Yang: NYC should implement universal basic income

BY JUSTINE COLEMAN – 02/13/20 09:54 PM EST
Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Thursday that he thinks New York City should implement a universal basic income. 

The entrepreneur was asked in his “exit interview” in The New York Times whether he thought enacting the central policy from his campaign in the city would be a good idea.  

“I think New York City should do a large-scale universal basic income. To me, that seems obvious,” he said. 

The Times interviewed Yang following the suspension of his campaign shortly after the New Hampshire primary results were revealed. The previously unknown candidate excited his base, or the “Yang gang,” with the idea of providing a universal basic income of $1,000 per month to everyone. 

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