Yang had the best economic analysis of any of the presidential candidates (not that he really had any competition). But I don’t agree with him and others who are calling for a “federal jobs program.” Reparations from the ruling class, yes. Make work on the king’s and lord’s plantations, no.
Krystal and Saagar discuss Andrew Yang’s call for a federal jobs program and reports that American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic.
By Robert Stark
The internet underworld that famously boosted Trump in 2016 appears to be unified for the first time since. This time everyone from the meme-makers of 4chan, to the “America First” crowd, to explicit white nationalists is marching to the beat of a new, unlikely populist champion: Asian-American entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. What does the phenomenon of the Trump-to-Yang supporter tell us? Beyond pointing out the obvious, that NEETS and gamers really want $1,000 a month, the youthful “Yanggang” may be the harbinger of a political paradigm shift to follow the demise of Trumpism, and the closing possibility of any recognizably American nationalism.