Entrepreneurs

Andrew Yang: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate

Andrew Yang speaks at a train depot in Iowa on February 1, 2019
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Andrew Yang is a former tech executive who founded Venture for America, a nonprofit young entrepreneur fellowship program. His central issue, a proposal for universal basic income, is grounded in the belief that millions of jobs will be wiped away due to automation.

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How Singapore is retraining workers for a more automated workplace

Commuters line the escalators at lunch hour at Raffles Place in Singapore
Commuters at Raffles Place in Singapore. Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Automation and AI has left some American workers worried they lack the skill sets to compete in a changing economy. Singapore's SkillsFuture program offers one national re-education model that aims to address such concerns.

The big picture: Since the launch of the program in 2016, over 285,000 people — more than 10% of adult residents — have participated, and 43% of Singaporean CIOs say the program has helped mitigate the economic effects of the skills gap.