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Give People Money

How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World, Nominiert: Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2018

“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.”

Booklist
Rezension
"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."
-Booklist
Portrait
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.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 272
Erscheinungsdatum 01.07.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5247-5876-9
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 21,6/14,6/2,7 cm
Gewicht 388 g
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
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