When I read this book a few years back I didn't figure Yang would make good on his threat to run for president. I like the man, the way he interviews, his sense of humor, etc. However that doesn't make him right. Don't get me wrong, Yang gets it right that technology threatens jobs. But Yang is too early. At the moment we're running at close to full employment so what's the point of giving everyone a Universal Basic Income (UBI)?
This will change and Yang's ideas will be relevant again and there's plenty in this book to make it worth reading. I think Yang's solution is too limited and a broader one is needed. I'd make the argument for the broader solution, but it's best I stick to basics and urge others to understand the problem by reading this book.