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 […]

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 […]