other policies have some common sense republican values.
Yeah, while some will use these to label him as a libertarian or a conservative in disguise, appealing to common sense Republican values does not make you a conservative.
Personal responsibility, freedom of expression and economic freedom are conservative values the Republican Party manipulates in order to weaponize them to attack liberals but the values themselves are good. You can appeal to those values with liberal policies. Yang has figured that out, in my opinion.
He’s not in lockstep with Bernie/Warren on everything but I think he, fundamentally, wants the same end goals as they do. I think their policy platforms are different only in minor details and approach.