TIMELY MESSAGE: Richards is writing about the central issue that caused the resentment that fueled Donald Trump’s rise—an issue that will only pick up pace in the future. Conservatives are worried that the ideas they hold most dear (free-market economics, limited government, individual achievement) are falling out of vogue, but Richards shows how these core principles can survive the disruptions of our moment.
EWTN SHOW: Jay is the host of EWTN’s new show A Force for Good, which looks at entrepreneurs and businesses who are leaving a positive mark on the world. The show’s first full season airs in Fall 2017, with the second season to be announced.
MEDIA POTENTIAL: Richards’s writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, National Review, and The Harvard Business Review, and he has appeared on many TV and radio programs, including Larry King Live, CBS Evening News, Fox and Friends, Glenn Beck TV, PBS, and The Michael Medved Show. Richards’s timely, urgent message in this book should provide for lively discussion in these outlets around on-sale.
LONG TAIL: As Crown Forum saw with the publication of Charles Murray’s Coming Apart, when a big-idea book catches on with a conservative-leaning audience, it can sell for years on word-of-mouth, speaking opportunities, and course adoption at universities and private colleges. Richards maintains an active speaking schedule at universities, conferences, and major policy groups like AEI and the Cato Institute.
“The blistering pace of technological change has left many Americans uncertain about their place in the 21st-century economy. But as Jay Richards wisely reminds us, no machine will ever be able to replicate what makes us truly human: Our creativity, and our virtue. The Human Advantage masterfully demonstrates that we need not fear the future, and that a life of happiness still awaits those with the courage to pursue it.”
-Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute
“Boldly upends what Richards calls ’the greatest delusion of our age…the paradoxical penchant to deny our own agency while attributing agency to the machines we create.’ Richards commands all the wisdom of Michael Novak and transcends it with a Renaissance range of mastery of the sciences and an infectious genius for storytelling.”
-George Gilder, bestselling author of Wealth and Poverty
“Jay Richards brings an agile pen and a synthetical mind to the task of outlining and defending the basis of human flourishing in this new age of Smart Machines. In The Human Advantage, Richards gives us a concise history of revolutions in human work, from prehistory to the present, and how they have changed our world and our lives. He addresses the latest economic and moral challenges and opportunities presented to us by the rise of thinking machines. The way forward he charts is firmly grounded in the unique dignity, strength, and destiny that make us truly human.”
-Rev. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute
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