Andrew Yang: Removing Trump won't stop tech from stealing jobs
Added 11-04-19 10:22:01pm EST - “Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang on Monday brought his high-tech sensibility to a college campus in Northern Virginia, warning a crowd of supporters about the dangers posed by automation and urging them to get to the polls…” - Washingtontimes.com
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Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang on Monday brought his high-tech sensibility to a college campus in Northern Virginia, warning a crowd of supporters about the dangers posed by automation and urging them to get to the polls in legislative elections in the commonwealth Tuesday.
Mr. Yang said simply ridding the country of President Trump isn’t going to solve more far-reaching problems, like service industry and factory jobs getting “automated away” by technology.
“Artificial intelligence is still going to get faster and smarter. The robot trucks are going to come closer to the highways. Amazon will still be paying zero in taxes,” he told a crowd of about 2,000 people at George Mason University in Fairfax, a suburb of Washington, D.C. “We have to rewrite the rules so they work for us, they work for you — particularly the young people.”
Mr. Yang, who has posted impressive fundraising hauls but is well behind top-tier contenders in public polling on the 2020 Democratic presidential race, is working to convince skeptics that his unorthodox campaign has staying power with only a few months to go until the Iowa caucuses.
“We have made every debate stage comfortably, and that will continue in the days to come,” he said. “Anyone who wants to bet on our poll levels rising should make that bet right now because you will get your money back and then some.”
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