2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Id pay NCAA athletes as its immoral that we have institutions benefitting from millions then say like oh but youre getting an education and then literally video games with the athletes face on it and theyre scrou

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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)