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

Andrew Yang talks with the Des Moines Register about the Freedom Dividend

“How many of you have heard of trickle down economics?” Yang asked the crowd of about 50 people who gathered to hear him speak at the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox at the Iowa State Fair. “How many of you think that’s garbage and doesn’t work? Yes. So we need the opposite of trickle-down economics. We…

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By on August 12th, 2018

Andrew Yang talks with Sam Harris about UBI

Andrew sat down with Sam Harris to talk about The War on Normal People, the future of the economy, and why he’s running for president. An exceptionally thorough and thoughtful interviewer, Sam Harris brought this conversation in many interesting directions. It’s one of Andrew’s favorite interviews – listen to it here.

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By on June 19th, 2018

Andrew Yang Live TV on MSNBC with Alex Witt

“59% of Americans cannot pay an unexpected $500 bill. There is a mindset of scarcity that has swept the country and the freedom dividend would reverse that. It will help people become more rational, optimistic, and abundant. I am a serial entrepreneur, worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, and have created thousands of jobs and this…

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By on June 4th, 2018