One of the biggest disagreements in economic policy revolves around the “living wage.” Most presidential candidates in the Democratic Party want to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, as it is considered a “living wage.” On the other hand, Andrew Yang wants to allow states to determine their own minimum wage and implement a basic income on top of that. Bryan Frew, CPA explains how each policy changes business decisions for large corporations and small businesses.
Category: Policy Spotlight
Yang is Paving the Way for the Black Agenda
Speakers from the Black community often challenge politicians to lay out the specific ways they will help Black voters. Dwight D. Hunter, JD, explains how Andrew Yang brings a new approach to empowering Black communities.
The Need for a Black Agenda
The Black vote is considered to be a coveted voting bloc in the Democratic Party, and Andrew Yang currently doesn’t have a Black Agenda. Rue Smith, an American Descendant of Slavery, discusses why Yang needs one.
Wealth Tax vs. Value-Added Tax
The fight over taxes rages on as the presidential race continues. This election cycle has been focused on directly taxing wealth versus applying a value-added tax to purchases. Bryan Frew, CPA explains the difference and analyzes how their implementation will affect Americans.
Who has better pro-woman policies, Warren or Yang?
Women’s rights are an important aspect of this current election cycle. As a woman running for president, Elizabeth Warren boasts strong female support, but Andrew Yang’s policies for women seem to be more promising. Erik Williamson explores how both candidates address these issues.
Andrew Yang has a son, Christopher, who has autism. Christopher has inspired Andrew’s platform, leading Andrew to become the biggest advocate among the candidates running for President on the behalf of non-neurotypical people. Ori Simon Bechtel explains the significance of this from a non-neurotypical perspective.
Yang’s Three Pillars
Andrew Yang is best known for his proposal of a nationwide Universal Basic Income, which he calls the Freedom Dividend, but he has many more proposals that are often overlooked. @Balshumet examines the Dividend with his other two flagship proposals, Human Centered Capitalism and Medicare for All.