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Mark Zuckerberg CEO at Facebook

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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Tim Berners-Lee Inventor of the World Wide Web

It is one of the ways of addressing massive global inequality
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Elon Musk Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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Yanis Varoufakis Former finance minister of Greece, is Professor of Economics at the University of Athens

Either we are going to have a basic income that regulates this new society of ours, or we are going to have very substantial social conflicts that get far worse with xenophobia and refugees and migration and so forth.
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Robert Reich Former Secretary of Labor

A minimal guarantee with regard to income, it seems to me as almost inevitable in terms the direction that the structural changes of our economy are taking us in.
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Christopher Pissarides Nobel Prize winner in Economics

I am very much in favour, as long as we know how to apply it without taking away incentive to work at the lower end of the market
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Noam Chomsky Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist

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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Brian Eno Artist

The basic income is needed to serve the creative genius of the community (i.e. the ‘scenius’)
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Tim O'Reilly Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.

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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Eric Ries Author of The Lean Startup

Even an extremely modest universal basic income could pay huge dividends

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