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Universal Basic Income agreed by Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP

Moderates within the Labour Party shouldn’t be afraid to embrace radical ideas. I’m coming out for Basic Income.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Albert Wenger, Venture Capitalist. Twitter & Tumblr Investor.

One way to think about a basic income is as follows: it removes a currently binding constraint on time optimization for many individuals allowing them to escape a local minimum – that in turn lets the economy as a whole adjust much faster (and with far less pain).
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Elizabeth May, Green Party of Canada

Paying everyone a basic income will end poverty and save money
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Food Banks Canada, Organization in Canada

The time has come for the provinces and territories to dismantle what has become an understaffed, stressed, and ineffective bureaucratic system that hurts more than it helps. There exist several viable models for a basic income – administered through the tax system – that would eliminate the bureaucracy, the intrusiveness, and the stigma associated with welfare. Our recommendations include this si... See More
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Royal Society of Arts, British Policy Think Tank

There is a strong practical case for the Basic Income – it underpins security, replaces the complexity of the current system, and provides a platform for freedom and creativity.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Josef Zotter, CEO Zotter Chocolates

[With basic income,] people can rest and recover their freedom. Thus basic income would also unleash innovation [and relieve people from their] existential fears.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Dan Savage, LGBT Author and Activist

Guaranteed minimum wage […] would relieve a whole lot of stress for a lot of working people and poor people
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political Economy

But best of all, the suggestion is cost neutral, fair, cheap to administer and will always mean work pays fairly. Those are goals all political parties say they share. That is why a basic income should appeal to everyone.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Mike Bradley, Mayor of Sarnia, Ontario

[I am] speaking out more lately for measures to deal with inequality – such as a basic income guarantee policy – because others don’t.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Björn Wahlroos, One of Richest Men in Finland and Supporter of Free Markets

We'll have to develop – and develop ourselves towards – a society where it'll be possible to guarantee the income level and well-being of people without ravaging the labour markets. And the solution will be a basic income scheme – be it this one or another one
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Pranab Bardhan, Berkeley Economics Professor

India should consider replacing inefficient subsidies with a basic monthly income for all citizens
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Paul Mason, Economics Editor, The Guardian

To benefit from the automation revolution we need a universal basic income, the slashing of working hours and a redefinition of ourselves without work
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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
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Universal Basic Income agreed by James K. Boyce, Economist

This idea finds support across America’s ideological spectrum in an era when hardly anything else does
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

You want your government to think more carefully about targeting programmes that help those in need, rather than universal. That’s a trade-off given the budget constraints on the public sector
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup

Even an extremely modest universal basic income could pay huge dividends
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over

"Let’s send a check to everyone" is an appealing idea, but I've come around to the view that doing so would do more harm than good. [...] It eventually would choke off immigration to the U.S. Voters don't like sending money to immigrants.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens

A kind of basic income will be absolutely inevitable
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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 Marshall Brain, Founder of HowStuffWorks

That simple question - "Which scenario is better for the society as a whole?" - lies at the heart of the concept of a Basic Income.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Social Rights Activist Who Fought Apartheid

The basic income movement is designed to enhance the dignity and well-being inclusion of all people and move us closer to our vision of social equity
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Ebrahim Hemmatnia, Guiness Record Holding Ocean Biker

The next Dutch government should make poverty in Holland #history by implementing #BasicIncome. #ModernSociety
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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.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize in Economics

I am very much in favour, as long as we know how to apply it without taking away incentive to work at the lower end of the market
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Andrew Little, Labor Party Leader in New Zealand

We are keen to have that debate about whether the time has arrived for us to have a system that is seamless, easy to pass through, [with a] guaranteed basic income and [where] you can move in and out of work on a regular basis.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia since 2006

The rapid replacement of jobs by machines/artifical intelligence will lead to the need for a Universal Basic Income.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Gotz Werner, Founder of Dm-drogerie Markt (Germany's Walgreens)

There has always been someone who put trust in me and said: Mr. Werner, show us what you can do. Exactly the same way the basic income says: We grant you so that you can live humbly but with dignity, and now you can show us what you can do.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Yahtzee Croshaw, Creator of Popular Webseries Zero Punctuation

There's probably a huge amount of problems in the world that would probably be fixed if there was a guaranteed income
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Tantoo Cardinal, Celebrity

This is an invitation to be part of something that really makes sense
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax

Time to take a serious look at basic annual guaranteed income
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Sam Harris, American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist

Ultimately we need something like a universal basic income. There has to be someway to distribute this kind of technological wealth more fairly to the rest of the world.
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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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Universal Basic Income agreed by Moshe Vardi, AI and Automation Expert With 30 Yrs Experience

we may have to consider instituting a Basic Income Guarantee
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Howard Lindzon, Founder and CEO of Stocktwits

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money? - FiveThirtyEight http://nzzl.us/KBNK9d3 ... I'm for it. Won't stop me from working harder
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Neal Lawson, Chair of Compass, a UK think tank

Even if the robots don’t come, our labour market is so precarious that as it is, it isn’t working. That’s why we need basic income.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary

I am really, really interested if he will bring that to bear in terms of some really significant changes to the taxation system that would really help us manage poverty in a brand new way,
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Keith Hobbs, Mayor of Thunder Bay, Canada

If you have a basic income, you have a certain degree of self-worth. A set income and a ‘housing first’ strategy would work wonders,
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in Canada

I think it’s the principles behind the idea [of a guaranteed income] that matter. These principles are greater simplicity for the government, greater transparency on the part of families and greater equity for everyone
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Angus Deaton, British microeconomist

The government should take care of people with low income and should be pushing basic income grants
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Grace Lee Boggs (deceased), Civil rights activist

You can think so much in terms of re-distribution. Or you can begin thinking about justice in terms of restoring another way of life
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria, BC

There is a strong link between having a basic income and creating a strong local economy. There is more money to circulate and it supports the ‘buy local’ movement.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton

We (Edmonton and Calgary) may be in a position to pilot some different solutions. As partners, we may be able to help the Province implement [a basic income guarantee pilot].
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Darian Shirazi, CEO of Radius

We have a small technological aristocracy and a middle class struggling to catch up with the demands of a more efficient economy. Basic income can bring a baseline and offer freedom to those trapped by our new economy.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsch Telekom

We have to shield our society. An unconditional simple income can be a basis to lead a decent existence.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Willem Buiter, Citi's Chief Economist

Use the tax-transfer mechanism (e.g. through a guaranteed minimum income for all, or an ambitious negative income tax, public funding of health care and long-term care etc.) to support those left behind by technological advances.
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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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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Universal Basic Income agreed by Erik Olin Wright, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

A generous basic income would contribute to revitalizing a socialist challenge to capitalism
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Dustin Moskovitz, Co-founder of Facebook

How can we help as many people as possible as much as possible with the resources we have?
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