“Tucker Carlson said Thursday that automation and AI could eliminate millions of American jobs and only one Democrat is bringing it up.
The issue has been central to the campaign of entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who has also proposed a $1,000-per-month universal basic income to address the predicted job losses.
“I want somebody to tell the truth about it,” Carlson said on “Fox News @ Night,” adding that he’d be open to voting for someone like Yang who “thinks deeply” about a critical issue like automation.
Carlson said the issue is “completely real” and will also affect sectors of white-collar America, like the medical and legal industries. He said at the same time, millions of people are coming into the United States, filling jobs that may not even exist in five to 10 years.
“Nobody’s talking about it, cuz ‘Russia!'” he said. …”
If Tucker Carlson decided that he had seen enough and was willing to throw his hat into the ring and challenge Blompf for the Republican nomination, he would be saving me a lot of trouble. Unfortunately, there is no one who is running on both UBI and a sane immigration policy. All the people who are currently mad about Yang’s position on immigration would rally behind Tucker.
Note: I’m not really concerned about this because I expect Yang will move to the center after winning the Democratic nomination. He is a moderate anyway and will easily gel with populist voters.