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"andrew yang" Discussed on Pro Rata
"Hi I'm Dan, Matt and welcome to axios recap presented by facebook. Today's Monday June twenty second US air travel is up the death rate from covid nineteen is going down. We're focused on the next stimulus or maybe even permanent stimulus. When the pandemic earlier this year it seemed like a foregone conclusion that US poverty would be one of the only economic numbers to rise, but then a funny thing happened. It went down. That's the finding of a new study from the University of Chicago and Notre Dame highlighted on the front page of today's New York Times. The story also included a separate study from Columbia University, showing a slight increase in US poverty rates from twelve point, five percent, twelve point seven percent, but still that's pretty small, considering skyrocketing unemployment what both studies agree. Agree on is that the poverty numbers would have been much much worse if not for the Federal Stimulus Columbia's report, for example, said that the poverty figure would have hit sixteen point three percent, if not for the government's combination of personal checks, small business bailout loans and expanded unemployment benefits the problem, though is that that stimulus it's running out those checks of up to twelve hundred dollars a one time, only thing the small business loan application process well, that expires next week and expanded unemployment. Benefits are done at the end of July so. So going forward. The big question is if stimulus worked to keep food in the fridge and roofs over our heads. Will we get another round or maybe more to the point? Could some pieces of stimulus become a regular part of the American experience pandemic or no pandemic? This in many ways is the universal basic income idea championed by Andrew Yang Democratic Party presidential primaries now he was worried about Americans losing their jobs due to automation, not to corona virus, but the general principle still may apply. At least it seems like it could in. In fifteen seconds will talk to Andrew about if he thinks. The federal stimulus was a good test. Run for you bi his conversations with Joe Biden about endorsing the idea and his latest plan for getting checks to individual Americans the first this in response to covid. Nineteen people around the world are coming together to help one another facebook's community help feature is making that easier by providing a place where people can offer.
Appeals court rules New York Democratic presidential primary will take place as planned in June
"The state of New York won't appeal a new ruling that sets the presidential primary for next month an appeals court has upheld a ruling that means New York will indeed hold its democratic presidential primary in a month former vice president Joe Biden is the only Democrat who hasn't dropped out of the race but that doesn't mean he's the only one on the ballot former contender Andrew Yang's sued saying he and senator Bernie Sanders names should remain on the ballot so they have a chance to collect delegates which could give them an opportunity to influence the party platform at the democratic convention due to the corona virus pandemic New York's primary had already been moved from April twenty eighth to June twenty third which is the date it will remain on the
Will a Universal Basic Income finally get a real shot?
"You can say one thing for the current crisis. It's given us a chance to try a lot of things that we might never have had the will to do otherwise I amongst those just giving people money okay not everyone but millions and millions of people in Canada and not forever but at least for a few months and this isn't a new idea. It's been around in some form or another for decades. You probably know it as universal basic income and you might associate it with the most progressive voices come the liberal side of the spectrum and you may also associate the opposition to it with complaints of lazy people want free cash instead of working but despite having a long history as a potential way to ease poverty and improve health. This has never been tried on a large scale or for a long time. So the people arguing on either side of it have never had enough evidence to prove their point. So it's been a political football until like with so many things. These days along came the virus and now getting money to people who need it quickly is absolutely essential governments around the world even the most conservative of them have done that and those who support or oppose that kind of policy have mostly agreed on the need for it. It's what happens next. And what we learned from that will determine if we finally give a universal basic income. A real shot. So we'll explain history of the policy small tests that we've seen on it be political behind it and whether or not it will stick around when we get out of this current mass. And we'll do that as soon as Claire gives the details on this current mess cargill is dealing with the outbreak at one of its meat processing plants. This one isn't Schambori Quebec southeast of Montreal. Sixty four workers have tested positive. There cargill had another outbreak a few weeks ago at a beef packing plant in high river. Alberta in that outbreak more than nine hundred workers tested positive. It reopened last week after a two-week shutdown also in Quebec schools in the western part of the province are set to reopen today but attendance is optional. Desks will be spaced apart. And there can be no more than fifteen kids in a classroom at a time. Ontario reported the lowest number of cases of Cova nineteen for the province on Sunday since March. Two hundred ninety four new cases. And this comes. The province reopens Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas. Although camping is still not allowed and things like beaches playgrounds and public washrooms are still off limits. And lastly schedule and is suspending the sale of alcohol in the Northern Community of La Lush to help control the spread of cove in nineteen. The alcohol store will be closed for two weeks. To prevent people from gathering. There will be support for those at risk of alcohol withdrawal as of Sunday evening. Sixty eight thousand eight hundred and forty eight cases of covert nineteen in Canada with four thousand nine hundred and seventy deaths. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story Max. Faucet is a writer and a reporter for many publications including on this project for the Walrus. Hey Max he joined our. I'm doing as well as can be expected. Which is how everybody should hopefully answer that question. These days you start by defining What is a universal basic income Broad is that term. And what does it mean? Sure so I mean you know this is an idea that's been around for some time now and and there can be competing definitions and I suspect. We'll get into that in a second but the one that I adhere to the one that you know certainly I informed Andrew Yang's campaign in the United States and that has been informing most of the conversation about UBA. Right now is It has three conditions it's automatic. It's unconditional in its non-withdrawal. So basically that means it comes every month doesn't matter who you are you get it. You could be making a lot of money or a little money and you get it. And then it's non withdraw so It's not means tested. So it doesn't get clawed back you know as you as you make more money you know. There's much conversation on you know econ twitter about various amendments and adjustments to that formula. But I think that's a good way to think about it. Can you give me a little history of it? You mentioned it's been around for a long time Has it been tried for real anywhere where to come from that? Depends on your definition of for real right. I think people look at the idea of giving people money from the government. And they think well this must be a left-wing idea but actually the first real experiments with it happened in the nineteen sixties and early nineteen seventies and it was driven by a Richard Nixon and Milton Friedman. Who is the father of supply-side economics? Yeah they saw it as a way to replace the welfare system and so they their idea of a basic income is not quite the way I just defined it. It was something called a negative income tax. And so let me. Just get a tiny bit. Wonka share the way it worked in their conception is basically they would give people a percentage of the difference between their income and defined income cutoff or like the point where they start paying income taxes so if they set the cutoff at let's say forty thousand dollars and the negative income tax percentage was fifty percent. Someone who made twenty thousand dollars a year would get ten thousand dollars from the government. They made thirty five thousand they would get two thousand and from the government so is this sort of sliding scale where topped you up up until a certain point and then it went away right. They cancelled it in one thousand nine hundred and you know the the the Reagan era kind of buried it under under Nixon's legacy in Canada. Did something called the men come experiment? Which was the Manitoba Basic Income Experiment? That was more that was closer to the basic income that that I described earlier in the one that a lot of people are talking about right now so that says that gave thirteen hundred urban and rural families in Winnipeg and don't Fan Manitoba with incomes below. Thirteen thousand dollars a year back then money. But by the time that the data was collected in nineteen seventy eight so they ran up from seventy five to seventy eight. The Canadian government kind of lost interest in and they cancelled the project. So we've had these these aborted attempts to gather a sample and it hasn't really provided any conclusive evidence In the in the American one. There's some evidence that it that it you know Negatively impacted people's willingness to go to work in the Canadian won the data suggested otherwise. But there just wasn't enough data to conclusively determine the impact of giving people money on their both on their willingness to work and on on the outcomes that the government's wanted to test. Which is you know better. Health Outcomes Better Labor outcomes better social outcomes so you know the jury was still out right. Will what kind of a sample size and study length? Would you even need to determine that because again we had one or at least something like one here in Ontario Under Kathleen Wynne. A few years ago and the next government came to power and it was immediately phased out. So you know. I don't think we got more than two or three years out of that either. So what kind of scale are we talking about? Yeah I mean to make it work. You would needs multiple cities multiple tests populations and a long duration of study. This is this is a a bold policy intervention but you need to be able to control for extenuating circumstances and factors the Ontario project. Was it had some really promising results. As it turned out there was a study group at McMaster that basically interviewed the people that participated in the program. Some of the data they had eighty percent of of people reporting better health outcomes. They were using less tobacco drinking. Less eighty-three percent said they had better mental health. They were feeling less stressed. They had a better diet And there was even interesting. Data around better labor market outcomes people were basically using the minimum income the guaranteed income to improve their jobs to look for better job. So it's disappointing that the government scrapped it after basically what amounted to one year and left us in the same spot that we've sort of always been with these things where we just don't have enough data for either side to conclusively prove that their argument is right and you know maybe not maybe now is the opportunity to kind of walk in that that longer sample size but you know the problem here is that. It's always tempting for governments to to start these programs and then abandon them or different governments to come in and cancel them. You'd need some sort of agreement by all parties that they're going to let this run. Its course and we haven't really seen that yet. So you mentioned that it's seen mostly now at least as a left-wing idea might have begun under Nixon. But certainly I think that's how most listeners would frame it as you know Whether or not you support it About the side of the spectrum that it comes from but as we've started to see government's realizing how badly they need to help people as the economy collapses during this pandemic have seen any movement On the other side of the aisle towards this kind of idea I think we've seen much more movement on on the conservative side than we have on the progressive side the beano progressives are are are very wary of guaranteed income proposals because I think you know quite rightly they remember certainly the academics who studied this. They remember that it was originally an idea that was intended to get rid of welfare and other social supports and that is always a concern that if you bring in a guaranteed income. Is it really just an attempt to shrink? The size of the state is an attempt to get rid of targeted support programs that that make people's lives better and I think that's a totally valid concern when I when I posted my article from the wall or something twitter. I got a lot of feedback from economists about that where they basically said you know. Oh here we go again. People people don't realize that this is a an attempt to slip in through the back door reduction in social programs. That's really interesting. Yeah but you know. Over the last few months we've seen a really array of conservatives. Come out and say that this is a good idea. Hugh Seagull. Who is a former senator standing red? Tory I WOULD. I would describe him as a thought leader. He's been he's been banging the drum for for guaranteed income for quite some time now but he was always sort of out there in the wilderness as a conservative suggesting that this was a good idea and he wasn't one of the ones who was saying that it should replace social programs. He was saying it should be an augmentation to them but in the states over a matter of weeks you saw people like Mitt. Romney coup is basically the Avatar of hedge fund capitalism. Coming out and and suggesting that this was a good idea that would support. Americans during the fallout from Cova and ultimately Donald Trump's government. It's not it's not a permanent basic income. But they sent a check to every American and that is sort of one of the hallmarks of a basic income. So it's interesting the degree to which we've seen conservatives rally behind this particular policy flag. I think that it is driven by shorter. Term political objectives American politicians having election. That they're looking at in November and one of the surest ways to get defeated is