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The Resource Give people money : how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world, Annie Lowrey

Give people money : how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world, Annie Lowrey

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Give people money : how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world
Title
Give people money
Title remainder
how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world
Statement of responsibility
Annie Lowrey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your bank 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 examines the UBI movement from many angles. 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 explores 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. In the end, she shows how this arcane policy has the potential to solve some of our most intractable economic problems, while offering a new vision of citizenship and a firmer foundation for our society in this age of turbulence and marvels
Cataloging source
PUL
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Lowrey, Annie
Dewey number
331.2/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HC79.I5
  • HC79.I5
LC item number
  • .L69 2018
  • L69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guaranteed annual income
  • Poverty
Label
Give people money : how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world, Annie Lowrey
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Wages for breathing -- The ghost trucks -- Crummy jobs -- A sense of purpose -- The poverty hack -- The kludgeocracy -- The ragged edge -- The same bad treatment -- The $10 trillion gift -- In it together -- $1,000 in a month -- Postscript: Trekonomics
Control code
on1002899316
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781524758776
Lccn
2017060432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028319222
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524758769
  • (OCoLC)1002899316
Label
Give people money : how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world, Annie Lowrey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Wages for breathing -- The ghost trucks -- Crummy jobs -- A sense of purpose -- The poverty hack -- The kludgeocracy -- The ragged edge -- The same bad treatment -- The $10 trillion gift -- In it together -- $1,000 in a month -- Postscript: Trekonomics
Control code
on1002899316
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781524758776
Lccn
2017060432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028319222
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524758769
  • (OCoLC)1002899316

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