How We'll Pay for
Freedom Dividend

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Freedom Dividend Math

Cost Analysis Footnotes

Model based primarily on 2017 statistics due to availability of public data.

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Our goal here is to provide an independent third-party cost analysis of Andrew Yang's Freedom Dividend (FD). When we first heard the 2020 presidential candidate propose his form of Universal Basic Income (UBI) we were excited, inspired and skeptical all at the same time. We understood the tremendous boon for people and businesses alike but, much like you, wondered how our country can pay for it.

We set out to explore the cost viability of the FD, watching Yang policy interviews, combing through official proposals, studying independent reports and data, and soliciting public review of our analysis. As of this writing, we estimate that over 80% of FD is paid for through itself and in combination with other Yang proposals. While we cannot currently conclude that the FD plan is deficit neutral, our research has led us to believe that Yang and his team have and continue to rigorously seek fiscally responsible solutions for our 21st century challenges.

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What would you do with an Extra $1,000 a Month?

Andrew Yang is running for President as a Democrat in 2020 to implement the Freedom Dividend. This form of UBI that he is proposing for the United States is a set of guaranteed payments of $1,000 per month, or $12,000 per year, to all U.S. citizens over the age of 18.

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