Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and president of the Royal SocietyI 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.
Carbon Tax agreed by Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor at MITIf 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
Carbon Tax agreed by Bob Inglis, Former CongressmanYou 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.
Carbon Tax agreed by Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior FellowA 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.
Carbon Tax agreed by Houston Chronicle, The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, TexasFirst, 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.
Carbon Tax agreed by National Academy of Sciences, The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organization.Congress should consider an appro- priate price on pollution from power production to level the playing field; create consistent market pull; and ex- pand research, development, and commercialization of increasingly clean energy resources and technologies.
Carbon Tax agreed by Robert H. Frank, University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Institute of TechnologyReducing CO2 emissions would actually be surprisingly easy. The most effective remedy would be a carbon tax, which would raise the after-tax price of goods in rough proportion to the size of their carbon footprint.
Carbon Tax agreed by Art Laffer, American economist who first gained prominence during the Reagan administration as a member of Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory BoardA carbon tax would attach the national security and environmental costs to carbon-based fuels like oil, causing the market to recognize the price of these negative externalities.
Carbon Tax agreed by 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.
Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook and Asana... As concern grows, Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna’s funding outfit is also paying attention, with several recent grants focused on the risks of AI, including one for $5.5 million.
We already closed the wage gender gap in the US disagreed by The Economist, Weekly magazine-format newspaperOverall, women earn on average 79% of what men do, but this gap can be almost entirely explained by the fact that men are more likely to do highly paid jobs—not because they are paid more than women doing the same work. In Britain, France and Germany, for example, around 80-90% of executive jobs, and less than two-thirds of clerical jobs, are held by men. Closing the gender pay gap will therefore ... See More
Carbon Tax agreed by Richard Thaler, Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty directorConsider a recent poll of a panel of economists conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where I teach… [Forty-one] economists in [a poll conducted by the] University of Chicago … were asked whether they agreed with this statement: ‘A tax on the carbon content of fuels would be a less expensive way to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions than would a collection of policies such ... See More
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