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A democrat running for President of the United States is Andrew Yang. Yang is running on a platform of “Universal Basic Income” (UBI). Yang promises to give all Americans over 18, $1,000 a month for life, or $12,000 dollars a year. Yang calls this a “Freedom Dividend.”

Yang reasons that as automation and technology grows, it will eliminate millions of jobs from workers. Yang’s freedom dividend will be similar to a Social Security of a basic income. Yang proposes a 10 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) to penalize companies that benefit from automation.

Lets do the math: There are approximately 194.3 […]

Andrew Yang’s cash giveaway makes an important point about jobs

Andrew Yang, who has been called "the internet’s favorite candidate," turned into something of a latter-day Oprah during Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

Instead of offering each member of his audience a new car, as Oprah Winfrey famously did once during her daytime television talk show days, New York CEO and philanthropist Yang offered an online lottery.

During his opening remarks, the former entrepreneur and currently long shot presidential candidate offered Americans aged 18 and up a chance to be one of 10 randomly selected families that will receive $1,000 a month for a year in an online Yang campaign-funded […]

TRON Founder Backs US Presidential Candidate With Matching UBI Pledge

TRON Founder Backs US Presidential Candidate With Matching UBI Pledge

Justin Sun, the founder of the TRON (TRX) blockchain, has stated that he will extend democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s trial of universal basic income in the run-up to and beyond the 2020 election. Yang stated yesterday that he would give 10 people $1,000 each month for the next 12 months.

Andrew Yang, a democratic hopeful in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, has proposed many radical ideas including one to provide a universal basic income of $1,000/month for every citizen. As part of his election campaign, Yang announced Friday at a debate that he intends to use part of his […]

Buying votes? Yang announces he’ll give 10 people $1,000 a month… but read the fine print first

Buying votes? Yang announces he’ll give 10 people $1,000 a month… but read the fine print first

Buying votes? Yang announces he’ll give 10 people $1,000 a month… but read the fine print first Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is dangling cash in front of voters, announcing he’ll raffle off 10-year-long samples of his Universal Basic Income program – $1,000 a month – in a promo he swears is legal.

Yang opened the third Democratic presidential debate with the “unprecedented” promotion, having teased his followers with the “debate surprise” in the days leading up to the event. Winners will receive $1,000 per month for 12 months even if Yang does not win the nomination, with the funds […]

A universal basic income could be a better option for New Zealand … or it might not

If some people had their way, every New Zealander would get a set amount in their bank account each week – for doing nothing.

It might sound too good to be true, but it’s the concept behind a universal basic income (UBI) and, some argue, it could be a solution to some of the less favourable outcomes currently being generated, particularly by Working for Families.

But would it work, how much would it cost — and how is it better than what we’ve got? STATUS QUO New Zealand has a welfare system to support those who cannot work, whether that’s through […]

Tron CEO Justin Sun Promises Massive UBI Giveaway in 2020 and Invitation to Buffett Lunch to One Tron Fan

Tron CEO Justin Sun Promises Massive UBI Giveaway in 2020 and Invitation to Buffett Lunch to One Tron Fan

It was recently reported that the US presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who promised to introduce UBI (universal basic income) in the amount of $1,000 per month to every US citizen, intends to give away $1,000 to ten people per month in 2020.

Tron CEO Justin Sun has chosen this initiative to tell more people about Tron and promises to give away $1,000 to 100 people next year on a monthly basis. In addition, he will pick one person to attend the much-hyped Warren Buffett lunch with him. Yang’s initiative to UBI $1k to 10 ppl per mth for 1 yr, […]

Why everyone deserves a right to recreation

Why everyone deserves a right to recreation

What is it about Americans that makes us so afraid of admitting that people ought to have free time — both for their own sake as individuals, and for the betterment of society?

There is a stigma associated with the idea that people have a right to recreation. It’s difficult enough convincing many right-wing Americans that everyone has a right to a job — but arguing that every person is entitled to leisure time is practically verboten even on the left. After all, a right to leisure, by implication, means a right to do as one pleases with one’s time […]

For Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), It May Be A Good Moment

For Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX), It May Be A Good Moment

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) has recently been identified as an interesting stock but more in-depth monitoring is needed for a trade decision. Now trading with a market value of 70.85B, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations. In light of the many issues surrounding this company, we thought it was a good time to take a close look at the numbers in order to form a realistic perspective on the fundamental picture for this stock.

Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) Fundamentals That Matter

It’s generally a good idea […]

Checking Out Operational Data for Heska Corporation (HSKA)

Checking Out Operational Data for Heska Corporation (HSKA)

It is interesting to note that Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) is active and made a solid movement in the last trading day. Now trading with a market value of 501.17M, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations. In light of the many issues surrounding this company, we thought it was a good time to take a close look at the numbers in order to form a realistic perspective on the fundamental picture for this stock.

Heska Corporation (NASDAQ:HSKA) Fundamentals That Matter

It’s generally a good idea to start with the […]

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT): Digging In to Operational Data

Fortinet, Inc. (FTNT): Digging In to Operational Data

Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) is one of the more popular stocks investors are adding into their watchlist. Now trading with a market value of 13.45B, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations. As the day-to-day narrative ebbs and flows for this company, it is more important than ever to step back and get a bird’s eye view of the fundamental reality under the surface of this story.

Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) Fundamentals That Matter

It’s generally a good idea to start with the most fundamental piece of the picture: the balance […]