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Carbon Tax disagreed by Oren Cass,

The concept of revenue neutrality is a mirage. Yes, every dollar raised by the tax can be sent back to households. Remember, though, that the entire premise oThe tax is to force households and businesses away from cheap fossil-fuel consumption and towa
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Carbon Tax agreed by Carbon Tax Center,

Myth #1. A tax on carbon pollution will harm the poor and middle class. [...] Rebuttal: The wealthy use more carbon-based energy than the rest of us, by far. For every gallon of gasoline used by the poorest quintile (20%) of households, the richest quint
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Jake Novak, Columnist

As with all taxes on suppliers, the companies simply pass the costs on to their consumers. In this case, that includes the middle class and poorer consumers who need heat, electricity, and gasoline.
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Carbon Tax disagreed by David Blackmon,

The problem with the concept of a carbon tax is that it fails to take into consideration how things actually work in the real world, which has a tendency to take wonderful concepts and create horrible and messy outcomes with them.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Calum Chace,

In our scenario of 40% unemployability, paying UBI to Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, and the millions of others who are still earning healthy incomes would be a terrible waste of resources.
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Climate change is real disagreed by John Nolte, Writer

Scientists claim that global temperatures have increased 1 degree Celsius/2 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial times. Even if that's true, which I doubt, that is actually a good thing. Fewer people die when the planet is warmer. Fewer people die when the planet is warmer. We can grow more food. Heating requires more energy than cooling.
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Cato Institute,

Both in theory and practice, economic analysis shows that the case for a U.S. carbon tax is weaker than its most vocal supporters have led the public to believe.
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MBAs are not very useful for entrepreneurs disagreed by Stella Garber,

Bump. Rent the Runway. Angie's List. GrubHub. OKCupid. Trulia. Birchbox. BabbaCo. Warby Parker. Yelp. Zynga. What do all of these successful companies have in common? They were all started by MBAs from top business schools.
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MBAs are not very useful for entrepreneurs disagreed by Roxanne Hori,

An MBA degree will give you many of the tools you’ll need, but the degree doesn’t guarantee success. You’ll incur more debt, but you’ll also open yourself up to a whole new community of people who can help you make your idea work—and in the future, maybe
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MBAs are not very useful for entrepreneurs disagreed by Jeroen Kemperman, Works for ZilverenKruis & Achmea

My character was shaped so much through my two years of study that I am a 10 times better entrepreneur now than I would have been before my MBA
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MBAs are not very useful for entrepreneurs agreed by Brent Hoberman, Co-founder lastminute.com and Founders Factory

Some of the most important qualities in an entrepreneur are tenacity, determination and an ability to embrace uncertainty and risk. Business schools can’t teach that.
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by 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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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) disagreed by Gwyneth Paltrow,

The science is still inconclusive about GMOs and there are arguments that they could possibly be harmful and they could be possibly be incredibly beneficial and drought-resistant and have extra nutrition. But at this point we just don’t know.
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Gurdev Khush, World Food Prize winner

There is no scientific justification for this extremism which damages lives and welfare, especially of poor people. There is a moral imperative to make GM technology available for public good.
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Nina V. Fedoroff, Molecular biologist known for her research in life sciences and biotechnology

We’re talking about saving millions of lives here
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Michael D. Purugganan, Biologist and former journalist

A lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding of how really dire the situation is in developing countries
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Swapan Kumar Datta, Well known scientist of rice biotechnology

Several issues such as malnutrition and anaemia can be resolved if genetically modified rice is made available for cultivation
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Martin Chalfie, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry

I’m not so sure we’re any more special than other scientists who have looked at the evidence involved, but we have considerably more visibility because of the prize. I think that this behooves us, that when we feel that science is not being listened to,
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

In our letter we call upon Greenpeace and like organizations to end their shameful campaign of propaganda and criminal destruction of crops improved by modern genetic technologies, such as GMOs.
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) disagreed by Greenpeace,

Genetic engineering enables scientists to create plants, animals and micro-organisms by manipulating genes in a way that does not occur naturally. These genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can spread through nature and interbreed with natural organism
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Robot Tax disagreed by Noah Smith, Bloomberg View columnist. He was an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University

There are probably better ways than taxing robots to help humans avoid the harms of automation. Instead of slowing innovation, the government should think about taxing humans less and redistributing the income of robots more.
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Robot Tax disagreed by James Bessen,

Gates is right about the need to provide funds to retrain workers and to support them in making these job transitions, but taxing robots will just slow job creation
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Pedro Domingos, Professor of computer science at UW and author of 'The Master Algorithm'

In developed countries, we don't let people starve or go without emergency medical care, so we effectively already have a basic income. Let's start by making it less random and inefficient.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Vincent Conitzer, Professor of computer science, economics, and philosophy at Duke University

The idea that recent progress in AI will prevent most people from meaningfully contributing to society is nonsense
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Francesca Rossi, Computer Scientist, Professor at the University of Padova

AI is already more “intelligent” than humans in narrow domains, some of which involve delicate decision making. Humanity is not threatened by them, but many people could be affected by their decisions. [...] Consider automated trading systems. A bad decision in these systems may be (and has been) a financial disaster for many people. That will also be the case for self-driving cars. Some of their decisions will be critical and possibly affect lives.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Roger Schank, John Evans Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Psychology and Education, Northwestern University

