Andrew Yang’s pledge to protect voters from automation is hitting home

Venture Beat | Sep 13, 2019 at 2:10 PM
  • Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang took to the stage Thursday with a big surprise: His campaign wants to give $1,000 a month to 10 U.S. citizens for one year, a very public $120,000 trial balloon for his universal basic income proposal.
  • A Real Clear Politics average of popular polls puts him at 3%, making him the sixth-most popular Democratic presidential candidate.
  • In his closing remarks Thursday, Yang talked in relatable terms about losing hundreds of thousands of dollars as a businessperson and his own slow road to recovery and success.