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Carbon Tax agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google

I am grateful to the transgender members of the military for their service
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

All Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Ash Carter, Former US Secretary of Defense, former Harvard University professor

We 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 Regulations regarding transgender service members [i.e. banning open transgender individuals from the US army] are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network

Everyone who takes an oath, puts on a uniform and serves with integrity deserves our gratitude and respect.
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Tim Cook, CEO at Apple

We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back

Universal Basic Income agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton)

There 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
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Women-only train carriages agreed by Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour Party

It 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
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Carbon Tax agreed by Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

Worrying about the rise of evil killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation and pollution on Mars before we've even set foot on it - an unnecessary distraction.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

I do not believe in unconditional basic income because this just encourages people to be trapped in low skilled jobs without a meaningful path to climb up to do better work. So rather to pay people to “do nothing” I would rather see a new “New deal” where we pay you to study because I think that today we know how to educate people at scale and the society is pretty good at finding meaningful wo... See More
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I felt sure that allowing anyone to publish information and making it easy to find would enhance democracy and the overall quality of political debate. However, the partitioning you talk about which started on cable TV and might be even stronger in the digital world is a concern. We all need to think about how to avoid this problem. It would seem strange to have to force people to look at ideas th... See More
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Alec Ross, Former Senior Innovation Advisor to Hillary Clinton, currently running for Governor of Maryland

The information control that some of the world’s strongmen and terrorist groups have on people is tenuous. The digital world is still relatively new, and for the most part, when young people come to more power, we will have more open societies. If you look at this over decades, I think it will be very positive globally
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

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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Social media threaten democracy agreed by The Economist, Weekly magazine-format newspaper

Facebook, Google and Twitter were supposed to save politics as good information drove out prejudice and falsehood. Something has gone very wrong
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Encryption is a human right agreed by Bryan Johnson, Founder of KernelCo, OS Fund & Braintree

When I use Facebook today, I log in and I socialize with my friends and my family. In exchange for that, they acquire as much data as they possibly can about me. They know me better than my girlfriend. That’s the same relationship I have with Google and Twitter and the government, who is also collecting everything they can about me. I really dislike this relationship. Now, let’s imagine, if we ha... See More
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

An entrepreneurial culture thrives when it’s easy to try lots of new ideas. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things. There is something wrong with our system when I can make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business.

Vaccines agreed by National Geographic, Magazine

If children in poor countries got the shots that rich countries take for granted, hundreds of thousands of young lives could be saved.
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Encryption is a human right disagreed by New York County District Attorney,

The United States Constitution provides that local law enforcement agents may obtain access to places where criminals hide evidence – including their homes, car trunks, storage facilities, computers, and digital networks – so long as the agents have a search warrant issued by a judge. Carved into the bedrock of the Fourth Amendment is a balance between the privacy rights of individuals and the pub... See More
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Assault weapons should be banned in the US agreed by Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

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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Encryption is a human right agreed by EFF,

Encryption protects democracy, by preserving speech and dissent in repressive countries
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Encryption is a human right disagreed by Amber Rudd MP, British MP and Home Secretary

Encryption is severely limiting our agencies ability to stop terrorist attacks. "Real people" don't need encryption.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Erik Solheim, Executive director of UN Environment

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized. That cannot continue.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

The push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.
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Everyone should learn how to code agreed by Steve Jobs, co-Founder and former CEO of Apple

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think

Carbon Tax agreed by Kenneth Gillingham, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University

Carbon pricing achieves emissions savings by making the carbon content of every decision that you make salient or clear to the person making the decision
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Carbon Tax agreed by Laura Tyson, American business academic

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Martin Feldstein, Economics Professor @ Harvard University & President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research

Two-thirds of American households will receive more in carbon dividends than they will pay directly in carbon taxes.
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Vaccines agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
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Vaccines agreed by Robert De Niro, American actor, producer, and director

I take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed
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Vaccines agreed by Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN

That you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine that protects you against measles is not a matter of opinion. That is also a matter of fact.

Vaccines agreed by NFID, Non-profit focused on education about infectious diseases

Vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines are among the safest medical products available and can prevent the suffering and costs associated with infectious diseases. The potential risks associated with the diseases that vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks from the vaccines themselves.
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Vaccines agreed by Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Dean-National School of Tropical Medicine; Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development

I’m a vaccine scientist. I’m also the father of an adult daughter with autism. Not only is there an abundance of evidence showing that vaccines are safe, there’s not even any plausibility of an association [with autism]
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Vaccines agreed by David Gorski, Surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

The dose makes the poison. Only then will you understand how toxic the myths about vaccines being peddled by antivaccinationists are.
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Vaccines agreed by Seth Mnookin, Director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing

Robert Kennedy Jr made his name in the anti-vaccine movement in 2005, when he published a story alleging a massive conspiracy regarding thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that had been removed from all childhood vaccines except for some variations of the flu vaccine in 2001. In his piece, Kennedy completely ignored an Institute of Medicine immunization safety review on thimerosal published t... See More
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Vaccines agreed by Amer Acad Pediatrics, American professional association of pediatricians

Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease. Vaccines keep communities healthy, and protect some of the most vulnerable in our society, including the elderly, and children who are too young to be vaccinated or hav... See More
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Vaccines agreed by The BMJ, Weekly peer-reviewed medical journal

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an elaborate fraud that has done long-lasting damage to public health. The study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study
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Vaccines agreed by UN Foundation, United Nations Foundation supporting the United Nations causes

This year, 1.7 million children will die from diseases that have all but disappeared in the U.S. Why? Because one in five children around the world does not have access to the life-saving immunizations needed to survive.

Vaccines agreed by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,

One of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations. Immunizations can save your child’s life and protects others you care about.
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Vaccines agreed by Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, Professor of Pediatrics and Law at Vanderbilt Law School

The MMR vaccine does not cause autism… The MMR and DTaP do not cause Type 1 diabetes. And the killed flu vaccine does not cause Bell’s palsy, and it does not trigger episodes of asthma.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University

We don’t have a price on carbon. And because there is no price, we lack the information to make sound decisions.

Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Bob Inglis, Former Congressman

You 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.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Jefferey Sachs, American economist

Each region of the world should introduce a tax on CO2 emissions that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably in the future

Carbon Tax agreed by Alex Tabarrok,

Two hard ideas that the public must accept if we are to move to a cleaner energy future: nuclear power and carbon taxes.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Gary Becker,

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Greg Easterbrook, Contributing editor The Atlantic. NYT bestseller The Progress Paradox.

The simplest, most efficacious, least bureaucratic, and best-for- the-nation initial move against greenhouse gas buildup w ould be a carbon tax.
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