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Author Yang, Andrew, 1975- author.

Title Forward : notes on the future of our democracy / Andrew Yang.

Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2021]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Yang,A YAN    Available
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  92 Yang,A YAN    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Democracy by a thread -- A winding path to center stage -- Deciding to do the unreasonable thing -- The wing ding is stacked against me (or how we learn about candidates) -- Adventures in advertising and social media -- The reality show of running for president -- The eye of Sauron -- Power screws with your mind -- The end of the beginning -- Systems failure -- Death by bureaucracy -- The inhuman economy -- How we know what we know -- Your data whose data? -- Loyalty cuts both ways -- Watching the Watchmen -- Why not much passes -- The wave that wasn't -- Constructive institutionalism (or the priests of the decline) -- The human economy : making what we measure -- Rewiring democracy -- The rational public -- Speaking in facts -- The tax Mandalorian -- Grace and tolerance : humanity in action -- Choices, choices -- The forward party.
Summary "Despite being written off by the media, Andrew Yang's shoestring 2020 presidential campaign--powered by his proposal for a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 a month for all Americans--jolted the political establishment, growing into a massive, diverse movement. Now, in Forward, Yang reveals that UBI and the threat of job automation are only the beginning, diagnosing how a series of cascading problems within our antiquated systems keeps us stuck in the past--imperiling our democracy at every level. With America's stagnant institutions failing to keep pace with technological change, we grow more polarized, as tech platforms supplant our will while feasting on our data. Yang introduces us to the various "priests of the decline" of America, including politicians whose incentives have become divorced from the people they supposedly serve. The machinery of American democracy is failing, and we need bold new ideas to rewire it for twenty-first-century problems. Inspired by his experience running for office, as an entrepreneur, and by ideas drawn from leading thinkers, Yang offers a series of solutions, including data rights, ranked-choice voting, and fact-based governance empowered by modern technology, writing that "there is no cavalry"--It's up to us. This book is a powerful and urgent warning that we must step back from the brink and plot a new way forward for our democracy"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Yang, Andrew, 1975-
Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
Asian American businesspeople -- Biography.
Taiwanese Americans -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- 2020.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2017-2021.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009-
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780593238653 (hardcover)
0593238656 (hardcover)
Standard No. 40030780432

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