Andrew Yang is running for US President in 2020 as a democrat and he promises a universal basic income of $1.000 for all Americans.
Yang, as an American entrepreneur and the Founder of Venture for America, is in a position to know well what the economy and people need, according to him, that’s a universal basic income.
Andrew Yang has worked in startups and early stage growth companies as a founder or executive for nearly two decades.
The potential President is is 43 years old and his platform is centered on the idea of universal basic income, or cash handouts distributed irrespective of employment status.
He is also the author of a book called “The War on Normal People: The Truth”, which was Originally published in April 3, 2018:
“Good jobs are disappearing. New technologies like robots and AI are great for business, but will quickly displace millions of American workers.
In the next twelve years, a third of all American workers are at risk of permanently losing their jobs, a crisis far worse than the Great Depression.
If we want a bright future, we have to do something we’ve never done before—and we have to do it now.”.
With the fancy slogan “Let’s Put Humanity First.”, Andrew Yang says “It’s time for Universal Basic Income.” in his presidential website’s homepage.
“It will be the first thing to do as President”
“If enough Americans, come together, rise our hands and say “yes”, we want universal basic income, then we can make it happen,” Andrew Yang said in an interview.
In his website, talks about UBI and why it is different and better than a welfare system:
“In the next 12 years, 1 out of 3 American workers are at risk of losing their jobs to new technologies—and unlike with previous waves of automation, this time new jobs will not appear quickly enough in large enough numbers to make up for it.”