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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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Women should earn the same as men do for the same job agreed by Elizabeth Warren,

We believe in equal pay for equal work
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Robert Reich, Former Secretary of Labor

A minimal guarantee with regard to income, it seems to me as almost inevitable in terms the direction that the structural changes of our economy are taking us in.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence. First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent...A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.
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Everyone should learn how to code disagreed by Jeff Atwood, Co-founder of http://stackoverflow.com and http://discourse.org

Can you explain to me how Michael Bloomberg would be better at his day to day job of leading the largest city in the USA if he woke up one morning as a crack Java coder?
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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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Everyone should learn how to code agreed by Drew Houston,

Even if kids want to become a race-car driver, or play baseball, or, you know, build a house -- all of these things have been turned upside down by software
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Everyone should learn how to code agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

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Everyone should learn how to code agreed by Eric Cantor, Vice Chair and Managing Director, Moelis; former US House Majority Leader

Becoming literate in code is as essential to being literate in language and math
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Universal Basic Income agreed by OECD, International economic organisation

Universal basic income (UBI) schemes are often rejected out of hand as too expensive. In some countries [eg. Italy] however, paying every resident a basic income sufficient for survival could actually result in budget savings.
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Positive discrimination of women is unfair for men disagreed by Matthew Parris, British political writer, formerly a Conservative Member of Parliament

I now believe in positive discrimination
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Guy Standing, University of London Professor, co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)

It is very much the belief of us who favour a basic income that 99 per cent of people want to improve their lives. If you do not have basic security you cannot be rational
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by FinUnions, Largest Trade Union of Finland

Finland’s basic income experiment is unworkable, uneconomical and ultimately useless. Plus, it will only encourage some people to work less.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Patrick Diamond, Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London

A more effective and convincing strategy for the centre left is to strengthen, reform and revitalise welfare states and social policies
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Ray Kurzweil, Author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist

Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new ideas, develop new industries — and free-up people to work on important future projects. This practical social support program can grow as science & technology rapidly evolve, becoming part of world abundance.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

It would give individuals a safety net and a place from which to acquire new skills. However, we might not be ready to accept the idea of paying people for "no reason." I advocate instead providing this income in exchange for their studying
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Crops and foods improved through biotechnology (GMOs) agreed by Randy W. Schekman, Nobel Prize winner in medicine

I find it surprising that groups that are very supportive of science when it comes to global climate change, or even, for the most part, in the appreciation of the value of vaccination in preventing human disease, yet can be so dismissive of the general views of scientists when it comes to something as important as the world’s agricultural future.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Yanis Varoufakis, Economist, former Greek Minister of Finance

Either we are going to have a basic income that regulates this new society of ours, or we are going to have very substantial social conflicts that get far worse with xenophobia and refugees and migration and so forth.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Stephen Hawking, British physicist

The primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
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Robot Tax agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Enrique Dans, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and blogger

Utopia? Not at all. We need to advance the discussion and make politicians understand that it is the only way forward. And if we don’t move forward, we’re going to end up in a place none of us is going to like.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Marc Andreessen, Entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer

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Universal Basic Income agreed by Brian Eno, Artist

The basic income is needed to serve the creative genius of the community (i.e. the ‘scenius’)
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Foreign aid keeps Americans safe agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

More than 120 retired generals and admirals recently wrote a letter to Congress arguing that U.S. aid programs are critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way.
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Markus Brunnermeier,

Total health expenses and risk will remain high for individuals. It might also shift the norm whether to work. Work = being part of society
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Richard Schmalensee, Professor of Management and Economics at MIT

A properly designed negative income tax could be part of a better policy, but replacing everything is a bad idea.
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Oliver Hart, Nobel Prize winner in Economics and Professor at Harvard

Bill Gates would get 13K, which is crazy. Raising taxes is costly and so redistribution should be targeted to those who need help most.
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Jonathan Levin, Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Provocative idea but as stated would cost ~$3 trillion, equal to all federal tax revenue. What about e.g. national defense?
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Kenneth Judd, Computational economist at Stanford University

13K is inadequate for anyone with no other income. Some people eligible for welfare choose to not apply, making this proposal unnecessary.
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Caroline Hoxby, Professor of economics at Stanford University

Even if the $13K # came from coherent theory/evidence (which it does NOT), this ignores all tagging logic of social insurance/optimal tax.
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Granting every American citizen over 21-years old a universal basic income of $13,000 a year — financed by eliminating all transfer programs payments — would be a better policy than the status quo disagreed by Judy Chevalier, Professor of Finance and Economics at Yale University

The current programs, while having incentive issues and other flaws, disproportionately focus on children and the elderly.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Andy Stern, Author Raising the Floor; Richman Center, Columbia University; Former President SEIU

We're about to lose some of the most basic programs we had [because of technology], like Medicare, potentially. I don’t think there's any proof that it's any more politically feasible to hold on to what we have than to build on a big new idea.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Thomas Piketty,

I have difficulty in understanding those who insist on wishing to pay a basic income of 500 Euros per month to those earning a salary of 2000 Euros, and then deduct the same sum by raising their taxes deducted at source.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Bob Greenstein,

UBI would replace virtually every program in the federal budget focused on low- or moderate-income people. No food stamps. No Medicaid. [...] I share the goals; I just don’t think you can get there from here. And I want to focus on progress we can make.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

AI potentially more dangerous than nukes
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Climate change is real agreed by L. Rafael Reif, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

I urge everyone to join us in rising to this historic challenge.
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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.
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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 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