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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University · 16 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
[Governments will] regulate it out of existence.
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Nouriel Roubini, · 15 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin is the mother of all bubbles, favoured by charlatans and swindlers.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist · 11 Feb 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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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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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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Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab · 09 Dec 2017

I think the reasons for learning to code are the same as the reasons for learning to write. When we learn to write, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas. And when we learn to code, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas in new ways, in a new medium.
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Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab · 09 Dec 2017

Both groups benefit. Moreover, that’s one way of dealing with the challenge of a single teacher committed to 30 or more kids. It doesn’t have to be that way. Older kids can be helping younger kids, people from the community can be helping.
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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web · 25 Nov 2017

The system is failing. The way ad revenue works with clickbait is not fulfilling the goal of helping humanity promote truth and democracy. So I am concerned.
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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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Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist · 15 Oct 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Emissions taxes are the Economics 101 solution to pollution problems; every economist I know would start cheering wildly if Congress voted in a clean, across-the-board carbon tax.
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Laura Tyson, American business academic · 12 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Economists across the political spectrum agree that a carbon tax is the most effective way to discourage carbon consumption and lower the risks of catastrophic climate changes.
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Martin Feldstein, Economics Professor @ Harvard University & President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Two-thirds of American households will receive more in carbon dividends than they will pay directly in carbon taxes.
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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society · 10 Sep 2017

