Adrift: 100 Charts that Reveal Why America is on the Brink of Change

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Adrift: 100 Charts that Reveal Why America is on the Brink of Change

Adrift: 100 Charts that Reveal Why America is on the Brink of Change

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Rising education costs may be “the greatest assault on middle-class America’s prosperity as education costs rose by 169% between 1980 and 2019 while salaries only by 19%. The charts and graphs provide insights into what we probably feel about our country but can't put our finger on.

We have increasingly less access to good information – even as social media companies drive us to divisive and anxiety-inducing content. There a very steep and long-term distrust of government, which is now hovering at only about 20% of the population.It’s time to not let any pessimism overwhelm us, and simply get to work; in our thinking, and with our actions. Many felt that American democracy itself had fallen behind: For roughly every 10 citizens in developed nations, 6 believe that the U. In Adrift, NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway looks to the past – from 1945 to present day – to explain just how America arrived at this precipice.

In 1950, nearly 1 in 3 American non-farm workers was represented by a union, which gave them the ability to organize and exercise bargaining power against powerful employers. I'm sometimes criticized for focusing on the problems of tech or business or society, and not proposing solutions. It is a book of charts; centered on data; with short reflections/mediations on the meaning of these charts. The Media has fueled a great misunderstanding of crime presenting it as rising when in fact it has been declining.Interesting concept, and I appreciate the approach of trying to break down some very complex economic issues with charts to illustrate.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.Wanted to try the book after reading the articles of author on medium, but the publisher ruined the entire experience and money! Galloway is a four or five-time entrepreneur (depending on how you count it) who has been teaching economics at NYU Stern for 21 years. This should just be a 3-bar bar graph, perhaps with some mechanism to clearly show how miniscule the second two are.

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