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
Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli historian and a tenured professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem · 06 Sep 2017
disagrees Basic IncomePaying people not to work will only increase inequality and rancor. [...] If universal basic income is aimed to improve the objective conditions of the average person in 2050, it has a fair chance of succeeding. But if it is aimed to make people subjectively more satisfied with their lot in order to prevent social discontent, it is likely to fail.
disagrees Learning foreign languages at schoolLike the current zombie cult of maths, languages are beloved of reactionary educators for one reason: they are easy to test, quantify and regiment. They are the raw material for education’s new Holy Grail, the league table. Challenge the usefulness of such subjects, and teachers fall back on the medieval saw, that “they train the mind”. They used to say that of Latin – and corporal punishment. The... See More
Jonathan Levin, Professor of Economics at Stanford University · 31 Aug 2017
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoProvocative idea but as stated would cost ~$3 trillion, equal to all federal tax revenue. What about e.g. national defense?
Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley · 31 Aug 2017The 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?
Of course you need amazing people around you, people smarter than you, people who compliment your strengths. But someone has to own it and lead. Time wasted on finding a co founder, time spent negotiating, blah blah blah. Lead and ship
Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners. Weekly columnist for the Sunday Times · 31 Aug 2017I worry that it [the EU] is a growing threat to our democracy, I think that we lack control over our own borders, I worry that with ever closer union we will be forced at some point into the euro zone which is clearly a failed project.
Dominic Raab, Conservative Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton · 31 Aug 2017In terms of jobs, the real case for leaving the EU lies with the positive opportunities from winning back the freedom to craft our own laws at home, while trading more energetically abroad with the global economies of the future
Kitty Usher, Managing Director, Tooley Street Research · 31 Aug 2017The trend rate of GDP growth will be a little lower due to reduced competitive pressure on UK firms from possible implied or real trade barriers and the negative signal sent to prospective investors seeking to trade with the EU from Britain
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
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