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Give People Money
How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World
By (author): Annie Lowrey
Annie Lowrey

Imprint:

Crown

ISBN:

9781524758776

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult
Jul 09, 2019
$23.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

7.99in x 5.19 x 0.56 in | 0.42 lb

Page Count:

272 pages
Crown
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
 
Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018, Short-listed
Now in paperback, a brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—the idea of giving every citizen an annual stipend, no questions asked—and why, in an age of rapid automation, it might just be our best hope

The second industrial revolution is coming. Advances in artificial intelligence are about to cause the greatest social upheaval we’ve seen in centuries. Within the next decade, 3.5 million truck drivers will likely be replaced by self-driving trucks. Factory workers, even many white-collar professionals, will be replaced by robots. What can we do when there’s less work in the future? Surprisingly, an idea first championed by Thomas Paine has been revived by an unlikely group of Bernie leftists, feminists, union organizers, Nobel Prize-winning economists, Charles Murray-style conservatives, and Silicon Valley libertarians. It can be summed up in three simple words: give people money. Attach as few strings as possible. Promise it to anyone whose income falls below a certain level, for whatever reason. Or better yet, just give it to everyone.

In this sparkling and informative book, economics writer Annie Lowrey gives us the first thoroughly reported, global investigation of universal basic income (UBI), which many economists believe could end decades of income inequality and restore social stability and mobility. Lowrey travels to Korea, Kenya, Finland, and many other places to reveal the promises and challenges of UBI, and the prospects for a country like the United States. What’s clear is that millions of lives will soon be upended, and doing nothing is no longer an option. Give People Money paints a terrifying, possibly exhilarating picture of how the future could unfold.

EXCELLENT COVERAGE: The hardcover was widely covered, with reviews in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times Book Review (cover), and with interviews on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, among others.

TIMELY: As the midterms approach and 2020 election buzz begins, readers will be looking for a new and progressive path forward. Lowrey provides an answer, and the book could help spark UBI conversations as grassroots candidates continue to gain support.

URGENT: Millions will lose their jobs to automation in the next decade or two, and the election helped shine a light on white working-class towns and the future of American industry. We need to start preparing now to support our country’s underemployed workforce.

DIVERSE READERSHIP: UBI has become the darling of leftists, conservatives, and libertarians alike. It’s one of the few issues today that people across the political spectrum can rally around.

ANNIE LOWREY is a contributing editor for The Atlantic. A former writer for the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, and Slate, among other publications, she is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. Lowrey lives in Washington, DC.

Author Residence: Washington, DC

Publicity: National print attention



Author Social Media: @AnnieLowrey

“Lowrey, a journalist who covers economic policy for The Atlantic, musters considerable research to make the case for a universal basic income— a government-funded cash handout for all.”
New York Times Book Review

“Lowrey is a policy person. She is interested in working from the concept down…. Her conscientiously reported book assesses the widespread effects that money and a bit of hope could buy.”
The New Yorker

“Like UBI, the book is ambitious, and it presents a strong case for cash aid.”
Financial Times

“Annie Lowery has given basic income a wonderful upgrade…[bringing] first-hand accounts of struggling workers all over the world…. A must-read as basic income becomes a more mainstream idea.”
Forbes

“A lively introduction to a seemingly quixotic concept that has attracted thinkers from John Stuart Mill to Martin Luther King Jr., and that continues to provoke.”
Publishers Weekly

“Wide-ranging, grounded in examples of UBI in action, “Give People Money” is also notably clear-eyed.”
Datebook

“Send everyone a monthly check? Eliminate all welfare bureaucracies? Even if you don’t believe that technology reduces the total number of jobs, the idea of a universal basic income is worth analyzing. In this provocative book, Annie Lowrey explores the history, practicality, and philosophical basis of an idea now drawing attention from all points on the political spectrum.”
—Walter Isaacson, author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs
 
“Like it or hate it, the UBI is the biggest social policy idea of the 21st century so far. Annie Lowrey’s book is the best study yet of the world’s experiences with UBI. It deserves acclaim and, more important, the close attention of policy makers.”
Lawrence H. Summers, former Treasury Secretary of the United States
 
Give People Money is extraordinary, and the world has never needed it more. Annie Lowrey has a talent for making radical ideas feel not just possible—but necessary. This is a book that could change everything.”
Jessica Valenti, author of Sex Objects: A Memoir
 
Give People Money is about Universal Basic Income in the way that Moby Dick is about a whale. If you want to learn about UBI, read this book. If you don’t care about UBI, but you’re interested in how technology is changing our economy, how the character of work is transforming, what poverty looks like in the US and globally, and how governments might more ably aid their citizens, then you really must read this book.”
—Shamus Khan, Columbia University, author of Privilege
 
“A fantastic introduction to UBI that’s both thorough and accessible.”
—Albert Wenger, Union Square Ventures

“A useful primer on a highly contentious topic.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Lowrey… maintains that just like on The Jetsons and Star Trek, we now have the technology to manipulate and redistribute money. Perhaps it’s time to consider a move toward a cashless, and hopefully more equitable, global society.”
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