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Andrew M. Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, lawyer, and political commentator. Originally a corporate lawyer, Yang began working in various startups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive from 2000 to 2009.
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Ages of Discord
A Structural-Demographic Analysis of American History
Peter Turchin - Oct 02, 2016
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We are on the wrong trackSeventy percent of Americans (and counting) think so. The inflation-adjusted wage of a US worker today is less than 40 years ago—but there are four times as many multimillionaires. As inequality grows, the infrastructure frays and the politics become more poisonous. Every year, more and more Americans go on shooting sprees,...
Andrew Yang
Jan 09, 2021
Useful books on this: Ages of Discord by Turchin, The Righteous Mind by Jon Haidt, and Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein.      source
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Why We're Polarized
Ezra Klein - Jan 28, 2020
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Discover how American politics became a toxic system, why we participate in it, and what it means for our future--from journalist, political commentator, and cofounder of Vox, Ezra Klein.After Election Day 2016, both supporters and opponents of the soon-to-be president hailed his victory as a historically unprecedented event. Most Americans could a...
Andrew Yang
Nov 09, 2020
Also read an excerpt from Why We’re Polarized by @ezraklein and it was powerfully explanatory and on point as usual      source
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Jonathan Haidt - Feb 12, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossiblechallenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows ...
Andrew Yang
Nov 09, 2020
Someone asked me how to understand why we seem so divided. The best book I have read on this is the Righteous Mind by Jon Haidt      source
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Healing Politics
A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic
Abdul el-Sayed - Mar 31, 2020
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From a rising voice in progressive politics, a combination of memoir, science, and public policy, diagnosing the challenges facing America and laying out a way forward A child of immigrants, Abdul El-Sayed grew up feeling a responsibility to help others. He threw himself into the study of medicine and excelled—winning a Rhodes Scholarship, earning ...
Andrew Yang
Mar 28, 2020
[email protected] is brilliant and so is his new book. His take on our health care system is sadly more relevant than ever.      source