Raising the Floor

Raising the Floor

How A Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781610396257
1610396251
Branch Call Number: 330.1 STERN
Characteristics: x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kravitz, Lee - Author

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bibliomutti
Mar 11, 2017

If you care about the future (I think that would be most of us) read this book. I can't believe there isn't a long list of library patrons waiting to get their hands on a copy.

This author does an excellent job analyzing the problem of diminishing job prospects. His exploration leads the reader to consider the possibility of establishing a basic income for all.

Many Americans are being left behind.... even those with grad degrees. We need books like this to explore and argue for bold solutions.

Incidentally, most of this book's content is highly relevant to those in other countries, including Canada.

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StarGladiator
Jun 24, 2016

I am not 100% in Andy Stern's corner - - I agree with much of what he says, but tremendously fault him for supporting the anti-workers' rights guy, Barack Obama, for president. [My justification for describing President Obama as such: he was anti-Brexit - - a postive for workers' rights in the UK, pro-TPP - - a negative fore workers' rights in America and elsewhere, and he publicly applauded the mass firing of ALL the teachers in a Chicago public high school, for the alleged poor performance of only several of them [this was an excuse to privatize the school]. He also supports charter schools which will seriously hamper the teaching profession, where the majority of Black-American woman professionals are to be found.

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