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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate

We talk about drought-resistant seeds, and I’ve promoted them all over Africa. By definition, they have been engineered to be drought-resistant, I mean that’s the beauty of them. Maybe somebody can get their harvest done and not starve, and maybe there’s some left over to sell.
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Actress, singer, and food writer

The science is still inconclusive about GMOs and there are arguments that they could possibly be harmful and they could be possibly be incredibly beneficial and drought-resistant and have extra nutrition. But at this point we just don’t know.
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Brent Hoberman, Co-founder and Founders Factory

Some of the most important qualities in an entrepreneur are tenacity, determination and an ability to embrace uncertainty and risk. Business schools can’t teach that.

Cato Institute,

disagrees Carbon Tax
Both in theory and practice, economic analysis shows that the case for a U.S. carbon tax is weaker than its most vocal supporters have led the public to believe.
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Calum Chace,

disagrees Basic Income
In our scenario of 40% unemployability, paying UBI to Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, and the millions of others who are still earning healthy incomes would be a terrible waste of resources.
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L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I urge everyone to join us in rising to this historic challenge.
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Thomas Piketty,

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.

Judy Chevalier, Professor of Finance and Economics at Yale University

The current programs, while having incentive issues and other flaws, disproportionately focus on children and the elderly.
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Caroline Hoxby, Professor of economics at Stanford University

Even if the $13K # came from coherent theory/evidence (which it does NOT), this ignores all tagging logic of social insurance/optimal tax.
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Kenneth Judd, Computational economist at Stanford University

13K is inadequate for anyone with no other income. Some people eligible for welfare choose to not apply, making this proposal unnecessary.
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Jonathan Levin, Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Provocative idea but as stated would cost ~$3 trillion, equal to all federal tax revenue. What about e.g. national defense?

WiIlliam Nordhaus, Professor of economics at Yale University

And the children get nothing? The basic idea is sound but too simplistic as stated.
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Exxon Mobil, American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas

agrees Carbon Tax
A carbon tax is the best way to address the risks of warming temperatures
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

More than 120 retired generals and admirals recently wrote a letter to Congress arguing that U.S. aid programs are critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way.
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Steven Kaplan, Professor of economics at University of Chicago

UBI is a step in the right direction, but very complicated. Devil would be in details. So, lots of uncertainty.
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Patrick Diamond, Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London

disagrees Basic Income
A more effective and convincing strategy for the centre left is to strengthen, reform and revitalise welfare states and social policies
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FinUnions, Largest Trade Union of Finland

disagrees Basic Income
Finland’s basic income experiment is unworkable, uneconomical and ultimately useless. Plus, it will only encourage some people to work less.
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Guy Standing, University of London Professor, co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)

agrees Basic Income
It is very much the belief of us who favour a basic income that 99 per cent of people want to improve their lives. If you do not have basic security you cannot be rational
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OECD, International economic organisation

agrees Basic Income
Universal basic income (UBI) schemes are often rejected out of hand as too expensive. In some countries [eg. Italy] however, paying every resident a basic income sufficient for survival could actually result in budget savings.
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Matthew Parris, British political writer, formerly a Conservative Member of Parliament

I now believe in positive discrimination
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Adam Winkler,

Because these guns are really just ordinary rifles, it is hard for legislators to effectively regulate them without banning half the handguns in the country (those that are semiautomatic and/or have detachable magazines) and many hunting rifles as well.
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Eric Cantor, Vice Chair and Managing Director, Moelis; former US House Majority Leader

Becoming literate in code is as essential to being literate in language and math
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Drew Houston,

Even if kids want to become a race-car driver, or play baseball, or, you know, build a house -- all of these things have been turned upside down by software
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Will Steffen, Former executive director of the Australian National University (ANU) Climate Change Institute

Impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds (170x) that of natural events spread across millennia
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Elizabeth Warren,

