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Andrew Yang slams hyper-corporate capitalism on opioids' blood-money

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Andrew Yang must be admired for making the connection between hyper-corporate capitalism and the opioid epidemic in ABC's Democratic Debate in New Hampshire. He acknowledges that the blood-money must be recovered from these corporations responsible for infecting and addicting Americans with their poison.

When I first met Yang in Houston and listened to him, he seemed to have a more libertarian streak which I am generally not fond of because of its individualism. But when one reads his healthcare plan and Basic income plan for which there are ongoing experiments, it turns out he is a different character.

It is always hard to place Andrew Yang on the ideological spectrum. I understand why I like him. He does not let ideology constrain ideas that he believes will work.

There is something that is thematic with him. Every economic argument ultimately gets a veneer of his basic income theology. Interestingly, when one analysis through a few levels of indirection, it turns out that he is right. I interviewed a few proponents at Netroots 2019.

Having another candidate call out corporate greed in graphic fashion -- blood-money -- for deliberately poisoning Americans is refreshing. Too often they are much too cautious. Said timidity has allowed them to run roughshod over Americans.

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Egberto WilliesEgberto Willies is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Visit his podcast here. Egberto is an ardent Liberal that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is "political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship". He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many (more...)
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