Andrew Yang Is Full of It

Andrew Yang

Source: Jordan Weissmann
Affiliation: Slate

In this article, the author pushes back against Andrew Yang's dystopian warnings about automation and mass unemployment that have motivated his argument for universal basic income. Yang's belief is trendy in Silicon Valley and has won him financial support for his campaign. The article argues why Yang's understanding of the effects of automation is misguided and warns that "by prophesying imaginary problems, you ignore the real ones."

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence , Automation , Computer Science , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry , Universal Basic Income