Whether you are a fan of the signature red hat or are
praying for impeachment, informed citizens collectively want to know if
President Trump will win reelection in 2020. For the moment, the president and
first lady lie comfortably in their oval office oasis, while what felt like one
hundred democratic presidential candidate hopefuls, thought it would be a good
idea to all run for president at the same time. What began as nearly a 30
person confused and muddled pool of skilled manipulators trying to somehow
stand out, only one truly has. He is
businessman and entrepreneur, Andrew Yang.
With three debates in and finally down to 10 candidates,
Yang has more than stood out. He isn’t a politician, he’s a problem solver.
Appearing on every talk show imaginable, many being conservative platforms,
Yang consistently and calmly provides concrete, logical answers to the tough
questions. As a problem solver, Yang seeks to help prevent a real and ever
reaching threat, job loss due to automation from technology. This isn’t a Terminator movie, it is everyday life.
It’s working at call centers, retail, banks, movie theaters, truck drivers,
fast food and food service jobs that will see be replaced by technology and artificial
intelligence in the coming decades.
While the election is 11 months away, it is getting closer,
and one can feel it in the air. Andrew Yang is feeling it too, his status is
currently rising in the polls, recently polling higher than Senator Kamala
Harris in her own state of California.
If you must takeaway one thing, it’s Yang’s proposal of the freedom dividend. Why should you
care? Well if Yang’s proposal of $1,000 a month to every adult goes through, it
would help pay financial aid, help eliminate student loan debt, help pay the
rent while being able to focus on school and other duties, etc.
Getting the support from recognized economists and local
citizen opinion of local economists on both sides as well as how local citizens
feel about a freedom dividend is key to the success of Yang’s story.