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362. Why Is This Man Running for President?

362. Why Is This Man Running for President?

Update: 2019-01-1045
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In the American Dream sweepstakes, Andrew Yang was a pretty big winner. But for every winner, he came to realize, there are thousands upon thousands of losers — a “war on normal people,” he calls it. Here’s what he plans to do about it.

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Brian Sidiski

Podcast on China eating US jobs referenced in the podcast but is not available. Please re-release. Thanks.

Jan 30th
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Gary Tan

Where's the dislike button? Oh... Unsubscribe

Jan 24th
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Surya Rudolph

The more he talks the worst his agenda sounds. this guy has no idea what he is talking about. I wouldn't vote for him.

Jan 23rd
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Paul Kramer

I genuinely feel that many of the reforms Andrew Lang is looking to make can be done in the commercial sector from the commercial sector. The real problem is the ambition education and motivation level of many Americans but also the stresses that are placed on each one. Each of us has to be a banker, tax accountant, psychologist for our children and ourselves, etc. To begin spreading out these responsibilities becomes extremely expensive extremely quickly. I believe that if a company acted like the social welfare branch of the government, where the majority of these responsibilities would be converted to an electronic format with human oversight that the average American would be more free to indulge their time in other activities. A project like this could start as a small company managing integrated bill pay with benefits like group legal, insurance discounts, and perks from other industries which benefit from big Data. eventually it would have evolved into a system where a participant could simply ask the program about a decision and it would show the increase or decrease in the residual payment, the amount of their income which actually gets them at the end of the week or bi-weekly cycle. if the participant finds that money is getting too tight oh, they are then free to go out and find a way to create more income for themselves knowing how much net income they have after all of the things are taken care of, and without taking extraordinary bad risks with their financial future.

Jan 10th
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362. Why Is This Man Running for President?

362. Why Is This Man Running for President?