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Raising the floor : how a universal basic income can renew our economy and rebuild the American dream

Author: Andy Stern; Lee Kravitz
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The former president of the Service Employees International Union draws on extensive interviews with economists, labor leaders, bankers and others on how advances in technology are creating better products at the expense of the middle class, outlining strategies focused on a controversial "universal basic income" that provides for near-future needs."--NoveList.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)914195547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andy Stern; Lee Kravitz
ISBN: 9781610396264 161039626X
OCLC Number: 951754300
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Can we invent a better future? --
My journey --
Are we at a strategic inflection point? --
The elephant in the room: technology's impact on jobs --
The new landscape of work --
The dark side of the gig economy --
Wither the American dream? --
En route to a new American dream --
A twenty-first-century solution to a twenty-first-century problem --
Epilogue: Join the conversation #RaisingTheFloor.
Responsibility: Andy Stern with Lee Kravitz.

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"The former president of the Service Employees International Union draws on extensive interviews with economists, labor leaders, bankers and others on how advances in technology are creating better products at the expense of the middle class, outlining strategies focused on a controversial "universal basic income" that provides for near-future needs."--NoveList.

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"[Stern] does a solid job of making his case without waxing too wild-eyed...This is a book eminently worth talking about." --Kirkus Reviews "America has no choice. Eventually we're going to have to Read more...

 
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