Bruno Le Maire, French politician and former diplomat · 16 Feb 2018We 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.
Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician · 12 Feb 2018
agrees Robot TaxCompanies 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
Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 11 Feb 2018
agrees Health taxesNoncommunicable 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.
Mike Bloomberg, American businessman and politician, former mayor of new york city · 27 Jan 2018Noncommunicable 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.
Emmanuel Macron, French President · 24 Jan 2018Pornography 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.
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
Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 20 Jan 2018We 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
Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 19 Jan 2018Internet 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.
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.
George Osborne, British politician · 19 Jan 2018I 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'.
Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 19 Jan 2018
agrees Health taxesWe 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
Sen. Susan Collins, US Senator, Repubblican · 15 Dec 2017Repealing 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.
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
Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017For 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
Ash Carter, Former US Secretary of Defense, former Harvard University professor · 03 Dec 2017We 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
Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton) · 30 Nov 2017
disagrees Social media threaten democracyThere 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
Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician · 30 Nov 2017
agrees Women-only train carriagesIt 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
Bob Inglis, Former Congressman · 10 Sep 2017You 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.
Charles Wheelan, I teach public policy at Dartmouth. I am the author of Naked Money, Naked Statistics, and other book · 08 Sep 2017Even 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.
Nicola Sturgeon, First minister of scotland and leader of the scottish national party · 08 Sep 2017As 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.
Chris Lee, Democratic member of the Hawaii House of Representatives · 06 Sep 2017Our 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.
Bill Posey, US Republican Congressman · 06 Sep 2017We 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
Paul De Grauwe, Economist. Professor in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics · 06 Sep 2017
disagrees Basic IncomeA 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
Lord Robert Skidelsky, Economist · 06 Sep 2017An 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.
Andrew Little, Labor Party Leader in New Zealand · 06 Sep 2017We 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.
Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens · 06 Sep 2017Either 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.
Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens · 31 Aug 2017
disagrees Robot TaxEither 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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