Debate: The Soho Forum — Yaron Brook vs. Bryan Caplan
Anarcho-capitalism would definitely be a complete disaster for humanity.
For the affirmative:
Yaron Brook is the host of the podcast and YouTube program The Yaron Brook Show. Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017). He continues as Chairman of the Board of ARI. Brook has co-authored many books focused on capitalism and the benefits of real free markets: In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance (2017), Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality (2016), and Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government (2012). He was a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
For the negative:
Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and New York Times Bestselling author. He’s written The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York Times, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, Open Borders, and four books of collected essays. He blogs for Bet On It, sponsored by the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas, and has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on ABC, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.
About the Event
The Sheen Center
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6:00 PM: Doors Open
6:30 PM: Meeting Convenes
Gene Epstein & Hisako Kobayashi’s Apartment
8:00 PM: Doors Open
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