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Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum during a campaign event, in Mason City, Iowa. 
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Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum during a campaign event, in Mason City, Iowa
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Andrew Yang: We Need Universal Basic Income to Save the Economy from a Coronavirus Depression

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Yang says he’s spoken with Democratic leaders about a basic income plan to …

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California state lawmaker introduces bill to create universal basic income of $1K a month

California Assemblyman Evan Low (D) introduced a bill this week to create a universal basic income in the state, …

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Universal basic income is gaining ground in some cities

NEWARK, N.J. — Local leaders across the United States are turning to private donors to fund an out-of-the-box policy …

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Is UBI in New York City’s future?

We’re down to single digits. Eight Democratic presidential candidates remain after three dropped out this week: Senator Michael Bennet …

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Push for UBI continues on

Andrew Yang’s bid for the Democratic nomination is over, but supporters of his basic income policy say his campaign …

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Yang dishes on his sadness over losing and excitement for his next big venture

WASHINGTON — Andrew Yang looks at his phone and laughs: “Everyone thinks I’m going to announce for mayor tomorrow.” …

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Andrew Yang launches nonprofit aimed at making his former campaign’s ideas a reality

Washington (CNN)Nearly a month after ending his long shot Democratic presidential campaign, Andrew Yang launched on Thursday a nonprofit group focused on making …

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at at the Ideal Social Hall on January 30, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Andrew Yang creates new organization focused on data privacy, UBI, and the future of work

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang today launched Humanity Forward, a nonprofit organization intended to embody the spirit of the …

Andrew Yang greets supporters at the New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention in Manchester, N.H. (Gretchen Ertl/Reuters)

Andrew Yang launches new nonprofit and ponders a presidential endorsement

Andrew Yang, the businessman and political novice whose long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination became one of the …

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Andrew and Evelyn Yang Sign With CAA

Since exiting the presidential race, the former candidate has joined CNN and launched his own advocacy organization. Less than …

Andrew Yang arrives to speak at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, in Manchester, NH.

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Andrew Yang is out – for now

Right up until the end, Andrew Yang held out hope that New Hampshire would give his underdog campaign the jolt it …

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Why universal basic income won’t die with Andrew Yang’s campaign

Andrew Yang, the 45-year-old firebrand of the universal basic income movement, ended his campaign for the American presidency Tuesday …

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Andrew Yang has dropped out of the race for president but UBI is here to stay

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Andrew Yang — the unknown entrepreneur turned Democratic presidential candidate — is ending his presidential …

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The Fall and Rise of the Basic Income Movement

Forty years ago today—February 7, 1980—was a small milestone for the Universal Basic Income (UBI) movement: Milton and Rose Friedman dedicated …

Dave Chappelle talks about his endorsement of Andrew Yang before a show in Ames, Iowa.
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Dave Chappelle shows support for Andrew Yang and universal basic income

AMES, Ia. — Dave Chappelle said in Iowa Tuesday that Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is the first presidential candidate …

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“We’re riding a century-old measurement off a cliff”

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says the main way of measuring economic growth — known as gross domestic product …

Washington state Sen. Joe Nguyen has proposed conducting a two-year test of a universal basic income program, in which 500 adults statewide would be given $500 a month.(Rachel La Corte/AP)

Two-Year Universal Basic Income Pilot Proposed in Washington State

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang has made waves in the Democratic primary contest by proposing that every U.S. adult receive …

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Let’s Rethink What Counts as Paid Work

As artificial intelligence and automation multiply, so do dystopian predictions that millions of employees will become redundant, their tasks …

Chuck, Janelle and Jodie inside their home in Goffstown. They were selected to receive $12,000 by 2020 candidate Andrew Yang.
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One Year on Andrew Yang’s UBI: How a N.H. Family Spent Their $12,000

How would an extra $12,000 a year change your lifestyle? Your life? The centerpiece of Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign …

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The Future of Work: A VICE News Special Report

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift …

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Andrew Yang puts his universal basic income plan to the test

Chad Sziszak didn’t believe it at first. He got an email from Andrew Yang’s campaign that he would receive …

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Stay-at-Home Parents Work Hard. Should They Be Paid?

It’s not uncommon in the United States for two parents to spend long hours working hard — but the …

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Mayor Of Stockton, Calif., Discusses Universal Basic Income Program Results

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: What would you do with an extra 500 bucks a month, no strings attached? Well, thanks …

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang poses for a selfie during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 2, 2019.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Andrew Yang and the Yang Gang echoes Francis Townsend and the Townsend Clubs during the Great Depression

Entrepreneur and political novice Andrew Yang is hoping a wild gambit will help him win the Democratic presidential nomination: …

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Universal Basic Income Gains Momentum Beyond Yang at Fourth Debate as Gabbard and Castro Add Their Support

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promoted his signature campaign promise of a $1,000 “Freedom Dividend” for all Americans during Tuesday’s …

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Opinion: What is missing from the UBI debate is the perspective of the poor

In this piece for the Dissident Voice, Andrew Johnson argues that people claiming UBI creates a disincentive to work …

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Support for UBI in the US has grown from 43% to 49% in the past seven months according to new HarrisX poll

Support for universal basic income (UBI) is on the rise, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday. …

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UBI is Social Security for the 21st Century

It’s based on the dividends that accrue to Americans because of their everyday contributions as workers, consumers, caregivers and …

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Opinion: Universal basic income can work. I know it could be the difference between life and death

I am the daughter of a single mother, a mother who raised me and my sister with the help …

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 3: Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang exits the stage after speaking at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will speak at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of the most influential African American organizations dedicated to civil rights in America. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Is Andrew Yang being unfairly ignored?

(CNN) Quick. Tell me the six highest-polling Democrats in the 2020 Democratic race. The first few are easy: Joe …

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The Significance of an Unconditional $1,000 per month

Andrew Yang’s plan to provide $1,000 in government-sponsored payments to every American adult each month — an “allowance for …

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The Feminist Case for Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend

Andrew Yang may well be the most feminist candidate running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, although it might …

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Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Is Only A Step Toward Elon Musk’s Basic Income Vision

Andrew Yang has managed to stay in the Texas Hold’em tournament past the first bubble. Unlike other outsiders, he …

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Andrew Yang responds to Bernie Sanders’ dismissal of universal basic income

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) after the senator criticized him for …

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The Robots Are Coming…To Free You

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic …

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Elon Musk: ‘I support Yang’ and universal basic income is ‘obviously needed’

• Elon Musk has endorsed serial entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s run for Democratic presidential candidate, mostly based on the latter’s …

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National Survey: Universal Basic Income Has Majority Support From Democrats, Voters Under 50, And Earners Under $50,000

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running a campaign that centers on the effects of automation on the current …

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Automation could widen disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, and between high-wage workers and everyone else

Advancing technology and automation are likely to hit rural areas and the middle class hardest, according to a new …

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Editorial: Andrew Yang makes U.S. history by introducing the idea of universal basic income onto the national debate stage

On June 27, history was made when during the second night of the first U.S. Presidential debate for the …

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The right-wing case for basic income

Article orginally published on June 11, 2019 • The idea for a universal basic income, or UBI, is increasingly …

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An Anarchist Case for UBI

There’s a common misconception that the idea of universal basic income is an example of bigger government, but as …

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Lessons from a one-family basic income demonstration

Chuck Fassi, 49, a self-described introvert with a heavy New England accent, has spent much of the past two …

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A Canadian Guy on Basic Income – A Success Story

James Collura was a recipient of basic income in Ontario’s recently cancelled Basic Income Pilot experiment. This is his …

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George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.

Proposing to give every American a basic income hurt George McGovern in 1972. Maybe it will work better for …

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Andrew Yang: We’re undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history

To view a short video of Andrew Yang, click here. “We are undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our …

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$1,000 monthly in universal basic income gets put to a test

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is putting his money where his mouth is: He’s giving families $1,000 a month …