A candidate’s solution for automation


What are the economic consequences of jobs replaced by technology and how will AI’s rise affect American workers? Andrew Yang, a former tech executive and 2020 presidential candidate, offered his solution on “Salon Talks.” The entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America joined Salon’s Jeremy Binckes to share his political strategy for helping Americans thrive amid rapid technological changes.

According to Yang, universal basic income is the answer. “We’re going through the greatest economic and technological transition in human history. And universal basic income is the best way to make sure that people have the means and the wherewithal to both feed themselves and take care of their needs but also transition to the future,” Yang said.

Check out the full interview above to hear why Yang believes a rapid rise in automation spawned the economic conditions that landed Trump in the White House. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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