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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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. You can just flip through a few pages whenever you've got a minute, and you'll come out the other side feeling a bit smarter.

For all the political heat it continues to generate, Obamacare is also popular, and its actual provisions even more so when polltakers leave out the brand name. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, with all kinds of job loss, we also saw a rise in business applications as people innovated and adapted. Our discourse is coarse, young people are failing to form relationships, and our brightest seek individual glory at the expense of the commonwealth. Scott Galloway is a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he teaches brand strategy and digital marketing to second-year MBA students. Each chart fits into an overall narrative of decline but each is accompanied by crisp, clean thoughtful text which displays the art of a skilled editor.

Interesting concept, and I appreciate the approach of trying to break down some very complex economic issues with charts to illustrate. The years after World War II were an era of great innovation—the computer, the cellular phone, and the internet are all products of the postwar period. His Prof G and Pivot podcasts, No Mercy / No Malice weekly blog, and Prof G YouTube channel reach millions worldwide. Men’s share of college enrollment has dropped from 60% in 1970 to 40% in 2021 creating a path to broke and lonely males.

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. It's like a talk with a boring uncle when you have no common topics, so you try to bring in something absolutely not controversial both of you can easily agree to. S. was once the largest trading partner of the great majority of nations, but since 2000, China has superseded America in this regard.Following the crises and convulsions of the 1960s and ’70s, a new religion emerged in America: shareholder value.

Im not sure what was more of a waste - the time it took to read this book or the time the author spent writing it.As a group, the middle class valued stability, believed in progress, and witnessed firsthand the possibility of widely distributed prosperity. It’s not the most truthful or pressing stories that get attention, but rather those that collectively entertain or outrage us. This book has made me want to take a few of the charts in this reading, and go a bit deeper to find the root cause of a problem, or how it has evolved over the years. 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. This illustrates a sad fact about our media machine: it’s not the most truthful or pressing stories that get attention, but rather those that collectively entertain or outrage us.



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