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    Base income, the coming age of robotics and the strange new world.

    This 43-year-old running for president in 2020 wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash



    Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has a big goal for a relatively unknown business person: to reach the White House. And he's aiming to get there by selling America on the idea that all citizens, ages 18-64, should get a check for $1,000 every month, no strings attached, from the U.S. government.

    Yang, 43, who was born in upstate New York in 1975, will be running as a Democrat, according to his campaign website.

    "People who think the antidote to Donald Trump is a boring generic Democrat missed the point. He is a sign of massive institutional failure. On both sides," Yang said on Reddit on April 2.

    A universal basic income (UBI) payment, which Yang calls "the Freedom Dividend," is one of his major policies.....

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/andr...aboolainternal

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    Just saw this guy on tv yesterday! What a coincidence. This is becoming popular and have even seen some economists claim will be necessary down the road. Not sure he will get a chance but its possible. The progressive wing has been touting this for a while now. They could give him a boost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Just saw this guy on tv yesterday! What a coincidence. This is becoming popular and has even seen some economists claim will be necessary down the road. Not sure he will get a chance but its possible. The progressive wing has been touting this for a while now. They could give him a boost.
    Truthfully, I have to check the figures. This guy is on the ball, though. Not some snake oil salesmen. The millennials will love him.
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    He has a valid point that once we pay out all that money for the homeless, jail, etc. The program more or less pays for itself and it will eliminate a ton of these programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Truthfully, I have to check the figures. This guy is on the ball, though. Not some snake oil salesmen. The millennials will love him.
    Its certainly possible if he has that certain charisma he could go a long way with an endorsement from Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    He has a valid point that once we pay out all that money for the homeless, jail, etc. The program more or less pays for itself and it will eliminate a ton of these programs.
    Some places in Europe and Canada are trying this. Canada is considering replacing their welfare and unemployment programs with it.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4149318/g...illion-a-year/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    This 43-year-old running for president in 2020 wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash



    Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has a big goal for a relatively unknown business person: to reach the White House. And he's aiming to get there by selling America on the idea that all citizens, ages 18-64, should get a check for $1,000 every month, no strings attached, from the U.S. government.

    Yang, 43, who was born in upstate New York in 1975, will be running as a Democrat, according to his campaign website.

    "People who think the antidote to Donald Trump is a boring generic Democrat missed the point. He is a sign of massive institutional failure. On both sides," Yang said on Reddit on April 2.

    A universal basic income (UBI) payment, which Yang calls "the Freedom Dividend," is one of his major policies.....

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/andr...aboolainternal
    So would this replace SS, AFDC or Disability for those receiving it?

    Would you be subjected to drug tests or not allowed to collect if you're in trouble with the law? Can you opt out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Its certainly possible if he has that certain charisma he could go a long way with an endorsement from Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.
    He speaks the language of the younger generation.
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    So would this replace SS, AFDC or Disability for those receiving it?

    Would you be subjected to drug tests or not allowed to collect if you're in trouble with the law? Can you opt out?
    No testing, no strings attached. Drug testing is true socialism. Leave people alone to make their own choices and they will surprise us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    This 43-year-old running for president in 2020 wants to give everyone $1,000 a month in free cash



    Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has a big goal for a relatively unknown business person: to reach the White House. And he's aiming to get there by selling America on the idea that all citizens, ages 18-64, should get a check for $1,000 every month, no strings attached, from the U.S. government.

    Yang, 43, who was born in upstate New York in 1975, will be running as a Democrat, according to his campaign website.

    "People who think the antidote to Donald Trump is a boring generic Democrat missed the point. He is a sign of massive institutional failure. On both sides," Yang said on Reddit on April 2.

    A universal basic income (UBI) payment, which Yang calls "the Freedom Dividend," is one of his major policies.....

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/11/andr...aboolainternal
    Looks like we'll get an early preview of the idea from, of all places, Stockton, California:

    Today, Tubbs is Stockton's 27-year-old mayor. Last week, he announced the launch of an experimental program that will give people like his mom about $500 a month, with no strings attached.

    Stockton will likely become the first city in the nation to test out a version of universal basic income, an economic system that would regularly provide all residents enough money to cover basic expenses, with no conditions or restrictions.

    Today, Tubbs is Stockton's 27-year-old mayor. Last week, he announced the launch of an experimental program that will give people like his mom about $500 a month, with no strings attached.

    Stockton's mayor wants to give residents $500 a month, no strings attached
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