I am very happy eating transgenic maize. Genetically modified foods can make a difference: adapted to drought or more nutrients in a crop such as Golden Rice, in which precursors of vitamin A are introduced and can help prevent childhood blindness.
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Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
If we're willing to send half a million fellow citizens into battle, to protect oil supplies and our economic way of life, we should be no less willing to make the small sacrifice of paying more for gasoline. A revenue-neutral plan that reduced Social Security taxes by $1 billion for every penny a gallon of gas tax would leave the working poor and middle class better off than before. In the long t... See More
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Jefferey Sachs, American economist · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Each region of the world should introduce a tax on CO2 emissions that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably in the future
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Gary Becker, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
We should seek out the many forms of subsidy that run through the entire energy enterprise and eliminate them. In their place we propose a measure that could go a long way toward leveling the playing field: a revenue-neutral tax on carbon, a major pollutant.
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Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
...there are several good reasons that increasing the gasoline tax in the United States makes economic sense
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Robert H. Frank, University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Institute of Technology · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Reducing CO2 emissions would actually be surprisingly easy. The most effective remedy would be a carbon tax, which would raise the after-tax price of goods in rough proportion to the size of their carbon footprint.
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WiIlliam Nordhaus, Professor of economics at Yale University · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Actually from an economic point of view, it's a pretty simple problem
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Nouriel Roubini, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
It Is High Time for a Carbon Tax
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George Shultz, American economist, statesman, and businessman · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
There has to be a way to level the playing field and cause those forms of energy to bear their true costs. That means putting a price on carbon.
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Robert Reich, American political economist · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
The single most important thing we can do -- the single solution -- is to put a price on carbon.
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Richard Posner, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Stiff taxes will put pressure on the energy industry to achieve technological breakthroughs (such as sequestration of carbon dioxide) that will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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Heiner Flassbeck, Economist · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
(Pro UBI) argument is that, today, the technological evolution is destroying so many jobs that there is no longer any other choice than to decouple income from work. This argument is absurd for many reasons, but mainly because productivity nowadays is rising much slower than several decades ago. If, one day, productivity would increase substantially again, it will be both possible and necessary to... See More
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Noam Chomsky, Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
It comes from the right wing originally. Milton Friedman proposed it for example. From his point of view it was part of an effort to undermine welfare state measures. But it doesn’t have to have a reactionary component. It can be interpreted as something progressive. That people have rights. In fact if you read the universal declaration of human rights, 1948, take a look at article 45. It says peo... See More
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Elizabeth S. Anderson, Philosopher. University of Michigan. · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
Van Parijs would guarantee everyone the maximum unconditional basic income that could be sustained in a society (...) regardless of wether they were able or performing socially useful work. Lazy, able-bodied surfers would be just as entitled to that income as dependent caretakers or the disabled. (...) Van Parij's proposal effectively indulges the tastes of the lazy and irresponsible at the expen... See More
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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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Richard D. Wolff, Marxian economist. Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
UBI creates a new difference between those people who work and earn a living and those people who, for wathever reason, don't work but still earn a living. This is going to create two classes of people (...) and for me the big issue is why do that?. I like the idea of community building by not having people that are extremely wealthy or extremely poor, but I don't like this way of doing it, becau... See More
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Paul Jorion, Anthropologist. Sociologist. Université libre de Bruxelles · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
Isn't there a better way to answer to answer to the concerns of the beneficiaries of Government benefits? Yes of course: by allocating the sums that we could gather for a UBI program to ensure free basic necessities (food, accommodation, transportation, connectivity) - a measure that, unlike UBI, would not be consumerist in its approach and that would therefore respect the environment. Free necess... See More
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Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at U. Missouri–Kansas City, Senior Scholar at Levy Economics Institute · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
I do not support sending a BIG check to everyone. It is a devaluation of the currency, as prices rise so that the BIG payment essentially becomes the entry price to the marketplace. So we will need to target the BIG to those who do not (or cannot) work. Yes there’s some stigma. But, first we implement Employer of Last Resort so that anyone who is ready and willing to work has a job in the Job Gua... See More
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Bill Mitchell, Professor of Economics and Musician · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
A basic income guarantee is a neo-liberal strategy for serfdom without the work ... In addition to a Job Guarantee we also demand a Services Guarantee. It is no good having a bare minimum income if the dentists and doctors and shops in your town are closed and the public transport system is deficient.
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Thomas Piketty, · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
I have difficulty in understanding those who insist on wishing to pay a basic income of 500 Euros per month to those earning a salary of 2000 Euros, and then deduct the same sum by raising their taxes deducted at source.
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Bryan Caplan, GMU econ professor, blogger, author · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
The Universal Basic Income is indeed worse than the status quo. In fact, all the fundamental criticisms of the welfare state apply with even greater force.
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Ailsa McKay, Feminist Economist · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
A Citizens Basic Income (CBI) would ensure that the financial gains from paid work were always positive and would provide a more secure base for individuals to opt in and out of the labour market, thus promoting greater flexibility with respect to individual life choices.
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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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Philippe Van Parijs, Professor at the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences of the University of Louvain · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Basic Income: a simple and powerful idea for the twenty-first century
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Jeremy Rifkin, American Economic and Social Theorist, Author, Political Advisor · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Basic income is not a utopia. It's a practical business plan for the next step of the human journey
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Francis Fox Piven, Welfare-rights Leader, Honorary Boardmember of Democratic Socialists of America and Aclu · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Universal income would facilitate a new economic fairness and stability to a financial system careening out of control
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Pranab Bardhan, Berkeley Economics Professor · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
India should consider replacing inefficient subsidies with a basic monthly income for all citizens
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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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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
You want your government to think more carefully about targeting programmes that help those in need, rather than universal. That’s a trade-off given the budget constraints on the public sector
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Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
"Let’s send a check to everyone" is an appealing idea, but I've come around to the view that doing so would do more harm than good. [...] It eventually would choke off immigration to the U.S. Voters don't like sending money to immigrants.
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Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize in Economics · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
I am very much in favour, as long as we know how to apply it without taking away incentive to work at the lower end of the market
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Moshe Vardi, AI and Automation Expert With 30 Yrs Experience · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
we may have to consider instituting a Basic Income Guarantee
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Erik Olin Wright, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
A generous basic income would contribute to revitalizing a socialist challenge to capitalism
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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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Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
A minimal guarantee with regard to income, it seems to me as almost inevitable in terms the direction that the structural changes of our economy are taking us in.
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Tony Atkinson, Research Fellow at Oxford and Professor at the London School of Economics · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
I don’t in fact favour a basic income as such, what I favour is what I call a participation income
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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
It is one of the ways of addressing massive global inequality
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Bill Mitchell, Professor of Economics and Musician · 02 Sep 2017

agrees Job Guarantee
The first major intervention should be the announcement by the Federal government of a Job Guarantee, which would unconditionally provide a minimum wage job to anybody who could not find work elsewhere.
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