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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
MACHINES TAKE HALF OUR JOBS?

Raising the Floor by Andy Stern: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream

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In the next 20 years, machines will replace half of all American jobs. Raising the Floor confronts this fundamental restructuring of the economy and the emerging disruptive technology. Former SEIU president Andy Stern convincingly shows why it is time to consider a Universal Basic Income as the nation’s 21st-Century solution to increasing inequality.

The Universal Basic Income will pay every adult $12,000 per year to raise the floor and make sure that no American falls into poverty. Here’s what others are saying about Raising the Floor:

America Has No Choice.

Eventually we’re going to have to raise the floor and provide a universal basic income. I urge you to read Andy Stern’s provocative and compelling book.

ROBERT REICH

FORMER US SECRETARY OF LABOR,
AND AUTHOR OF SAVING CAPITALISM: FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW

When a veteran labor leader like Andy Stern argues that we're not going to survive an increasingly jobless economy without a universal basic income, then it's time for the rest of us to listen up. Raising the Floor rests on Stern’s long experience fighting for economic justice as well as his years of studying job trends—and it makes an irrefutable case for what might at first seem like a wild idea.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Author of Nickel and Dimed

There is no more urgent economic discussion today than the relationship between income inequality, technology, and the future of work. Andy Stern’s understanding of this relationship frames a compelling argument for the role of universal basic income in building a better future for all of us.

Tim O’Reilly

CEO of O’Reilly Media