Put ‘Humanity First,’ Demands 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

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Yang2020″All you need is self-driving cars to destabilize society,” said former tech executive Andrew Yang in The New York Times. The longshot Democratic presidential candidate added, “That one innovation will be enough to create riots in the street. And we’re about to do the same thing to retail workers, call center workers, fast-food workers, insurance companies, accounting firms.” Yang basically lays out his campaign platform in his new book, The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future.

The book’s publicity blurb warns:

Rapidly advancing technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation software are making millions of Americans’ livelihoods irrelevant. The consequences of these trends are already being felt across our communities in the form of political unrest, drug use, and other social ills.

Yang cites a 2017 McKinsey consultancy report that calculated that as many as 70

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