An entrepreneur who’s running for president explains how he’d give every American $1,000 a month and solve the ‘fake news’ problem
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He’s passionate about providing every American with a universal basic income of $US1,000 a month, which he says will help the working class adjust to an increasingly automated economy.
Andrew Yang is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president on a platform built on giving every American a universal basic income – which he called a “freedom dividend” – of $US1,000 a month. His website outlines an unusually robust and specific set of policies on everything from healthcare to marijuana legalization to paying NCAA athletes.
Yang, 44, is an entrepreneur most notable for founding Venture for America, a fellowship program that matches recent college graduates with startups across the country. He’s also the author of “The War on Normal People: The Truth about America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future.”
Yang recently spoke with INSIDER’s politics editor, Anthony Fisher, about universal basic income, foreign policy, and his plans to support local journalism and battle “fake news,” remake America’s healthcare system, and overcome low name recognition