Democrats in 2020: I’d Like Yang to Run Against Trump

[OPINION] If you ask most Democrats what they think about Trump, they’ll say he’s dumb, he’s ignorant, he’s stupid. They call him a lot of things. But Trump beat 17 very intelligent politicians. He took over the Republican party, even while being against everything that they stood for. Most of the world seriously underestimates him. […]

Did Russian hacking cause Clinton’s loss in 2016?

No. Regardless of whether the Russian hack may have actually been a leak, and Facebook influence campaigns only spent minuscule amounts of money, the bottom line is that when you look at the numbers, it’s clear that other factors are responsible for Trump’s win. When Donald Trump won the election in 2016, there was a […]

Will Americans be taught how to handle money?

Q: Would you support initiatives for educating all Dividend recipients about budgeting, managing finances, and how to make the most of our $1000/month? A: Yes, Andrew Yang is a huge fan of financial literacy as an intrinsic part of education at the high school level. The Freedom Dividend would kick in at age 18. So […]

Will UBI be adjusted for inflation?

Yes. In other words, does the UBI proposition have an adjustment for inflation clause? If not, inflation will eat up purchasing power over time. The first thing you need to understand is that inflation is a monetary phenomenon. Please read this Economist’s View on Money and Inflation. So the UBI won’t spur much inflation. But… […]

Opinion: Why we need single-payer healthcare

Anne Wojcicki worked in finance as a healthcare analyst for investment funds. Her focus was on biotech firms. She started to realize that if someone is a healthy 100-year-old, and was never diabetic, never had heart disease, never had walking issues—then they are not generating any money for the healthcare system. The healthcare system does […]

What is Andrew Yang’s position on gun control?

All of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates support universal background checks. Andrew Yang is the only candidate so far that does not favor a ban on assault weapons. [1] For many Americans, guns are a big part of their culture and identity. Responsible gun owner should continue to enjoy the right to bear arms, subject […]

Does the Freedom Dividend require more taxes?

Yes, but you need to consider the cost/benefit of these taxes, and the harmful effects of the taxes. How do you feel about the VAT? Keep in mind that the UBI is added to your overall pay. You won’t pay more in VAT than you receive in UBI unless you spend over $10,000/month. Notice that […]

Will UBI be used as neetbucks?

Neetbucks is money for people who have basically dropped out of society. Young people who are NEET are “Not in Education, Employment or Training.” It’s been a big thing in Europe for a while. The concern that people have is that with the UBI or Freedom Dividend, young people can afford to intentionally drop out […]

Does Yang want white supremacists’ votes?

Yang has mentioned that he is concerned for poor whites as their unemployment will trigger chaos and violence. Does this serve to downplay the African American’s struggle and give an easy handle for white supremacists to latch onto? A: No. Yang rejects support from white supremacists, and has said so publicly many times. If you […]