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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 20 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing global crisis, especially in low-and-middle income countries. There’s substantial evidence that taxes and fiscal policies are essential to confronting this health threat.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist · 20 Jan 2018

The primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
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Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies) · 20 Jan 2018

Policies like these can help people struggling just to survive and allow them to get on their feet, be entrepreneurial and be more creative.
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Emmanuel Macron, French President · 20 Jan 2018

[We need] deeper integration between eurozone states, including a real eurozone budget [and a] a permanent finance minister who leads this executive. This is a democratic responsibility on the eurozone level, and as such it requires maximum ambition
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Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 20 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
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Angela Merkel, German Chancellor · 20 Jan 2018

The new economics and finance minister role could provide greater coherence to economic policy across the bloc
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Guntram Wolff, Director of Brussels-based think tank Bruegel · 20 Jan 2018

A European finance minister — as Juncker outlined it — is a misnomer that will create false expectations and confusion. […] It would be unwise to create totally new euro area institutions beyond the ESM that would only aggravate the division between countries inside the euro area and those outside.
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Vítor Constâncio, Vice President of the European Central Bank · 20 Jan 2018

L’idée de désigner un ministre des finances est très récente et probablement, liée au fait qu’il faut établir de telles fonctions au niveau central de la zone euro de manière à avoir quelqu’un qui soit responsable de la gestion des nouvelles tâches et de la stabilisation de l’Union monétaire.
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François Villeroy de Galhau, French Central Bank Governor · 20 Jan 2018

Le pilier monétaire existe et il est solide, la BCE fait son travail. Ce qui manque terriblement est le second pilier, une meilleure coordination des politiques économiques. C'est pourquoi je propose la nomination d'un ministre des Finances européen. Depuis 2011, l'absence de gouvernance a coûté 2 à 5 points de PIB à l'eurozone et donc des millions d'emplois
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Tom Steinberg, Founder and former director of mySociety · 19 Jan 2018

One of the most visible signs of victory in this battle for greater protection of people’s data has been a steady increase in the number of personal data choices that an average person is asked to make every week. Popups now abound asking for your permission to do this and that, some of them driven by company policies, others driven by legal requirements. I’m increasingly of the mind that present... See More
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Anke Hassel, Sociologist. Professor at the Hertie School of Governance. Director of Hans Böckler Foundation’s WSI · 19 Jan 2018

The basic income will further divide society and prevent social mobility. Those who, due to their family background, have good prospects for interesting employment and high income will maintain their existing work ethic, engaging in school and study, and maybe taking a sabbatical or two in between. This is a good thing. However, life will become more difficult for young people from parts of societ... See More
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 19 Jan 2018

Internet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can't decide which online stores you should shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can't let any company pay for priority over its competitors.
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Philip Hammond, U.K. Treasury chief · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
Producers are already reformulating sugar out of their drinks [even before the sugar tax comes into effect]
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Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Former Dutch Finance Minister and former President of the Eurogroup · 19 Jan 2018

Quite a large number of ministers feel that to complement our toolkit with a fiscal capacity as a stabilization tool would be useful
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Competitive Enterprise Institute, Non-profit libertarian think tank · 19 Jan 2018

disagrees Soda taxes
Soda Taxes: a Failed Experiment that Needs to End. Sin taxes are a blunt instrument that have unpredictable effects on consumer behavior, as well as unintended consequences. The poorest in our communities often bear the financial brunt of these regressive taxes, which are ineffective at combating obesity. 4 Despite the best intentions of public health advocates pushing for a soda tax, the real-wor... See More
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Jean-Claude Juncker, · 19 Jan 2018

The European Union [note: not only the Eurozone] should have a minister of economy and finance. Such a minister should also be the chairman of all euro zone finance ministers and be accountable to the European Parliament.
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Reza Moghadam, Economist and Vice-chairman for sovereigns and official institutions at Morgan Stanley · 19 Jan 2018

