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John Kerry, American politician, former United States Secretary of State and former senator from Massachusetts · 16 Feb 2018

People are investing in it, it’s serious amounts of money and it’s got value so it’s going to be talked about.
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Peter Altmaier, German politician serving as the Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and as Federal Minister fo · 16 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
[Cryptocurrencies] could pose substantial risks for investors.
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Bruno Le Maire, French politician and former diplomat · 16 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
We believe there may be new opportunities arising from the tokens and the technologies behind them... However, tokens could pose substantial risks for investors and can be vulnerable to financial crime without appropriate measures. In the longer run, potential risks in the field of financial stability may emerge as well.
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Theresa May, Prime minister of the United Kingdom · 16 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, we should be looking at these very seriously, precisely because of the way that they can be used, particularly by criminals.
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Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director · 16 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
It's clearly a domain where we need international regulation and proper supervision.
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Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician · 12 Feb 2018

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
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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 11 Feb 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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Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 27 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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Emmanuel Macron, French President · 24 Jan 2018

Pornography has nowadays entered schools. We cannot on the one hand blame violences against women, and on the other hand close our eyes on the influence that porn, which makes of sexuality a theatre of humiliation and violences against women - who come across as having given consent -, exerts on young souls.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

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
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

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
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

All Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve
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Ash Carter, Former US Secretary of Defense, former Harvard University professor · 03 Dec 2017

We must ensure that everyone who’s able and willing to serve has the full and equal opportunity to do so, and we must treat all our people with the dignity and respect they deserve. Regulations regarding transgender service members [i.e. banning open transgender individuals from the US army] are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions
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Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton) · 30 Nov 2017

There have always been new ways of communication to contend with (for example the cassette recordings of Polish solidarity leader Lech Walesa’s speeches that were spread from factory to factory). So technology can very much be democratizing. The question is how we can use technology to increase the democratizing governance aspect instead of dealing with the fact that people often have the wrong in... See More
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Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician · 30 Nov 2017

It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket. This could include taking longer routes to work, having self-imposed curfews or avoiding certain means of transport. My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platfo... See More
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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate · 15 Oct 2017

We can’t fall into the trap set up by the gun lobby that says if you cannot stop every shooting you shouldn’t try to stop any
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Amber Rudd MP, British MP and Home Secretary · 15 Oct 2017

Encryption is severely limiting our agencies ability to stop terrorist attacks. "Real people" don't need encryption.
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Erik Solheim, Executive director of UN Environment · 24 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized. That cannot continue.
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Bob Inglis, Former Congressman · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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James Baker, American attorney and statesman · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
You can't look at this as a tax, even though the word 'tax' is used
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Dr Liam Fox MP, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Brexit
Scotland has everything to gain from Brexit… Whether it is security, jobs and trade, fishing and farming, energy or the environment, the greater risk is staying in the EU. Scotland should take this once-in-a-generation chance to vote to leave.
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Charles Wheelan, I teach public policy at Dartmouth. I am the author of Naked Money, Naked Statistics, and other book · 08 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Even in the face of uncertainty over the effects of global warming – including whether it is happening at all – the policy we ought to pursue is a no-brainer. We ought to protect ourselves from a potentially catastrophic outcome by curtailing carbon emissions now.
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA · 08 Sep 2017

disagrees Carbon Tax
I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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Nicola Sturgeon, First minister of scotland and leader of the scottish national party · 08 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
As we look ahead to the next decade and beyond, it is an idea that merits deeper consideration. I therefore confirm that the Scottish Government will work with interested local authorities to fund research into the concept and the feasibility of a citizens basic income, to help to inform Parliament’s thinking for the future.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 08 Sep 2017

Climate change is the greatest long-term threat facing the world, as well as a danger already manifesting itself as droughts, storms, heat waves and flooding.
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Chris Lee, Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Our economy [Hawaii's] is changing far more rapidly than anybody's expected. It is important to be sure that everybody will benefit from the technological revolution that we're seeing to make sure no one's left behind.
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Bill Posey, US Republican Congressman · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Vaccines
We have an autism epidemic [in the US]. But for some reasons they refuse to acknowledge it publicly. Dr Boyle [CDC’s spokesperson on autism and vaccines] admitted that the federal government has never done a very simple, fundamental, basic study comparing autism rates in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children. The CDC cannot be trusted regarding investigating vaccine safety. Huge conflict of interes... See More
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Vaccines
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!
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Gary Johnson, Two-term Governor of New Mexico and 2016 Libertarian candidate for President · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Vaccines
No to mandatory vaccines
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Paul De Grauwe, Economist. Professor in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
A universal basic income that has the ambition to ban poverty from the world, is then immensely expensive. That doesn’t need to surprise you. To give the poor (a minority in society) a basic income, you have to also provide a basic income to the large majority that doesn’t need it. This leads to new problems. The working majority receives a basic income that stands loose from labor efforts, bu... See More
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Lord Robert Skidelsky, Economist · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
An unconditional basic income would make part-time work a possibility for many who now have to work full-time at minimum wages; it would also start to give all workers the same choice as to how much to work, and under what conditions, as is now possessed by owners of substantial capital.
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Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Moderates within the Labour Party shouldn’t be afraid to embrace radical ideas. I’m coming out for Basic Income.
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Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Paying everyone a basic income will end poverty and save money
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Ralph Nader, Consumer advocate, author and former presidential candidate · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Basic income would get rid of chronic capitalism
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Andrew Little, Labor Party Leader in New Zealand · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
We are keen to have that debate about whether the time has arrived for us to have a system that is seamless, easy to pass through, [with a] guaranteed basic income and [where] you can move in and out of work on a regular basis.
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Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia since 2006 · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
The rapid replacement of jobs by machines/artifical intelligence will lead to the need for a Universal Basic Income.
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Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Time to take a serious look at basic annual guaranteed income
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Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
I am really, really interested if he will bring that to bear in terms of some really significant changes to the taxation system that would really help us manage poverty in a brand new way,
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens · 06 Sep 2017

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.
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Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Robot Tax
Either the robot sales tax should be dropped or it should be generalized into a capital goods sales tax. But imagine the uproar against a tax on all capital goods: Woe betide those who would diminish domestic productivity and competitiveness!
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