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The Human Advantage

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The Human Advantage by Jay W. Richards
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Jun 19, 2018 | ISBN 9780451496164

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“The blistering pace of technological change has left many Americans uncertain about their place in the 21st-century economy. But as Jay Richards wisely reminds us, no machine will ever be able to replicate what makes us truly human: Our creativity, and our virtue. The Human Advantage masterfully demonstrates that we need not fear the future, and that a life of happiness still awaits those with the courage to pursue it.”
 -Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute
 
“Boldly upends what Richards calls ’the greatest delusion of our age…the paradoxical penchant to deny our own agency while attributing agency to the machines we create.’ Richards commands all the wisdom of Michael Novak and transcends it with a Renaissance range of mastery of the sciences and an infectious genius for storytelling.”
-George Gilder, bestselling author of Wealth and Poverty
 
“Jay Richards brings an agile pen and a synthetical mind to the task of outlining and defending the basis of human flourishing in this new age of Smart Machines. In The Human Advantage, Richards gives us a concise history of revolutions in human work, from prehistory to the present, and how they have changed our world and our lives. He addresses the latest economic and moral challenges and opportunities presented to us by the rise of thinking machines. The way forward he charts is firmly grounded in the unique dignity, strength, and destiny that make us truly human.”
-Rev. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute

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