BUT, I like Yang's focus on UBI!
How can this be?
UBI provides economic security to people, allowing them to start businesses, go to school, have kids, switch jobs, etc. without fear of destitution.
Answer: Because I worry it'll contribute to anti-tech sentiment, which will harm the U.S. economy.
Step 1: Automation is taking our jobs.
Step 2: Therefore, we need UBI.
Sorry, but two-step arguments are too hard for the general public to understand clearly. Lots of people are going to only hear Step 1.
De Blasio has already proposed this travesty.
And that is something I do not think Yang wants.
We just need ways to distribute the income from those robots more broadly.
Redistribute the robots!