Russell Brandom, dans The Verge :
Yang’s pitch was simple : automation is destroying American jobs, and we need a president with some kind of answer. If you believe that, the robot‐obsessed startup guy could be your only option.
Yang’s answer looks a lot like socialism, although he doesn’t use the word himself. The centerpiece of Yang’s campaign is a $1,000 monthly check to every person in America, paid for with a Nordic‐style Value Added Tax. That’s normally called a basic income, although the Yang campaign calls it a “freedom dividend,” since focus group testing found the idea was more popular in the language of corporate ownership. Left‐wing think tanks like the Roosevelt Institute and Data for Progress have been pushing a basic income for years as an alternative to the current labyrinth of federal aid programs, but Yang is the first presidential candidate to build a campaign around it.
Un portrait d’Andrew Yang, candidat à la primaire du Parti démocrate pour l’élection présidentielle de 2020 aux États‐Unis qui a le vent en poupe. Il a fait de l’octroi d’un revenu sans condition une mesure phare de son programme.
Source. Illustration : © Amelia Holowaty Krales.