Yang’s plan for a VAT “takes us right away to European levels of government spending,” David R. Henderson, an economics professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and a research fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, told the NewsHour. “A VAT to fund UBI (universal basic income) then gets rid of our degrees of freedom to deal with the deficit.”

This is from Dan Cooney, “How would Andrew Yang give Americans $1,000 per month? With this tax,” PBS Newshour, September 9, 2019. I said a lot of things in my 15-minute phone interview that Dan could have used. But, and this is rare in my experience with media people, I think he used the most important thing I said. I would definitely talk to him again. Nice going, Dan.

One little correction: I’m an Emeritus Professor. I think he went with the bio he found on the Wall Street Journal piece I wrote in 2016 that led him to me.