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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

As the gap between rich and poor keeps growing and part-time jobs become more common, we must strengthen the social safety net. Universal health coverage would give essential protection, and needs to be part of every society.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

agrees Euthanasia
We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

disagrees Tariffs
With the election of Trump, America's soft power has taken a big hit. The United States has moved from a position of leadership in the creation of a rules-based international system to a position of leadership in its destruction and the creation of a regime of global protectionism. The damage will be long-lasting.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

The primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

If all you think about are the jobs today and you project forward, there might be a day where robots take over every single job we have today. Is that the future that will come? No, because we have innovative people – well, I like to think we have innovative people in society – and we invent new things all the time, that require new jobs to manage them, to invent them, to conceive them, to enginee... See More
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.
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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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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
[Governments will] regulate it out of existence.
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

disagrees Basic Income
You want your government to think more carefully about targeting programmes that help those in need, rather than universal. That’s a trade-off given the budget constraints on the public sector
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
Brexit would be disaster for UK science
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

agrees Carbon Tax
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

disagrees Brexit
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

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