to be in being government while people are losing their jobs losing their homes losing their livelihood so I think it's more self preservation than a genuine change of heart but in from a policy perspective. You take the support where you can get it and you build on it from there. So you know I think advocates of a U. UB. I should take their support and and leverage it in order to build their movement if you can may be explained to me the thought behind the benefits of this applying to absolutely everyone including people who have job because that's really And we can debate in Canada versus the US for however long. But that's that's like the primary difference between what trump's government has done and what Canada's done with the baby. Yeah that's the tricky part. That's the part that a lot of people struggle with conceptually and intellectually as is the idea of giving people who don't need money more money right. Yeah and Ken Boston cool. Who is is a former adviser to Stephen Harper and Christy Clark? He's been kind of driving the bus in Canada around the need for a UB. I you know he's he is preferred that to the more targeted approach that the government has taken with Serb. You know his idea in the short term is we just need to get money into people's hands right. Now we need we need to stimulate the economy and ultimately will tax it back next year on people's income taxes that's the thing about a guaranteed income in the context of the system. We have here is if you're making sixty seventy thousand dollars a year. This is going to a portion of this. We'll get taxed back right and so it's not. It's not really free money. It's a little bit of free money and I suspect there would be some social programs that would get pulled back a little bit to to make the numbers work but you know at the end of the day. I don't think you can let the weaknesses in the policy that that might impact a few people. Override the benefits that would impact far more people. You know there's there's all sorts of data out there that suggests that a basic income would actually stimulate economic growth. There's all kinds of data that suggested improves. Health outcomes and Lord knows improving. Health outcomes would save taxpayers and the government a lot of money. Because that's where an increasing increasingly large part of our social budget is going and we'll continue to go in the years and months to come so you know it it is It's a tough idea to get past for some people that I find working already. Why should I get more money from the government but that money's going back into the economy and it stimulating economic growth that supporting jobs? It's reducing healthcare costs. You know I think there's a pretty good case for it and and you know it's one that we should be willing to explore. I am I am more than open to criticism about the cost factor that I suppose we can get to that in a second but I think we also need to look at the benefits and look a little a little bigger in terms of where those benefits accrue it. It's not just lifting people out of poverty. Although that's that's an obvious benefit it's improving people's health outcomes improving their labor market outcomes. Let's people who have a
Judge rules New York must hold presidential primary
"The New York democratic presidential primary is back on the federal judge has ruled that eliminating it was unconstitutional lawyers for former presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang had urged the judge to overrule New York state's decision to cancel next month's contest the attorneys made their arguments in a conference call earlier
Judge rules New York must hold presidential primary
"You about the the primary election they're still under way currently Joe Biden shares one thousand four hundred and thirty five delegates and of course we don't need present democratic nominee now I do want to remind everyone that on your mind is not the only one on the ballot all other candidates including Bernie Sanders is still on the ballot who has nine hundred eighty four delegates currently and also as a reminder Bernie Sanders was saying that he intends to stay on the ballot on four party including so are you still at accumulated many of the delegate vote off more so that he can exercise level influence on the party platform didn't forward and so that the primaries are still very much so under way invited of course it's still looking like the person to acknowledge me additionally R. New York are really New York primary all which was previously canceled due to a coronavirus concerns told that they now must hold a democratic presidential primary all the mandate derived from the thirty page ruling all federal judge Torres the United States District Court on Tuesday also the really want with smaller to a lawsuit filed by former democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang last week so intriguing with originally stating that he felt like he was doing a disservice to cancel the primary in New York and he thought that it would stop on the middle violation of democracy in general installed the ruling what in favor Yang addition now that the state of New York well have to move forward there are primary it's all young responding to the federal ruling stating that he was glad that a federal judge agreed that depriving millions of new Yorkers on the right but most of all it's all really became a conversation about safeguarding boulders versus guarding democracy and are listed below the the the conversation where definitely leaning in favor of safeguarding democracy in black yanking been clear as well as others it appears with Baltimore at the border thing that we plan to explore and have restored faith in democracy in New York we'll tell basically what also encouraging is that they take precautionary measures so that we don't see it important cases could be nineteen like we screen and all states that have often moved forward with election practices conference sport about this decision for New York to move forward I I do think that there are ways in which the the primary campaign well I mean we're seeing all right that every position in terms of moving forward and the decision by the state board of elections at least from the democratic candidate this is exactly what they wanted they wanted the election what happened however one of the Bible options would be the all mail voting and so all mail voting had been exactly eighty seven point the conversation where continuing with these primaries are concerned and it looks like the best way to go so our number candidate had been vying for all mail voting the number of people I've been speaking out closely on the democratic side to continue the primaries in doing it in a way in which we allow all mail voting and is given any input on this Bernie Sanders is in agreement and he was even in agreement with the ruling from the federal judge in New York and the way all mail voting would work essentially is that every registered voter gets a ballot in the mail even their home address the motor makes the candidate selection and then the bottom mailed the ballot back in I'm also there's more speculation that they their voters who still devoted person for the most part looking down from paper thing if they want to be that option or not have that option but officially that way all male boarding would work so everybody would be spent the ability all registered voters where get the value of the mail there was another back in and then baby what a boy stuck online and having to take those extra precautionary measures actually in person apple at the holding cells which keep workers safe as one of the key to the Baltic states IE that's true that's true okay all right and get it to happen it's going to be reinstated about when is that in June June twenty third or June okay when it's supposed to happen and often point out the fact that apple mail voting is not a new concept Intel although it is also for one of our speaking now I just want to reiterate it's not in the
New York's Democratic presidential primary reinstated after Andrew Yang, Bernie Sanders sue
"The New York democratic presidential primary is back on the primary was moved to June twenty third due to corona virus concerns and then canceled after Joe Biden became the lone remaining Democrat in the race but after hearing from lawyers for former candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang federal judge Jenna Lisa Torah's ruled yesterday that the primary must be held new York's congressional and state level primaries will also be held on June twenty third day were never
Federal judge rules New York must hold June primary canceled over coronavirus risks
"Race Andrew Yang strikes again well there's an old timey name you haven't heard the inter Yang yeah no Yang is a disruptive force in the Democratic Party at least this week he is because remember New York state and its board of elections had canceled their democratic primary for June twenty third and said not we're not gonna have it anymore we've got Joe Biden don't worry about it and for the health and safety of our people are not gonna have this and that was widely seen as something of a coup attempt because Bernie Sanders made it really clear when he quote endorsed Joe Biden but he still wants his own voters to vote for him even though he's out of the race another reason for that is because he wants to crude delegate delegate strength by the time he shows up at the convention whatever form that takes but the democratic convention if he's gotten a lot of delegates behind him he can use that to advance the more socialist elements of the democratic platform that he's interested in seeing and then that's why Bernie was doing that so in New York it was believed that this was an effort to basically say never out we're not going to participate in this game we're just gonna try to get as many delegates as we can over to Joe Biden and Bernie you can go home but what ended up happening yesterday thank Dan thanks Dan regarding a lawsuit he filed he's a federal judge ruled that New York must go forward with its presidential primary the judge U. S. district judge Anil Lisa Torah's of Manhattan made the ruling yesterday evening that they will hold the primary in June and that tore as ruled in favor of Yang and the lawsuit as it was filed by young's office and the young lawyers said this quote this unprecedented and unwarranted move infringes the rights of plaintiffs and all New York state Democratic Party voters of which are estimated to be more than six million as it is fundamentally denies them the right to choose our next candidate for the office of president of the United States the court agreeing there and saying that this that the removing that Alexion merry was unconstitutional interesting that inter Yang we get involved in this the old Yang gang has not broken up they got the gang back together looks like that's right interesting I guess he's a he's a Bernie bro now I guess he's making it known that he is part of the resistance within the Democratic Party with this little move either that or he just likes getting votes you know he's like he still has his name on the ballot again alongside a bunch of other people you realize this you about this June twenty third ballot will include Yang Sanders Warren and Michael Bennett Amy Klobuchar Tulsi Gabbard Michael Bloomberg digest of all Patrick Tom's tire all their names are gonna show up on that ballot in New York in June and that every I released a statement yesterday said quote I'm glad that a federal judge agreed that depriving millions of new Yorkers of the right to vote was wrong I hope the New York board of elections takes from this ruling a new found appreciation of their role in safeguarding our
Judge rules New York must hold presidential primary
"Federal judges reinstated New York presidential primary vote the judge ordered New York to stage a democratic presidential primary June twenty third the date it was to be held before was effectively cancel due to a coronavirus the judge said the cancellation would protect the public from covert nineteen only to a limited extent the judge also agreed with former presidential candidate Andrew Yang who challenged the state's decision saying that the cancellation deprived candidates of the chance to garner votes and voters the opportunity to elect delegates who could push their point of view at the party
Judge rules New York must hold presidential primary
"Eighty a Manhattan federal judge ruled Tuesday that new York's democratic presidential primary will have to go forward on June twenty third agreeing with arguments a day earlier from lawyers for withdrawn presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang that it was unconstitutional to cancel the primary judge Analisa Torres said Tuesday that there is enough time before the primary to figure out safe ways to have it on June twenty third which is what the state's board of elections are having to do anyway since New York is still planning to hold its congressional and state primaries the
Federal Judge restores New York presidential primary, rules cancellation is unconstitutional
"A federal judge has ruled the cancellation of New York presidential primary next month was unconstitutional judge on a Lisa Torres heard arguments from lawyers from four former presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang that canceling the June twenty third primary was wrong the state board of elections voted to scrap the primary last month over corona virus concerns and Joe Biden would be unopposed but judge Torres ruled there is enough time from now until the primary next month to do it
Andrew Yang sues over New York’s shutdown of presidential primary
"Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has filed a lawsuit in federal court against New York state's board of elections over its decision to cancel the June presidential primary he claims the action infringes on voters rights by denying their right to choose a candidate because of the coronavirus the state's democratic election commissioners voted Monday to remove ten presidential candidates from the New York ballot except the presumptive nominee Joe Biden the only one who still actively in the
