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Carbon Tax agreed by Jerry Taylor,

The cost of a carbon tax (likely less than 0.8% of GDP) is well south of the expected costs of warming by 2100 (as mentioned earlier, a conservative 3.6% or more of GDP).
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Carbon Tax disagreed by Donald J. Trump, President of the USA

I will not support or endorse a carbon tax!
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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.

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 agreed by Brent Hoberman, Co-founder 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.

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,

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.

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 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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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose 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 will pose 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 will pose 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 will pose 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 will pose 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 will pose 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 will pose 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 will pose 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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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)


Advanced artificial intelligence will pose 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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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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Brexit disagreed by Roland Rudd,

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If not for immigration, the US wouldn't be a leader in artificial intelligence agreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

How many researchers on this list are US immigrants?
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media. Investor. Studied at Harvard University.

Fear is not the right frame of mind to think about AI's impact on our society
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Remote-work agreed by David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, best-selling author

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Remote-work disagreed by IBM, American multinational technology and consulting corporation


Universal Basic Income agreed by Molly Crabapple, Artist

The number one thing that would let more independent artists exists in America is a universal basic income.

Universal Basic Income agreed by Ralph Callebert, History Professor, Virginia Tech

We usually focus on employment and production. Yet, much of the world’s population has no realistic prospects of employment, and we already produce more than what is sustainable. Basic income, however, separates survival from employment or production.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Bryan Caplan, GMU econ professor, blogger, author

The Universal Basic Income is indeed worse than the status quo. In fact, all the fundamental criticisms of the welfare state apply with even greater force.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

Even the US isn't rich enough to allow people not to work. Some day we will be but until then things like the Earned Income Tax Credit will help increase the demand for labor.

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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Carbon Tax agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

If there's one thing that I would like to see, it would be for us to price the cost of carbon emissions
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Toby Ord, Moral philosopher at Oxford University. His work focuses on the big picture questions.

His current research is on avoiding the threat of human extinction and thus safeguarding a positive future for humanity... He is a leading expert on the potential threats and opportunities posed by advanced artificial intelligence over the coming decades
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network

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Carbon Tax disagreed by James Delingpole, Columnist

By taxing carbon dioxide (the harmless trace gas which makes the planet greener), the US government would be signalling to the world that it still believes in the man-made global warming narrative. This, in turn, would keep alive the crony-capitalist “renewables” industry in which Paulson, Steyer, Bloomberg and their friends are so heavily invested.
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Carbon Tax agreed by Lawrence Summers, Economist and Harvard University Professor

But there should be no doubt that starting from the current zero tax rate on carbon, increased taxation would be desirable
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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 disagreed by Patrick Michaels, Climatologist

The fact that there isn’t any temperature trend whatsoever in the last 16 years is forcing scientists to confront the reality that the carbon taxers are choosing to evade
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Carbon Tax disagreed by E. Calvin Beisner, Founder and National Spokesman

A carbon tax would be bad for the poor, and everyone else
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Carbon Tax agreed by Ted Halstead, Author, public speaker and social entrepreneur

It is pro growth, pro competition, pro jobs, deregulatory, and it will help the working-class voters that Trump promised to help.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Ralph Nader, Consumer advocate, author and former presidential candidate

Basic income would get rid of chronic capitalism

Universal Basic Income agreed by James K. Boyce,

This idea finds support across America’s ideological spectrum in an era when hardly anything else does


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