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Capitalism: A Debate

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The Great Hall at Cooper Union

7 East 7th Street

New York, NY 10003

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Is capitalism the best way to improve standards of living, ensure political and economic freedom, and provide opportunity? Could socialism do better?

A debate between Reason and Jacobin.

Moderated by Michelle Goldberg, columnist for the New York Times

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Nick Gillespie and Katherine Mangu-Ward (for Reason)
Vivek Chibber and Bhaskar Sunkara (for Jacobin)

The debate will be held at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall, which has since 1858 hosted critically important debates and political speeches from Abraham Lincoln, to Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stantion, to Ralph Nader, to Bolivian president Evo Morales and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

Reason is the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets"

Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.


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Michelle Goldberg is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, and the author of several books including “Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism,” “The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World.”

Nick Gillespie is editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, the online platforms of Reason.

Katherine Mangu-Ward is editor in chief of Reason and a Future Tense Fellow at New America.

Vivek Chibber is a professor of sociology at New York University and the co-editor of Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy. His latest book is "Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital."

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin.

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