"andrew yang" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"The challenge of trying to have us come together and improve. Civilization is going to be more important than ever right now and even trying to go back to normal is in my mind wanted. It's it's not possible but to you have to try to rebuild the country in a bigger more profound way on the way out A. We need a Marshall Plan style initiative to rebuild the country needs to be Gargantuan Eh needs to be historic almost unprecedented given the scale of the needs. Are you optimistic or you cynical about where we're headed? I am determined to do everything I tend to fight for a better future. That was true before the dozen ten optimistic Andrew this campaign. Well you know you have some time together. Spend some time ago. I think when you're first stories about me was talking about like my leak. Vision of the future is because what I wrote about them with. Something that was true is that you were talking about how things were getting better. And we had to deal with it and not pretend that they weren't getting better fried and the way that it came up in a high profile Benson starting in the second debate in the primary that was in Detroit. You there was a question about climate change and what could be done to mitigate it in a lot of the candidates said well you know we still got time to change everything you said. People have to to higher ground maybe Ryan but like the waters Arganda rise. We have to deal with it and what I think connected to a lot of people with your campaign. Was that sense of like politicians telling us. It's all going to be okay. It's not all GonNa be okay and we should stop pretending that so now. This is a much worse situation at least immediately. Worse situation for a lot of people than things felt last August when I wrote that article. One hundred percent no I. I think this next couple of years is going to be as you said very rocky because the virus is going to be part of it at every moment. We're not going to have a vaccine that we can broadly distribute every American or optimistically. Eighteen months twenty four months. The thing I'm optimistic about is that if we make certain decisions like for example sending everyone two thousand dollars a month for the duration of the crisis it would make things better you know the the crisis has clarified it for many people but millions of Americans were suffering before run of ice came along so the the hope I have. Is that if we start trying to solve this immediate problem we can actually make progress on the other big problems and we start making progress on climate change progress on a lot of things. When I said before that we're experiencing ten years of change in ten weeks it could be that acceleration also includes accelerating the solutions for the problems. You were Let's close with this. You that night in New Hampshire when you were dropping out of the campaign I asked about what your future in politics government might be like We talked about the possibility of running for mayor of New York City. Which is races opened in two thousand twenty one? We talked about the possibility of joining an administration that point we didn't know who the nominee was going to be but now we know that. Joe Biden is the nominee so maybe by that administration should he win? You find that this these last six weeks have made you more interested in being involved in politics and government or more interested in trying to do things from the outside. That's a great question. I'm motivated to solve these problems. And I think government has to be a big part of the solution. A you know you don't have the right level of resources in philanthropy or other parts of the economy without government being involved so my thinking on that hasn't hasn't changed in the sense that if you want to be a part of the solution the reality is that government is going to be a bigger part of our economy and our society moving forward than it has been at any point in our lives. That's just the reality and for people people listening to this podcast or probably generally into politics and they're gonNA use to it but it's like if you didn't you said like oh. I'm just GONNA try and stay out of that stuff. You'RE GOING TO BE MISSING. Where a lot of the most important decisions get made So I hope you're you're talking about how you need to give the the twenty dollar checks or pay Pal infusions. Because then people aren't getting what they need out of government. So does that make you think you're better uses inside or outside? This is the great challenge is like is that does government have massive problems. Yes it does is government necessary to solve the problems. We're dealing with right now. Yes it is and you know. Both those things are true. So it's very difficult you know. It's the frustration that many Americans have. And if you looked up over the past number of months or years and just throw up your hands and said I don't want to deal with politics like you know the this stuff just depresses me. It's exhausting I would look at you and be like yeah. That's a very rational approach. So I'm prepared to do everything I can to try and move solutions across the finish line. I think that government has to be the central part of solving some of these problems. But I will say that. I think that I'm fortunate enough. Thanks to the people who supported my campaign where I have a lot of the platform and visibility that a public figure do regardless of whether or not. I'm holding office at a moment in time. And that's been something. I'm anxious to exercise. We reached millions of people. Do the campaign had almost half a million donors. Many of them are more enthusiastic than ever about our vision for the country. I'm so I think that there are ways we can move vision forward other inside or outside government for for someone who is proud of being a non-politician that was very politician. Type ANSWER OF NOT COMMITTING. The other and learning is an kidding. All right I'm GonNa let you get back to all the rest of the stuff that you have your exciting scheduling quarantine Andrew Yang. Thanks.
"andrew yang" Discussed on Radio Atlantic
"Welcome to the ticket. I'm as well it's been over a month sheltering in place and it's incredible. How much thing to change. Despite so little seeming to change their by day now where they're headed tune-ups the presidential campaign is pretty much frozen place. Donald trump during his free things. Joe Biden trying to keep up his basement studio at the same time. We've seen a tremendous change. And what's possible put it. Like monarch candidates are defined by seemingly impossible Bernie Sanders to Medicare for all Donald Trump and the border wall but one twenty twenty candidate at an impossible policy. That of a sudden wasn't just possible was bipartisan. That'd be Andrew Gain in universal basic income Yang. Wanted to give every American thousand dollars a month. We're not quite there yet. But in principle that policy took a huge step forward in the twelve hundred dollar stimulus check? Sent out just glad that the idea's working but doesn't take real pleasure in it becoming so necessary so quickly and much like what differentiated him from the rest of the field in the Democratic presidential race. He's much less optimistic about what comes next. Take us the last time that you and I sat down was six weeks ago. It feels like maybe a thousand years ago. We were in Keene New Hampshire when you were in the process of realizing that you were going to drop out. I wrote something about you dropping out then that I'm just going to read to you. There is a line in it. That said Will his one thousand dollars a month? Universal basic income become law. Probably not but at this point. It's about as real as Donald Trump's border wall Bernie Sanders Medicare for all so that was February eleventh that published. That feels like longtime time ago in a lot of ways when we just got twelve hundred dollar stimulus checks these tens of millions of Americans did and we all have a very strong sense. That does the last check. We're going to get so. It's certainly been a very eventful last two months in the darkest way possible were living version of universal basic income. Right now this pandemic has clarified for all of us that we need to rethink how to get value into people's hands when we're all trapped in our homes but also how we're going to humanize the economy after we come out of our homes eventually because the reality is that of these millions of jobs that have disappeared. Many of them are gone for good It's not the case that macy's is going to rehire all events. Hundred thirty thousand furloughed employees. It's not the case that these millions of workers are all going to be welcome back with open arms in a friend who advises corporate CEOS say that every CEO is telling them that they're looking at automating jobs away forever. They're looking at smaller office footprint higher levels of remote work. They're making the decisions now. So this is not unfortunately just a blip of this is a transformation that's going to change the way of life for millions of Americans for years and years to come and universal basic income to me needs to be front and center in ways that we can build pads for many of the people that have lost their jobs for good the big idea you had was the FBI since you dropped out. Pope Francis was behind it. Donald TRUMP is behind. Does it feel like you one anyway? Even though you obviously are very far from having won the race it doesn't feel like I want because of all of the Despair and harm It's happening around the country now. First and foremost. I'm just someone who strives to improve people's lives in fact that so many lives have been disrupted and devastated like it's hard to feel anything but sympathy me not. I feel glad that my campaign advanced this idea of putting money into people's hands right when we needed it us on that level ungrateful evidence supported my campaign But it's impossible to feel like a winner when people are suffering so much to me we need to adopt it in full which is to say at a minimum look for every month you are in quarantine you get this money and we should look at doing it. In Perpetuity. Going forward given the level of economic disruption. Because if you look at the industry that have been up ended in. It's not just the obvious ones. Everyone's got kicked the curb so we need to try and rebuild our economy and society on the way out. It's clear to me that we need a Marshall Plan scale initiative to rebuild the country. And that's what I'll be pushing joon and that's what. I hope to be a part of imagining that. This situation like a rubber band. Will we're going to snap back to normal is just not realistic. The future that you had sketched out on the campaign trail was one where automation was becoming more and more part of our lives and That I talk about truck drivers and all those jobs being lost and thinking about what happens to not only the truck drivers jobs with all the other Jobs that are connected to the add more self checkout or whatever it would be wondering when you were thinking about the future you were not ever talking about a pandemic in this kind of change to the world and the economy. Are there things that this situation has opened up to you that you didn't realize where things were in the country or in society before now you can see them a little bit more clearly? Unfortunately this pandemic is accelerating many of the trends. I was deeply concerned about where we're experiencing ten years worth of transformation of our economy in ten weeks because if you're a transportation company or a grocery store your scaling up your investments in robots in technology because they don't get sick and to send them in and at this point there's even a consumer preference for not dealing with a person. There has been this in my opinion somewhat. Misplaced point of view. That's I go people WANNA do people. People don't WanNa deal with robots or machines or self driving cars or self driving trucks and now all out the window to me. What I was concerned about is coming true before my eyes in a compressed timeframe and that's very very concerning so your thought coming off of the campaign before Corona virus was part of our lives was to do a pilot program. You'll be I to raise money and then pick a couple of people at. Did you have a number that you picked the number of people you pilot with a and then essentially do you be? I for them and see what happened right now. We're all living a giant trial. But but it's also it's also what happened. Is that you instead of doing a thousand dollars a month. You shifted to a much more immediate and much smaller injections of money to people whether sometimes like twenty dollars even as it can be enough to make a difference in that person's life at this point that's exactly right. We raised several million dollars with a plan of running universal basic income trials than various communities and attracting results which we are still hoping to do and planning to do but in this context we pivoted to just giving money to people who needed it in front of economic relief. Our first big grants were thousand dollars. Two thousand families in the Bronx that were identified as struggling economically through an organization. Their neighborhood trust which was a financial counseling to the working poor in the Bronx. So they've been a very high level of confidence that not only. Would they get the money? They would also get financial counseling session on top of it not blank check. Yes that was the first move. And then we started giving micro grants Initially between two hundred fifty and five hundred dollars to people but then we were overwhelmed by the demand where I think right now. We're up to around thirty thousand plus Requests. Which if you do the math on that would be fifteen million dollars If we were to give them five hundred dollars and we didn't have fifty nine dollars. We're still trying to raise money. But we started giving out twenty dollars and sending nice messages saying like look. We can't do everything we want. But here's twenty dollars and we started doing that in part because when we did that a little bit people expressed just how grateful they were than anyone actually is trying to help them like. You know that there's such a sense of isolation and hopelessness and despair among many Americans right now that even just getting twenty bucks the pay pal and you'll be all right and we care about. You actually seem to really help people in a meaningful way. So we've been now giving between twenty five hundred dollars depending upon our resources so I'm about championing universal basic income. Everyone knows that. But we're in the midst of a crisis right now and the best thing we can do is just help. People get through it. So that's what my ordination shifted towards for the duration of this crisis the messages we are getting our overwhelming. There's so much. Despair and trauma and economic insecurity and a very bleak sense of the future or unclear sense of the future. And it's very hard to navigate that level of uncertainty are there any that have struck you that Without revealing private details about the person who sent in any that have stayed with the main message gotten is that they do not think that our institutions are going to help them like they filed for unemployment and have not heard back. They call day after day and just never gone through anyone. They've filed for a refund but it went to prepare and they don't know what's going on or it got sent to an old address. There's like a very high degree of frustration and hopelessness where our institutions concerned. It's one reason why even sending.
