Opinions from sociologists

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Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil

After decades of overflights, interdictions, spraying and raids on jungle drug factories, Latin America remains the world's largest exporter of cocaine and marijuana. It is producing more and more opium and heroin. It is developing the capacity to mass produce synthetic drugs. Continuing the drugs war with more of the same is ludicrous.
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Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the University of Carolina, writer and techno-sociologist

Rather than a complete totalitarianism based on fear and the blocking of information, the newer methods include demonizing online media and mobilizing armies of supporters or paid employees who muddy the online waters with misinformation, information overload, doubt, confusion, harassment, and distraction
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Linda Woodhead,

So long as parents want their children to get the best qualifications, so long as politicians of left and right support parental choice and high academic standards, and so long as faith schools maintain these standards, the debate can rage, but faith schools are not going away.
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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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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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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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Paul Jorion, Anthropologist. Sociologist. Université libre de Bruxelles

disagrees Basic Income
Isn't there a better way to answer to answer to the concerns of the beneficiaries of Government benefits? Yes of course: by allocating the sums that we could gather for a UBI program to ensure free basic necessities (food, accommodation, transportation, connectivity) - a measure that, unlike UBI, would not be consumerist in its approach and that would therefore respect the environment. Free necess... See More
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Jeremy Rifkin, American Economic and Social Theorist, Author, Political Advisor

agrees Basic Income
Basic income is not a utopia. It's a practical business plan for the next step of the human journey
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Erik Olin Wright, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

agrees Basic Income
A generous basic income would contribute to revitalizing a socialist challenge to capitalism
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Craig Calhoun, American sociologist

disagrees Brexit
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter, American economist

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Tony Campolo, American sociologist

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Riane Eisler, Austrian sociologist

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Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politologist

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Alexis Herman, American politician

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Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker.

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

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