The meritocracy will make even less sense when robots can do many jobs better than we can. We need to rethink capitalism in order to bring it into the 21st century in a way that puts human interests and wellbeing at its center.
My announcement tonight with @stephenathome @colbertlateshow - I’m giving the Freedom Dividend to another family anywhere in the US! Now to make it happen for everyone in 2020. pic.twitter.com/w6fA0D8Ht4
We should not pretend that it is remotely feasible to round up and deport more than 12 million undocumented immigrants without collapsing regional economies and separating families. We need to implement real policies and solutions.
Someone told me that folks in DC are stunned by our campaign’s success - that we are outperforming senators who have been preparing for a presidential run for years. To that I say: they haven’t seen anything yet.
The #FreedomDividend would be supplemented by free financial counseling for all to help people make the most of their new income. We need to teach financial literacy everywhere.pic.twitter.com/MiqBhdtBlS
#YangGang, not only are we going to the debates, we are taking one of you with us! Anyone who makes a campaign donation between now and Wednesday will be automatically entered for a chance to win. Will it be you? Donate today!
The best balance would be term limits that are quite long - say 18 years - that would be long enough for expertise and coalitions to be built up without letting legislators become totally careerist and self-dealing.
College is too expensive, forcing many to take out student loans that will saddle them with debt throughout their lives. I would forgive much of this debt and work with schools to reduce tuition. We can do much better for our young people.
You know what I find really odd - the transitive property of points of view. That is if I talk to someone I must believe everything they believe. That seems ridiculous to me. Of course people will believe different things.
The paths that we are pushing on our young people are often expensive and vulnerable to automation. We should be promoting technical and vocational training, apprenticeships and skilled trades instead of just college.
The Freedom Dividend would be a great way to create a genuine economy around elder care - right now there is a need for home health care aides but not enough money going to them and other services. America is aging fast
Had a blast speaking at the @WSJ Future of Everything Festival last night. Was asked about a federal jobs guarantee - while I understand the spirit of it it would be much better to work for ourselves than the government.
Having journalists who are paid tens of thousands of dollars a year and work in a contracting industry being responsible for the additional award of tens of millions of dollars to pro athletes whom they are in regular contact with seems like something you would want to avoid.
Preserving America's natural resources and public lands is a duty we owe to our forefathers and to future generations. Let's keep America's lands beautiful, its monuments intact, and its water drinkable.
Made the top 10 in the @cnn rankings for the first time https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/05/23/politics/2020-rankings-biden-warren-harris-buttigieg-sanders/index.html … thanks @ForecasterEnten @CillizzaCNN for recognizing that real people exist behind the online enthusiasm
“Wow! Esther Baldwin here and many of our supporters have banded together to create a fun event for Memorial Day weekend called #HumanityFirstDays. #YangGangs all over are getting together to help service members and other activities. ”
“8% of US jobs are in STEM fields. 92% are not. If someone thinks they can train 92% of workers for roles presently occupied by 8% of workers they have a rather fanciful view of both people and work.”
“I’d be glad to go on Fox for a town hall - and I think the DNC boycotting the network for its debates is a mistake. We are trying to win elections and the best way to persuade people of your point of view is to engage with them. Not talking to someone generally doesn’t work.👍🇺🇸”
“It's unconscionable that American kids don’t have clean water to drink. The problem right now is our will to get it done. It does not matter what it costs, we're going to get people clean water. In the end, I am going to have my kids drink from the water in Flint and Denmark SC.”