Is Universal Basic Income Being Applied Today?
"I just wanted to briefly mention that though I've brought up a number of technologies that are fighting the corona virus. Few Times on this podcast of course as this fits into the main theme of this podcast. I absolutely wanted to say that. It's obviously the medical professionals that are putting themselves on the line and working incredibly hard to battle this pandemic. I think that technology is really cool. But it's clearly in this case the real work that's being done by humans but maybe to look at things a little bit more. Positively here Along with Italy here in Spain you may have heard that every night at eight or ten PM. We all go to our roofs or balconies and cheer on and support the staff in hospitals and clinics. I really hope that. This trend continues As well as starts in other countries as this global problem continues. I really think that the acts of solidarity like this along with seen innovative community actions like a free fitness class given by a personal trainer on his rooftop to his surrounding neighbors or a saxophone and guitar. Gem applauded by surrounding neighbors has been really great to see shared all over social media. But I think that this is also a very interesting time for different reasons so two episodes ago. I started talking of universal basic income or you. Bi as one of the first solutions to a future where automation eliminates a large proportion of jobs yet. Only in this last week did this future solution get thrust into the present or at least parts of it did so for today's episode. We will look at a few things surrounding. Ub I I the main criticisms of it secondly some alternatives and thirdly the current manifestations of it that are possibly starting to come about across the world in response to the economic crisis that we are so perhaps the most frequently used point against you is the laziness argument so it comes in many forms but ultimately says something to the effect of if you give people free money. They won't be incentivized to work but rather to be lazy as well as losing the meaning in their lives that were provides so this would appear to be almost common sense. I think that the examples provided in the previous episode on New Guy Really. Show a different story. There have also been studies that look at the results of several basic income programs together and they answered this question specifically one of these studies in particular found overall. The program's analyzed suggest either. No effect on labor market supply or a slight reduction in work and earnings so the evidence does not suggest an average worker will drop out of the labor force when provided with unconditional cash. Even when the transfer is large so they'll of course all pilot programs that have had some form of UPI have not been permanent and are thus not perfect examples. The findings do tend to lead one to think that the first critique doesn't necessarily hold up so the second main argument against you. Bi is usually connected to the price tag of such policy for this point. I have confess that I'm actually on the fence about it. There are really several arguments reports on both sides that I think I won't be able to make a solid argument for one case or the other in this podcast I will definitely have to invite people In the future who have more expertise in myself on the subject but this is also why there is so much debate around this issue and why there are so many alternative programs presented so as mentioned previously one of the main propose alternatives is for a UB I program that replaces all social welfare programs like food stamps housing subsidies etc. The argument typically made for this is that doing otherwise would be too expensive and that a nation couldn't absorb all the extra costs so the usual price tag is that a universal basic income or a guaranteed minimum income would require some thousand dollars per month to essentially end poverty so if we use America as an example. Some two hundred ten million people are above the age of eighteen and thus eligible for most forms proposed. Which would cost the American government two hundred ten billion dollars per month so this is about two and a half trillion? Us dollars a year which is really no minor some so whereas on the other side of the argument with a UB. I in place. Many societal expenses would be reduced or even eliminated like those connected to petty theft The prison in justice systems mental as well as physical health care costs talked about in the previous episode homelessness etc. Poverty has also been shown to be one of the most expensive things in our modern society so their across different Western countries that show that he's single homeless person cost the taxpayer an average of some twenty to thirty five thousand dollars per year. It's really no wonder. Then why those who promote UPI claim that the estimated costs are usually not very accurate. So the thousand dollars per month example also happens to be the amount proposed by the recent presidential candidate. Andrew Yang who I would argue really has been one of the main people pushing you. Bi into the public awareness at least in the US so Andrew. Yang's UB program better known as the Freedom Dividend was going to be mainly financed through new taxes on the wealth. Generating large corporations like Amazon facebook and Google as well as a value added tax and consolidating some welfare programs and I think that he did a great job pushing the idea that it was financially feasible to implement such a program but moving on with the other critiques of one of the more obvious points. I think against it is that it is in part wasteful in its approach so if everyone over the age of eighteen for example is to receive these payments then this includes people absolutely do not need it. Think of for instance Bill Gates who has an estimated net worth of some ninety six billion. Us dollars so an extra thousand dollars. A month amounts two point zero zero zero zero zero one percent game which is absolutely unnecessary and should be distributed to those who actually need it or so it is argued at least by those who propose a UPI so of course those who do not need a you guy could refuse it but in principle this can be seen as a valid argument against such a policy and finally one of the main arguments against you be. I is the dependency on a government for your survival can really bring along with it. Many connected problems so we might not even know the psychological impact of having an entire nation completely dependent on government. It might create a less innovative or more complacent society and one as well who would be unwilling or even unable to stand up to corruption for fear of being cut off from their main means of survival. I think that is something that is really worth keeping in mind especially as conversations about implementing. Ub Take place over the next couple of
Bailouts, Bitcoin, Disruption, Failures and Hope
"As I mentioned at the top we're going to discuss three basic things. One is the growing. Bipartisan and global shutdown and bail out everything movement to is the inability of even extraordinary and unprecedented monetary policy to actually resolve these issues in a way. That seems like it'll do anything. Productive for any sort of length of time and three the revival of the system is breaking and when it does will need something new that doesn't share the same problems of being vulnerable to politically expedient overreactions narrative. That frankly is what drove. I think many of our initial interest in Bitcoin in the first place but before we get into those topics Stephanie. Can you a quick update on the virus itself and recent events? Yes so we released a show a couple of weeks ago where I think everyone is going through these waves of accepting that our lives are going to change in a big way. The situation has certainly changed since the last time we discussed it on the show we have some bonus content also from last week if you want to hear more perspectives on this but basically you know the US and other countries that were later hit by the virus pandemic are starting to finally take things more seriously. Some people are understandably concerned. Alarmed making lots of preparations for their lives to change including you know taking measures to not have contact with other people in order to avoid spreading the virus. It's come to light that this particular virus has a long incubation period. Potentially where someone can have the virus and transmitted to other people but not show any symptoms. And so of course you know. This causes a lot of concern. What if this person has it? What if this person has it? It's a scary prospect rate and so social distancing or staying out of spaces large gatherings of people restaurants bars anywhere where people gather has been the prescription as the way to stop this thing because of course if too many people get it especially older people seem very vulnerable. The hospitals will get overwhelmed. There are not enough respiratory critical care resources to take care of everybody who would potentially get sick and need critical care if this thing spreads quickly so our best hope of beating. It is to reduce contact with each other and avoid transmitting it. So that has had a number of real world effects first of all. The economy is really changing in a situation where people are staying in. Tours there not patronizing restaurants and bars. Obviously this is very hard hit. Employees of those establishments are finding themselves. Suddenly out of Work Schools Workplaces colleges other institutions are closing places where people normally gather and they're transitioning to remote learning which could have effects on Internet bandwidth. We don't really know yet. But as many schools transition to remote and has many workplaces transition to remote we could see lots of effects of that. People are staying with their families. You know we could see some sociological effects from this for some people. This is extremely psychologically burdensome to be deprived of interaction with other people or the ability to really go out and do stuff. So you know. There's a lot of anxiety and mental health issues. That could come out of this too. We've seen bailouts from government already. Basically orders to kind of enforce these quarantining measures combined with bailouts of industries that are affected by them. And we're definitely going to talk about those on the show today. I think a month ago if you said that Donald Trump would be supporting you and the European Union. Close all their borders. You'd be called crazy. Yeah and yet of the timelines available to us. That's where we're at today. Yeah we were talking about that on the show with Andrew Yang his presidential campaign. I heard a quote from him saying that. I didn't think that I would end my presidential campaign in February and then in March. We'll be doing the exact thing that I campaigned on. But here we are. I just want to point out that in a recent meeting I believe sectors treasury. Steve Said. That's what we must absolutely do is avoid using the word bailouts in any discussion of this in the public. This was leaked and one of the people present raise their hand and asked if we could instead call them freedom payments in the vein of freedom fries. We're now going to get freedom payments and yeah. The bailouts are starting two weeks ago. I tweeted that Boeing would be one of the first companies to go under and it seems like that may well be the case. Yeah you call that good job injuries. They're going to get a bailout. I but you know this is a much broader thing. But I think it's important to separates two different aspects of this so a lot of people are going to see this as the director salts of the pandemic but the truth is and we've been talking about the last ten years is that especially the US economy but many economies around the world have been an increasingly precarious condition long before this pandemic hit the US was operating at abnormally low interest rates with quantitative easing continuing. In fact if you remember we had the latest round of content. Amazing started in October Long. Before the pandemic with problems in the feds repo market and the overnight lending market the tried out because of liquidity shortages in the Thala markets. So this was an economy that already was underperforming especially for the vast majority of people and underperforming wall on a steady full drip of stimulus and low interest rates. It was by no means the healthy economy so this is the environment into which the pandemic has now creating a secondary problem. I think it is bordered to separate the issues of financial ization the monetary issues which are issues of keep credit misallocation of credit debt portfolios that are distressed and bad loans companies doing share buybacks in order to prop their shares. And all of that crap. That was happening for the past ten years and was a steady drumbeat of fake financial news and fake financial numbers. To make everything look like. It was okay. Now we're dealing with a very different problem. And the thing here is that we now have a fundamental simultaneous supply chain crisis as as productivity crisis people are going to become unemployed in very large numbers that we haven't seen before especially in some of the most affected industries. This is going to hit an already distress middle class and below much harder. And you can't stimulus your way out of demands collapse and a productivity collapse because the problem is you know even with giving people money like helicopter. Payments People are going to spend on absolute essentials like Renton utilities which is going to go right back into the pockets of very large companies and already rich real estate magnates. It's not gonNA circulates and create jobs for the people who actually need them. So we've got these two issues one. A monetary crisis and to a labor crisis now ended artificially keeps Renton food prices higher than the market wishes them to be absolutely. Yeah because it's not as if you know. Forty percent of all landlords are going to take zero dollars off of units that they can't rent versus seventy percent or seventy cents on the dollar forever unit. They could rent so you know. The unconscionable thought that perhaps Manhattan real estate would go down for year is just. We can't let that happen so I think it's worth talking about sort of the bailouts kind of the principals level right because for me a lot of the reason why I was. I think many of us were vehemently opposed to the bailout of the banking system and many of the companies during the financial crisis was it. Sure looked like they acted in ways. That were fundamentally irresponsible. And then wound up blowing themselves up and so in that sort of circumstance there was this concern and continues to be concerned of moral hazard. Where if you bail these people out his her awarding bad behavior exactly and you're doing it at the expense of the tax payers who obviously had no involvement in that did not make any of those business decisions. What's going on now is a little bit different because as centuries it's a collapse of demand right as we shut down our normal interactions as we shut down the way that kind of life works right now. That's not really the case and my point broadly is that I am also opposed to these bailouts. But I'm opposed for fundamentally different reason. Which is I don't think it's GonNa work. I think that the attempt to solve this problem using that same old tool kit is effectively. Going to make things worse and at the end of the day not actually resolve the problem in a way that anybody is hoping for.
Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden
"Former democratic presidential contender Andrew Yang is throwing his support behind Biden yeah I made the announcement live on CNN I believe that Joe Biden will be the democratic nominee and I've always said I'm going to support whoever the nominee is so I hereby and endorsing Joe Biden to be not just the nominee for the Democratic Party but the next president of the United States North Dakota Idaho and Washington state law post their states voting
Sanders and Biden Cancel Events as Coronavirus Fears Upend Primary
"The race for the White House has been impacted by the spread of covert nineteen release for candidates fighting for the twenty twenty democratic presidential nomination one of those former candidates has just endorsed former vice president Joe Biden that being Andrew Yang Bernie Sanders and Biden both canceled their primary night rallies that were scheduled for tonight in Cleveland the Democratic National Committee blaming the cancellations on of an abundance of caution ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts says exit poll results of which are still rolling in Chile coronaviruses producing a new concern over who's the best person to lead the country Donald Trump said at one point who would have thought we would be discussing coronavirus but this is often the case in politics during the campaign issues arise and are not expected and they can test people in unusual and unexpected ways exit polls at this is ABC news reporting exit polls show Biden winning tonight in Michigan which is the biggest prize on the table Biden also looks to be winning in again these are early projections in Missouri and Mississippi still too close to call in North Dakota where the state Democratic Party they're held up fire house caucus which is nearly the same as a regular primary except party officials run it instead of government election officials still too close to call though in North Dakota that pulls their closed about two hours ago and still waiting to see who wins in Idaho and Washington the polls they are close at ten PM
Endorsements for Joe Biden encourage primary wins in Michigan
"On this day of six primaries and caucuses couple of tweets we want to share with you Bret Baier of fox news pointing out that on CNN former presidential candidate Andrew Yang has endorsed Joe Biden who is now a CNN political analyst made his endorsement on the cable news networks live primary night coverage and this is from recline and ABC news across the twelve pivot counties in Michigan Obama trump counties nine are currently backing Biden that's the same number Sanders one in twenty sixteen and this is from Tim Alberta who's now living back in Michigan of course the writer of the book the American carnage he writes for politico forget about Macomb county it's not the bellwether anymore look at Livingston wealthy well educated suburban at the heart of the great realignment in the twenty sixteen the primary seventeen thousand five hundred votes cast tonight twenty seven five hundred votes cast in the in twenty sixteen a fifty percent turnout spike in slacking county so looking at some of the key he counties in Michigan to keep an eye on that from Tim Alberta and John Harwood of C. N. N. thing turns out the biggest challenge to the democratic party from twenty sixteen to twenty twenty is that Donald Trump has been president for four
Nevada caucuses highlights
"What happens in Vegas a big win for Bernie Sanders all of you know we've won the popular vote in Iowa the New Hampshire primary three networks in the end we have not won the battle senator Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucus but every other candidates seem to make a victory speech of some kind senator Amy Klobuchar's saying her campaign in Nevada exceeded expectations former vice president Joe Biden saying he's now poised to move in a direction he wasn't able to before his second place win here and former south bend Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg says everyone who believes in what we're building this is your night this is your case senator Elizabeth Warren in fourth place in the vada says since Wednesday's debate a quarter of a million people have contributed more than nine million dollars to her campaign and right now I can feel the momentum so the Congress is in Las Vegas I'm Jim root for ten ten wins Blasi who recently endorsed Sanders went after booted on Twitter tweeting don't be so small when you get your bleep kicked adding dude show some humility one former candidate Andrew Yang is saying if somebody did fine for somebody to follow his example and drop out
Michael Bloomberg Had To Face The Other Candidates For The First Time. It Didn’t Go Very Well.
"Was pylon Mike Bloomberg tonight at the debate in Vegas and while the former mayor's major press team worked hard afterwards to defend the performance even his friend and former candidate Andrew Yang took to Twitter same Bloomberg did not seem prepared for these tough attacks like this from Elizabeth Warren he's asking Bloomberg about policing women from their past nondisclosure agreement so Mister mayor are you willing to release all of those women from those non disclosure agreements so we can hear their side of the story
Deval Patrick drops out of presidential race
"Our top story on KO eight it is back on the campaign trail today as democratic presidential candidates prepare for super Tuesday Colorado voters will be voting for the first time on super Tuesday senator Bernie Sanders will be in Denver this Sunday for a rally of the balco theater in the convention center three Democrats dropped out of the race after yesterday's New Hampshire primary Colorado senator Michael Bennet former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and businessman Andrew Yang R.