Macron is right - the Eurozone needs a finance minister. [...] it focuses on the essential: a collective action mechanism for managing and stabilising economies in crisis. It also does so without the need for EU Treaty changes
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Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Carbon Tax
Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Vaccines
Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
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George Osborne, British politician · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
I am not prepared to look back at my time here in this Parliament, doing this job and say to my children's generation 'I'm sorry. We knew there was a problem with sugary drinks. We knew it caused disease. But we ducked the difficult decisions and we did nothing'.
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GOV UK, · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
This is independent confirmation that the soft drinks industry levy, a key part of our world-leading Childhood Obesity Plan, will be a potent tool in the fight against childhood obesity. Not only that, it will help save our children's teeth and cut rates of type 2 diabetes. Sugar-laden soft drinks are a recognised driver of childhood obesity and through our broader sugar reduction programme we're ... See More
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Jamie Oliver, British celebrity chef and restaurateur · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
We should be big and bold. Who is running the country? The businesses who are profiting from ill health or is it us
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Will Quince MP, Conservative MP for Colchester · 19 Jan 2018

disagrees Soda taxes
[The UK sugar tax] will hit Consumers: The tax is designed to be levied on soft drinks companies, based on the volume of sugar-sweetened drinks they import of export. But the independent economic forecaster, the Office of Budgetary Responsibility, states the costs of the levy will be ‘passed entirely onto the price paid by consumers’. That means it will be the public, not soft drinks companies tha... See More
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Anna Lappé, Author, educator, sustainable food advocate · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
Today, the public health community understands that consuming sugar — particularly in liquid form — increases risks of serious health conditions, such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, not to mention tooth decay. A 2010 study found that consuming just one to two sugary drinks a day increases your risk of developing diabetes by 26 percent. While sugar is every... See More
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Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, political scientist · 19 Jan 2018

There are entire countries where Facebook Messenger has replaced email as the primary channel by which people communicate. This kind of power wielded at such a scale is unprecedented in human experience, and we need to think carefully about whether American democracy can continue to coexist with such power concentrated over the longer run.
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Oxford University, · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
The planned [UK] sugar tax could slash obesity among young children by 10 per cent and create health by stealth
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WHO, World Health Organization, the United Nations' health agency · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
There is reasonable and increasing evidence that appropriately designed taxes on sugarsweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption, especially if aimed at raising the retail price by 20% or more
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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Health taxes
Noncommunicable diseases are a growing global crisis, especially in low-and-middle income countries. There’s substantial evidence that taxes and fiscal policies are essential to confronting this health threat.
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Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Health taxes
We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
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Cory Doctorow, Writer, blogger, activist. · 17 Dec 2017

The internet isn't nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and clmate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the internet
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Amnesty International, Human rights organisation · 17 Dec 2017

People everywhere should be able to encrypt their communications and personal data as an essential protection of their rights to privacy and free speech. Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning encryption is like banning envelopes and curtains. It takes away a basic tool for keeping your private life private.
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Marc de Vos, Doctorate in Law (UGent), Master in Social Law (ULB), Master of Laws (Harvard University). · 16 Dec 2017

La seule façon de financer l’allocation universelle, c’est d’éliminer la Sécurité sociale existante, ce qui impliquerait une régression sociale énorme, parce qu’on remplacerait un système d’allocations sociales qui est conditionnel, focalisé sur les besoins des personnes, progressif, par un système inconditionnel. C’est ridicule. Ça ne réussira jamais.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 15 Dec 2017

Net neutrality is the idea that the internet should be free and open for everyone. If a service provider can block you from seeing certain content or can make you pay extra for it, that hurts all of us and we should have rules against it.
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Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the University of Carolina, writer and techno-sociologist · 15 Dec 2017

Rather than a complete totalitarianism based on fear and the blocking of information, the newer methods include demonizing online media and mobilizing armies of supporters or paid employees who muddy the online waters with misinformation, information overload, doubt, confusion, harassment, and distraction
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Google, · 15 Dec 2017

