Open uri20180514 4 5tcdy1?1526283017

Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

agrees Carbon Tax
I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
Open uri20180119 4 1vnut34?1516379762

Jean-Claude Juncker,

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.
Open uri20180514 4 5tcdy1?1526283017

Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

For too many of us, it’s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods or college campuses or places of worship or our social media feeds, surrounded by people who look like us and share the same political outlook and never challenge our assumptions. The rise of naked partisanship, increasing economic and regional stratification, the splintering of our media into a cha... See More
Open uri20180514 4 5tcdy1?1526283017

Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

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.
Open uri20170328 4 nzun6m?1490732530

Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

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.
Open uri20170824 4 2c2m9d?1503567996

Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician

agrees Robot Tax
Companies that replace workers with robots should be taxed in a new settlement between work and leisure. We need urgently to face the challenge of automation; robotics that could make so much of contemporary work redundant
Open uri20170328 4 nzun6m?1490732530

Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city

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.
Open uri20160822 3 msn42h?1471894286

Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

agrees Basic Income
Either we are going to have a basic income that regulates this new society of ours, or we are going to have very substantial social conflicts that get far worse with xenophobia and refugees and migration and so forth.
Open uri20180406 4 11trg6e?1523033793

Emmanuel Macron, French President

I do not believe that autonomous vehicles will exist without any drivers at all. For me, that’s pure imagination. You already have fully automated programs to drive planes. Therefore we technically could have planes with no pilots. But you still have two pilots in every plane. Even if almost everything is automated. That’s because you need to have responsibility, precisely. So what we will reduce ... See More
Open uri20180406 4 11trg6e?1523033793

Emmanuel Macron, French President

Being focused on protecting jobs is not the right answer. It’s the people you need to protect. You do so by giving them opportunities and by training and retraining them again to get new jobs. Don’t block the change because it’s coming and people will accept it. But try to be at the fore-front of change to better understand it and deal with it. Change can destroy jobs in the very short run, but cr... See More
Open uri20180406 4 11trg6e?1523033793

Emmanuel Macron, French President

I’m dead against [autonomous weapons]. Because I think you always need responsibility and assertion of responsibility. And technically speaking, you can have in some situations, some automation which will be possible. But automation or machines put in a situation precisely to do that would create an absence of responsibility. Which, for me, is a critical issue. So that’s absolutely impossible. Tha... See More
Open uri20180415 4 60spco?1523782645

Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury

The often-forgotten fact that church schools are the main educational presence in some of our most deprived communities means that it simply can't be said that these schools somehow have a policy of sanitising or segregating.
Open uri20180416 4 1gn6pa6?1523854981

Tariq Ahmad, British Minister of State for the Commonwealth and United Nations

We must educate our children to understand other religions, in the hope that the next generation will be wiser than those that have come before it. And schools can play this role, including faith schools.
Open uri20180423 4 7mvog6?1524470186

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

We live in a country where an overarching story, which is the framework for explaining life, has more or less disappeared. We have a world of unguided and competing narratives, where the only common factor is the inviolability of personal choice, which means that for schools that are not of a religious character, confidence in any personal sense of ultimate values has diminished. Utilitarianism ru... See More
Open uri20180507 4 czh85s?1525662932

Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom

We do believe it is important to enable more faith schools to be set up and more faith schools to expand.
Open uri20180430 4 1fpnpvv?1525063877

David Cameron, Former UK Prime Minister

I think faith schools are an important part of our system, I support them and I would like if anything to see them grow. I think faith organisations bring often a sort of culture and ethos to a school that can help it improve and I’m a strong supporter personally and politically.
Open uri20180430 4 wps3oz?1525058554

Kenneth Stevenson, Former Bishop of Portsmouth

The Church of England supports Muslim and Jewish and other faith schools. Their existence will itself be a powerful sign of the secure place of their adherents in Britain. They should promote self-respect and self-confidence in their pupils, the best antidote to discord and violence.
Open uri20180430 4 1ldce2l?1525059499

Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the UK from 1997 to 2007

Does it instil respect and understanding, an open mind, open to inquiry, at ease with diversity, ready to learn more about other faiths? Or does it create a closed mind, a mindset vulnerable to fear, distrust and coercion, a world where “error has no rights”? In short is it good religion or bad religion? I believe the overwhelming number of our faith schools fall into the first category. They p... See More
Open uri20180430 4 jv3wso?1525063516

Nick Clegg, Leader @LibDems from 2007 to 2015 and MP.

