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agrees Legalise recreational drugsIndeed, it is well known, and not disputed, that the very societies that attempt most vigorously to suppress various drugs, and in which users are subject to the most stringent penalties, have seen a vast and continuous increase in the per capita consumption of these drugs. This is tacitly admitted by the vast armed bureaucracies set up to persecute drug users in our societies, which every year de... See More
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
agrees State-funded faith schoolsWe live in a country where an overarching story, which is the framework for explaining life, has more or less disappeared. We have a world of unguided and competing narratives, where the only common factor is the inviolability of personal choice, which means that for schools that are not of a religious character, confidence in any personal sense of ultimate values has diminished. Utilitarianism ru... See More
Andrew Gamble, Sir Isaiah Berlin Award for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies
agrees Basic IncomeBuilding a political coalition around the idea of basic income would help end the resentment of those in work contributing to support those who are not able to work or cannot find jobs. Payment of a basic income to everyone would price workers into many more jobs which at present do not pay enough for people to live on.
Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture in the Department of Geography at King's College LondonThe world would be better off fighting the consequences of climate change - hunger, storm damage and disease - rather than spending billions of pounds trying to stabilise CO2 emissions across the planet
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