We believe that consumers should continue to enjoy open on-ramps to the Internet. That means no Internet access provider should block or degrade Internet traffic, nor should they sell ‘fast lanes’ that prioritize particular Internet services over others. These rules should apply regardless of whether you’re accessing the Internet using a cable connection, a wireless service, or any other technolog... See More
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Sen. Susan Collins, US Senator, Repubblican · 15 Dec 2017

Repealing the 2015 net neutrality protections would cause immediate harm to the innovation economy. Access fees, fast lanes, and preferential treatment of content would undermine the openness of the internet and disproportionately hurt startups’ and small businesses’ ability to compete with entrenched incumbents.
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Brian Chesky, CEO of AirBnB · 15 Dec 2017

The FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality is wrong & disappointing. A free & open internet is critical to innovation, an open society, & widespread access to economic empowerment
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Werner Vogels, CTO and Vice President of Amazon.com · 15 Dec 2017

I am extremely disappointed in the FCC decision to remove the #NetNeutrality protections. We'll continue to work with our peers, partners and customers to find ways to ensure an open and fair internet that can continue to drive massive innovation.
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Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, activist, and author · 15 Dec 2017

An open internet is critical for new ideas and economic opportunity – and internet providers shouldn't be able to decide what people can see online or charge more for certain websites.
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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 15 Dec 2017

FCC's new "net neutrality" proposal is a horrible idea. Will hurt tech startups and users.
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Mark Pocan, U.S. Congressman, Democrat · 15 Dec 2017

[The end of net neutrality] will hand the keys to our open internet to major corporations to charge more for a tiered system where wealthy and powerful websites can pay to have their content delivered faster to consumers. This leaves smaller, independent websites with slower load times and consumers with obstructed access to the internet—a particularly harmful decision for communities of color, st... See More
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John Nichols, American journalist and author · 15 Dec 2017

Net neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It guarantees that speech is equal on the network of networks.
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Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer · 15 Dec 2017

Fast lanes or “paid prioritization” create anti-competitive incentives for ISPs to favor their own services over those of their competitors. Though Pai thinks paid prioritization would somehow benefit consumers, allowing ISPs to make such arrangements would stifle innovation online and make it harder for the next great streaming service or social network to reach the market. This is not an idle wo... See More
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Robert M. McDowell, Repubblican, former FCC Commissioner · 15 Dec 2017

disagrees Net neutrality
the restoration of the Clinton-era rules will have produced more abundance in the entire Internet ecosphere, more consumer choices, lower prices per bit per second and innovations we can’t even imagine today. The Internet will remain robust, vibrant, open and freedom-enhancing
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Michael Copps, Democrat, former FCC commissioner · 15 Dec 2017

[Without net neutrality] our civic dialogue—the news and information upon which a successful self-governing society depends upon—would be further eroded. Telecom and media consolidation [will be] wreaked havoc with investigative journalism and [will have] turned political campaigns into a crass reality show and our “news” into bottom-feeding infotainment. I don’t believe democracy can survive on s... See More
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Netflix US, American entertainment company · 15 Dec 2017

Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
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Steve Huffman, Co-founder and CEO of Reddit · 15 Dec 2017

If we don’t have net neutrality protections that enforce tenets of fairness online, you give internet service providers the ability to choose winners and losers. This is not hyperbole.
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Internet Association, United States political lobby formed by members of the Internet industry · 15 Dec 2017

There is little competition in the broadband service market, [this is] why we have these rules in the first place. There isn’t enough competition in the broadband market to trust that the companies will try to offer the best services.
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Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission · 15 Dec 2017

disagrees Net neutrality
[By repealing net neutrality] we are helping consumers and promoting competition. Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas
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Gary King, Professor at the Harvard University, political scientist and quantitative methodologist · 15 Dec 2017

We estimate that the government fabricates and posts about 448 million social media comments a year. The Chinese regime’s strategy is to avoid arguing with skeptics of the party and the government, and to not even discuss controversial issues. We show that the goal of this massive secretive operation is instead to distract the public and change subject.
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