Would a Universal Basic Income Cause a Major Spike in Rent Prices?

Adapted from Timothy Clark Voters in the United States considered a Universal Basic Income (UBI) for the first time in several decades. The most mainstream proposal is the central piece of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s platform. Yang’s ‘Freedom Dividend’ would guarantee each American $1,000 dollars every month. A plan like this would undoubtedly kick […]

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

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 […]