"andrew yang" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"The past year or so. There have been at least twenty eight candidates in the race for the Democratic Democrat president from including a bunch of very prominent people. Very serious BIOS. Who've just come and gone? People like Senator Comma Harris who entered the race is on the front runners but dropped out earlier earlier this month or the current Mayor Mayor of the largest city in America New York City's build a blase whose presidential candidacy barely registered as a blip amid all the comings and goings goings our been to genuine surprise stories. One is the rise of Buddha judge. The mayor of a city of about one hundred thousand people who won his last election we just over eighty five hundred votes. He's now polling in the top four nationally highly competitive in the first two states and the other is Andrew Gang who very few people had heard of before he decided to run for president. The forty four year old entrepreneur entrepreneur has built basically completely from scratch out of nothing. Erode bus campaign operation attracted a genuinely enthusiastic basis. Support has raised lots of money and it is all allowed him to outlast and outpolled numerous sitting governors and senators and has repeatedly propelled him onto the debates. Dave even as many of his bigger bigger-name rivals have failed to make the cut. It's really pretty remarkable story and joining me now. Is Andrew Yang Democratic candidate for president. It's good to have you Chris Great to see you happy holidays. Thank you for having me on. Okay so I wanNA talk about healthcare. The first this has been obviously the subject of a lot of debate. You've talked talked about the debates you've talked to on the campaign trail but I'm slightly confused about your position. The first ad that your campaign ran was with your wife and talk about your son and she he says that you would fight for Medicare for all. It's been sort of a part of the platform along with the freedom dividend which we'll talk about you recently. Put out a healthcare. Some language would your website where you say you support the spirit of Medicare for all which leads me slightly confused about what actually pro grammatically would want to see happen. Well what Medicare for all means too. Many Americans is universal healthcare. That's high quality and lower zero cost and that is exactly what I'm championing. We need to provide health care to all Americans but I would not get rid of all private insurance plans immediately because millions of Americans are on those plans enjoy those plans in many cases negotiated for those plans. In lieu of higher wages. The goal of the government has to be demonstrate that we can out compete the private insurance plans and squeeze them out of the market over time so so is that something along. The lines of positions taken by Joe Biden indigestion. A few others in which there would be essentially the availability of buying into Medicare for poor people. Yes it is quite similar but our plan. Dan has lower minimal cost for many Americans and then co pays just so that you have a little bit skin in the game so it is similar but we think that we've improved improved upon some of the other proposals. That are out there the other big the other big issue that you've talked about and I think there's been some kind of engines of your campaign for while. I think it was the thing that you are known on for his Some version of universal basic income. You call it a dividend of one thousand dollars a month. There's a lot of people who are two two questions about that one. This is sort of confused about how that interact with other things. The government does the earned income tax credit or other benefits for instance. Like would those go away and be replaced by that leaving someone worse off and second second of all the question of you know for people that are in dire poverty or really have problems with with with low income work. That's not enough money. Also the last thing I would ever do is take something away from Americans or leave someone worse off the freedom dividend is universal. And opt in. And if you decide to opt in you would be foregoing certain cash cash like benefits that do not include healthcare. Do not include housing vouchers. When I talked to Americans around the country those who are receiving government German benefits often are very anxious about losing those benefits? I love the earned income tax credit but thirty percent of Americans were eligible for the earned income tax credit. I don't actually receive it because they don't understand how to file for and there are massive timing of payments issues. Because if your car breaks down now and I tell you you're going to get a tax refund next spring. It doesn't help you get to work so I would never do anything to leave. Americans worse off. We have to build a foundation or floor that elevates elevates us all and starts to move forward in the twenty first century because we're going through the greatest economic transformation in our country's history right now. Let's talk about that. You talk about the threat of autumn automation and I think you connect that in some ways and there's a lot of people I think who who similar school of thoughts and people written about you be I another contacts ex. That automation is going to take away a lot of people's jobs in the future. It's going to get progressively more ambitious. What jobs are automated either? The counter to that and Paul Krugman wrote this up and other people said it is that that threat has always loomed at every moment of industrial development. And there's something called a lump of labour fallacy. Right the idea that there's a set number of jobs in the robots or the machines or the factory machines. Take some of them. There's less for everyone else which has not borne out to be the case. Why do you think it's different this time well? The pace of change in the scope of technology is much much more extreme. This time it's going to impact many more parts of the economy. You then pass transitions. I'm here in South Carolina and they lost ninety thousand manufacturing jobs now a third of their stores in malls or closing and being a retail clerk. Mark is still the most common job in our country so we have to recognize that. Yes they're going to be many new jobs that get created but these jobs are going to tend tend to be four different people with different skills in smaller numbers than the jobs that are being lost in communities around the country. But isn't that partly just a question of like Labor bargaining power and also a little bit of redistribution right. I mean like there was no reason that for instance making a car was a good middle class job until the UAW nuys and basically made it a good middle class jobs. It seems like there's lots of jobs that might get created in the question about how much power workers have over their wages. Ages ends up being really the determinative. One yeah you hit the nail on the head where unions have been this massive force for better compensation and benefits benefits. Union membership has declined by fifty percent over the last number of years and as a result most Americans are not benefiting from that kind of collective bargaining power. Or if you put this foundation of a thousand dollars a month into workers hands it actually makes workers much much harder to exploit and push around and this plan that I'm championing. Championing is not Originally my plan Andy. Stern who used to be the largest labor union leader in the country proposed this as a response to automation in in his twenty fifth book raising the floor and so this idea has been with us for a long time is just overdue that we actually put it into law. Okay final question. I WanNa ask you you about your trajectory here and your relationship to the Democratic Party. It seems to me that from the folks that are supporters of yours and people online that you're you're reaching a lot of people who haven't traditionally been involved in politics or part of the Democratic Party. How do you view your relationship with the Democratic Party? What have you is your your role in the larger sort of ecosystem? Oh system of the party. In whose primary running. Thanks for asking Chris. I registered Democrat for a long time. I served as is an honorary ambassador. In the Obama Administration to me. The Democratic Party needs to try and dig deeper and figure out how. We're going to solve the problems. I got Donald Trump elected. But I've been a loyal Democrat for years. I'm just trying to provide new energy and new ideas to the Democratic Party to help us all move forward in the twenty first century entry. I would certainly never do anything that would increase the chances of Donald trump becoming president again staying president. And I'm thrilled that I'm bringing independence and Libertarians. Disaffected trump voters into the fold. That's how we're going to grow the Democratic Party and that's how we're going to beat Donald Trump in twenty twenty all right Andrew under Yang. Who is in South Carolina where he is campaigning? Running for President Thank you so much for making time tonight. I appreciate it. Thank you Chris. South Carolina the state of the arrest. The two thousand twenty field. How things have changed and how? They've.
"andrew yang" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
"Hi Melissa Milano and this is sorry not sorry where we tackle social political and cultural issues from the Respective of unapologetic guests while highlighting citizen activists doing amazing things throughout the country on today's episode you'll hear my conversation with twenty twenty presidential candidate Andrew Yang he's taking a different approach than the other candidates from his freedom dividend to free financial counseling for all his ideas could spark some actual change I really loved sitting down with him and I think you'll really enjoy hearing his perspective I'm Andrew Yang and I'm running for president on a platform to give every American at one thousand dollars a month and I'm sorry not sorry injure Yang went from this is a long shot candidate from New York his profile is actually pretty low tonight ten candidates who made the cut including nine politicians and Andrew yet to detect who has never run for anything managed to make it this far starts with a thousand dollars a month seconds of taking the stage in Macarthur Park Monday night it became clear that forty four year old businessman Andrew yet I think if it like any other Democratic candidate in the twenty twenty race and that's something his supporters say will help him be trump he knows his attacks gone.
"andrew yang" Discussed on FiveThirtyEight Politics
"Hey there listeners gaylon here so here's a funny story nate and I were at the airport leaving Houston after the debate last week. When we ran into Democratic Attic presidential candidate Andrew Yang we're actually on the same flight and so instead of wasting time waiting at the gate we asked him to record a podcast with us now as you know we don't usually talk to candidates while they're running for president but UNIM- we just decided to see if he'd oblige and he did so to all the other candidates out there. If we see at the Airport Watch out anyway we didn't have to onto talk to him and we recorded the podcast on our cellphones but we hope you enjoy hello and welcome to the fivethirtyeight politics podcast. This is a very special edition. Nate Ni-.
"andrew yang" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"You are boston meghna chakrabarti and this is on point back in june before the first democratic debate presidential candidate andrew yang told c. ends brian stelter where he wanted to stand on the debate stage right next to you joe biden his name recognition sky high and mine is the opposite of sky high yeah so if you have me next to joe biden then it's going to hopefully change that dynamic and make it so that many americans are googling. The asian man next to joe biden been trying to find out yeah. It'd be like who's that guy well. Yang didn't get his wish then and he won't get his wish for the third democratic debate set set for next week. He'll be sandwiched between camilla harris and beto aurora biden get squeezed between elizabeth warren and bernie sanders which tells you a lot about the current realities the democratic race but let's pause for a moment and acknowledged that andrew yang will be on the stage at all the entrepreneur with no governmental experience is still in this race unlike a bevy of other democrats with long an established political careers so is andrew yang onto something with his focus on automation stealing jobs in his is call for a universal basic income the sour on point andrew yang makes his case for the white house and you can join us. Are you a member of the so-called yang yang saying what's your take on the idea of universal basic income. How do you take it from concept to reality in the united states. Do you think america needs another president with no elected experience. What is your question for. Andrew yang join us anytime it on radio dot org or on twitter and facebook at on point radio and andrew yang..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"Look up and be like am. I really going to let this dumb backwards. Government tried to regulate like you know that that seems like a disaster having in your room being like don't do this like like most techies would like you know <hes> wanna throw themselves out a window of the situation what he said why you need an actual technologists just that the other technologists like actually respect right and like who's just there being like guys like this is not a good idea right now like we should actually like pull back doc. It's a tough balance but it's one we have to achieve as fast as possible and the thing i'm excited about is a lot of the smartest techies in the space. Actually are open to it. In some cases even welcome it particularly if the government is willing to put resources to work to help us stay competitive with let's call it china who is planning billions and billions into the computing infrastructure necessary to make their algorithms <hes> smarter and even our richest just companies are looking up saying like. I don't know if we have those kind of resources so that's the partnership that i'm looking to forge an friendly with some of the people that are already <hes> <hes> at the cutting edge of that. Do you think spaces a worthwhile investment. I do think spaces of worthwhile investment. I'm kind of sad that we're past the days of nasa being being like you know mission a mission to mars like all the the sixties movies now now all that talents working working for you know spacex. What's your argument in favor of exploring space colonizing mars or the moon <hes> in the face of of such great challenges here on earth so let me be clear <hes> if i had a choice between fixing our problems towner make it so that we could get get get like i would obviously choose song on earth it just much much higher return. There are many more of us here <hes> we're. It's our natural habitat. <hes> i think that space exploration is a worthy endeavour because it tends to push the frontier of human knowledge but also capacities there many innovations that stem from us having to try and solve such <hes> advanced technical problems trying to get people to <hes>. Let's call it mars and being able to live there so to me. Most real innovations happen at the frontier level so we can try and and push ourselves in that direction that's positive but if you look at the order of magnitude about the problems and the value generated we'd be if you have a choice then you obviously have to try and let's say fix fix climate change here on earth or keep a it so that we're actually able to <hes> feed ourselves in healthier ways so you know i'm i'm very much like when do both though yeah we should be able to do both up but <hes> you know it's like i'm kinda geeky. I mean you can't be like yeah. I mean i mean we got there. Eh there's some intangible value to the dream of of of us as an exploring species. You know completely yeah yeah <hes> but it's it's interesting that that's moving now to private. Companies are more likely to get to mars before the united states government. Yes yes and i said before in the sixties. The government was giving out money to see what what happened. Now it's private individuals it same old minutes chris hughes. Just people giving away money being like what's going on. It just goes to show that what the government used to do. Now is in private hands and that to me is something that is not ideal deal honestly because we should be able to help ourselves as a society without relying upon a handful of private individuals right well. I'm getting red flags back spec <hes> in the back. You are out of l. Combat yeah we'll have after i'm president. We'll do a special that will not happen interview but all of the white house all right. I'm right now. The internet has meals still remember. I no no no not you if you become president..