Reza Moghadam, Economist and Vice-chairman for sovereigns and official institutions at Morgan Stanley · 19 Jan 2018Macron is right - the Eurozone needs a finance minister. [...] it focuses on the essential: a collective action mechanism for managing and stabilising economies in crisis. It also does so without the need for EU Treaty changes
Richard N. Cooper, American economist, policy adviser, and academic · 10 Sep 2017Levying 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.
Robert Shapiro, Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce. Bl · 10 Sep 2017The 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.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law · 06 Sep 2017
disagrees VaccinesNone 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.
Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in Canada · 06 Sep 2017I think it’s the principles behind the idea [of a guaranteed income] that matter. These principles are greater simplicity for the government, greater transparency on the part of families and greater equity for everyone
stellacreasy, British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament · 31 Aug 2017
disagrees Women-only train carriagesCan we make all carriages safe for all passengers rather than restricting where we can go? [It] doesn't keep women safe to restrict their movements - it normalises attacks. We need to be clear they [the attackers] are problem, not women's seating plans.
Demis Hassabis, Founder & CEO, DeepMind · 31 Aug 2017He 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.
David Bellamy, English author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist · 31 Aug 2017
disagrees Climate change is realFor 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
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoTotal health expenses and risk will remain high for individuals. It might also shift the norm whether to work. Work = being part of society
Before the prospect of an intelligence explosion, we humans are like small children playing with a bomb [...] We have little idea when the detonation will occur, though if we hold the device to our ear we can hear a faint ticking sound
Moorad Choudhry, Head of Business Treasury, Global Banking and Markets at Royal Bank of Scotland · 31 Aug 2017Far from being at risk of stagnation [after a Brexit], we would be able to present ourselves as a genuine open free market, no longer subject to EU bureaucracy and regulation. Expect things to go from strength to strength.
Gisela Stuart MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston, chair of Vote Leave · 31 Aug 2017The NHS is struggling to cope with rising demand. If we Vote Leave we will be able to stop our money being spent on EU bureaucrats and instead invest in the NHS so that patients can get the best possible care.
Andrew Simms, Director, New Weather Economics · 31 Aug 2017The sheer complexity of continuing European and global economic interdependence would replace one Europe-wide set of agreements with a thicket of even more. [...] All prospects would become trickier and harder still to navigate
Andrew Sentance, Former MPC member and Senior Economic Adviser, PwC · 31 Aug 2017[Brexit] would make me more negative about the medium-term for two reasons. (1) Disruption and uncertainty created by Brexit; (2) Lack of a clear alternative to underpin UK's trade and investment relationships
Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University · 31 Aug 2017In the medium and long term Breset will herald a major growth-boosting period as the UK breaks free of the over-mighty EU with its protectionist mindset and establishes free trade and intelligent regulation aimed at UK economic interests
Gerard Lyons, Economic adviser to Boris Johnson, mayor of London · 31 Aug 2017The choice may be a stark one, between the UK being in an EU that is inward looking [and] insular, [...] or outside, trading with the whole world including Europe, negotiating our own, better suited, trade deals with a focus on what the UK is good at
Ricardo Reis, Professor of Economics at London School of Economics · 31 Aug 2017While leaving could allow for some policy improvements, it would also open the way for a whole list of dreadful policies regarding trade, immigration, and industrial policy that membership in the EU now precludes
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