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Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

disagrees Tariffs
Trump’s tariffs are badly designed even from the point of view of someone who shares his crude mercantilist view of trade. In fact, the structure of his tariffs so far is designed to inflict maximum damage on the U.S. economy, for minimal gain.
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Cory Doctorow, Writer, blogger, activist.

The internet isn't nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and climate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the Internet.
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Paul Flynn,

The UK’s 45 years of harsh prohibition has multiplied use and harm.
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Russell Brand, British comedian, actor, and author

Nobody at all is helped by drugs being made illegal, unless of course there is a conspiracy to marginalise, condemn and persecute disenfranchised members of our global community. I'd hate to think that was the situation - that certain countries didn't matter, that certain classes didn't matter, that certain races didn't matter. So unless that's the situation, there's literally no reason to p... See More
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Michael Geist,

disagrees Electronic voting
While technology may someday allow us to replicate these essential features online, many of them are currently absent from Internet voting, which is subject to any number of possible disruptions. These include denial of service attacks that shut down the election process, counterfeit websites, phishing attacks, hacks into the election system, or the insertion of computer viruses that tamper with e... See More
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Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

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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Afua Hirsch,

The glaring hypocrisy of our integration agenda is that our most important public institutions actively encourage segregation. Faith schools make up one third of all schools in Britain. Our government is proposing that they have even more power to discriminate by selecting more of their places based on religious belief. Public funds are being used to separate children by faith. What could be more ... See More
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Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

agrees Carbon Tax
Emissions taxes are the Economics 101 solution to pollution problems; every economist I know would start cheering wildly if Congress voted in a clean, across-the-board carbon tax.
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Jamie Oliver, British celebrity chef and restaurateur

agrees Soda taxes
We should be big and bold. Who is running the country? The businesses who are profiting from ill health or is it us
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Kim Kardashian, American television personality

agrees Surrogacy
The fact that this is just what we can do these days, I'm like really thankful... Like I'm seriously so grateful for [our surrogate] and that someone is just so like selfless and kind to do this.
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Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, political scientist

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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Gary Becker,

agrees Carbon Tax
We should seek out the many forms of subsidy that run through the entire energy enterprise and eliminate them. In their place we propose a measure that could go a long way toward leveling the playing field: a revenue-neutral tax on carbon, a major pollutant.
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Richard Posner,

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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Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over

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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Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

agrees Basic Income
Ultimately we need something like a universal basic income. There has to be someway to distribute this kind of technological wealth more fairly to the rest of the world.
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Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

It is sobering to admit that chaos seems a probable outcome even in the best-case scenario, in which the AGI remained perfectly obedient. But of course we cannot assume the best-case scenario. In fact, “the control problem”—the solution to which would gu
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Eliezer Yudkowsky, AI researcher who popularized the idea of friendly artificial intelligence

Yudkowsky argues that as AI systems become increasingly intelligent, new formal tools will be needed in order to avert default incentives for harmful behavior, as well as to inductively teach correct behavior.
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Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over

agrees Carbon Tax
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Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer

agrees Basic Income
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David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, best-selling author

agrees Remote-work
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Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

disagrees Brexit
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Pat Condell, Stand-up comedian, writer, and internet personality

agrees Brexit
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Jamie Oliver, British chef and media personality

disagrees Brexit
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Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

disagrees Brexit
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Victoria Beckham, English businesswoman, fashion designer and singer

disagrees Brexit
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David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, best-selling author

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Linus Torvalds, Finnish-american software engineer and hacker

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Demi Lovato, American actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, philanthropist, model and businesswoman

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Kanye West, American recording artist

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Moby, American musician, dj and photographer

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Kim Kardashian, American television personality

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Chrissy Teigen, American model

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Michael Buckley, Youtube personality

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Rosie O'Donnell, American comedienne, television personality and actress

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George Takei, American actor and author

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Christine Lahti, Actress, film director

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Melanie Griffith, American actress

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Soleil Moon Frye, Actress, director, screenwriter

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Zach Braff, American actor, director, screenwriter, producer

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Cheryl Strayed, Author, memoirist, blogger

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Lawrence Bender, American film producer

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Rob Reiner, American actor and director

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Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

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Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

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Craig Newmark, American entrepreneur and craigslist founder

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Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer

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Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model

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Mark Cuban, American billionaire entrepreneur

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Perez Hilton, American actor and blogger

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