The small number of credible skeptics out there (e.g., Spencer, Lindzen) have spent much of the last decade searching for a negative feedback in our climate system. ... Most climate scientists, however, are reasonably certain that a negative feedback big enough to overwhelm the well-known positive feedbacks in the climate system [...] does not exist. ... it is extremely difficult to reconcile the existence of a big negative feedback with our past observations of climate variability.
Nobel Laureate in Economics
I don't know why Obama said all economists agree on [the need for a stimulus bill] - they don't. If you go down to the third-tier schools, yes, but they're not the people advancing the science.
Iconic Economist of 20th Century
Ever since Adam Smith there has been virtual unanimity among economists, whatever their ideological position on other issues, that international free trade is in the best interests of trading countries and of the world. ... [The] voice [of the consumer] is drowned out in the cacophony of the "interested sophistry of merchants and manufacturers" and their employees. The result is a serious distortion of the issue. ... "Protection" really means exploiting the consumer.
Each one of the specific proposals that comprise the SENS agenda is ... exceptionally optimistic. Therefore, by multiplying the probabilities of success, the claim that all of these proposals can be accomplished, although presented with confidence [by de Grey], seems nonsensical. Consequently, the idea [we] will not only retard ageing, but also reverse it ... and do so within our lifetime, is so far from plausible that it commands no respect at all within the informed scientific community.
Environmentalist, Former U.S. Vice President
There are no longer any serious scientists producing peer reviewed scientific journal articles that [deny anthropogenic global warming]. The real scientific debate is over. The people who say global warming isn't real, they must get together on Saturday nights and party with the ones who think the moon landing was staged on a movie lot in Arizona.
Regarding our best estimate of the employment effect of a small min wage rise, while many have recently said this is near zero, more say it is substantially negative, and I have asked around and found *no* economist who says that it is substantially positive. Thus, I conclude, any reasonable average of these estimates must be negative, and has been so for a while.