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One Billion Americans by Matthew Yglesias
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Sep 15, 2020 | ISBN 9780593190210

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“An argument that blends demography, economics, and politics . . . The thesis is eminently arguable, but the book is packed full of provocative ideas well worth considering.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“The genius of this book is in showing that dilemmas that are siloed across vast swaths of public policy are actually the same problem, with linked solutions. A bracing, ambitious manifesto that will leave you excited about the future that America could build, and furious at the weakness and decline so-called ‘nationalists’ want to ensure.”—Ezra Klein, editor-at-large and cofounder of Vox, bestselling author of Why We’re Polarized
 
One Billion Americans points to the practical changes that the United States can make in order to earn back its inherited position as the leader on the path toward universal freedom and dignity. It warns us all that being the envy of the world is a choice, not a fate.”—Paul Romer, Nobel Prize–winning economist

“The goal of One Billion Americans is to make us think, and that is exactly what it does. How can America continue to be a global force? How can we make ‘American Exceptionalism’ a long-term reality? Matthew Yglesias does an amazing job serving up ideas, which we all need to seriously consider, in a book that is well worth reading.”—Mark Cuban, entrepreneur

“Audacious, purposefully provocative, and yet utterly persuasive, One Billion Americans does what the best works of political nonfiction do, recalibrating not just our sense of what is possible, but of what is necessary. American decline isn’t inevitable, as much as it seems to be. We can avoid it, if we try.”—David Wallace-Wells, author of New York Times bestseller The Uninhabitable Earth


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