Appearances at Cedar and Johnson County BBQs Drive Yang Campaign’s Growth

“Andrew Yang, who has also filed papers, has been around quite a bit and his message on universal basic income… that’s turning a lot of heads in rural Iowa.” “Potential 2020 candidates call on Iowa Democrats to create the wave that will change Washington,” mimicking Andrew’s message to Iowa voters. Read the coverage here and…

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By on October 15th, 2018

538’s Perry Bacon, Jr., Is Keeping His Eye on the Yang Campaign!

“I’m keeping my eye on a businessman named Andrew Yang, who has also officially declared his candidacy. He could run at least a semi-serious campaign for two reasons: He is making a universal basic income, a buzzy idea in left-wing circles, the center of his candidacy, so he is getting some media attention, and, yes, reporters like me are…

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By on October 11th, 2018

John Battelle (Wired, BoingBoing) Reviews Andrew’s Campaign

“I met Yang two weeks ago at Thrival, an event that NewCo helps to produce in Pittsburgh (the video of that event will be up soon, when it is, I’ll post a link here). For nearly an hour on stage at the Carnegie museum, I grilled Yang about his economic theories, his chances of actually becoming…

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By on October 3rd, 2018

College Students in Iowa React to Andrew’s Message

“In his visit to Iowa City, he said engaging younger voters is another of his priorities. “Young people see they are being set up for a really tough road ahead, but I’m coming in and saying it’s not your imagination,” he said. “We, the older generation, have shafted you all, and I’m going to do…

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By on September 25th, 2018

On Andrew Yang’s Return to Iowa, The Gazette Takes Notice

“Yang, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, told about two dozen students that in the next 12 years a third of American workers will be at risk of losing their jobs to technologies like robots and artificial intelligence. And he warned them not to depend on Washington for a solution.” Press coverage of…

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By on September 24th, 2018

Andrew Yang talks with CNBC about UBI and the future of the economy

“The theory is that such payouts would create 4.5 million jobs by channeling more consumer spending power into the economy and fuel mainstream businesses, he projected, citing estimates from The Roosevelt Institute. “By implementing this, you also strengthen the consumer market which businesses need, this is essential for capitalism to continue in its current form,”…

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By on September 10th, 2018

Iowa Daily Times Herald: It’s hard to admit, but Andrew Yang may be right

“The universal basic incomes isn’t designed to fund an American citizens’ full existence, but rather, realign an unfair economy by moving more money from tech enclaves on the coasts to distressed areas of the nation. Iowans could literally get some bites out of Apple.” Read the rest of Douglas Burns’s op-ed here.

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By on September 6th, 2018

The New York Daily News Runs Andrew Yang’s Op-Ed on UBI

“And while you’d imagine that the lowest-paying jobs are most at risk of automation, an interesting split develops when you dig into the numbers. While food prep is one of the top two automatable jobs (87% of the tasks could be done via automation), bookkeeping and accounting, traditionally viewed as a white-collar job, could also…

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By on September 2nd, 2018

Business Insider Piece: Andrew Yang ‘Is a Ball of Statistics’

He’s given a lot of thought to our unknown future as a suite of emergent technologies spin into high gear. He suggests that the rise of AI will force us to reexamine what we mean by the word “work,” what we value as a society, and how we want our economy to function. He acknowledges…

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By on August 31st, 2018

Andrew Yang on The Ezra Klein Show

Andrew sat down with Ezra on Wednesday to talk about the economy, his presidential run, and universal basic income/The Freedom Dividend. Ezra Klein has a strong connection to UBI – his wife, Annie Lowrey, is a leader in the field and has written a book on the subject. Listen to Ezra and Andrew’s discussion here.

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By on August 21st, 2018