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Who should be the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee? Show more Show less

The Democrats are preparing to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential election. While united by party, the contenders are divided on how they plan to take the US forward. So, who are the possible top candidates? What are their policies and what do they represent? And could they beat Donald Trump in an election?

Andrew Yang Show more Show less

What does Andrew Yang stand for? Yang's innovative Universal Basic Income policy is the push towards equality America needs.
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Andrew Yang understands the importance of tech

Yang has considerable experience in the technology sector, and understands how important it is for the future of the economy.
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2020 US Election Andrew Yang

Context

As technology rapidly advances, the job economy struggles to keep up, meaning that jobs are increasingly replaced through automation.

The Argument

As more and more jobs disappear due to automation,[1] it is vital that America has a strong plan to ensure those affected have an alternative path. Additionally, Yang wants to regulate the social media companies that currently run riot, both in terms of the meteoric rise of social media use and their unrestrained economic structure.[2]

Counter arguments

Automation and technology are pressing issues. But these are minor issues. Guiding America post-2020 will be an extremely complex task, and demands a high-level plan in which automation is a minor concern.

Framing

Premises

[P1] The job economy is suffering greatly due to the rise of automation. [P2] Yang is the only candidate taking this seriously. [P3] Yang should be elected as the Democratic candidate.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P3] Yang's policies do not adequately deal with the issues presented by automation.

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References

  1. https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/jobs-lost-jobs-gained-what-the-future-of-work-will-mean-for-jobs-skills-and-wages
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/10/technology/his-2020-campaign-message-the-robots-are-coming.html

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