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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 12:07 PM Oct 2021

Andrew Yang Forms 'Inclusive' 3rd Party THE FORWARD PARTY [View all]

Andrew Yang Forms 'Inclusive' 3rd Party
Key principles include universal basic income and 'grace and tolerance'

Andrew Yang wants to overhaul politics, from the two-party system to political campaigns, as he writes in a new book out Tuesday. In the final chapter of Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy, the former Democratic presidential and New York City mayoral candidate reveals the name of a third party he's founded, reports Business Insider. The Forward Party involves six key principles of "ranked-choice voting and open primaries"; "fact-based governance"; "human-centered capitalism"; "effective and modern-day government"; "universal basic income" and "grace and tolerance." And "it's inclusive," Yang tells the New York Times.

Without it, "the dysfunction is going to kill us," Yang writes in his book, per Insider. "The two sides will be trapped in a war that both sides win—they will still be hovering in one of the most affluent areas in the country trading power—but the people will lose." In an excerpt shared by Politico, Yang dives into the problems of power, noting it makes people "more impulsive, more reckless and less able to see things from others' points of view." In presidential politics, "the job was simply the seeking of attention" and "the people around me treated me as either a celebrity or a product that hundreds of staffers were focused on selling," he writes.


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One day we will have up to six different parties, jimfields33 Oct 2021 #1
No we won't because at that point, we will be under a dictatorship. The GOP would Demsrule86 Oct 2021 #5
It is basically impossible, as the American Constitution mandates a first past the post, plurality- Celerity Oct 2021 #10
Beware of Trojan Horses Fiendish Thingy Oct 2021 #2
That's true mvd Oct 2021 #16
I don't even understand why this is posted here...he barely won any vote...and now he Demsrule86 Oct 2021 #3
It's posted here to keep us informed of what's going on around us. groundloop Oct 2021 #9
It has been my experience that third party voters hate Democrats and generally vote GOP if Demsrule86 Oct 2021 #11
We don't need a third party viva la Oct 2021 #4
Just speculating but: what are the odds that the Yang Party nominee for President in 24 is Yang? brooklynite Oct 2021 #6
Lol Demovictory9 Oct 2021 #13
I am sure Mr Yang will receive much financial support ...from Republicans. Demsrule86 Oct 2021 #7
Sorry, Yang. I was once a fan but now you're venturing into Jill Stein territory... brush Oct 2021 #8
Ladies and gentlemen, your next Jill Stein! Where can Russia FSogol Oct 2021 #12
Shouldn't you get the reforms to make your 3rd party viable Johonny Oct 2021 #14
I like to see Yang and Caitlyn Jenner together on a Dustbin ticket. nt oasis Oct 2021 #15
Seeing the Backside of the Forward Party LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2022 #17
I'm sure he didn't mean it that way. I'm pretty sure he didn't know what he meant. The Forward Party Demovictory9 Aug 2022 #18
I never took Andrew Yang to be a serious candidate LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2022 #19
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