Andrew Yang on Budget & Economy

Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO


People have jobs, but many need two or more to get by

Corporate profits are at record highs in America today. Also at record highs, depression, financial insecurity, student loan debt, even suicides and drug overdoses. If you're a recent college graduate, you have a 40 percent chance of doing a job that doesn't require a college degree. That doesn't show up in the headline unemployment rate, nor does all of the families that are working two or three jobs to get by.
Source: Newshour/Politico/PBS December Democratic primary debate , Dec 19, 2019

We need to take best parts of both capitalism & socialism

Andrew believes the capitalism/socialism dynamic is outdated. Capitalism has driven untold innovation in this country, but technology is highlighting issues with the way it values our work/labor. He believes we need to take the best parts of both systems to build an economy that works for us -- Andrew calls it human-centered capitalism.
Source: USA Today on 2019 Democratic primary , Nov 7, 2019

Redefine GDP to account for health & wellbeing

There's record high GDP in stock market prices, you know what else they're at record high is? Suicides, drug overdoses, depression, anxiety. It's gotten so bad that American life expectancy had declined for the last three years. The way we win this election is we redefine economic progress to include all the things that matter to us like our own heath, our wellbeing, our mental health, our clean air and clean water, how our kids are doing?
Source: July Democratic Primary debate (second night in Detroit) , Jul 31, 2019

American Mall Act to transition closed malls to other uses

Q: You propose $6 billion for the American Mall Act?

YANG: Amazon is closing 30% of our malls and stores and paying zero in taxes while doing it. And these malls become sinkholes. They cause blight, become havens for crime and bad actions. We need to help communities transition these malls to become community centers or schools or even residential. In the absence of that kind of move, these ghost malls become the last place anyone wants to be and they destroy property value for miles a

Source: Fox News Sunday interviews in 2019 , Jul 28, 2019

Freedom Dividend of $1000/month for every adult American

Yang's proposal would provide every American over 18 years old with $1,000 per month. He contends that this would grow the economy by 13 percent and increase the labor force by 4.5-5 million people. Stems from his belief that AI and automation will wipe out millions of jobs and is the path to avoiding economic ruin. He says he rebranded to "Freedom Dividend" because it tests better with conservatives.
Source: Axios.com "What you need to know about 2020" , Apr 7, 2019

Measure standard of living instead of GDP

Yang supports changing how the U.S. measures economic success, by moving away from traditional benchmarks like GDP growth and the stock market and focusing instead on the country's standard of living, life expectancy and other metrics. He would also develop a new U.S. currency called a "Digital Social Credit" that could be exchanged for real dollars.
Source: PBS News hour on 2020 Presidential hopefuls , Mar 19, 2019

Other candidates on Budget & Economy: Andrew Yang on other issues:
2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Candidates:
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

2020 GOP and Independent Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (Libertarian-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (Green-NY)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich (R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
CEO Howard Schultz (I-WA)
Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
V.C.Arvin Vohra (Libertarian-MD)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld (L-NY,R-MA)
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2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
State Rep.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)
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