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Encryption is a human right agreed by Bryan Johnson, Founder of KernelCo, OS Fund & Braintree

When I use Facebook today, I log in and I socialize with my friends and my family. In exchange for that, they acquire as much data as they possibly can about me. They know me better than my girlfriend. That’s the same relationship I have with Google and Twitter and the government, who is also collecting everything they can about me. I really dislike this relationship. Now, let’s imagine, if we ha... See More
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

I do not believe in unconditional basic income because this just encourages people to be trapped in low skilled jobs without a meaningful path to climb up to do better work. So rather to pay people to “do nothing” I would rather see a new “New deal” where we pay you to study because I think that today we know how to educate people at scale and the society is pretty good at finding meaningful wo... See More
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Vaccines agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

An entrepreneurial culture thrives when it’s easy to try lots of new ideas. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things. There is something wrong with our system when I can make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

Worrying about the rise of evil killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation and pollution on Mars before we've even set foot on it - an unnecessary distraction.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response.

Vaccines agreed by National Geographic, Magazine

If children in poor countries got the shots that rich countries take for granted, hundreds of thousands of young lives could be saved.

Carbon Tax agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection.
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Encryption is a human right agreed by Amnesty International, Human rights organisation

People everywhere should be able to encrypt their communications and personal data as an essential protection of their rights to privacy and free speech. Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning encryption is like banning envelopes and curtains. It takes away a basic tool for keeping your private life private.
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Encryption is a human right disagreed by New York County District Attorney,

The United States Constitution provides that local law enforcement agents may obtain access to places where criminals hide evidence – including their homes, car trunks, storage facilities, computers, and digital networks – so long as the agents have a search warrant issued by a judge. Carved into the bedrock of the Fourth Amendment is a balance between the privacy rights of individuals and the pub... See More
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Assault weapons should be banned in the US agreed by 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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Carbon Tax agreed by Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist

Emissions taxes are the Economics 101 solution to pollution problems; every economist I know would start cheering wildly if Congress voted in a clean, across-the-board carbon tax.
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Encryption is a human right agreed by EFF,

Encryption protects democracy, by preserving speech and dissent in repressive countries
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Encryption is a human right disagreed by Amber Rudd MP, British MP and Home Secretary

Encryption is severely limiting our agencies ability to stop terrorist attacks. "Real people" don't need encryption.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
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Carbon Tax agreed by Erik Solheim, Executive director of UN Environment

The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized. That cannot continue.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

The push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.
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Everyone should learn how to code agreed by Steve Jobs, co-Founder and former CEO of Apple

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Tim Cook, CEO at Apple

We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back

Carbon Tax agreed by Kenneth Gillingham, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University

Carbon pricing achieves emissions savings by making the carbon content of every decision that you make salient or clear to the person making the decision
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Carbon Tax agreed by Laura Tyson, American business academic

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Martin Feldstein, Economics Professor @ Harvard University & President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research

Two-thirds of American households will receive more in carbon dividends than they will pay directly in carbon taxes.
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Vaccines agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
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Women-only train carriages agreed by Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour Party

It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket. This could include taking longer routes to work, having self-imposed curfews or avoiding certain means of transport. My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platfo... See More
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Vaccines agreed by Robert De Niro, American actor, producer, and director

I take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed
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Vaccines agreed by Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN

That you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine that protects you against measles is not a matter of opinion. That is also a matter of fact.

Vaccines agreed by NFID, Non-profit focused on education about infectious diseases

Vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines are among the safest medical products available and can prevent the suffering and costs associated with infectious diseases. The potential risks associated with the diseases that vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks from the vaccines themselves.
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Vaccines agreed by Dr. Peter J. Hotez, Dean-National School of Tropical Medicine; Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development

I’m a vaccine scientist. I’m also the father of an adult daughter with autism. Not only is there an abundance of evidence showing that vaccines are safe, there’s not even any plausibility of an association [with autism]
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Vaccines agreed by David Gorski, Surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

The dose makes the poison. Only then will you understand how toxic the myths about vaccines being peddled by antivaccinationists are.
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Vaccines agreed by Seth Mnookin, Director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing

