Debate: The Soho Forum Live

  •  April 21, 2020
     6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The US economy should be liberated from the governments’ lockdowns right away.

On Tuesday, April 21, at 6:00 pm ET, David R. Henderson will take the affirmative, and Justin Wolfers the negative, on the debate resolution: The US economy should be liberated from the governments’ lockdowns right away.

David R. Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and is the author of the recent article, “Liberation from Lockdown Now.” He was previously the senior economist for health policy with President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Justin Wolfers is a professor of economics and public policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers.

The debate will be live-streamed via Zoom to a limited audience, who will be able to write in questions during the debate that might be used during the Q&A segment. Live-stream access will be offered to members of the Soho Forum’s Inner Circle Private Facebook group. 

Those who don’t watch the debate on live-stream will be able to access it on video and audio issued by Reason soon afterwards.

Everyone will be given the opportunity to participate in Oxford-style before-and-after voting. The resolution has been placed at sohovote.com, and we invite you to cast your initial vote. Please note that you will need to vote with the same device both times for your vote to count in the final tally.

Once the live debate is over, the voting app will start accepting final votes from those who have participated in the live-stream. But the final vote will be held open for several days until all those interested have gotten the chance to see the video or hear the audio. Only then will the winner be announced.

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