Machines cannot think. They are not going to think any time soon. They may increasingly do more interesting things, but the idea that we need to worry about them, regulate them, or grant them civil rights, is just plain silly.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Carlo Rovelli, Theoretical Physicist and Author

How close to thinking are the machines we have built, or are going to be built soon? The answer is easy: immensely far. The gap between our best computers and the brain of a child is the gap between a drop of water and the Pacific Ocean. Differences are in performance, structural, functional, and more. Any maundering about how to deal with thinking machines is totally premature to say the least.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Yann LeCun, Computer scientist working in machine learning and computer vision

There are several real or imagined dangers about AI. Today, the danger of a Terminator scenario or something like this... those are not things that we’re worried about because we just don’t have the technology to build machines like that.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Rodney A. Brooks, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur

If we are spectacularly lucky we’ll have AI over the next thirty years with the intentionality of a lizard, and robots using that AI will be useful tools. [...] Worrying about AI that will be intentionally evil to us is pure fear mongering
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Steven Pinker, Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University

There is not the slightest reason to believe in a coming singularity. The fact that you can visualize a future in your imagination is not evidence that it is likely or even possible. Look at domed cities, jet-pack commuting, underwater cities, mile-high buildings, and nuclear-powered automobiles--all staples of futuristic fantasies when I was a child that have never arrived. Sheer processing power is not a pixie dust that magically solves all your problems.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Stanford University, Stanford University Report

Contrary to the more fantastic predictions for AI in the popular press, the Study Panel found no cause for concern that AI is an imminent threat to humankind. No machines with self-sustaining long-term goals and intent have been developed, nor are they likely to be developed in the near future.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Steve Wozniak,

It's actually going to turn out really good for humans. And it will be hundreds of years down the stream before they'd even have the ability. They'll be so smart by then that they'll know they have to keep nature, and humans are part of nature. So I got over my fear that we'd be replaced by computers. They're going to help us. We're at least the gods originally.
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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Paul G. Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft

Gaining a comprehensive scientific understanding of human cognition is one of the hardest problems there is. We continue to make encouraging progress. But by the end of the century, we believe, we will still be wondering if the singularity is near.
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Basic Income would reduce inequality agreed by Conrad Shaw,

Very obviously so.
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Basic Income would cost too much disagreed by Conrad Shaw,

It depends on how it's designed, of course, but the implementation I'd have in mind is affordable, and even arguably a wise investment in terms of ROI.
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Basic Income will strengthen our democracy agreed by Conrad Shaw,

Economic empowerment allows people to get engaged in a lot of things beyond simple daily survival, which includes political engagement. Also, people with income can vote with their wallets.
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Basic Income will downsize bureaucracy agreed by Conrad Shaw,

If implemented intelligently and universally, without means testing.
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Millions of jobs will be lost because of AI and automation within 15 years agreed by Conrad Shaw,

Self-driving cars alone will affect this magnitude of change within 10 years.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Conrad Shaw,

It's what, some day, we'll never fathom being without. Pre-UBI will be that barbaric time when we didn't truly believe in food, shelter, and freedom to choose one's path in life as human rights for all.
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Basic income would cause people to stop working disagreed by Conrad Shaw,

People want more out of life than just food and shelter. People want purpose.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Jim Pugh, CEO of @ShareProgress and co-founder UniversalIncome.org Former CTO of @RebuildDream and Director of Analytics & Development for @BarackObama

What if robots stealing our jobs could actually be a good thing, rather than something to fear? That’s the thinking behind Basic Income
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Basic income would cause people to stop working disagreed by Jim Pugh, CEO of @ShareProgress and co-founder UniversalIncome.org Former CTO of @RebuildDream and Director of Analytics & Development for @BarackObama

It frustrates me when people assume that basic income would cause people to stop working. Instead, it would enable people to engage in a far broader definition of work.
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Noah Smith, Columnist

Carbon taxes are undermined by free trade. If you put a tax on carbon-emitting activity in the U.S., it'll raise the domestic price of (for example) coal. This will provide an incentive for U.S. coal miners to export their coal to other countries, especially China, as they are now trying to do. It will also provide an incentive for Americans to buy more imports from countries where it is still cheap to burn coal (e.g. China). 
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A deadly epidemic is a real possibility and we are not prepared agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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Death Penalty disagreed by Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies)

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Advanced artificial intelligence poses a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Masayoshi Son, Founder and CEO of SoftBank

A superintelligence will become a reality in the next 30 years. If we misuse it, it's a risk.
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Brexit agreed by Tim Martin, Businessman, founder and chairman of Wetherspoons.

There is far more uncertainty by staying in Europe … [the EU is having a] sclerotic effect on the whole of Europe which has to be bad for our business.
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Remote-work disagreed by NumberSix,

In general I would rather work in a quiet office near my colleagues. There is a clear separation between work and non-work. Communication is faster and easier, less prone to misunderstandings. This however means something like an actual office or a quiet spacious cubicle with high sound absorbent walls. In his book Deep Work, Cal Newport argues in favor of a "hub and spoke" office layout where knowledge workers can work in quiet in offices on the spokes, but meet and collaborate at hubs
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Dr. Jill Stein,

Universal Basic Income is definitely part of the GP platform under Economic Justice & Sustainability

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