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

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For example, this is how Galloway phrases his thesis in the introduction: "We’ve gotten closest to realizing our ideals when we’ve balanced ruthless capitalism with the ballast of a strong middle class. Further, its healthcare costs per capita are among the highest in the world yet life expectancy is lower than most other developed nations.

In the 1960s, he observed that the number of transistors that could be squeezed into a single chip was increasing at a predictable rate—doubling about every eighteen months.We may vehemently disagree on what those things are, how they came to be, and what to do about them, but I don't really know anyone who is walking around saying, "Man, things are just super awesome in the ol' US of A these days! A large and growing cohort of bored, lonely, poorly educated men is a malevolent force in any society, but it’s a truly terrifying one in a society addicted to social media and awash in coarseness and guns. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

S. was once the largest trading partner of the great majority of nations, but since 2000, China has superseded America in this regard.

The charts and graphs provide insights into what we probably feel about our country but can't put our finger on.

Adrift (2022) argues that the United States is flailing, despite all its success and global dominance since World War II. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Using an eclectic set of data from 1945 to today he offers insights to paint a disturbing picture of a society becoming increasingly dyspeptic.

As interesting as why crime fell, however, is the peculiar persistence of our perception that it hasn’t. Washington doesn't appear to be seriously working on ANY of these issues, but is instead wasting its time looking for Hunter's laptop or arguing whether drag queens should read to children or mandating assault weapons for everyone…don't get me started. China spends 10x more of it’s GDP on core infrastructure than the United States which is why it shouldn’t be surprising you can get from Bejing to Shanghai in 4. We lack neither wind nor sail, we have no shortage of captains or gear, yet our mighty ship flounders in a sea of partisanship, corruption, and selfishness. For example, Rivian’s mission statement is “If our planet is to continue to sustain life and enchant future generations, we must change……This is where Rivian’s potential lies.

It might take a creative approach but don’t sell yourself short by giving up on the idea – even if it comes with major challenges. 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. We have increasingly less access to good information – even as social media companies drive us to divisive and anxiety-inducing content. Economic frustration is a good recipe for social unrest, and on a personal level, it’s not something you want to experience.The First Friday Book Synopsis Business Book of the Year is: The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the 21st Century’s Greatest Dilemma by Mustafa Suleyman. This may be of value to a youngster who needs to understand what happened in economics since 1945 with stops at the 1980 station, and then 2000 on. It is a book of charts; centered on data; with short reflections/mediations on the meaning of these charts. First, these problems flow in part from failures of perception and awareness…(long explanatory paragraph).

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