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Andrew Yang for President 2020

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SuperGlue, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. SuperGlue

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    Serial entrepreneur and numbers man running for 2020 president.

    Offering Freedom Dividend (Universal Basic Income) of $1000 p/m for all adult costing 3 trillion per year.




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    We need politicians here in Oz that will advocate the Universal Basic Income as we have the Minerals Resource Rent Tax.

    Alaska is the only state that has Universal Basic Income for its residents from Oil and Gas Production Tax.
    For 2018 Alaskans received $1600 per year versus Andrew's proposed $1000 per month.
     
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    I think his biggest point to date is realistic concern about the impact of automation and AI on jobs.
    He has made a particularly strong case with regard to automated truck driving. Scary stuff.

    Like it or not, self-driving trucks are coming, Yang is certain. Truck driving is the most common job in 29 states in America, according to census data, and a demographic that includes many ex-military servicemen and many Trump voters.

    Yang, armed with a battery of statistics, says: “There are 3.5 million truck drivers, 94% male, average age 49, average education high school or one year of college, and they make about $46,000 a year. It’s one of the highest-paying jobs for non-college graduates in the US. It’s a very demanding, punishing job, but it’s also one of the surest ways to a middle-class income for a huge number of men.

    “On the other side you have some of the smartest engineers in the country working on automating away that job. The financial incentives to do so are massive: $168bn a year in estimated savings, not just from labour costs but equipment utilisation, fuel efficiency, fewer accidents. So if you foresee that the truck driving jobs are going to start getting automated away in the next five to 10 years, that’s going to have massive ramifications not just for this 3.5m trucker population but also the 5 million-plus Americans who work in truck stops, motels and diners that rely upon the truckers stopping every day.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/24/andrew-yang-2020-candidate-robots-machines
     
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    And like a time traveller from the future, Yang has a warning about more to come: the rise of the machines – robots that will put millions of more people out of work. As it happens, it is an army of automatons conceived and created by tech firms on the coasts and unleashed on middle America, potentially spurring a deepening us versus them mentality. Yang has written: “I am writing from inside the tech bubble to let you know that we are coming for your jobs.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/24/andrew-yang-2020-candidate-robots-machines
     
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