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Michael Specter,

agrees Vaccines
It doesn't seem to matter how often vaccines are proved safe or supplements are shown to offer nothing of value. When people don't like facts, they ignore them.
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Elaine Chao,

disagrees Tariffs
Smoot and Hawley ginned up The Tariff Act of 1930 to get America back to work after the Stock Market Crash of '29. Instead, it destroyed trade so effectively that by 1932, American exports to Europe were just a third of what they had been in 1929. World trade fell two-thirds as other nations retaliated. Jobs evaporated.
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Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton)

There have always been new ways of communication to contend with (for example the cassette recordings of Polish solidarity leader Lech Walesa’s speeches that were spread from factory to factory). So technology can very much be democratizing. The question is how we can use technology to increase the democratizing governance aspect instead of dealing with the fact that people often have the wrong in... See More
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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate

We can’t fall into the trap set up by the gun lobby that says if you cannot stop every shooting you shouldn’t try to stop any
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Laura Tyson, American business academic

agrees Carbon Tax
Economists across the political spectrum agree that a carbon tax is the most effective way to discourage carbon consumption and lower the risks of catastrophic climate changes.
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Robin Chase, Founder of ZipCar

agrees Basic Income
Basic income is the long-term answer to the increasing precariousness of ordinary people in a global economy that can shift their jobs to the other side of the world in a heartbeat.
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Grace Lee Boggs (deceased), Civil rights activist

agrees Basic Income
You can think so much in terms of re-distribution. Or you can begin thinking about justice in terms of restoring another way of life
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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate

We talk about drought-resistant seeds, and I’ve promoted them all over Africa. By definition, they have been engineered to be drought-resistant, I mean that’s the beauty of them. Maybe somebody can get their harvest done and not starve, and maybe there’s some left over to sell.
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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate

disagrees Brexit
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Karen Jones, British businesswoman

disagrees Brexit
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Sadie Dupuis, American musician

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Chelsea Peretti, Comedian and writer

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Jessi Klein, American actor and comedian

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Meryl Streep, American actress

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Lisa Kudrow, American actress

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Sarah Jones, American actress, born in 1973

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Anne Hathaway, American actress

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Jane Fonda, American actress and activist

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Dan Bucatinsky, American actor

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Lisa Brenner, American actress

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Piper Kerman, American felon, and memoirist

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Erica Jong, Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistani filmmaker and journalist

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Jamie Babbit, Director, producer, screenwriter

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter, American economist

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Diane Ravitch, American academic

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Martha Stewart, American businesswoman, writer, television personality, and former fashion model

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Nikki Finke, American journalist

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Asma Gull Hasan, American writer

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Julie Zeilinger, American blogger

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Chirlane McCray, American writer and political figure

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Stephanie Cutter, American political consultant

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Urvashi Vaid, Indian writer

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Gloria Steinem, American feminist and journalist

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Julianna Smoot, Fund raiser for democratic party (u.s.)

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Desirée Rogers, American businessman and politician

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Leecia Eve, American politician

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Nancy Floreen, Maryland politician

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Wilma Chan, American politician

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Betsy Hodges, American politician

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Phyllis Schlafly, American activist

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Linda R. Greenstein, New jersey state senator

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Sara Howard, American politician

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Alice Peisch, Member of massachusetts house of representatives

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Carolyn Dykema, American politician

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Harriette L. Chandler, Member of the massachusetts general court

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