I believe we owe it to both our young people at home and countries abroad – like Colombia – who have been blighted by this unwinnable war, to look at different approaches that could cut the levels of violence, addiction and criminal profit. That is why I have long believed that if you are anti-drugs, you should be pro-reform. We should be led by the evidence of what works, not guesswork.
Open uri20180430 4 1fpnpvv?1525063877

David Cameron, Former UK Prime Minister

I ask the Labour government not to return to retribution and war on drugs. That has been tried and we all know that it does not work.
Open uri20180430 4 fpsp2c?1525064441

Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines

Hitler massacred three million Jews… there’s three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them.
Open uri20180507 4 ey77a4?1525660598

Juan Manuel Santos,

The business of illicit drugs is behind violence, corruption and crime in almost the entire planet, and we have to recognize that the so-called War on Drugs - which has been going on for half a century - has not been won or won.
Open uri20180507 4 1y3k21v?1525661306

Ruth Dreifuss, Former President of Switzerland

Drugs can be sexy when they are underground ... If you medicalize, it’s no longer sexy. [Users] know now that they are ill persons and not rebels in society. It’s no longer sexy and it’s no longer attractive for future rebels.
Open uri20180507 4 1qi43j9?1525661442

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil

After decades of overflights, interdictions, spraying and raids on jungle drug factories, Latin America remains the world's largest exporter of cocaine and marijuana. It is producing more and more opium and heroin. It is developing the capacity to mass produce synthetic drugs. Continuing the drugs war with more of the same is ludicrous.
Open uri20180507 4 hhejfv?1525661861

Jeff Sessions, United states senator from Alabama

It is false that marijuana use doesn’t lead people to more drug use. It is already causing a disturbance in the states that have made it legal.
Open uri20180507 4 i119mu?1525662043

Vince Cable,

I’m very anti-drugs. I’m very puritanical about it. But the simple truth is that by turning over the marijuana trade to the underworld, it’s creating opportunities for them and it’s making things worse.
Open uri20180507 4 czh85s?1525662932

Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom

When I was Home Secretary, work was undertaken by the Home Office on the experience in a number of countries and the different ways they approached the issue of drugs, but I am afraid that I ​have a different opinion from my hon. Friend on drugs, as would those dealing with people affected by drugs. I think of my constituent Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, who set up DrugFAM after the suicide of her so... See More
Open uri20180507 4 13ort7u?1525665359

John Hickenlooper, American politician

Let's face it, the War on Drugs was a disaster. It may be well intentioned ... but it sent millions of kids to prison, gave them felonies often times when they had no violent crimes ... I was against this, but I can see why so many people supported it.
Open uri20180507 4 1t1oj5i?1525665621

Victor Mitchell, American businessman

The war on drugs has made government more powerful, citizens less free, and hasn’t helped users or addicts.
Open uri20180507 4 17w4vcw?1525666635

Jello Biafra, American singer

For every prohibition you create you also create an underground.
Open uri20180507 4 3x9aed?1525667301

Caroline Lucas,

The war on drugs has been an abject failure, and the continued criminalisation of cannabis users is deeply counterproductive.
Open uri20180507 4 h671w4?1525667615

Paul Flynn,

The UK’s 45 years of harsh prohibition has multiplied use and harm.
Open uri20180507 4 1u7w8ud?1525683163

Peter Lilley, British politician

Currently cannabis can only be obtained from illegal gangs who also push hard drugs. So we are driving soft drug users into the arms of hard drugs pushers.
Open uri20180514 4 5tcdy1?1526283017

Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

The next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle-class jobs obsolete.
Open uri20180514 4 1ko76ql?1526284898

Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician

We need urgently to face the challenge of automation, robotics that could make so much of contemporary work redundant.
Open uri20180521 4 12qrrzp?1526875515

Lawrence Summers, Economist and Harvard University Professor

It is widely feared that half the jobs in the economy might be eliminated by innovations such as self-driving vehicles, automatic checkout machines and expert systems that trade securities more effectively than humans can.
Open uri20180521 4 npzucu?1526881507

Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th president of the united states (in office from 1977 to 1981)

disagrees Electronic voting
Technology is being introduced into electoral processes to promote efficiency, but it also moves voting and counting into the unobservable digital realm. In the Netherlands, electronic voting has been abandoned amid concerns about foreign interference in elections. During the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States, Russian hackers broke into the Democratic National Committee’s email syste... See More
Open uri20180521 4 1vygl4a?1526882126

Bill Shorten, Australian politician

We're a grown up democracy - it shouldn't be taking eight days to find out who won and who lost. We can't afford to let Australia drift for eight days after an election.
Open uri20180521 4 14258sa?1526882323

Malcolm Turnbull, Australian politician and prime minister

I think we considerably overestimate the security of the current paper voting system and we also overestimate the insecurity of electronic voting systems.
Open uri20180528 4 12bqajy?1527475685

Narendra Modi,

On one hand, there are parties that have lagged behind in technology, either they cannot understand or are purposely spreading lies. They have opposed all subjects in technology — EVM, Aadhaar card, mobile phone, every where.
Open uri20180528 4 1d0w303?1527476158

Kersti Kaljulaid,

In addition to having a really secure personal identification system, which is a physical card, and two codes – I think, frankly, it's slightly stronger than somebody opening my passport with my photo that is six years old. We have made the system even stronger by the fact that e-voting lasts several days.
Open uri20180605 4 hnngha?1528194411

Debra Bowen,

disagrees Electronic voting
When I took office, I commissioned a top-to-bottom review of all our voting systems: paper-based optical scan systems, as well as the e-voting or touchscreen systems. The University of California took the lead, and it involved universities and private-sector people from around the country. I have about 700 pages of documentation that are publicly available on my Web site, and I had another private... See More
Open uri20180605 4 pmubww?1528195545

John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons

I don't mean by that that it will necessarily at any stage be compulsory to vote in that way, but I think that the notion that, if it can be established as secure and reliable, people should have the option to vote online, will gain ground more and more and more.
Open uri20180605 4 wbwtx9?1528197012

Bill Clinton,

disagrees Electronic voting
Until we get this [electronic voting] straightened out, every state should go to some sort of paper ballot system.
Open uri20180621 4 1h35395?1529617703

Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

disagrees Electronic voting
It's old-fashioned — but it's always good to have a paper back-up system of voting.
Open uri20180614 4 14okt27?1529000097

Mady Delvaux, Luxembourgish politician and Member of the European Parliament

agrees Robot Tax
[There might be a] need to introduce corporate reporting requirements on the extent and proportion of the contribution of robotics and AI to the economic results of a company for the purpose of taxation and social security contributions.
Open uri20180621 4 b7f1nw?1529613830

Matteo Salvini, Italian politician

agrees Robot Tax
I do not want to stop progress, but there are, according to estimates, three million jobs at risk. Robots must be a help to human effort, not a replacement of human beings. Otherwise in thirty years in Italy we will only have restaurants, radios and not much more.
Open uri20180621 4 993liz?1529616596

Ron Johnson, Republican u.s. senator for wisconsin; manufacturing businessman

disagrees Net neutrality
What you really want is an expansion of high-speed broadband, and in order to do that you have to create the incentives for those smaller ISPs to invest. They don’t really control their own fiber if the government tells them exactly how they’re going to use their investment.
Open uri20180621 4 1tl77so?1529617299

Josh Shapiro, American politician

Net neutrality is critically important to ensuring a free and open Internet. It allows for free expression, technological innovation and a level playing field. Without it, our economy and our democracy will suffer by creating artificial market barriers and privileging certain speech and content over others.
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