The man whos known for the Universal Basic Income gives some great insight into this topic regarding NCAA athletes and whether or not they should be paid. Full quote in text below from his talks with Georgetown University. Interviewer > "Some of the other pieces that youve talked about was Big M Market and you have policies that you think about in terms of the Big M Market, not just Universal Basic Income, but youre thinking about how to think about the market differently, give us a few of those ideas." Andrew Yang > "[...] I would pay NCAA athletes because its immoral that we have institutions benefitting the tens of millions of dollars and then say like oh but youre getting an education, and then literally video games with the athletes face on it and theyre scrounging for meal money, like thats not cool." > "So there are a lot of things we can do that would write the wrongs that we can all see, and one of my friends, Eric Weinstein, said two things, first he said that we never knew that capitalism was going to get eaten by its son: technology, which is where we are now. But the second thing he said is that this economy is making liars of us all because you go around selling this growth model and then you tell people... frankly people like you (college students), hey join me and the growth model will be yours and the richest will be yours, but the growth model is breaking down right and left, and no one is telling you this." > "Its true, one example is academia, it used to be that youd get a PhD and then youd try to become a tenure-track professor... and then now youre just in this post dock purgatory, youre never going to be made professor, and theyre just going to keep you around for cheap labor forever. So theyre making liars of these institutions, theyre making liars of the law schools, who are like Come on in! Youll have a secure career and it turns out you wont. So there are things going on right now that are actually corruptive because its in everyones interest to keep the lies going." [Link to the video related to this thread](https://streamable.com/vuz1n) [Link to the entire video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tuJ0phjFys&t=8s)
Andrew Yang is delusional as hell. His policies are terrible
I want to vote him in just for the 1,000 a month. So I can game all day. Epic gamer life
>not accepting 1000 bux a month to be a pro gamer Yikes
If you really wanna do that you can move to Alaska. They give out free money all the time there
I wish there were still video games with their faces on it
cant we leave the UBI stuff to r/politics?
What college athletes are scrounging for meal money?
You want names or something?
It doesnt seem like a realistic statement to make. College students tend to have meal plans at the least and college athletes definitely do, especially if theyre at a major enough school that Yang thinks they should be getting paid
I’m all for the athletes being allowed $ from certain things, but can we stop using the idea that they’re scrounging around for money and can barely get by? Most college basketball players have the best meal plan options and live in the best dorms on
They need to stop trying to push the "pay the athletes" because that will never happen and there are more legit arguments against that. What they need to do is allow athletes to accept money. The arguments against that are very weak compared to the bene
Athletes at top universities get paid. You are naive if you think they don’t. I knew a guy who plays at Duke (football) and after he committed to them he showed up to school with a brand new Dodge Challenger. Hmm wonder how he got that. And this guy was
Join the Yang Gang fellas
Are there any other pathways into the NBA other than joining the NCAA? Maybe if they made another option where players could get their deserved amount of money this issue would be solved
I think they should be paid for their likeness, but not like a game to game salary
Its almost as if Andrew Yang is actually a reasonable and rational leader who is way more suitable for president than the current dumbass we have in the white house!
That’s a very low bar
Honestly even Andrew Bynum would fit that bill