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Philip Hammond, U.K. Treasury chief · 19 Jan 2018

agrees Soda taxes
Producers are already reformulating sugar out of their drinks [even before the sugar tax comes into effect]
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Reza Moghadam, Economist and Vice-chairman for sovereigns and official institutions at Morgan Stanley · 19 Jan 2018

Macron 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
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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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Yuval Noah Harari, Israeli historian and a tenured professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem · 06 Sep 2017

disagrees Basic Income
Paying 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.
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Philippe Van Parijs, Professor at the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences of the University of Louvain · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
Basic Income: a simple and powerful idea for the twenty-first century
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Erik Olin Wright, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison · 06 Sep 2017

agrees Basic Income
A generous basic income would contribute to revitalizing a socialist challenge to capitalism
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Simon Jenkins, · 31 Aug 2017

Like 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
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Jonathan Levin, Professor of Economics at Stanford University · 31 Aug 2017

Provocative idea but as stated would cost ~$3 trillion, equal to all federal tax revenue. What about e.g. national defense?
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Stuart Russell, Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley · 31 Aug 2017

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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Nancy Lublin, · 31 Aug 2017

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
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Alistair Burt, · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
To leave our friends …. and turn our backs on significant, world scale problems, and all that we take for granted will neither deal with the problems, nor help this country in the short or long term.
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Pierre Pettigrew, Former Canadian trade minister, 1999-2003 · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
If it votes to leave, Britain will find itself with no access to the EU market, nor any other … A post-Brexit UK would face a very different set of conditions imposed by its erstwhile EU partners.
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Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners. Weekly columnist for the Sunday Times · 31 Aug 2017

agrees Brexit
I 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.
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Yvette Cooper, · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
There’s a good reason why the TUC, EEF and IMF are talking about the real risk to our jobs and our economy [if we vote to leave the EU]. It is working class people across Britain who would be hardest hit if we end up losing those jobs.
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Richard Howitt MEP, · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
Being part of Europe is a safeguard against British governments of all political colours removing disability rights.
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Dominic Raab, Conservative Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton · 31 Aug 2017

agrees Brexit
In 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
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Roger Bootle, Executive chairman, Capital Economics · 31 Aug 2017

agrees Brexit
If leaving the EU is a leap in the dark, then staying in is a leap in the dark with both legs shackled together and our arms tied behind our back.
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David Cameron, UK Prime Minister · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
A vote to leave is the gamble of the century
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Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor · 31 Aug 2017

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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Boris Johnson, · 31 Aug 2017

agrees Brexit
A vote to Remain will be taken in Brussels as a green light for more federalism, and for the erosion of democracy.
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Kitty Usher, Managing Director, Tooley Street Research · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
The 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
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Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University · 31 Aug 2017

agrees Brexit
In 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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Peter Dixon, Economist, Commerzbank · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
If we turn our back on our economic and political allies, we are operating in a world of much greater uncertainty and I would be much less optimistic about our economic future
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Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
Without Erasmus we would have major problems in terms of enabling our students to study overseas.
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Alison Woollard, Biochemist, Oxford University · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
Leaving the EU would be an unmitigated catastrophe for British science. The Graphene Flagship project is exactly the kind of investment that will be jeopardised.
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Jim Rogers, Co-Founder, the Quantum Fund · 31 Aug 2017

disagrees Brexit
If the UK left the European Union, London's dominance of foreign exchange including euro trading would gradually decline and then end as the flows moved to Asia and other European capitals.
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