It’s back to basics as radical concept of universal income starts to gain traction

A US presidential candidate is promoting an American version of an idea in which Willie O’Dea sees promise, but what about the cost?

17th November, 2019
3
Elon Musk, the co-founder and chief executive of the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors

On visiting the website of US Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, one is quickly tasked with decoding something called “The Freedom Dividend”.

“It’s not left, it’s not right, it’s forward,” beams the presidential hopeful in one of several videos explaining the concept.

“My flagship proposal is a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for every American adult, starting at age 18. This would create millions...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Susan O’Keeffe: Gardaí and teachers are on the frontline and deserve early vaccines

Analysis: Lockdown fatigue grows but majority do not want to ease restrictions

Comment: How the FAI could have avoided the lasting damage of Videogate

Sport Paddy O'Dea 3 days ago

Latest lockdown news is deflating for everyone, but there is an end in sight