Alec Ross, Former Senior Innovation Advisor to Hillary Clinton, currently running for Governor of MarylandThe 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.
Lord Robert Skidelsky, EconomistAn 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.
Ailsa McKay, Feminist EconomistA 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.
Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political EconomyBut best of all, the suggestion is cost neutral, fair, cheap to administer and will always mean work pays fairly. Those are goals all political parties say they share. That is why a basic income should appeal to everyone.
Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPalI really think there are two fundamental paths [for humans]: One path is we stay on Earth forever, and some eventual extinction event wipes us out
Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over"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.
Gordon Moore, Co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel. Proponent of Moore's LawThe singularity is unlikely ever to occur because of the complexity with which the human brain operates
International Labour Organization, International Labour Organization ReportNew and available technologies will increasingly allow multinational brands and retailers to bring production closer to markets. Ultimately, ASEAN’s TCF [textile, clothing and footwear] sector may no longer offer jobs to millions who are looking for formal employment opportunities.
Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO of SoftBankA superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicineIn our letter we call upon Greenpeace and like organizations to end their shameful campaign of propaganda and criminal destruction of crops improved by modern genetic technologies, such as GMOs.
Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize winner in ChemistryI’m not so sure we’re any more special than other scientists who have looked at the evidence involved, but we have considerably more visibility because of the prize. I think that this behooves us, that when we feel that science is not being listened to, that we speak out.
Gurdev Khush, World Food Prize winnerThere is no scientific justification for this extremism which damages lives and welfare, especially of poor people. There is a moral imperative to make GM technology available for public good.
Michael D. Purugganan, Biologist and former journalistA lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding of how really dire the situation is in developing countries
Nina V. Fedoroff, Molecular biologist known for her research in life sciences and biotechnologyWe’re talking about saving millions of lives here
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