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    Why Andrew Yang will give you $1,000 a month if he’s elected

    Interesting candidate. But, if he's gonna use numbers to try to get elected, he would have to consider tight immigration controls. I doubt his "numbers" would allow him to do that.

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    Lots of presidential candidates promise to help middle class workers losing jobs to automation. But Andrew Yang has a very specific plan, and he says getting his ideas out there matters more than getting to the White House.

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    Which seems almost ironic, considering Mr. Yang’s banner policy is to give every American adult $1,000 a month regardless of employment status or wages. It’s a version of universal basic income, and sounds like something out of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ playbook.

    Yet Mr. Yang frames his “Freedom Dividend” less in terms of political ideology than actionable steps. It’s a counterbalance, he argues, to the millions of middle class jobs that have been and will be lost to automation. “I’m a capitalist,” he told The New York Times in 2018, “and I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue.”


    The 2,500 supporters at his Manhattan rally dig it. They say Mr. Yang’s direct approach, his attention to policy (his site lists dozens of proposals), and his effort to avoid riling people up or demonizing them are a balm in an era of hyperbole and partisanship. Sure, he’s polling between 1% and 3% and ranks near the bottom in name recognition among the 23 Democrats in the race. And they know he’s faced criticisms about attracting fans from the less-than-savory regions of Reddit and 4chan, the discussion sites where his campaign first started to gain ground.

    But supporters say it’s too soon to write him off, especially since he qualified for the first televised debate in June. He may be a long shot, but anything is possible in an era where a reality TV star occupies the White House. To them, he’s speaking the language of Americans in search of bold solutions to the nation’s problems.

    “He makes a really radical argument, yet all his reasoning is commonsense, straightforward, non-ideological, very practical,” says Jason Yung, a New York University graduate student in interactive technology who started the Brooklyn chapter of the Yang Gang – what Yang supporters call themselves. “It’s so fresh.”
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    Who will bother to go to work when their wages are just going to be confiscated - even more so- for the scufflaws………….

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    Working and middle class people will still work because it will make sense economically. The high earners will work/earn 8 months and then go on vacation.

    The big "value" in high earner professions isn't sitting at a desk taking calls. It's the willingness to take very big financial risks. Risks no middle class employee would take proportionally. Betting and losing $10,000 bucks on a new system, expansion, or new supplier would be a career-ender for most people earning $50,000 to $90,000 a year.

    Betting and losing 10 million is a learning experience for some people. Whether you like it or loath it, it's those people who fuel the macro economic engines today. Not simply in taxable income, although that's increasingly critical, but in terms of trickle down innovation and opportunity.

    For every 10 million dollar deal, there are hundreds or thousands of working class hourly wage earners making the end result happen. Construction, distribution, servicing, and all the ancillary support for them in any area: food/retail, housing, schools, various city/county/state services, health care, etc.

    Penalizing high stakes risk-takers doesn't penalize them. They have an apartment in Monaco and a house in Geneva. If they don't work, thousands get their hours cut or see their jobs disappear in favor of automation or out-sourcing. The risk-takers themselves have no downside from taking a 4 month vacation or moving all their transactions to a tax sheltered country.
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    very practical,” says Jason Yung, a New York University graduate student in interactive technology who started the Brooklyn chapter of the Yang Gang
    Has kid ever had a real job......…...….paid any taxes......…. gotten evicted...……….anything in the real world...………..

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