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Charles Munger, American investor, businessman and philanthropist · 16 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the moment it was raised. It’s just disgusting. Bitcoin is noxious poison.
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Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of financial technology company Ripple · 16 Feb 2018

At its core, all of this comes down to if we are solving real problems for real customers. If the cryptocurrency market overall or a digital asset is solving a problem, it’s going to drive some value.
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Jamie Dimon, Chairman, CEO and President of JP Morgan Chase · 16 Feb 2018

[Bitcoin ETFs could be the] holy grail for owners and investors.
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Nouriel Roubini, · 15 Feb 2018

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin is the mother of all bubbles, favoured by charlatans and swindlers.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 14 Feb 2018

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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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 11 Feb 2018

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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 11 Feb 2018

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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Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 20 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 19 Jan 2018

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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Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, political scientist · 19 Jan 2018

There are entire countries where Facebook Messenger has replaced email as the primary channel by which people communicate. This kind of power wielded at such a scale is unprecedented in human experience, and we need to think carefully about whether American democracy can continue to coexist with such power concentrated over the longer run.
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Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Health taxes
We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 15 Dec 2017

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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Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, activist, and author · 15 Dec 2017

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.
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Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission · 15 Dec 2017

disagrees Net neutrality
[By repealing net neutrality] we are helping consumers and promoting competition. Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 09 Dec 2017

Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 09 Dec 2017

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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

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 · 03 Dec 2017

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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

All Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve
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Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics · 30 Nov 2017

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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 29 Nov 2017

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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 22 Sep 2017

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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Martin Feldstein, Economics Professor @ Harvard University & President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Two-thirds of American households will receive more in carbon dividends than they will pay directly in carbon taxes.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Vaccines
The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
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Seth Mnookin, Director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing · 11 Sep 2017

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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Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, Professor of Pediatrics and Law at Vanderbilt Law School · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Vaccines
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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Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT · 10 Sep 2017

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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Jefferey Sachs, American economist · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Each region of the world should introduce a tax on CO2 emissions that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably in the future
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Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and the director of the Nelson A. Rockefell Center · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Scrap CAFE, set a higher gas tax, and return the aggregate revenues from that gas tax through lower income taxes in a progressive fashion.
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Richard N. Cooper, American economist, policy adviser, and academic · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Levying a charge on CO2 raises the price of CO2-emitting activities,including fossil fuel use, and thus is the most direct method of influencing consumer and industrial behavior on a world-wide scale.
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William Baldwin, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Chuck out all energy legislation, replacing it with a one-sentence statute that levies a tax on carbon emissions.
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Nouriel Roubini, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
It Is High Time for a Carbon Tax
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Robert Shapiro, Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce. Bl · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
The risks of climate change continue to grow. Global, harmonized net carbon taxes could contain those risk s in an economically-efficient and politically-feasible way.
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Richard Posner, · 10 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Stiff taxes will put pressure on the energy industry to achieve technological breakthroughs (such as sequestration of carbon dioxide) that will greatly reduce the use of fossil fuels.
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Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana · 10 Sep 2017

... 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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Ted Halstead, Author, public speaker and social entrepreneur · 08 Sep 2017

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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 08 Sep 2017

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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 07 Sep 2017

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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Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University. · 06 Sep 2017

Data is the currency of regulatory decision making
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr, American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law · 06 Sep 2017

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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Noam Chomsky, Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist · 06 Sep 2017

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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Elizabeth S. Anderson, Philosopher. University of Michigan. · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
Van Parijs would guarantee everyone the maximum unconditional basic income that could be sustained in a society (...) regardless of wether they were able or performing socially useful work. Lazy, able-bodied surfers would be just as entitled to that income as dependent caretakers or the disabled. (...) Van Parij's proposal effectively indulges the tastes of the lazy and irresponsible at the expen... See More
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Charles Murray, Libertarian conservative political scientist, author, and columnist · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Replacing the welfare state with an annual grant is the best way to cope with a radically changing U.S. jobs market—and to revitalize America’s civic culture
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Richard D. Wolff, Marxian economist. Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst · 06 Sep 2017

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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 06 Sep 2017

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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Tim Draper, Billionaire Venture Capitalist · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Giving everyone $15,000 would put everyone on the same level. They could do with it whatever they wanted, but having the financial security of some basic money to live on, would give them the opportunity to work on what they want. Work is everything,
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Dylan Matthews, Journalist at Vox · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
I think the main reason there should be universal basic income is that it's very important to have a cash safetynet that is extensive and universal.
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Chris Hughes, Co-founder of Facebook · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
I’m supportive of the idea of a basic income over the long term and believe that one day something of this size will likely be necessary to cope with the impact of automation and globalized trade on the United States.
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Ralph Nader, Consumer advocate, author and former presidential candidate · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Basic income would get rid of chronic capitalism
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Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
"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.
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