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Al Gore, 45th vice president of the united states

As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
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Al Gore, 45th vice president of the united states

I think that we should ban so-called junk guns. I think we should ban assault weapons like the weapons used here [in Fort Worth], yes. I think that the kinds of weapons that have no legitimate use for hunting or the kind of weapon that a homeowner would use, I think they should be banned, yes, those kind of weapons.
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Charles Dallara, American economist

disagrees Tariffs
Threats of trade protectionism, plus unilateral actions on the exchange-rate front, such as the heavy interventions of China, Japan, and Switzerland in the currency markets - not to mention the retaliatory tariffs recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives - endanger growth prospects and could further depress financial market confidence.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent...A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I felt sure that allowing anyone to publish information and making it easy to find would enhance democracy and the overall quality of political debate. However, the partitioning you talk about which started on cable TV and might be even stronger in the digital world is a concern. We all need to think about how to avoid this problem. It would seem strange to have to force people to look at ideas th... See More
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Vaccines
Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

disagrees Basic Income
Even the US isn't rich enough to allow people not to work. Some day we will be but until then things like the Earned Income Tax Credit will help increase the demand for labor.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away].
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Robot Tax
Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.
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Ashton Kutcher, Actor from the United States

[Bitcoin is] decentralising the world.
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Charles Munger, American investor, businessman and philanthropist

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the moment it was raised. It’s just disgusting. Bitcoin is noxious poison.
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Mike Novogratz, Former hedge fund Fortress manager

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
This is a bubble and there is a lot of froth. This is going to be the biggest bubble of our lifetimes.
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Bill Gross, American investor, co-Founder of PIMCO

agrees Basic Income
If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not? And if that strikes you as a form of socialism, I would suggest we get used to it
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

agrees Carbon Tax
The push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.
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Donal Marron,

agrees Carbon Tax
Putting a price on carbon is the most efficient way to reduce carbon emissions.
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Bill Gross, Billionaire investor, Janus Capital

agrees Basic Income
Instead we should spend money where it’s needed most – our collapsing infrastructure for instance, health care for an aging generation and perhaps on a revolutionary new idea called UBI – Universal Basic Income. If more and more workers are going to be displaced by robots, then they will need money to live on, will they not?
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Peter Thiel, Technology entrepreneur and investor

Thiel foundation is the single largest donor to MIRI, an organization founded by the illustrious Eliezer Yudkowsky
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

More than 120 retired generals and admirals recently wrote a letter to Congress arguing that U.S. aid programs are critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

disagrees Brexit
the benefits to the UK of being in [the EU], in my view, greatly exceed the benefits of being out.
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George Soros, Business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

disagrees Brexit
The UK will struggle if it cuts itself off from the rest of Europe
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Jim Rogers, Co-Founder, the Quantum Fund

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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Rupert Murdoch, Australian american media mogul

agrees Brexit
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Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

disagrees Brexit
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Stuart Wheeler, Businessman and politician. Former UKIP treasurer.

agrees Brexit
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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Magic Johnson, American professional basketball player

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Ashton Kutcher, Actor from the United States

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Ruth Porat, Investment banker

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Eli Broad, American businessperson

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Donald Sussman, American businessman

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George Soros, Business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

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Haim Saban, Media proprietor

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Thomas H. Lee, American businessperson

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Joshua Kushner, American businessman

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Orin Kramer, American financier

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Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist

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Peter Chernin, American businessman

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David Wilhelm, American political operative and businessman

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Robert Kraft, American businessman and philanthropist

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Peter Thiel, Technology entrepreneur and investor

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Anthony Scaramucci, American financier

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Wilbur Ross, American businessman

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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T. Boone Pickens, American financier; chairman, bp capital management

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Isaac Perlmutter, American businessman

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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John Paulson, American hedge fund manager

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Rupert Murdoch, Australian american media mogul

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Howard Lorber, American businessman

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Kenneth Langone, American businessman

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Jared Kushner, American businessman

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Robert Kiyosaki, American finance author , investor

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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