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Sun Feb 24, 2019, 03:27 AM

 

Andrew Yang: Automation puts one in three jobs at risk.

Its Time To Take Andrew Yang Seriously

The inevitability of automation, job loss and the only presidential candidate willing to talk about it.

One of the main reasons Donald Trump won in 2016, is that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs based in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Missouri, [and] Iowa all the swing states he needed to win in the center of the country. A lot of that [the work available] is manufacturing work, Yang explained on The Joe Rogan Experience last week.

We actually are getting rid of the most common jobs in the U.S. economy [held] by high school graduates and then replacing them with a handful of jobs for higher skilled people in different places. Then, were pretending that the first [displaced] population is somehow going to access those new opportunities, when the odds are of them moving to Seattle and becoming a web designer or a logistics manager or a data scientist are essentially near zero.

This is what gave rise to a lot of the anger that got Donald Trump elected. They looked around their communities and were like Hey, I used to work in this manufacturing plant, this manufacturing plant no longer exists, and, for whatever reason, Im being told that its somehow my fault that I wasnt adaptable enough.


https://medium.com/nat_65543/its-time-to-take-andrew-yang-seriously-bb3d341927dc

Andrew proposes a Univeral Basic Income of $12,000 per year for Adults 18 years or older.

https://www.yang2020.com/policies/the-freedom-dividend/

Its time to have a debate on GMI - Guaranteed Minimum Income? Neo liberals treat workers as roadkill. Trade and automation may push along the economy but Corporations and Government are free riders, shirking all the economic, social and human costs. Time to pay up, IMO.


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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:02 AM

1. His thoughts on UBI and a well thought out

 

Set of policies as listed on his website are reasons I support him.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:11 AM

2. Agreed.

 

From a political point of view, I think the imost important thing is everyone gets. Its funded by pregrwssive taxation but paid to all as of right.
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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:25 AM

3. BUTBUTBUT LEISURE TIME! they said LEISURE.

 

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:28 AM

4. Unemployed leisure. Lot's of it.

 

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 24, 2019, 06:30 AM

5. If we can come to some social agreement on his humanity first concept

 

and move beyond the GDP measurement of how we are as a society doing, I think we could all be far better off than we are or will likely be without doing so.

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