Yang, upending 2020 WH race



Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang may not become the next US president, but the clear-headed futurist has mounted a surprisingly vigorous White House bid centered around his plan for universal basic income. For the past year, the son of Taiwanese immigrants has crisscrossed early voting states like Iowa, calmly but convincingly telling whoever will listen that the automating away of some four million jobs in America´s heartland helped elect President Donald Trump. Yang´s message is part dark warning—the rise of the machines is real—and part clarion call for solutions to cushion the blow in an era of massive transformational change. His campaign has gone from a long slog convincing skeptical voters about his pledge to provide every American adult with $1,000 a month.— AFP