We believe in equal pay for equal work
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Pew Research Center, Nonpartisan American "fact tank"

The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, particularly among younger workers, but it still persists
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Tucker Carlson, American political commentator for Fox News

If you adjust for the amount of uninterrupted time people spend in the workplace, women make more than men in almost every category


At the rate of change between 1960 and 2015, women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. But even that slow progress has stalled in recent years
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Hanna Rosin, American author and writer

The Bureau of Labor Department statistics show that the median earnings of full-time female workers is 77 percent of the median earnings of full-time male workers. But that is very different than “77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men
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Mark J. Perry, Mark Joseph Perry is an American economist and professor of economics and finance

Once education, marital status and occupations are considered, the 'gender wage gap' all but disappears
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David Bailey, Car industry expert and Professor at Aston University

There are clearly complex issues around having both types of cars on the road. How can you programme a car to edge out into traffic as a human would do or flash its lights to signal it is letting another car in?
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Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture in the Department of Geography at King's College London

The world would be better off fighting the consequences of climate change - hunger, storm damage and disease - rather than spending billions of pounds trying to stabilise CO2 emissions across the planet
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Roger Pielke Jr., American political scientist and Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder

According to the authors, “climate policy makers continue to focus on energy policy as the primary means to address future climate impacts. The approach is simply doomed to fail. Why has the idea of adaptation been so neglected?
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Stephen Schneider, Professor of Environmental Biology and Global Change at Stanford University

You can't adapt to melting the Greenland ice sheet. You can't adapt to species that have gone extinct
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The Economist, Weekly magazine-format newspaper

Global action is not going to stop climate change. The world needs to look harder at how to live with it
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Patrick Moore, Canadian activist, Greenpeace co-founder

The fact that we had both higher temperatures and an ice age at a time when CO2 emissions were 10 times higher than they are today fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming
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Vladimir Putin,

The warming, it had already started by the 1930s. That's when there were no such anthropological factors, such emissions, and the warming had already started.
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Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville

I think it is more likely that the warming is mostly natural. At the very least, we have no way of determining what proportion is natural versus human-caused.
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Tom Harris, Executive director of the Ottawa-based International Climate Science Coalition

he current state of “climate change” science is quite clear: There is essentially zero evidence that carbon dioxide from human activities is causing catastrophic climate change
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Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor, film producer, and environmental activist

Climate change is not hysteria – it's a fact
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
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David Bellamy, English author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist

For the last 16 years, temperatures have been going down and the carbon dioxide has been going up and the crops have got greener and grow quicker. We’ve done plenty to smash up the planet, but there’s been no global warming caused by man
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Lennart Bengtsson, Swedish meteorologist

"The problem we have now in the scientific community is that some scientists are mixing up their scientific role with that of climate activist
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Emmanuel Macron, French President

French system is no longer sustainable
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Stephen Omohundro, Scientist, Self-Aware Systems; Co-founder, Center for Complex Systems Research

Omohundro’s research concludes that the drives of superintelligent machines will be on a collision course with our own, unless we design them very carefully.
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David McAllester, Professor and Chief Academic Officer at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago

The Singularity would enable machines to become infinitely intelligent, and would pose an ‘incredibly dangerous scenario’, he says.

Hans Moravec, Former professor at the Robotics Institute of CMU, and founder of the SeeGrid Corporation

He states that by the end of this process “the immensities of cyberspace will be teeming with unhuman superminds, engaged in affairs that are to human concerns as ours are to those of bacteria”
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Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London, and Research Scientist at DeepMind

The singularity presents both an existential threat to humanity and an existential opportunity for humanity to transcend its limitations. Shanahan makes it clear that we need to imagine both possibilities if we want to bring about the better outcome.
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Marcus Hutter, Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at Australian National University

Way before the singularity, even when setting up a virtual society in our imagine, there are likely some immediate difference, for example that the value of an individual life suddenly drops, with drastic consequences.
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