The Pro-Life Case for Andrew Yang

The morality of abortion is an issue that splits America in half. In the 2018 Gallup Values and Beliefs poll, 48% of respondents thought that abortion was wrong. At first glance, Andrew Yang does not sound like a pro-life presidential candidate. He is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with a platform that states […]

The Goal is Not Jobs, But Meaning and Prosperity

It is possible that technology will eliminate jobs. It does not seem obvious to me that technology will eliminate work. For it to eliminate work, you’d have to believe all the children were educated, all the old people were cared for, all the parks were clean, all the roads had their potholes filled, and I […]

Who is the Asian man standing next to Joe Biden?

Andrew Yang built a nonprofit called Venture for America (VFA) and ran it for 7 years. VFA trained entrepreneurs to help create jobs in cities like Detroit, Cleveland, St Louis, Birmingham, New Orleans. His work was given awards by the Obama administration and had a documentary made by Netflix. Yang discovered there was a deeper […]

Why give people money?

Automation and AI have pushed down wages in all jobs, even jobs that automation cannot do. While there is no jobs crisis, we do have a good jobs crisis. Despite headline unemployment around 3.8%, there are millions of people working part-time who would rather have full-time jobs. There are millions more who are too discouraged […]

The Christian Case for Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang is on the rise. A Columbia Law School graduate, Yang launched Venture for America, which works with entrepreneurs to accelerate business growth in the Rust Belt. In late 2017, when he announced that he was running to become President of the United States in 2020, he was all but unknown. Yang’s platform focuses […]

Is Andrew Yang just trying to buy votes?

No, buying votes is illegal. The Freedom Dividend is universal and unconditional: recipients can vote for anyone they choose. If you are saying what I think you are saying, then any promise to help people would be considered buying votes. Companies pay their employees, and a healthier employee means a more efficient employee. The Freedom […]

OPINION: Capping the Freedom Dividend at a reasonable amount

Some are happy with a $1000/mo Freedom Dividend because it won’t stop people from working, but they’re worried the next candidate will come along offering $2000. Ways to prevent that: Require that at least 25% of the money is paid for by VAT. For example, if the VAT brought in $250/mo per person for the […]

Why don’t people on disability spend their time volunteering?

As a general principle, the idea that UBI is going to solve the work crisis is incorrect. That is not what Andrew Yang is saying. He’s saying that UBI provides a path forward. Losing one’s job is a crisis because of the threat of starvation. With a UBI, you can survive and have a little […]

Will jobs be replaced by robots?

Concern: I don’t see it at all. People have been raising this Luddite concern that technology is bad, that machines are going to replace people, for decades and decades, and it keeps not happening. Answer: The economy will fill in economic gaps with new jobs and industries, the way it has in previous times with […]