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The Resource Fair shot : rethinking inequality and how we earn, Chris Hughes

Fair shot : rethinking inequality and how we earn, Chris Hughes

Label
Fair shot : rethinking inequality and how we earn
Title
Fair shot
Title remainder
rethinking inequality and how we earn
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hughes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first half of Chris Hughes' life played like a movie reel right out of the American Dream. He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook. In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy. Through the rocket ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet. To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. The way Hughes sees it, a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty and stabilize America's middle class. Money--cold hard cash with no strings attached--gives people freedom, dignity, and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that's missing in the national conversation. This book, grounded in Hughes' personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983 November 26-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Chris
Dewey number
331.2/360973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC110.I5
LC item number
H84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Chris
  • Facebook (Firm)
  • Income distribution
  • Basic income
  • Wealth
  • Equality
  • United States
  • United States
  • Businesspeople
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Equality
  • Guaranteed annual income
  • Income distribution
  • Social conditions
  • Wealth
  • United States
  • Wealth
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fair shot : rethinking inequality and how we earn, Chris Hughes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-214)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How it happens -- The dismantling of the American dream -- Kenya & back -- The precariat -- A guaranteed income for working people -- Worthwhile work -- Untethered idealism -- Everybody likes a tax credit -- What we owe one another -- What you can do
Control code
on1007053961
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781250196590
Lccn
2017058846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007053961
Label
Fair shot : rethinking inequality and how we earn, Chris Hughes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-214)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How it happens -- The dismantling of the American dream -- Kenya & back -- The precariat -- A guaranteed income for working people -- Worthwhile work -- Untethered idealism -- Everybody likes a tax credit -- What we owe one another -- What you can do
Control code
on1007053961
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
214 pages
Isbn
9781250196590
Lccn
2017058846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007053961

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