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Annie Lowrey, Economic policy journalist at The Atlantic

disagrees Job Guarantee
The CAP proposal [jobs guarantee] leaves a number of questions unanswered. For example, the report suggests turning the current pool of unemployed, displaced, and discouraged workers into teachers’ aides, EMTs, and elder-care assistants. But those are jobs that require a considerable amount of training and skill, and are generally long-term careers rather than temporary gigs.
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

disagrees Vaccines
Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!
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Jean-Marie Harribey, Economist. Conseil scientific d'Attac France. Economistes Aterrés. Fondation Copernic.

disagrees Basic Income
Would the payment of a basic income to the whole population foster the same macroeconomic mechanism (i.e. a demand-led stimulation)? Yes if such payments anticipate additional production. But, by definition, the unconditional basic income is isolated from any anticipation and therefore from any social validation, as it is unconditional. The utility value of free work (for example the social link o... See More
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Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at U. Missouri–Kansas City, Senior Scholar at Levy Economics Institute

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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Richard D. Wolff, Marxian economist. Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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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Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

It is sobering to admit that chaos seems a probable outcome even in the best-case scenario, in which the AGI remained perfectly obedient. But of course we cannot assume the best-case scenario. In fact, “the control problem”—the solution to which would gu
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Yoshua Bengio, Computer scientist at University of Montreal

One thing I came with is also … this subject of safe AI came up in many discussions, and I would say that these discussions left a strong [positive] impression on me.
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Jeff Atwood, Co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse

Can you explain to me how Michael Bloomberg would be better at his day to day job of leading the largest city in the USA if he woke up one morning as a crack Java coder?
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Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
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Roman Yampolskiy, Computer scientist at the University of Louisville

Yampolskiy has warned of the possibility of existential risk from advanced artificial intelligence, and has advocated research into "boxing" artificial intelligence
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People of the Swiss Confederation, Federal republic in Europe, with a mix of representative and direct democracy.

disagrees Basic Income
1.896.963 (76,9 %) electors rejected UBI, which was rejected in all the cantons as well
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Demis Hassabis, Founder & CEO, DeepMind

He accepts there are “legitimate risks that we should be thinking about now”, but is adamant these are not the dystopian scenarios of science fiction in which super-smart machines ruthlessly dispense of their human creators.
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Eric Horvitz, Director of Microsoft Research's main Redmond lab

Deeper study is also needed to understand the potential of superintelligence or other pathways to result in even temporary losses of control of AI systems.
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Alan Turing, British mathematician and logician, a major contributor to mathematics, cryptanalysis, and AI

Even if we could keep the machines in a subservient position, for instance by turning off the power at strategic moments, we should, as a species, feel greatly humbled. … [T]his new danger … is certainly something which can give us anxiety.
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Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Economist. Chair of the Department of Economics at the Levy Economics Institute, Bard College, NY

disagrees Basic Income
There is almost a ‘neoclassical market equilibrating assumption’ behind most BIG analysis that says: “as long as people have cash, the market will magically provide the goods for them, allow them to acquire assets, provide them with the freedom to do what they please, etc. etc.” If the market hasn’t solved these problems now, why would it do so just because people get cash? All structures that ma... See More
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr, American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law

disagrees Vaccines
None of the vaccines have more than a few months of double-blind placebo testing, which will not allow you to spot illnesses like autism that aren’t diagnosed before five years. Second of all, in most vaccines, for example the Gardasil vaccine, they don’t use true placebos.
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Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana

... As concern grows, Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna’s funding outfit is also paying attention, with several recent grants focused on the risks of AI, including one for $5.5 million.
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The Economist, News and analysis with a global perspective.

disagrees Basic Income
Make no mistake: modern welfare states leave plenty to be desired. Disability benefits are for many people an unsatisfactory version of a basic income, providing those who will no longer work with enough to get by. But rather than upend society with radical welfare reforms premised on a job-killing technological revolution that has not yet happened, governments should make better use of the tools ... See More
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David Rolf, Vice President of SEIU and President of SEIU Local 775 in Seattle

agrees Basic Income
I happen to think universal basic income and a high minimum wage work well in combination to produce tighter labor markets, more consumer spending power, and if McDonald's want to lure you out of your rock band or off your couch to go and cook french fries, they ought to have to pay a premium for that.
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Josh Barro, Senior editor for Business Insider

disagrees Job Guarantee
While I favor policies to tighten the labor market, I'm not sure how a job guarantee would work. What if you can't do anything useful? What if you're terrible at your guaranteed job? There are things the government could be doing to foster job creation in recessions — deficit spending, nominal GDP targeting, a higher default level of inflation, countercyclical infrastructure investment — that stri... See More
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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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Chris Williamson, Labour MP

