This 2020 Presidential Candidate Makes A TON Of Sense…


Date: November 12, 2018

01) This 2020 Presidential Candidate Makes A TON Of Sense


“Cenk Uygur speaks with Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate who is running to combat job automation.

Citation:
https://www.yang2020.com/

$1000 a month minimum pay is possible…It’s still poverty level income…but it is possible to do, on a social level…

The thing is…everyday people need to let go of this fantasy we’ve been fed for decades…that we are all able to become filthy rich, and attain a life of privilege…

It always goes through my mind, whenever this type of issue comes up…a time when Bill Maher was talking about unrealistic expectations in U.S. living standards…and he asked, “why cant we be happy, with enough to make us comfortable and content?”…

…And, in my opinion…Bill was correct…

…We have this out of whack notion, that we need to escape the rat race, by somehow amassing large amounts of money and stuff…

…We’ve allowed the pursuit of work, earning and sustenance to become such a treacherous, soul destroying burden…that most people spend their lives fantasizing on how to escape it…

…It’s pathetic…because anymore…people who simply got in on a retirement plan from their employer, are like some type of lottery winner…for that, alone…It’s about as good, as your typical person can hope for…they put in their decades, and escape with a monthly allowance, once their most productive years are over.

A base income could work…

…But we need a radical change in social/cultural expectations…

…We need a fundamental shift, in how we look at quality of life…and how we value life, which is not solely our own life.

I get it, that there are people who need to pursue uncommon heights…I get it, that this freedom is important…I get it, that sometimes this requires massive amounts of money…I get it, that some people thrive on power…

…When it comes to something so universal and foundational, as the currency which everybody is forced to rely on…some of these individuals are having a treacherous impact, on the masses of society…

…Their pursuit of turning themselves into some type of “self made royalty”, is impoverishing untold numbers of people…There is a high cost, which comes with that type of inequality in wealth, status and power…and it’s sustained by vast swaths of the common folk.

I’m not saying individuals are unethical for becoming [or being] wealthy…

…But pursing wealth while isolated in one’s own bubble, often leads to unethical outcomes.

The money, power and freedom which rests with all that consolidated money…it should be spread around, in the hands of the masses…the people who need it to survive…

…It shouldn’t be in some billionaires bank account, so they can get a jolly kick out of getting a few extra zeros on their bank statements.

What real world value does having these massively wealthy people, bring to the masses of the world?…What is the social cost, of that kind of hoarding?

Even if we consider that a lot of these wealthy people are philanthropists…the power of that given money, is being funneled and decided upon, by the bias of one person [or, that of a relative few people]…whomever “owns” the money…as opposed to a representative collective of the population…

…This has a terribly corruptive impact…

…Or…it does if we most value the voice, and the quality of life, of the common individual.

There’s far, far, far more common people, who are barely getting by…than there are wealthy people, who live a pampered lifestyle [and who will likely be able to continue doing so, even if their taxes go way, way up]…

…So…where should the most concern be placed?

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