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May 1, 2018
Good jobs, says Andrew Yang (@AndrewYangVFA), are disappearing. Speaking here with @KGNU 'It's The Economy' host, Claudia Cragg (@KGNUClaudia) he founder of Venture for America (@Venture4America) says that new technologies like robots and AI are great for business, but will quickly displace millions of American workers. In the next twelve years, a third of all American workers are at risk of permanently losing their jobs, a crisis far worse than the Great Depression. If we want a bright future, we have to do something we’ve never done before—and we have to do it now.
In The War on Normal People, released April 3rd, Andrew imagines a different future—one in which people yet prosper and seek fulfillment through the automation wave. At the center of this vision is Universal Basic Income, a form of social security that provides every American adult with a monthly $1,000 check, no strings attached; it’s an idea rapidly gaining popularity among forward-thinking politicians and economists. Andrew makes the case for UBI as an essential step toward a new, more durable kind of economy, one that puts humans first.