What I Learned This Week

A glimpse at the future of Gen-Z politics and how they could change the political status quo.

When Andrew Yang launched his presidential campaign in 2017, most political junkies had never even heard of him. Today, the 44-year old entrepreneur and political newcomer has surged on prediction markets, with bettors giving him slightly worse odds than Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar, and better odds than Kirsten Gillibrand or Julian Castro. In the process, Yang has qualified for this summer’s party-sponsored debates, drawn thousands to his rallies, and surpassed 100,000 individual donors. Some more established candidates, like Castro, still haven’t met that threshold. An internet phenomenon, Yang may be 2020’s most meme-worthy candidate (other than Pete Buttigieg). Yang’…

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