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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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Thomas Frank,

disagrees Surrogacy
When money is exchanged for pregnancy, some believe, surrogacy comes close to organ-selling, or even baby-selling.
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Bernie Sanders, American politician

I happen to believe that certain types of assault weapons, which are manufactured and designed for military purposes to kill people very quickly should not be used in civilian society.
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MIchael Hudson, Economist. Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

disagrees Fracking
You have a choice. Either you can have more oil, or more clean water. Fracking is not good for the water supply.
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David Suzuki,

disagrees Fracking
It's not unexpected that shooting massive amounts of water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure into the earth to shatter shale and release natural gas might shake things up. But earthquakes aren't the worst problem with fracking.
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Bernie Sanders, American politician

disagrees Fracking
I'm very proud that the state of Vermont banned fracking. I hope communities all over California, and all over America do the same.
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Bernie Sanders, American politician

Health care in Denmark is universal, free of charge and high quality. Everybody is covered as a right of citizenship.
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Milton Friedman, American economist

disagrees Tariffs
The benefits of a tariff are visible. Union workers can see they are "protected". The harm which a tariff does is invisible. It's spread widely. There are people that don't have jobs because of tariffs but they don't know it.
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Thomas Sowell, American economist

disagrees Tariffs
Tariffs that save jobs in the steel industry mean higher steel prices, which in turn means fewer sales of American steel products around the world and losses of far more jobs than are saved.
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Leon Kass, American physician

disagrees Euthanasia
The prohibition against killing patients... stands as the first promise of self-restraint sworn to in the Hippocratic Oath, as medicine's primary taboo: 'I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect'... In forswearing the giving of poison when asked for it, the Hippocratic physician rejects the view that the patient's choice for death ca... See More
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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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Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice

disagrees Electronic voting
If you have machines not working, or working slowly, that could create lots of problems too, preventing people from voting at all.
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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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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

disagrees Cryptocurrencies
[Governments will] regulate it out of existence.
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Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission

disagrees Net neutrality
[By repealing net neutrality] we are helping consumers and promoting competition. Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas
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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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Robert Shapiro, Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce. Bl

agrees Carbon Tax
The 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.
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MIchael Hudson, Economist. Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

disagrees Basic Income
The problem’s not only income, but what people have to spend it on. Paine didn’t talk about universal income, he talked about everybody should have the right to a place to live, a means of their own self-support. That’s independent from income. Once you economize and financialize it, you put in a distortion. You don’t want to give people income to buy what really should be public goods and servic... See More
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Ro Khanna, Candidate for Congress in Silicon Valley

agrees Basic Income
At a time when machines are replacing low- and middle-income workers, we want there to be an incentive to get people to a basic income.
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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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Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Does that mean that women are receiving lower pay for equal work? That is possibly the case in certain places, but by and large, it’s not that. Women often take jobs that have different characteristics, different amenities. You find that the biggest wage gaps are in the corporate, the financial sectors, also law, and the health occupations in which there is a high fraction of ownership, of self-e... See More
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Patrick Michaels, Climatologist

disagrees Carbon Tax
The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade
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Frank Wilczek, Physicist, MIT and Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics

Without careful restraint and tact, researchers could wake up to discover they've enabled the creation of armies of powerful, clever, vicious paranoiacs
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Richard Jeffrey, Chief Investment Officer, Cazenove Capital Management

agrees Brexit
Once the exit terms had been negotiated [...], the UK could become a more attractive base for foreign companies looking for an European base. One specific of the economy that could benefit would be financial services.
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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

agrees Carbon Tax
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Edward Glaeser, American economist

agrees Carbon Tax
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Bernie Sanders, American politician

disagrees Brexit
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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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Adam Silver, American businessman and nba commissioner

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Sara Paretsky, Modern american author of detective fiction

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Robert Shapiro, Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce. Bl

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Bret Stephens, American journalist

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Christina Kahrl, American sportswriter

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Ana Marie Cox, Political author, editor, columnist, and blogger

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Laura Ricketts, Board member-chicago cubs, lgbt legal advocate

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Paul Wolfowitz, American politician, diplomat, and technocrat

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Ro Khanna, Candidate for Congress in Silicon Valley

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Toni Preckwinkle, American politician

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Daniel Riemer, Wisconsin politician

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Ralph Raico, American historian

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Ray Canterbury, American politician

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Todd Young, American politician

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Pete Ricketts, American politician

disagrees Clinton over Trump
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Anne Kaiser, American politician

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Nancy K. Kopp, American politician

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Mike Quigley, American politician

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Bernie Sanders, American politician

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Jim Hunt, American politician

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