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"A citizen you get the dividend within forever but <hes> there's like a certain timeframe after which like if you live abroad for a certain number of months then the dividend gets <hes> like held for you for when you come back to the interesting so you don't lose it it jus- accrues yeah interesting. Is there any prevention prevention. Let's say i want to go live in thailand cheap ago. Come back in three years. I get all my dividends and i bounce back to thailand yeah so that that's like the thing we're trying to avoid is that then <hes> but then if you bounce back to thailand than the dividend would start <hes> accruing again <hes> so the goal is to make it so that the vast vast enjoy the money gets spent here <hes> yeah <hes> whether it be disqualifying factors sue felons for example people in prison. If we're spending the money on your incarceration then you don't receive the dividend <hes> the benefit in jail. You don't get the money but the great thing is you come out. It's a very powerful incentive for you to just a day out so felons who have served their time. Get the dividend when they come out and also does not crew during that time does not krill bill right so but then if you come out and everyone's excited to see you. It's like a thousand bucks. <hes> you know imagine coming out of prison and everyone's like psyched to have you because you're coming with the dividend whereas right now you come back and you have very unclear prospects yeah yeah <hes> how how would a homeless person received this money. Yeah i just had a conversation with people about this. Obviously the homeless persons not in a position to have a bank account and sign up and get the money but it creates an an enormous incentive for us to help that person get on their feet is right now. What's the economic incentive to help that homeless person zero in many cases so imagine if you you were a city agency or a nonprofit and said hey every person i help. There's a thousand bucks a month in it for them and then i'm going to get some of that and then all of a sudden you have much more. You're in the way of resources to help. People are homeless because l. los angeles in in the midst of a homeless crisis. <hes> i wonder if something like this would would make such a big difference in almost this. It's an incentivize them to to guess she's any gives them an option then to live with dignity yes because right now the problem is that again if you fall through the cracks near homeless like our incentive to help you are very low is just just if you become a nuisance and even falls to our public agencies and nonprofits and we know those are vastly under resourced and so this would be a game changer for the level of incentives necessary to help get these homeless people off the street and then maybe even have low cost housing available for people over time because if if you have a thousand bucks a month we're able to get a roof over your head in many many cases yeah i mean this is the the evolution of our economy to actually work for us yeah and when i say us i don't mean like people who are just you know doing well. I mean the people who are struggling substance abuse problems that are putting them out in the street and yeah. I wonder if there's any any unforeseen consequences of the freedom dividend for example <hes> if you're putting thousand dollars in everyone's hands how for example apple does that affect the house the housing market you know. Is there a situation where the inflation <hes> leeann ends up moving that money back into the hands of says we'll go up because they know your yeah..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"The market says are it's not worth enough to make a living addison. Don't do it so it would create recognize and reward. A lot of the work that we're trying to do is number one number two. If you imagine what twelve thousand dollars a year would mean in a town of. Let's call it a hundred thousand adults. You're talking about another twelve million dollars a month yeah that that's coming through that town <hes> and so that doesn't just help individuals that super charges the local businesses it super charges the local nonprofits supercharged volunteer organizations and so when you say hey say what are the jobs of the future look like it could be that twenty years from now. It's very normal to work in an job that just helps make other people stronger longer and healthier mentally healthier helps clean our environment things that right now there's no market demand for there could actually be massive opportunities. He's in the problem right. Now is that again we're following capital efficiency and it says these things are worth zero so the big change we have to make is if we change a measurement and say these things are actually worth like a lot then that's the ellen. Those are good jobs data right right now. Those are not good jobs to have because because there's no money <music> yeah they pay shitty and like you know respects. You and it's like if you do that by you know so that's like the the evolution we have to make and it's it's more cheerful than people think i think the first step says get money into people's hands and the great thing. Is you put money into people's hands. That's going to supercharge the kind of work that people wanna do because people would choose to then start. A new organization start businesses donate to their local to local org such an interesting idea too. I mean there's such a disparity of wealth health not just with the jeff's of the world but between you know <hes> kansas and los angeles thousand dollars is going to help lift come up a lot more than it is people los angeles and i think among citizens of the united states would make a big difference in equality of of wealth says well it really would the disparities between different parts of the country are so vast you travel around the world. Yeah we're a lot of little countries or a lot of different countries in one country and that was one of my experiences with venture for america going to many of these regions. I've not been to you dr no an hour out of birmingham or something something like that like you. Find yourself in like a different sort of environment right. You have seen that too but i'm wondering we've we've talked about the vat tax does that pay for the whole thing with this increase taxes on middle or lower class people. It increases the purchasing power of ninety four percent of americans. <hes> you know like one of the jokes is like why did the bank robber rob the bank because that's where the money is we gotta go where the money is the money's not like the heads of the average workaday american so <hes> but the the great thing is here the other ways we get the money so number one get a slice of every amazon sale every facebook agaist does that cover the whole thing no but here's the magic number two money in our hands ends up growing our economy by ten to twelve percent and we get four hundred billion in new tax revenue because of all the additional monies getting spin number three. If you get the boot off of americans throats you end up making making us healthier better educated. Mentally healthier in one study said that just alleviating gross poverty would increase g._d._p. By seven hundred billion dollars just based on better education health outcomes and that's it like not more businesses started. None of that stuff is just health education and then number four we'd save hundreds of billions on things.
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"This loss of any kind of <hes> sense of purpose or is like direction where unfortunately it makes people but more subject to hateful ideologies that can spread much more virulently on the internet now than they could have even twelve fifteen years ago finding. They're i finding communities that reinforce their beliefs yeah this internet pioneer named jaron lanier <hes> pointed out that negative ideas and sentiments sentiments spread much more powerfully on the internet than positive ones. Have you think about your own experience and social media. It's kinda true. It's like the toxic things like to sort of take on a life for their own and so that's helping fuel this set of problems <hes> so that there are problems up down <hes> and we have to try and attack each one in turn turn <hes> but unfortunately it's gonna be with us for a long time because again. We're talking about a country with a three hundred million plus firearms <hes> yeah it's it's dark i mean even if we passed some of these gun safety laws which we hundred percent should and will <hes> we need to have a perpetual buyback in effect act <hes> in my opinion where we say look you want to sell you a gun like we'll buy it off like that because we need to try and get the supply down over time saying why are people feeling so the purpose of purposeless so nihilistic. I mean really that's what these people are is just such a dark nihilistic. I mean i always ends with them killing themselves. They wanna kill themselves to kill other people. What is that a symptom of in terms of like mentally where that comes from. I think unfortunately we're like a period of just vast disillusionment in our society where if you came of age in another era they would say hey here the things that are important born and if you do this that it's gonna work out this way that way and then now we just don't believe any of it right. Now you say hey you go to college part of us like well just going to load me up with that undergraduate and not going to have the job and they'll be like oh. You should still do this to know like where whereas before maybe that promise actually was real. Maybe he went to college and things would work out in canary positive ways so people look around and say i don't believe in our institutions i don't believe in what my future holds <hes> and then you become subject to all sorts of very terrible and sinister <hes> ideas ninety dollars mecca speak for myself as a college graduate that <hes> without i mean the very unlikely chance of succeeding as an entertainer before that i was really i was a waiter. I had no prospect of finding a serious job. I've lived in israel for five years with ella and i was able to find a job there because i was qualified as as a english speaker kerr but i think the the <hes> prospects are bleak for a lot of people <hes> there's just not opportunities out <unk> out there yeah the numbers buried out to mean our economy is stopped producing quality jobs and benefits for years and years where ninety four percent of the jobs that are getting created our temp giger contractor jobs that often don't have secure benefits and so if that's what you're producing using your economy than people rightfully feel like their futures of often quite bleak so let's say we get the freedom dividend going. They were giving everyone a thousand dollars a month just to explain that maybe a little more case. Anyone doesn't know yeah i should. I should get into that but <hes> i'll finish. This thought. We'll get into but like if we're giving people a thousand dollars a month. Is that gonna solve that issue. Even you know like if we keep going into the future fifty years and years how many jobs are left right well. This is the fundamental reinvention. That's in many ways at the heart of my campaign so right now. Our economy revolves around these ideas of <hes> capital efficiency where the market says if you're an accountant you're worth seventy five thousand nine uncover your worth forty six thousand and when i'm saying right now is look..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"Automating truck driving as one example simple are estimated to be one hundred sixty eight billion dollars a year just from that one industry so if you extrapolate it over multiple industries and then you project over time mm what art official intelligence is going to be able to do. That's really the trap wherein that right now is that value takes off. If we're in position to zero of it then we're just left behind yes but if we get a sliver of it a sliver of very very large number is also a very very large number is so even with the freedom dividend. Let's say because you're saying it's a small even just a small slice. Are we moving more and more to a world where we have five five companies that own everything that are almost as equal to in terms of its power and and resources as the federal federal government as they soak up more more more more money automate less cost less paying out <hes>. Do you see <hes> a world where these corporate entities are are almost an equal footing as the federal government and and is that is that just inevitable. That's certainly the way things are going right now and if you were to ask jeff bezos <hes> in in private whether he thinks he's more powerful than president united states probably like sure. Obviously you know obviously a hundred got a bigger house than he does. I'm making spaceships to mars and my side job. I mean that is what he's doing his side hustle yeah yeah on the mars so so we're already there in essence right. I mean the top companies are running around our government. <hes> like our government is a bunch of clumsy children and if you look at the recent hearings you see most government legislators have very limited notion. The technology is or can do right right and so <hes> currently our most powerful ceos see government is something to walk around. That's the world we live in now. It's one reason why people have this sense of foreboding because i go man like d._c. Doesn't have its act together something wrong wrong. I think a lot of sense. There's something wrong what is it but did politics to me and i think to most people is like how do you even understand what's going on like people who say they understand. I don't even believe because there's so much moving parts. There's so much backroom deals. <hes> you know so much corruption in so much. How do you even know what is actually going lack closed. I don't even know i don't even bother to try. That's a very rational decision. The one of the stats i saw that twenty five percent of americans are quote. Unquote politically disengaged. I think it's a waste of time because because would you get your information from i mean the newspaper. What's the best source. I mean okay you can read the newspaper you're going to watch the news <hes> and even though so filtered removed and debates like you pointed out just feel like you're watching a reality not actual and not even a good one the nightmare i mean they ask complex questions and expect you to answer in like thirty seconds and then they cut you off and they focus so much on the drama. It's like they want it. They want you to get into an argument with joe. Biden on and you know one thing. All share with you all is that some of the campaigns are in touch with the t._v. Network ahead of time to talk about what sort of attack they wanna stage electric attack on <hes> the yes this question would be would play really well or yes. Campaign says hey <hes> we're gonna make this attack against biden and the network. It was okay like we get it and then they <hes> helped create that opportunity. What a nightmare..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"Yangjiang. Thank you yang yang or even cheaper than bernie's fan so i don't owe any lobbyists any you know back room favors at it's just lobbying a lot of lobbying congress people who are being lobbied corporate money has completely overrun our politics you know there. Are you independent legislators but in this legislative body of hundreds of bonds sold told legislators like you know you have a few people washington d._c. Chews up and spits out idealists it does it's a total mess. Have you spent any time there. It's a disaster now so there's a pretty obvious fixed to this and the fix is what other countries around the world figured out decades ago which is to have a system <hes> that doesn't revolve around amazon hang on to share profits but instead hasim pay a value added tax so you take tiny toll and we've all experienced this when we go abroad awed. There's a vet and it's like oxygen works and so amazon amazon said hey. We didn't make any money this year we'd be. We don't care like everything same paying the book at well. That's one reason why what my plan is to take that money and then some in this return it to american consumers boomers immediately in the form of a dividend increases the purchasing power of ninety four percent of americans be is a game changer for families and children and <hes> women minorities so in a vacuum. If you just past event we would successfully get the money from the amazons of the world but our prices would go up this much <music> then if you take that money and say look just put it back into consumer's hands and then some then you increase our buying power and it creates a virtuous cycle because right now now if we got that money we know jeff amazon would get some of it back because we buy some extra stuff on amazon but that's fine after we get the money and and it ends up. I'm so i'm confused about what the vat is because in europe when i see that i i as the consumer. It's like a sales tax that i pay right yeah so the amazon pay it because i i i'm oppression that it would be me that would be paying it and i'll costumes on anything so the vat goes through every business this interaction and so it is technically amazon paying it and then some businesses you've seen pass along to consumers in various ways but if it's a business business transaction his action still getting paid i see so it's not something that shows up on my receipt. When i buy something from amazon theoretically speaking it would depend upon the choice amazon makes really they wanna show it. You're not the main thing yeah <hes> but it'll help but if you look at these future trends you've artificial intelligence coming online that's going to ended up replacing hundreds of thousands of drivers and call center workers and right now. The american public is going to get essentially zero value because again the beneficiaries of the biggest. I guess tech companies. They pay zero next zero in taxes so as they soak up more and more value. We're looking around being like what's going on the money. Go where the jobs so. This is why you need the mechanism so that we all share in progress or else. Things are just going to get darker and darker yeah. So how much money do we need to suck. Is there enough money an an amazon and microsoft and google. Is there enough money there to to to suck up to pay this freedom dividend i mean how much money do we need. First of all to to tackle this. There is enough money especially over time the cost savings around automating.
