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Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University
agrees Universal Health CareAs 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.
Leon Kass, American physician
disagrees EuthanasiaThe 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
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia UniversityWith 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.
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.
MIchael Hudson, Economist. Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
disagrees Basic IncomeThe 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
Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard UniversityDoes 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
Frank Wilczek, Physicist, MIT and Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in PhysicsWithout careful restraint and tact, researchers could wake up to discover they've enabled the creation of armies of powerful, clever, vicious paranoiacs
Richard Jeffrey, Chief Investment Officer, Cazenove Capital Management
agrees BrexitOnce 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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