Robert Kennedy Jr made his name in the anti-vaccine movement in 2005, when he published a story alleging a massive conspiracy regarding thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative that had been removed from all childhood vaccines except for some variations of the flu vaccine in 2001. In his piece, Kennedy completely ignored an Institute of Medicine immunization safety review on thimerosal published t... See More
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Vaccines agreed by Amer Acad Pediatrics, American professional association of pediatricians

Claims that vaccines are linked to autism, or are unsafe when administered according to the recommended schedule, have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature. Delaying vaccines only leaves a child at risk of disease. Vaccines keep communities healthy, and protect some of the most vulnerable in our society, including the elderly, and children who are too young to be vaccinated or hav... See More
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Vaccines agreed by The BMJ, Weekly peer-reviewed medical journal

A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an elaborate fraud that has done long-lasting damage to public health. The study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study
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Vaccines agreed by UN Foundation, United Nations Foundation supporting the United Nations causes

This year, 1.7 million children will die from diseases that have all but disappeared in the U.S. Why? Because one in five children around the world does not have access to the life-saving immunizations needed to survive.

Vaccines agreed by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,

One of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations. Immunizations can save your child’s life and protects others you care about.
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Vaccines agreed by Ellen Clayton, MD, JD, Professor of Pediatrics and Law at Vanderbilt Law School

The MMR vaccine does not cause autism… The MMR and DTaP do not cause Type 1 diabetes. And the killed flu vaccine does not cause Bell’s palsy, and it does not trigger episodes of asthma.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Katharine Hayhoe, Atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University

We don’t have a price on carbon. And because there is no price, we lack the information to make sound decisions.

Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal Society

I am very happy eating transgenic maize. Genetically modified foods can make a difference: adapted to drought or more nutrients in a crop such as Golden Rice, in which precursors of vitamin A are introduced and can help prevent childhood blindness.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MIT

If we're willing to send half a million fellow citizens into battle, to protect oil supplies and our economic way of life, we should be no less willing to make the small sacrifice of paying more for gasoline. A revenue-neutral plan that reduced Social Security taxes by $1 billion for every penny a gallon of gas tax would leave the working poor and middle class better off than before. In the long t... See More
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Carbon Tax agreed by Bob Inglis, Former Congressman

You then offset that [carbon tax] with a reduction in payroll taxes, dollar for dollar. And that's why I was so flexible. It's a tax swap, that's what I was talking about. It wouldn't grow the government, and it would approximate the attachment of these negative externalities to combustion fossil fuels.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Jefferey Sachs, American economist

Each region of the world should introduce a tax on CO2 emissions that starts low today and increases gradually and predictably in the future
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies)

Policies like these can help people struggling just to survive and allow them to get on their feet, be entrepreneurial and be more creative.

Carbon Tax agreed by Alex Tabarrok,

Two hard ideas that the public must accept if we are to move to a cleaner energy future: nuclear power and carbon taxes.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Gary Becker,

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Greg Easterbrook, Contributing editor The Atlantic. NYT bestseller The Progress Paradox.

The simplest, most efficacious, least bureaucratic, and best-for- the-nation initial move against greenhouse gas buildup w ould be a carbon tax.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow

A carbon tax, in which the revenues are used to off set economically harmful taxes or to pay down our deficit, would substantially low er the cost of climate policy compared to a cap-and-trade program that gives away allowances for free.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Andrew Samwick, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and the director of the Nelson A. Rockefell Center

Scrap CAFE, set a higher gas tax, and return the aggregate revenues from that gas tax through lower income taxes in a progressive fashion.
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Carbon Tax agreed by The American Enterprise Institute, Cherish freedom? The power of enterprise? Opportunity for all? It's these core beliefs that drive th

Putting a price on the carbon emissions attendant on fuel use would create numerous incentives to reduce the use of carbon-intensive energy.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Richard N. Cooper, American economist, policy adviser, and academic

Levying a charge on CO2 raises the price of CO2-emitting activities,including fossil fuel use, and thus is the most direct method of influencing consumer and industrial behavior on a world-wide scale.

Carbon Tax agreed by Houston Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas

First, there needs to be a national tax on carbon emissions. This policy has nearly across-the-board support from environmental and business groups, including Exxon, as a way to put a transparent cost on the collective harm of carbon emissions and create a market incentive for cleaner energy sources.
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Carbon Tax agreed by James Baker, American attorney and statesman

You can't look at this as a tax, even though the word 'tax' is used
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