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"Ireland. So what does that mean practically okay. How do you operate a business chiefly in america and then somehow what does ireland have to do with not paying taxes or amazon paying taxes so amazon so amazon has <hes> businesses all over the world and so they can shift revenue and expenses fences through different dimensions the other thing is that they can say our company in ireland made a trillion dollars or whatever more or less people are and and you know our our our government is so dr oversight. It's just like cool good. Yeah it can go to the i._r._s. and be like yeah. I deducted a all of my money. I i didn't make any money this year. They're like oh another trick. They use which doesn't work for companies like ours but works amazon. You can expense stock compensation of various types so what they do is they look the other thing they can expenses. They can expense <hes> various future regarding investments so amazon was on look up and they'll literally look up and say oh. It looks like we're we're gonna make some money this year. That's unacceptable. Let's take that extra couple hundred million or billion or one aunt and plow it into this new division so they might switch they can write or they can just say let's pay our executives a ton in stock options options and guess what that's an excellent excess oh my god and so it makes us rich to like score so they'll they'll look at it and there are different ways they can get zero located you know because because it just seems so stupidly simple and i've been hearing this for what seems like my whole life yet. How is it possible that that nobody has been able to to get taxes from these huge companies well. That's what we need to change and so when people look around because i've been hearing that like my whole life. I mean what's different about you. A lot of it is that i'm not owned by any corporate masters. We have one hundred sixty steve thousand plus donors and the average donation campaigns only twenty six dollars so i joke are fans of the yangjiang..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"It's decreased income inequality and stood the test of time through all of these years and now decades so this is an example of something and if you ask someone in alaska <hes> whether they like it they love it. It's like they're favoring that. Our government has a majority of alaskans who absolutely hate taxes so they would accept retire taxes if it meant keeping the dividend on they like the dividend so alaska's got the oil. What is mainland america have they can pay first of all more four they. They say they get thousand dollars a year. So you're proposing universal basic income. The freedom dividend a thousand dollars a month for everyone on eighteen and older right. They have oil. We have marijuana now. I'm kidding. Ha we have technology. Technology is the oil of the twenty-first century and we have elon musk. We have you on mosque. We have jeff bezos right l. Even post divorce. I think he's been alive still so it was so fascinated by just by the fact of the divorce his his ex wife became like the third world god bless her. That's amazing anyway. Sorry yeah yeah so amazon's trillion billion dollar tech company closing thirty percent of our stores in malls and paying zero in taxes and that's not unusual regularly pay zero taxes. That's this. I always hear yeah i mean i've been hearing that staff for so long to work. I feel like we became pretty successful and the more we made we pay more you pay there. We go mike. Hey what's going on. I'm paying fifty percent taxes. I thought i was supposed to be paying like zero and he laughs at me and says oh well. Oh that's just for billion dollar. Companies have fleets of accountants lawyers yup so i've been in the same boat i ran a private company company and we also paid forty to fifty percent in taxes quite regularly and so then you look up and you say how the heck is amazon paying zero in taxes. I can explain it. Most of these tech companies. These are multinationals so what they do is they move their profits and often their revenue to markets that have lower tax rates. You know one high haven that everyone uses uses ireland somehow all the money's going through ireland..
"andrew yang" Discussed on H3 Podcast
"Jobs in detroit cleveland new orleans birmingham plays. I never been honestly like i've been operating mostly on the east coast and so when i made that decision i found on my shoes i found myself in all of these environments i never been in before and i realized just how fundamentally economic changes were and then when you do that worked for a number of years and you realize that you're pouring water into a bathtub has a giant hole ripped in the bottom and the whole in the bathtub threatens to destroy <hes> our our political system our way of life over time <hes> that's the urgency. You're talking about right also apparently i. I know congratulations to you both on us. Thank thanks for joining the parent club and when you have kids you also have a different perspective where you think okay. How how am i going to leave the country or the world in a condition oughta be proud to leave to my kids and right now. I'm not excited about the world. We're leaving to our kids and you have to catch right yeah. I have two boys six and three one of whom whom is autistic and so looking up and being honest about what i see coming down the pike. I knew that someone needed to do something an entrepreneur and you know this. If you say someone else will take care of this that almost never works because no one will take care of it so i decided did i can make a contribution interesting. <hes> use you say and i and i agree with you that the reason trump was elected is is is is mainly due to the fact that we're actually losing jobs <hes> leaking out to automation but i think the people that voted for him are not necessarily surly aware of that they see they're they're talking about immigration and they're talking about the china and stuff like this how do you how do you convince these people people <hes> who have been kind of being fed propaganda for so long <hes> that that the issue isn't immigrants or china or whatever else it's that <hes> are there jobs are being automated away because an another issue i see is you know. Conservatives are are tend to be republicans. Tend to be the party of like anti give outs right anti-welfare <hes> so how do we convince conservatives conservatives that the problem is not what they think and and also how do we convince them to be okay. Okay taking these handouts when it seems like this is kind of like a a naughty word and conservative circles well. I'm happy to say hey that when i presented this case to literally thousands of americans around the country a light bulb goes off where you say look. It's technology automation. I'll describe hi.
"andrew yang" Discussed on Real Time with Bill Maher
"Katie. Order blowing. These picking on dirt eastern Alice, but I eight twenty twenty democratic presidential candidate and author of the war on normal people. The truth about America's disappearing jobs and why universal basic income is our future. That's all the time we have ladies Andrew Yang, ladies and gentleman. I haven't read your book, but I read the title I think I get it all. Okay. So I'm gonna ask you the same question of as many the contenders who've been on our show. Twenty three of them. I'm gonna run be twenty three and me. You have some those twenty three people are running. Why you I'm running for president because I'm focused on solving the problem that got Donald Trump elected in the first place in twenty sixteen. He's our president because we automated away, four million manufacturing jobs in Michigan. Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. All the swing states that we needed to win and my friends and technology. Now we're about to do the same thing to millions of retail jobs. Call center jobs, fast food, jobs, truck driving jobs and on and on. We have to wake America up to the fact that it is not immigrants that are causing these problems. It's not immigrants. My right. Technology got hard to get them to applaud. And so we need to solve these problems for the American people. And that's how we beat Trump in twenty twenty that's how we move the country. Yeah. You got your lane. You got to issue. Nobody else has which is they're coming for your jobs. And what jobs are we talking about? I know you talk about in your book jobs that involve a routine. Right. Something that is repetitive. Those jobs that can be replaced by machines autumn ocean amazing artificial intelligence. Yes. What areas that we talking about forty four percent of American jobs. Fall into either. Repetitive manual work or repetitive cognitive work. So we're talking about retail jobs, call center jobs, fast food jobs retail. Well, retail thirty percent of American malls are closing in the next four years, because Amazon sucking up twenty billion dollars in commerce every year, and you don't think of that as an automation thing because the riots not going in and doing I still think of retail is go to the mall and how could a machine if I asked do I look in this, you know. This make me look fat now. But you're yeah. People don't care about that anymore. They buy everything online. Yeah. And if you go to the fulfillment center, it's wall-to-wall robot. So that's why retails also being automated away. Okay. So that's part of your plan, then the thing, that's in your book, UB, I, which Aboul disease. I didn't even I know. But every time I hear you be I think. It's one reason, why we rebranded it the freedom dividend. And it's a plan where everyone gets thousand dollars a month..