If you’re a fan of Andrew Yang, you probably weren’t a big fan of last night’s debate. Yang had very little speaking time compared to his opponents and received a direct, personal question only once. The time spoken breakdown can be seen in the following graphic, and Yang is, predictably, at the very bottom.
As we gear up for the second Democratic debate, one candidate stands out from all the rest. That politician is Andrew Yang. As the establishment Democrats and Republicans go on and on about interventionism, social security, and stimulus packages, Yang is focusing on the pressing issues that afflict many Americans today. As a result, he stands in stark contrast to the cookie-cutter politicians he will share the stage with tonight.
Though very much a peripheral candidate, Andrew Yang has garnered a great deal of attention of late. He recently qualified for the first presidential debate and is famous for his Universal Basic Income proposal. Though his website hosts an impressive swath of policies, many simply know him as the UBI guy. His concerns about automation in the near future come really close to setting him apart from the pack. But his solution? Absolutely gutting the crypto industry, setting back what the world needs most in an increasingly global society. That’s right: he’s after your Bitcoin.
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang has a unique following among the right. Yang has become particularly popular among more fringe parts, such as the Alt-Right. Mother Jones contends that the reason for this is Yang’s willingness to talk about topics other candidates largely avoid. Moreover, Yang has been on several podcasts and programming popular among the right, including the Joe Rogan Experience, the Ben Shapiro Show, and Fox News. But many of his ideas contradict the very principles that these people claim to hold.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promises in his platform to “decriminalize the possession and use of small amounts of opioids,” citing similar policy in Portugal to address their own addiction crisis. However, in his April 14 CNN Town Hall, moderator Ana Cabrera pushed Yang about the specifics of his drug decriminalization policy; would he decriminalize drugs like cocaine as well?