I'm not saying we should go down this road at all, I'm merely suggesting that we consult on it. [It is about being able to offer] that safe space for people if they wanted it
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Robert J Shiller, Professor of economics at Yale and Nobel laureate

agrees Robot Tax
A moderate tax on robots, even a temporary tax that merely slows the adoption of disruptive technology, seems a natural component of a policy to address rising inequality. Revenue could be targeted towards wage insurance, to help people replaced by new technology make the transition to a different career. This would accord with our natural sense of justice, and thus be likely to endure.
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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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Andy Stern, Author Raising the Floor; Richman Center, Columbia University; Former President SEIU

agrees Basic Income
We're about to lose some of the most basic programs we had [because of technology], like Medicare, potentially. I don’t think there's any proof that it's any more politically feasible to hold on to what we have than to build on a big new idea.
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Jack Ma, Alibaba founder

Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on all sorts of industries and walks of life. If trade stops, war starts.
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Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

disagrees Carbon Tax
I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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Greenpeace,

Genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants, animals and micro-organisms by manipulating genes in a way that does not occur naturally. These genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can spread through nature and interbreed with natural organism
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Swapan Kumar Datta, Well known scientist of rice biotechnology

Several issues such as malnutrition and anaemia can be resolved if genetically modified rice is made available for cultivation
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Oliver Hart, Nobel Prize winner in Economics and Professor at Harvard

Bill Gates would get 13K, which is crazy. Raising taxes is costly and so redistribution should be targeted to those who need help most.
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Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley

The question is: Could you prove that your systems can’t ever, no matter how smart they are, overwrite their original goals as set by the humans?
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James K. Boyce, Economist

agrees Basic Income
This idea finds support across America’s ideological spectrum in an era when hardly anything else does
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Markus Brunnermeier,

Total health expenses and risk will remain high for individuals. It might also shift the norm whether to work. Work = being part of society
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Gotz Werner, Founder of Dm-drogerie Markt (Germany's Walgreens)

agrees Basic Income
There has always been someone who put trust in me and said: Mr. Werner, show us what you can do. Exactly the same way the basic income says: We grant you so that you can live humbly but with dignity, and now you can show us what you can do.
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Yahtzee Croshaw, Creator of Popular Webseries Zero Punctuation

agrees Basic Income
There's probably a huge amount of problems in the world that would probably be fixed if there was a guaranteed income
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Vincent Cheynet, Journalist. Degrowth activist. Editor-in-chief de La Décroissance magazine.

disagrees Basic Income
This puerile regression takes multiple forms : for example the desire of receiving without never contributing to the collective effort – the latter being typical of fetuses and infants. This proposition seems of course at first very nice for whoever remembers the principles of justice. Beyond all the criticism of the unconditional income […], its main flaw seem to us within this framework. This i... See More
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Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia since 2006

agrees Basic Income
The rapid replacement of jobs by machines/artifical intelligence will lead to the need for a Universal Basic Income.
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Pedro Domingos, Professor of computer science at UW and author of 'The Master Algorithm'

agrees Basic Income
In developed countries, we don't let people starve or go without emergency medical care, so we effectively already have a basic income. Let's start by making it less random and inefficient.
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Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Dean-National School of Tropical Medicine; Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development

agrees Vaccines
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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Robert De Niro, American actor, producer, and director

agrees Vaccines
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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Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary

agrees Basic Income
I am really, really interested if he will bring that to bear in terms of some really significant changes to the taxation system that would really help us manage poverty in a brand new way,
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Willem Buiter, Citi's Chief Economist

agrees Basic Income
Use the tax-transfer mechanism (e.g. through a guaranteed minimum income for all, or an ambitious negative income tax, public funding of health care and long-term care etc.) to support those left behind by technological advances.
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Darian Shirazi, CEO of Radius

agrees Basic Income
We have a small technological aristocracy and a middle class struggling to catch up with the demands of a more efficient economy. Basic income can bring a baseline and offer freedom to those trapped by our new economy.
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Tim Cook, CEO at Apple

We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back
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Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.

Fear is not the right frame of mind to think about AI's impact on our society
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Amer Acad Pediatrics, American professional association of pediatricians

agrees Vaccines
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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Seth Mnookin, Director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing

agrees Vaccines
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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Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN

agrees Vaccines
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.
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Ted Halstead, Author, public speaker and social entrepreneur

agrees Carbon Tax
It is pro growth, pro competition, pro jobs, deregulatory, and it will help the working-class voters that Trump promised to help.
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Martin Ford, Futurist & NY Times bestselling author of #RiseoftheRobots

agrees Basic Income
Basic income can be a solution to inequality and insecurity, not just mass unemployment
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