read it asap, it's easily one of the best books of the year. I hop...

    I was absolutely shocked by this book and can't stop talking about it. The author gives a background of the largest income sectors in the US, all of which have lost or will lose jobs to automation, including retail and trucking, and the impact this will have on income inequality, famil...

    Andrew Yang describes with precision many of the social and economic woes plaguing society at present, painting a bleak, dismal, and all too plausible picture of how the near future may have some very tough times in store due to automation, AI, and the eternal quest of businesses to in...

    Andrew Yang makes the case that the federal government needs to reformat society (his words) to deal with the automation wave, which he says will make so many people unemployed and unemployable that social upheaval and even revolution may occur if we don?t take steps now to prevent i...

    In the 1970's, when I was an undergraduate, the future of automation seemed exciting. I looked forward to a time when people could work fewer hours while we all enjoyed a dignified life of meaning. Over the last decade I have learned that I was quite naive. Mr. Yang's book is frighteni...

    Admittedly, I started reading this because I am very skeptical about the concept of UBI and I was deciding to come at it with an open, albeit slightly antagonistic, mindset. I am not above receiving new ideas, especially if they have well-formed arguments to back them up. Even if I don...

    A comprehensive argument for UBI, not quite magisterial, but deeply felt, based on Yang's own experience as well as his analysis of conditions. I think the times may catch up with some aspects of this argument in a decade or two, but in the meantime America is definitely at loose ends,...

    Such a good read, and I'm really excited for his candidacy for President. I'm glad that someone is running with the UBI platform. I feel most people know that automation is on its way (or already here), and the issues he brings up would be really hard to argue the opposite. It is a...

    THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK I'VE READ THIS YEAR. The first time I heard about Andrew Yang was when he was on Sam Harris' podcast, "Waking Up". Yang is a current 2020 presidential candidate and successful entrepreneur that has spoken to many about creating jobs efficiently, includin...

    Normal Americans can sense that the economic systems in the US are rigged against them, but they can't always see the gears at work. The War on Normal People is a thorough, cogent, data-driven explanation of the state of our nation and exactly how things have gone so wrong. In sum, the...