Debate: The Soho Forum — Binyamin Appelbaum vs. Gene Epstein

  • October 17, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free market ideology is largely responsible for the dismal performance of the US economy over the past few decades

Binyamin Appelbaum vs. Gene Epstein

For the affirmative: 

Binyamin Appelbaum is the lead writer on business and economics for the New York Times editorial board. He previously worked as a Washington correspondent for the Times. He is the author of The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets and the Fracture of Society (2019).

For the negative:

Gene Epstein is the Director of the Soho Forum and former Economics and Books Editor of Barron’s. His last published book was Econospinning: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers. He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. He has defended the negative at six Soho Forum debates. His November 2019 debate on socialism with Prof. Richard Wolff has had more than five million views on Youtube.

About the Event

Debate Location:

The Sheen Center

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

Debate Details:

6:00 PM: Doors Open

6:30 PM: Meeting Convenes

Reception Location:

Gene Epstein & Hisako Kobayashi’s Apartment

55 Great Jones Street

Reception Details:

8:00 PM: Doors Open

Food and drink are included with a Reception ticket

Please note: in order to attend the reception you must purchase a Debate + Reception ticket.

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Tickets must be reserved in advance.

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Moderated by Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein.