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Norman Lamont, Former Conservative MP for Kingston-upon-Thames & Chancellor of the Exchequer

agrees Brexit
‘There are huge opportunities for the UK outside the EU. We are a strong economy and can stand on our own two feet like all other modern, independent countries.
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Syed Kamall,

agrees Brexit
After much thought, my personal decision is to vote to leave the EU; not because I think David Cameron did a bad job, but because I believe that on balance we could forge a better future outside.
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David Frost, English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime tv game show host

disagrees Brexit
Scotch supports around 40,000 jobs in the UK… Europe has a taste for scotch. The industry will do better if we remain in the EU because whisky producers have hassle-free, easy access to the single market of 500 million people.
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Penny Mordaunt MP,

agrees Brexit
Currently, unless we have concrete intelligence, we may have suspicions about an individual coming to our shores, we can't turn them back if they have an EU passport ... Staying in is a gamble, because this is only going to get worse.
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Steven Woolfe MEP, UKIP Migration & Financial Affairs Spokesman. MEP for North West England.

agrees Brexit
The United Nations has proved effective in preventing large scale conflicts between nations for over seventy years. Membership of the EU is irrelevant [from a security perspective].
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Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI researcher who popularized the idea of friendly artificial intelligence

Yudkowsky argues that as AI systems become increasingly intelligent, new formal tools will be needed in order to avert default incentives for harmful behavior, as well as to inductively teach correct behavior.
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Cancer Research UK, World's largest independent cancer research charity

The link between acrylamide and cancer has not yet been proven in humans

FoodStandardsAgency, UK department responsible for protecting public health

People can cut their risk, including opting for a gold colour - rather than darker brown - when frying, roasting, baking, grilling or toasting
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François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity of Quebec

agrees Basic Income
Basic income is the way of the future.
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Björn Wahlroos, One of Richest Men in Finland and Supporter of Free Markets

agrees Basic Income
We'll have to develop – and develop ourselves towards – a society where it'll be possible to guarantee the income level and well-being of people without ravaging the labour markets. And the solution will be a basic income scheme – be it this one or another one
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Mike Bradley, Mayor of Sarnia, Ontario

agrees Basic Income
[I am] speaking out more lately for measures to deal with inequality – such as a basic income guarantee policy – because others don’t.
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Dan Savage, LGBT Author and Activist

agrees Basic Income
Guaranteed minimum wage […] would relieve a whole lot of stress for a lot of working people and poor people
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Josef Zotter, CEO Zotter Chocolates

agrees Basic Income
[With basic income,] people can rest and recover their freedom. Thus basic income would also unleash innovation [and relieve people from their] existential fears.
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Royal Society of Arts, British Policy Think Tank

agrees Basic Income
There is a strong practical case for the Basic Income – it underpins security, replaces the complexity of the current system, and provides a platform for freedom and creativity.

Food Banks Canada, Organization in Canada

agrees Basic Income
The time has come for the provinces and territories to dismantle what has become an understaffed, stressed, and ineffective bureaucratic system that hurts more than it helps. There exist several viable models for a basic income – administered through the tax system – that would eliminate the bureaucracy, the intrusiveness, and the stigma associated with welfare. Our recommendations include this si... See More
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Pranab Bardhan, Berkeley Economics Professor

agrees Basic Income
India should consider replacing inefficient subsidies with a basic monthly income for all citizens
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Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP

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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Bill Gross, Billionaire investor, Janus Capital

agrees Basic Income
Instead we should spend money where it’s needed most – our collapsing infrastructure for instance, health care for an aging generation and perhaps on a revolutionary new idea called UBI – Universal Basic Income. If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not?
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Thom Hartmann, Radio Host

agrees Basic Income
If conservatives really want to do away with “wasteful” and “overly bureaucratic” social services in the U.S. - services like Medicaid, Social Security and foodstamps - there’s an easy alternative. It’s simple. It encourages personal responsibility. And it will do away with our current mess of programs that make up our social safety net. All we have to do is guarantee every person a universal, and... See More
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Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook

agrees Basic Income
I’m supportive of the idea of a basic income over the long term and believe that one day something of this size will likely be necessary to cope with the impact of automation and globalized trade on the United States.
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Zoe Keating, Celebrity Cellist

agrees Basic Income
I think Universal Basic Income has legs.
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Dylan Matthews, Journalist at Vox

agrees Basic Income
I think the main reason there should be universal basic income is that it's very important to have a cash safetynet that is extensive and universal.

Owen Paterson MP,

agrees Brexit
We would do a much better job [on the environment] if we were outside [the EU]. We would be able to interpret the legislation - such as the Bern Convention … to our own flora and fauna, while also being an active participant in other bodies.
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Robin Chase, Founder of ZipCar

agrees Basic Income
Basic income is the long-term answer to the increasing precariousness of ordinary people in a global economy that can shift their jobs to the other side of the world in a heartbeat.
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Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada

agrees Basic Income
Paying everyone a basic income will end poverty and save money
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Jeremy Rifkin, American Economic and Social Theorist, Author, Political Advisor

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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Chris Hayes, Host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC

agrees Basic Income
I am very much pro basic income
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Scott Phoenix, Entrepreneur and Cofounder of Vicarious

agrees Basic Income
I am a big fan of work programs and universal basic income. Government and society has a role to play in ensuring a smooth transition between technological disruption. We can have a society where there are tons of jobs for everyone. There is always going to be stuff to do. It is a matter of making sure that when someone was doing one thing and they were used to doing that thing, there are useful t... See More
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Amol Rajan, Editor-at-Large of The Independent

agrees Basic Income
Guaranteed income is the kind of radical idea we urgently need
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Tim Draper, Billionaire Venture Capitalist

agrees Basic Income
Giving everyone $15,000 would put everyone on the same level. They could do with it whatever they wanted, but having the financial security of some basic money to live on, would give them the opportunity to work on what they want. Work is everything,
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Andrew Gamble, Sir Isaiah Berlin Award for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies

agrees Basic Income
Building a political coalition around the idea of basic income would help end the resentment of those in work contributing to support those who are not able to work or cannot find jobs. Payment of a basic income to everyone would price workers into many more jobs which at present do not pay enough for people to live on.
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Owen Jones, Columnist for the Guardian and the New Statesmen

agrees Basic Income
Basic income – where we all are given a payment from the state as a right of citizenship – should be introduced.
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Ro Khanna, Candidate for Congress in Silicon Valley

agrees Basic Income
At a time when machines are replacing low- and middle-income workers, we want there to be an incentive to get people to a basic income.
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Nick Hanaeur, Billionaire, Amazon Investor

agrees Basic Income
As we have ever higher rates of technological innovation, and every higher rates of automation, the basic guaranteed income is one such innovation which indeed may be a phenomenal idea. We need to try it.
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Alec Ross, Former Senior Innovation Advisor to Hillary Clinton, currently running for Governor of Maryland

agrees Basic Income
The economy continues to develop in the way it is with bounty and more spread, more billionaires, and more struggling members of the working class. I do think that there will be more and more momentum for safety-net programs like basic income.
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Martin Ford, Author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

agrees Basic Income
Another reason for a basic income - Old and on the Street: The Graying of America’s Homeless
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Lord Robert Skidelsky, Economist

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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Tim Worstall, Writer and Senior Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute

agrees Basic Income
An Unconditional Basic Income Is The Solution But The Important Word Here Is Basic
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Klaus Wellershof, Chairman of the Board of Wellershoff & Partners. Previously Chief Economist at Swiss Bank Corporation

agrees Basic Income
An unbiased support for everyone? I think this principle will eventually assert itself, indeed I believe it is a necessity.
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John Lilly, VC and Former CEO of Mozilla

agrees Basic Income
There was no middle class, then there was a middle class, now we’re back where we started—it’s hollowed out. I don’t see where the middle class is going to come from. You’ll start seeing more conversation about a guaranteed income.

Barbara Ehrenreich, Author of Nickel and Dimed

agrees Basic Income
[Martin Ford's] solution is blindingly obvious: As both conservatives and liberals have proposed over the years, we need to institute a guaranteed annual minimum income
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Timothy Lutts, Chief Analyst, Cabot Stock of the Month

agrees Basic Income
A Guaranteed Basic Income is an idea worth considering.
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Ailsa McKay, Feminist Economist

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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Martin Ravallion, Economist

agrees Basic Income
A basic-income guarantee would dominate net workfare earnings in terms of the impact on poverty for a given budgetary outlay.
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The Guardian, British national daily newspaper

disagrees Basic Income
A regular sum paid to all citizens or residents, whether or not they are in work, will not solve the problems of earnings inequality and stagnant wage growth
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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

How many researchers on this list are US immigrants? If not for immigration, the US wouldn't be a leader in AI
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Bryan Caplan, GMU econ professor, blogger, author

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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E. Calvin Beisner, Founder and National Spokesman

disagrees Carbon Tax
A carbon tax would be bad for the poor, and everyone else
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Patrick Michaels, Climatologist

disagrees Carbon Tax
The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade

John Nelson, Chairman, Lloyds of London

disagrees Brexit
I can’t emphasise too strongly the importance of the UK’s relationship with the EU, not only for Lloyd’s but also the rest of the UK economy.
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