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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

agrees Basic Income
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.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

agrees Carbon Tax
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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Vaccines
Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Robot Tax
Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.
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Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT

agrees Carbon Tax
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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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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

For too many of us, it’s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods or college campuses or places of worship or our social media feeds, surrounded by people who look like us and share the same political outlook and never challenge our assumptions. The rise of naked partisanship, increasing economic and regional stratification, the splintering of our media into a cha... See More
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Internet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can't decide which online stores you should shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can't let any company pay for priority over its competitors.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

disagrees Basic Income
Even the US isn't rich enough to allow people not to work. Some day we will be but until then things like the Earned Income Tax Credit will help increase the demand for labor.
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Noam Chomsky, Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist

agrees Basic Income
It comes from the right wing originally. Milton Friedman proposed it for example. From his point of view it was part of an effort to undermine welfare state measures. But it doesn’t have to have a reactionary component. It can be interpreted as something progressive. That people have rights. In fact if you read the universal declaration of human rights, 1948, take a look at article 45. It says peo... See More
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent...A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.
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Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

agrees Carbon Tax
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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Chris Hedges, American journalist, Presbyterian minister, and visiting Princeton University lecturer.

disagrees Basic Income
The oligarchs do not propose structural change. They do not want businesses and the marketplace regulated. They do not support labor unions. They will not pay a living wage to their bonded labor in the developing world or the American workers in their warehouses and shipping centers or driving their delivery vehicles. They have no intention of establishing free college education, universal governm... See More
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Jerry Coyne,

But it doesn’t matter what the definition of “science” is: the First Amendment prohibits pushing religion in the classroom, and creationism is religion. Scholars don’t have the right to “explore” the role of God in the history of life. As I said, I’d object to scholars lying to their students, but would try to take legal action only against lies that violate the Constitution. The courts have defin... See More
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Toby Young, British journalist

What parents who complain about being excluded from faith schools don’t understand is that the reason they’re above average — which is why they want to send their children to them in the first place — is precisely because of their religious ethos. To a great extent, that ethos depends upon being able to reserve a majority of their places for children of a particular faith. It follows that if the s... See More
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Juan Manuel Santos,

The business of illicit drugs is behind violence, corruption and crime in almost the entire planet, and we have to recognize that the so-called War on Drugs - which has been going on for half a century - has not been won or won.
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Victor Mitchell, American businessman

The war on drugs has made government more powerful, citizens less free, and hasn’t helped users or addicts.
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Elliott Abrams, American lawyer, diplomat

The war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

If all you think about are the jobs today and you project forward, there might be a day where robots take over every single job we have today. Is that the future that will come? No, because we have innovative people – well, I like to think we have innovative people in society – and we invent new things all the time, that require new jobs to manage them, to invent them, to conceive them, to enginee... See More
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away].
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David Autor, Economist

It doesn’t really make sense to ask whether automation will affect jobs. Yes, 100 percent of jobs will be affected. Jobs change all of the time. The content of jobs will change. But it’s not as if there’s a fixed amount of work to do. The net number of jobs is rising. Job tasks are changing. In many cases that automation is complementary to the tasks that people do. For example, doctors’ work i... See More
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Andrew McAfee,

As digital devices like computers and robots get more capable thanks to Moore’s Law (the proposition that the number of transistors on a semiconductor can be inexpensively doubled about every two years), they can do more of the work that people used to do. Digital labor, in short, substitutes for human labor.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

The next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle-class jobs obsolete.
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Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

In the past, much power and responsibility over life and death was concentrated in the hands of doctors. Now, this ethical burden is increasingly shared by the builders of AI software
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Jeff Immelt,

There's 330,000 people that work for GE and none of them had a productive day yesterday, none of them had a completely productive day. So my own belief is that when it comes to digital tools and things like that, that first part of the revolution, is going to be to make your existing workforce productive.
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Lawrence Summers, Economist and Harvard University Professor

It is widely feared that half the jobs in the economy might be eliminated by innovations such as self-driving vehicles, automatic checkout machines and expert systems that trade securities more effectively than humans can.
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Julius Genachowski, Business executive, politician

Net neutrality was essential for our economy; it was essential to preserve freedom and openness, both for economic reasons and free speech reasons.
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Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, activist, and author

Today’s decision from the Federal Communications Commission to end net neutrality is disappointing and harmful. An open internet is critical for new ideas and economic opportunity – and internet providers shouldn't be able to decide what people can see online or charge more for certain websites. We’re ready to work with members of Congress and others to help make the internet free and open for eve... See More
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Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor

disagrees Brexit
Brexit could hit the country's £2.04 trillion economy and prompt some banks to move away from London's global financial powerhouse
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Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook

agrees Basic Income
How can we help as many people as possible as much as possible with the resources we have?
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

I have pretty strong opinions on this. I am optimistic. I think you can build things and the world gets better. But with AI especially, I am really optimistic. I think people who are naysayers and try to drum up these doomsday scenarios — I just, I don't understand it. It's really negative and in some ways I actually think it is pretty irresponsible
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Carbon Tax
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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Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.

agrees Basic Income
I completely agree that Universal Basic Income is a good idea. But I think that’s just the beginning of the discussion.
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

disagrees Brexit
The UK will lose its influence in the world if it leaves the European Union
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Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University

There is not the slightest reason to believe in a coming singularity. The fact that you can visualize a future in your imagination is not evidence that it is likely or even possible. Look at domed cities, jet-pack commuting, underwater cities, mile-high buildings, and nuclear-powered automobiles--all staples of futuristic fantasies when I was a child that have never arrived. Sheer processing power... See More
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

agrees Vaccines
The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
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Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Predictions that superintelligence is on the foreseeable horizon are not supported by the available data. Moreover, it’s possible that AI systems could collaborate with people to create a symbiotic superintelligence. That would be very different from the pernicious and autonomous kind envisioned by Professor Bostrom
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Climate change is the greatest long-term threat facing the world, as well as a danger already manifesting itself as droughts, storms, heat waves and flooding.
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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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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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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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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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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

We'll keep working to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, and to ensure our community is a platform for all ideas and force for good in democracy. The data we have has always shown that our broader impact -- from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote -- played a far bigger role in this election [than mi... See More
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

Net neutrality is the idea that the internet should be free and open for everyone. If a service provider can block you from seeing certain content or can make you pay extra for it, that hurts all of us and we should have rules against it.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

I'm interested to go deeper and study the positive and negative aspects of these technologies, and how best to use them in our services.
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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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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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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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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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