About the Debate
The near implosion of financial capitalism during the crisis of 2008 has had lasting effects, especially on millennials.
What was thought to be a technical “liquidity” crisis in the banking sector spiraled out of control and impacted the livelihoods of ordinary people. Over a decade later, there is still debate about what really happened, why some correctives and not others were applied, who was to blame, and so on.
This fallout has led others to raise more radical questions, radical in the original sense of getting to the root of the matter. Today’s debate takes us in this direction. For the first time in over half a century, probably more, questions as to the best economic system have once again come to be of general interest.
Join Arthur C. Brooks, bestselling author and speaker, and Richard D. Wolff, a renowned Marxian economist, as they debate the pros and cons of socialism and capitalism. Which economic system better promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity?
Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door.