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

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The book is a great summary of where the country is today, as compared to the past or to other countries or comparative technologies, or, or, or!

Scott Galloway has a real knack for seeing trends and communicating what they mean in a way that catches your attention. Adrift seeks to make sense of it all, and offers Galloway's unique take on where America is headed and what it will become. Inequality is inherent to the market, but when wealth is entrenched and mobility suppressed, that’s cronyism, not capitalism”.

That’s the antithesis of government (and government service), the purpose of which is to contribute to the commonwealth without recompense. It’s a country struggling to adapt to revolutionary changes in technology, facing deep economic and political divisions and threats of extremism, and quickly losing ground to rivals like China. From bestselling author and NYU business school professor Scott Galloway comes an urgent examination of the future of our nation – and how we got here. As a result, he added, people over the age of 70 have become on average 72% wealthier while people under the age of 40 have become on average 22% less wealthy in the last 40 years.

In Adrift, Galloway looks to the past - from 1945 to present day - to explain just how America arrived at this precipice.

By 2021, 50% of Americans controlled only 2% of the nation’s wealth, and the richest 1% had almost a third. Spending more time on screens means investing more of our lives in online platforms - including our love lives.

El autor ha elegido una forma de presentar los problemas contemporáneos del país y de buena parte del mundo sin recurrir al tremendismo ni a la verborragia que parece contaminar la información convertida en entretenimiento. Aside from its obvious positives though, it’s increasingly hard to ignore all the downsides that the internet brings as well.And , for some of them , the format has great advantage that when consuming charts people cannot see your lips moving as you read something you find too complex and challenging. S. has enjoyed the benefits of economic and military hegemony for decades, but that supremacy is in decline. I always include a few pages of Quotes and Excerpts from the book—the “best of” Randy’s highlighted Passages. I presented my synopsis of this best-selling book by Professor Galloway at the December First Friday Book Synopsis. For example, there's a comparison of US defense spending, Afghanistan's GDP, and the Taliban's income.

Galloway himself says in the conclusion “We are divided , angry and more of us feel disconnected” But he ends with a positive spin on his ocean-going allegory saying: “However landfall is there. respectively, pretty much everyone else in the economy would pay a 14% tax rate, representing a tax cut of nearly 10% for the average American. I’ve made a list of the key points in the Appendix to this review if you want to know more about it, below. Despite all of this, Scott Galloway still sees reason for hope, but first lays out what he sees as the biggest challenges facing the nation. S.’ s greatest innovation was not a thing, it was a social and economic construct: the middle class.It is more like a “leading economists devote 30 years of their lives to studying this issue and the data are still inconclusive” kind of issue. For you, those wise choices may include focusing on community connections, ensuring you and your children have the education they need, embracing risk and new opportunity, and learning to be smart about the tech companies trying to influence you.

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