Andrew Yang is an American 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Venture for America, a nonprofit that focuses on creating jobs in struggling American cities. Yang’s signature policy is what he calls the “Freedom Dividend”, a universal basic income (UBI) in the form of $1,000 monthly for every American adult over age 18. Yang believes that UBI is a necessary response to the rapid development of automation, which is increasingly leading to workforce challenges, and that job displacement by automation is what led to Donald Trump‘s election in 2016. The other two central elements of his platform are “Medicare for All” and “human-centered capitalism“. More than 160 policy proposals are listed on his campaign website.