Nov 1, 2019 - Politics & Policy

First look: Andrew Yang's "New Way Forward"

Mike Allen
Andrew Yang.
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Andrew Yang will unveil a "New Way Forward" message when he joins other candidates onstage in Des Moines Friday night at the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty & Justice dinner (formerly the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner).

Why it matters: Yang wants to set himself apart by discussing the root causes that led to President Trump, as a way to promote Yang's signature universal basic income for all American adults, which he calls the Freedom Dividend.

  • "Sadly, Donald Trump is not the root of the problem. Your kids were not all right before he got elected ..."
  • "Donald Trump got the problems right ... But his solutions were garbage and nonsense. ... We have to evolve in the way we think about work and value."
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