Yang, who has built his image as a non-politician and as a savvy tech entrepreneur who touts his understanding of the economy, has built his platform on the threat that job automation poses to American workers.

The policy idea that launched Yang into early recognition was his promise to provide a universal basic income of $1,000 monthly to every adult over the age of 18, paid for by technology companies who generate the most automated jobs.

Yang is the founder of the company Venture For America, which trains entrepreneurs how to create and sustain jobs in major metropolitan cities.

Tech companies have recently supported the Democratic Party, but Yang’s proposal to tax tech giants like Amazon and Google would put Silicon Valley companies in a difficult position as Yang asks them to compensate for the jobs lost to automation.


more: https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/07/07/the-2020-presidential-race-hits-portland-this-week-with-visits-from-two-democratic-primary-candidates/ 

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