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Rosa DeLauro, American politician
agrees Soda taxesThere is a clear relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and a host of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and tooth decay. We are at a crucial tipping point. The SWEET Act would help correct the path we are currently on.
Elliott Abrams, American lawyer, diplomat
agrees Legalise recreational drugsThe war on drugs is not being won, and it continues to threaten stability and democracy not only in the Andes but throughout the Caribbean as well, where tiny police and military forces are outclassed by the sophisticated equipment in the hands of traffickers passing through the region on the way to their market in this country.
Before the prospect of an intelligence explosion, we humans are like small children playing with a bomb [...] We have little idea when the detonation will occur, though if we hold the device to our ear we can hear a faint ticking sound
Reza Moghadam, Economist and Vice-chairman for sovereigns and official institutions at Morgan StanleyMacron is right - the Eurozone needs a finance minister. [...] it focuses on the essential: a collective action mechanism for managing and stabilising economies in crisis. It also does so without the need for EU Treaty changes
Robert Shapiro, Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce. BlThe risks of climate change continue to grow. Global, harmonized net carbon taxes could contain those risk s in an economically-efficient and politically-feasible way.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr, American radio host, environmental activist, author and attorney specializing in environmental law
disagrees VaccinesNone of the vaccines have more than a few months of double-blind placebo testing, which will not allow you to spot illnesses like autism that aren’t diagnosed before five years. Second of all, in most vaccines, for example the Gardasil vaccine, they don’t use true placebos.
Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in CanadaI think it’s the principles behind the idea [of a guaranteed income] that matter. These principles are greater simplicity for the government, greater transparency on the part of families and greater equity for everyone
stellacreasy, British Labour Co-operative politician, Member of Parliament
disagrees Women-only train carriagesCan we make all carriages safe for all passengers rather than restricting where we can go? [It] doesn't keep women safe to restrict their movements - it normalises attacks. We need to be clear they [the attackers] are problem, not women's seating plans.
disagrees $13,000 a year for every over-21-year-old American instead of all transfer payments would be better than the status quoTotal health expenses and risk will remain high for individuals. It might also shift the norm whether to work. Work = being part of society
Gisela Stuart MP, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Edgbaston, chair of Vote LeaveThe NHS is struggling to cope with rising demand. If we Vote Leave we will be able to stop our money being spent on EU bureaucrats and instead invest in the NHS so that patients can get the best possible care.
Patrick Minford, Professor of Applied Economics, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff UniversityIn the medium and long term Breset will herald a major growth-boosting period as the UK breaks free of the over-mighty EU with its protectionist mindset and establishes free trade and intelligent regulation aimed at UK economic interests
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