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Andrew Yang's New Political Party Exposes the Farce of Radical Centrism

Oct 10, 2021 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    -70% Very Liberal

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  • Policy Leaning

    -14% Somewhat Liberal

  • Politician Portrayal

    -27% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

50% : The Future of American Politics, by Ted Halstead and Michael Lind, argued that America was ready for "political transformations and realignments" on the scale of the New Deal and Civil War, then proceeded to make the case for the "progressive privatization" of Social Security.
48% : This was a major reason the "Not left, not right, but forward" schtick (also embraced by Yang) that formed the basis for the supposed "Third Way" between capitalism and socialism in the '90s was so transparently bogus.
48% : When Andrew Yang says he's practical rather than ideological, what he's really telling us is that his ideology is capitalism.
47% : Yang's other two structuring principles -- open primaries and a universal basic income (UBI) -- are at least semi-fleshed-out policy ideas.
45% : (There's no nonideological way to advocate tax cuts, welfare reform, or the privatization of Social Security, and those who insisted otherwise were really just telling us that their ideology was the mainstream neoliberal capitalist one.)
42% : Without relitigating the vast and hugely complicated debate surrounding UBI, it's worth recognizing that there are progressive versions of the idea.
31% : As Wang wrote, "[Yang] identifies the problems that are inherent to capitalism, yet somehow believes that the same market forces that create those problems can also fix them.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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