Why a VAT is the best “wealth tax”

The Democratic presidential candidates all have plans to collect revenue from the rich in order to help the poor and middle class. The plans differ substantially. But only one of the plans is practical. We live in a time of great economic inequality. It is undeniable that disparities in income and wealth are far greater […]

The Pro-Life Case for Andrew Yang

Updated January 18, 2020 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 […]

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

Updated January 15, 2020 Andrew Yang is on the rise. A Columbia Law School graduate, Yang worked as a corporate attorney and later 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 […]

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 […]