Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur and author running for the US presidential election in 2020 as a Democrat. He has worked in startups as a founder or executive for almost 20 years. In 2011, he founded Venture for America, a national entrepreneurship fellowship that has helped create almost 3,000 jobs in Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and other cities throughout the country. In his book, “The War on Normal People,” he explains the mounting crisis of the automation of labor and makes the case for the Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income of $1,000 a month for every American, as well as other policies to progress to the next stage of capitalism. Yang was named a presidential ambassador of entrepreneurship by the White House and a champion of change for his work with Venture for America.
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