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Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World

Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World

作者 : Annie Lowrey

出版社 : CROWN

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A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—a stipend given to every citizen—and why it might be necessary for our age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology
 
Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your checking account, with nothing expected in return. It sounds crazy. But it has become one of the most influential and hotly debated policy ideas of our time. Futurists, radicals, libertarians, socialists, union representatives, feminists, conservatives, Bernie supporters, development economists, child-care workers, welfare recipients, and politicians from India to Finland to Canada to Mexico—all are talking about UBI.

In this sparkling and provocative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey looks at the global UBI movement. She travels to Kenya to see how a UBI is lifting the poorest people on earth out of destitution, India to see how inefficient government programs are failing the poor, South Korea to interrogate UBI’s intellectual pedigree, and Silicon Valley to meet the tech titans financing UBI pilots in expectation of a world with advanced artificial intelligence and little need for human labor.

Lowrey examines the potential of such a sweeping policy and the challenges the movement faces, among them contradictory aims, uncomfortable costs, and, most powerfully, the entrenched belief that no one should get something for nothing. She shows how this arcane policy offers not only a potential answer for our most intractable economic and social problems, but also a better foundation for our society in this age of turbulence and marvels.
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About the Author

Annie Lowrey
is a contributing editor for The Atlantic, where she covers economic policy. She is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. She is a former writer for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and Slate, among other publications. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Washington D.C. with her husband, Ezra Klein.

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