Oct 29, 2018
Are we ready for change? Are we
prepared to do what it takes to make the American dream come alive
again? It would take some drastic reforms to get those much-needed
results. Something's got to give, and this administration has to
go. Today's guest is Andrew Yang. He's Asian-American, a 2020
Presidential Candidate, a serial entrepreneur, and a man who
actually understands people, numbers, and technology. In other
words, the complete opposite of Trump. Laurie and Andrew talk about
progressive platforms that will spark the change we need to get us
back into shape.
- Andrew agrees that work is broken. The times
are changing and we need to transform how we think about work to
get any real benefit from it. We're going through the greatest
economic and technological transition in human history. The
problem, now, is that our government doesn't understand this shift.
They are stuck working with obsolete concepts that will eventually
break the economy - and not in a good way.
change isn't happening, you've got to make change happen yourself.
Capitalism has worked effectively for corporations but often
crushes human welfare. Capitalism prioritizes efficiency and
profits over everything else. How do we fix this? Andrew proposes a
new form of capitalism that gets the market to work for us and not
against us. He calls it "Human Capitalism," which focuses on
maximizing human well-being and fulfillment. Andrew further
explains the tenets of human-centered capitalism.
- Laurie and Andrew talk about the "Freedom
Dividend." A proposed policy wherein every American adult gets
$1,000 per month - no questions asked. Andrew believes that if we
were to remove the existential threat of poverty, people could
focus on finding jobs that better fit their skill sets. The Freedom
Dividend is actually an old idea, but a similar policy has been
effective in Alaska for almost four decades. Andrew talks about the
value of revisiting this idea and how it will benefit US
do we get Value Added Tax into the dividend equation without people
worrying about the deficits? Andrew shares how the present
mismanagement must not lead us to believe that we lack the
resources to progress. Our economy is on a record high, so the fear
is based on the current mess the government is in. By using VAT
funds to invest in our citizens, several other issues will start
- Laurie and Andrew talk about the problems in
the work environment. If our economy is doing so well, why can't we
do justice to make our citizens' quality of life better? We're not
living in the dark ages, and yet, most of the same issues are
present. Seriously, how can the world's richest country be so
anti-women, anti-family, and anti-poor? It's time we take into
consideration what's good for the people versus what makes the most
money for companies. After all, since this country's greatest asset
is its people, it should be a no-brainer to invest in making their
lives more meaningful.
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