Opinions from political scientists

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Jack Layton,

Remember our proud history of social justice, universal health care, public pensions and making sure no one is left behind. Let's continue to move forward.
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Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University

agrees Carbon Tax
We don’t have a price on carbon. And because there is no price, we lack the information to make sound decisions.
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Francis Fox Piven, Professor of political science and sociology at the City University of New York

agrees Basic Income
Universal income would facilitate a new economic fairness and stability to a financial system careening out of control
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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 King, Professor at the Harvard University, political scientist and quantitative methodologist

We estimate that the government fabricates and posts about 448 million social media comments a year. The Chinese regime’s strategy is to avoid arguing with skeptics of the party and the government, and to not even discuss controversial issues. We show that the goal of this massive secretive operation is instead to distract the public and change subject.
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Charles Murray, Libertarian conservative political scientist, author, and columnist

agrees Basic Income
Replacing the welfare state with an annual grant is the best way to cope with a radically changing U.S. jobs market—and to revitalize America’s civic culture
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Andrew Gamble, Sir Isaiah Berlin Award for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies

agrees Basic Income
Building a political coalition around the idea of basic income would help end the resentment of those in work contributing to support those who are not able to work or cannot find jobs. Payment of a basic income to everyone would price workers into many more jobs which at present do not pay enough for people to live on.
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Roger Pielke Jr., American political scientist and Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder

According to the authors, “climate policy makers continue to focus on energy policy as the primary means to address future climate impacts. The approach is simply doomed to fail. Why has the idea of adaptation been so neglected?
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Mark Beeson, Professor of International Politics, University of Western Australia

disagrees Brexit
Outside of Europe’s all-important internal market and possibly without Scotland, England will be reduced to the geopolitical significance of Czech Republic.
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Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor, Exeter University

disagrees Brexit
British universities get around 15 per cent of all funds allocated by the EU for research.
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Dominic Lieven, British political scientist

disagrees Brexit
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David Runciman, British political scientist and author

disagrees Brexit
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Lawrence Freedman, Military historian and foreign policy adviser

disagrees Brexit
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Theda Skocpol, American sociologist

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Robert Kagan, American political scientist

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Adolph L. Reed, Jr., American political scientist

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Paul Pierson, American political scientist

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Jacob Hacker, American political scientist

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Chris Blattman, American political scientist

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Allan Lichtman, American political historian

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Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli, American diplomat

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Stephen D. Krasner, American politician

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Daniel Benjamin, American political scientist

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Paul Wolfowitz, American politician, diplomat, and technocrat

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Bill Avery, American politician

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Carol M. Swain, Political scientist

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politologist

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Dina Titus, American politician

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Robert D. Putnam, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School

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