Bestselling author and NYU business-school professor Scott Galloway published a book explaining what the business future or the U.S. looks like—and what made it get to this point.
- The name of the book is Adrift: America in 100 Charts and was published earlier this week.
- The book does a deep dive into the economic past and future of America and discusses how the country got where it is today.
- Galloway tells the story of America through 100 charts and explains how events that happened years ago shaped the way the nation is today.
Why it’s important
The purpose of the book is to attempt to capture the current state of America in 100 charts.
In the book, Galloway explains the different challenges America has faced in previous years and how those challenges led the country to where it is today.
He not only charts the problems of the U.S., but also charts some potential solutions.
In the book he looks to the past—from 1945 to present day—and explains just how America got where it is today.
Telling the story of our nation through 100 charts, Galloway demonstrates how crises such as Jim Crow, World War II, and the Stock Market Crash of 2008, as well as the escalating power of technology, an entrenched white patriarchy, and the socio-economic effects of the pandemic, created today’s perfect storm, according to a synopsis of the book.
Adrift aims to make sense of everything that has happened in America while offering Galloway’s insight on each topic.
America is settling once again at a crossroads, just as it did in 1945 and 1980. What will it take for the nation to keep up with the fast coming changes, will it be able to keep up?
“For roughly every 10 citizens in developed nations, six believe the U.S. used to be a good example of democracy but no longer is.”
“In 1958, 75% of Americans trusted the federal government to do the right thing almost always or most of the time. That percentage hasn’t surpassed 30% since 2007.”
“The U.S. was once the largest trading partner of the great majority of nations. But since 2000, China has superseded America in this regard. Today three times as many nations call China their largest trade partner than can say that about the U.S.”