(NEW YORK)—In a world of growing partisan politics, and lack of leadership out of Washington, many are now looking to our brightest minds in the tech sector to provide possible solutions and leadership to today’s most pressing problems.
Political parties these days have become so divided that they are more concerned about scoring political points against the other party then actually addressing some real pressing issues that are heading our way.
One leader in the tech sector saw the opportunity, and is taking his campaign right to the people.
Andrew Yang Announces Presidential Run
Many tech individuals may already know Andrew Yang for his fabulous work in the areas of Artificial intelligence, but for the non-tech person Mr. Yang lays out a unique and progressive platform that’s already grabbing attention in just the past month.
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author running for President as a Democrat in 2020. In 2011 he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship, and spent the last 6 years creating jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh.
Support for Universal Basic Income
In the next 12 years, 1 out of 3 American workers are at risk of losing their jobs to new technologies, but unlike with previous waves of automation, this time new jobs will not appear quickly enough in large enough numbers to make up for it. In The War on Normal People (2018), Mr. Yang explains the mounting crisis and makes the case for implementing a universal basic income: $1,000 a month for every American adult, no strings attached.
What Are His Policy Positions?
Mr. Yang has laid out a comprehensive outline on major policy issues like fight for equal pay, combating climate change, LGBTQ rights, gun control, and paid family leave to name a few. To get an outline on each policy you can visit https://www.yang2020.com/policies/
Thomas Bustamante, the founder and CEO of AI VentureTech, Inc, an A.I. research firm based in New York City, commented, “Andrew Yang’s unique background and knowledge in technology could bring a real fresh progressive discussion with his run for President. For too long we’ve had politicians on both sides trying to create solutions to problems only to get caught up in political score cards, and not actually develop solutions for problems effecting us today, and tomorrow.”
”What Mr. Yang, if anything, is going to bring to the table is that our very society we live in, globally, is about to under go a major transformation not seen since the Industrial Revolution in late 1800’s, or birth of Internet in late 1990s, and neither party is addressing this issue. Other countries are rapidly forming plans to help adjust their societies to the coming change, but here in the U.S. we haven’t even begun that discussion yet, and I think Mr. Yang is going to go a long way in not just shining light on this pressing issue, but may just have the non partisan solutions that the American electorate is screaming for.”
About Andrew Yang for President
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author running for President as a Democrat in 2020. In 2011 he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship, and spent the last 6 years creating jobs in cities like Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh. When Andrew realized that new technology like artificial intelligence threatened to eliminate one-third of all American jobs, he knew he had to do something. In The War on Normal People (2018), he explains the mounting crisis and makes the case for implementing a universal basic income: $1,000 a month for every American adult, no strings attached. https://www.yang2020.com/
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