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 […]

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 […]