The Verge deems Andrew Yang the prez candidate for the ‘end of the world’
While not constituting an endorsement in any way by Newsjones, we quite agree. He also supports universal basic income:
He’s coming back to the core pitch now, picking up momentum. “The first time you heard about me and the $1,000 a month you probably thought, ‘That sounds fantastic but it’s too far out,’” he tells the crowd, coming into the home stretch. “But then they think, ‘Wait a minute, he’s talking a lot of sense. Cars and trucks are going to drive themselves. AI is going to do a lot of the work. My mall did just close. Donald Trump is our president. I do have a supercomputer in my pocket. He is Asian.’”
There’s some laughter there, but he’s too wound up to slow down for it.
“And all this stuff starts clicking in their minds and they’re like, ‘Holy crap… He’s right… We should totally give ourselves $1,000 a month.’”
We say Yang does not stand a chance of making it to the end of the year – but we’ve been wrong before. Read the entire, worthwhile article here.