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An Interview With Andrew Yang, the Outsider at Tonight’s Democratic Debate

An Interview With Andrew Yang, the Outsider at Tonight’s Democratic Debate

Update: 2019-09-1269
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Andrew Yang, a former tech executive, remains one of the least known candidates in a Democratic presidential field that includes senators, mayors, a governor and a former vice president. But by focusing on the potential impact of automation on jobs, he has attracted surprisingly loyal and passionate support. One of our technology writers has been following his campaign since before it officially began. Guests: Andrew Yang, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination; and Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading: 

  • Armed with numbers, history lessons and the occasional self-deprecating joke, Mr. Yang has been preaching a grim gospel about automation. And voters are responding.
  • The top 10 Democrats will share one stage for the first time starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. Here’s what to watch for.
Comments (281)

Gene

I recommend this episode highly. So cool that the Daily interviewed Andrew Yang. You will understand why he is growing his grass root support in this mission impossible. I have never appreciated liberal positions like loan forgiveness, but his articulation on the need for universal basic income is so convincing. He is ahead of his time. Although there is no way he will make the primary, he is at least rasing the awareness of some critical issues that we will eventually face.

Sep 14th
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Ryan McKinless

Cucumber water supply - always high on my list of priorities when selecting a medical provider.

Sep 14th
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Thomas Franklin

"I hate how life-apologists say 'Life isn't all suffering. What about the simple pleasures, like eating ice cream?' They always use that example. Even if I didn't recognize the flaws in their assertion, when I think of ice cream, I can only see a repugnant lump of pus crushed out of cows' bloody nipples, who spend their entire lives confined in filth, where they're periodically raped so that they're incessantly pregnant… I always ride the pessimism train down different tracks until it inevitably leads me to contemplating over 500 million years of animals cannibalizing each other. Excuse me for not being thrilled by the extra jimmies on my ice cream cone".

Sep 13th
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Jake Hunter

moose nut Yeah, Thomas Franklin is a wanna-be school shooter.

Sep 16th
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moose nut

Thomas Franklin that's an Adam Lanza quote, wtf

Sep 14th
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jersey2777

trump immediately issues a statement banning vaping products, "children have died" he says..yet nothing about gun control, NOTHING! still, how many more children must die by gun attacks before this is on our president's radar?

Sep 12th
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Lorena Luera

jersey2777 exactly what I've said!

Oct 10th
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Sang Lee

Trevor F Lmao. Typical I don't care about facts. Only my made up story. Liberal.

Oct 9th
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fresh mannn

He’s addressed these topics in great detail in other conversations, as well as his website. This seemed lacking in content, as we didn’t hear the full interview. But it’s just as easy as adding stops and levers, like u said.

Sep 12th
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Thomas Franklin

yang is also being promoted by a group on 4chan/pol. they think they can meme him the way they did Trump. but mostly they are n.e.e.t.s who dream of having basic necessities paid to continue sitting in the basement online.

Sep 12th
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Monk S

Thomas Franklin On this app? Yes. The internet? No...

Sep 13th
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Monk S

Thomas Franklin Wow. Don't hold back. Dammit, you weren't supposed to be funny. Lol...

Sep 13th
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Waldo Alvarado Jr

Yang Gang! wooohooo Yang will beat Trump.

Sep 12th
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Wendy Bruder

$500 a month can change lives. $1k would be amazing. we spend that easily on war games.

Sep 12th
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Monk S

Thomas Franklin Maybe. I'm not privy to pop culture references.

Sep 13th
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Thomas Franklin

Monk S you using Alanis morissettes definition?

Sep 13th
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km

READ the book "The War on Normal People". (It's on Audible for all you podcast lovers, or you can find it "free" on YouTube) You will get that Andrew is dead serious and he's the one candidate to meet the challenges of 2020 head-on. #Yang2020 #HumanityFirst

Sep 12th
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Thomas Franklin

giving people money does nothing. some people need to rot in the gutter.

Sep 12th
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Monk S

Thomas Franklin What does you being independent have to do with anything?

Sep 13th
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Thomas Franklin

Monk S ?

Sep 13th
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Jared Poulter

I like Andrew Yang. I like the way he looks at the problems our country is facing. I was not completely satisfied/convinced by his answer to the question about inflation/raising rents. Yes, the UBI may make it easier to buy a home instead of renting, but the ability to increase rents will also raise the value of homes, so it doesn't help as much as it seems it would at face value. I do not believe that inflation would completely erase the benefits of UBI like some skeptics believe (there are other levers that can be pulled to counter the inflationary pressures that UBI would create), but I don't think that Yang gave a very satisfying response to the concern in this interview.

Sep 12th
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Michael Allen

Jared Poulter Hello

Sep 30th
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Alonzo Briscoe

Jared Poulter He makes things easier to understand and to the point

Sep 26th
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Andrew Halvorson

#YangGang #MyPresident #AItakeOver

Sep 12th
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An Interview With Andrew Yang, the Outsider at Tonight’s Democratic Debate

An Interview With Andrew Yang, the Outsider at Tonight’s Democratic Debate