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Milton Friedman, American economist

disagrees Tariffs
The benefits of a tariff are visible. Union workers can see they are "protected". The harm which a tariff does is invisible. It's spread widely. There are people that don't have jobs because of tariffs but they don't know it.
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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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Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Essayist, scholar, statistician, former trader, and risk analyst

There are resilient ways to solve problems, say feed the world, without complicated technologies that entail fragility and unkown possibilities.
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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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Richard Dawkins,

Children do need to be protected so that they can have a proper education and not be indoctrinated in whatever religion their parents happen to have been brought up in.
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Barbara Ehrenreich, Author of Nickel and Dimed

agrees Basic Income
[Martin Ford's] solution is blindingly obvious: As both conservatives and liberals have proposed over the years, we need to institute a guaranteed annual minimum income
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Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University

disagrees Brexit
Faced with rising superpowers like China... as well as old ones like Russia, clearly 500 million people have a lot more clout than just us… [leaving] would make Europe much weaker… Vladimir Putin would be laughing all the way to the rest of the Ukraine.
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Anne Enright, Irish writer

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

disagrees Brexit
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Germaine Greer, Australian feminist author

disagrees Brexit
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Paul Graham, co-founder at Y Combinator

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Amy Tan, American novelist

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Cheryl Strayed, Author, memoirist, blogger

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

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Roxane Gay, American writer

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Gloria Steinem, American feminist and journalist

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Paul Graham, co-founder at Y Combinator

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Paul Graham, co-founder at Y Combinator

disagrees Think big
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