Economists David Friedman and Gene Epstein debate how best to persuade people toward libertarianism.
Podcast: The Soho Forum Debates
Reason presents a libertarian-themed debate series recorded monthly before a live audience in New York City. Moderated by former Barron's Economics Editor Gene Epstein, the Soho Forum features Nobel prize winners, radical thinkers, and other public intellectuals facing off over the future of bitcoin, electric vehicles, government debt, illegal drugs, robotics, sex work, and other controversial topics.
The Manhattan Institute senior fellow and the NYU historian debate whether black Americans should move away from progressivism.
Stanford's Jay Bhattacharya debates Yale's Sten Vermund on COVID-19 lockdowns, focused protection, and the Great Barrington Declaration.
Climate scientist Andrew Dessler of Texas A&M University defends urgent action on climate against scientist and author Steven Koonin.
Doctors Adriane Fugh-Berman and Jeffrey Singer debate the harms of prescription opioids
Professor Jonathan Haidt of NYU and Reason's Robby Soave debate the harms of social media and what the government should do about it.
Antiwar.com's Scott Horton takes on The Weekly Standard's founding editor, Bill Kristol
NYU's Eliza Sweren-Becker debates Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation
The Free State Project's Jeremy Kauffmann debates the L.P.'s Angela McArdle in a Soho Forum debate.
Financial consultant John Vallis vs. George Mason University economist Lawrence H. White
Stanford University's Terry Moe and the Cato Institute's Gene Healy debate giving fast-track authority to U.S. presidents.
Ayn Rand Institute's Yaron Brook says yes, Whole Foods' John Mackey says no.
American Compass Executive Director Oren Cass vs. the Cato Institute's Scott Lincicome on whether the U.S. should increase its intervention in the manufacturing industry.
Harvard's Martin Kulldorff vs. Andrew Noymer of UC Irvine
Richard Epstein vs. Lawrence Lessig
Jeff Nesbit and Bjorn Lomborg on the threat of climate change and what should be done about it
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton refresh their cases for Biden, Jorgensen, and Trump.
As K–12 education goes remote, groups of parents are hiring teachers to teach their kids in person. Is that wrong?
Gerald Friedman of the University of Massachusetts says yes, while the Pacific Research Institute's Sally Pipes says no.
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton debate whether libertarians should vote for Joe Biden, Jo Jorgensen, or Donald Trump.
The Washington Post's Radley Balko vs. The Manhattan Institute's Rafael Mangual on whether or not "there is overwhelming evidence that the criminal justice system is racist."
The Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian vs. George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan
Economists David Henderson and Justin Wolfers debate whether the coronavirus lockdowns are doing more harm than good.
Law professors Tim Wu and Richard Epstein went head to head at a live event.
Stephen Moore and Gene Epstein debate whether or not President Trump's Chinese trade policy deserves broad public support.
Martin Ford and Antony Sammeroff debate the future of robotics and its potential economic impacts at the Soho Forum.
Richard D. Wolff squares off against Gene Epstein on which system better promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity.
Reason's Jacob Sullum and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson debate eliminating laws that prohibit the use and sale of narcotics.
Dave Smith and Nicholas Sarwark debate the 2016 Libertarian Party ballot, what constitutes success in an election, and how to effectively share libertarian principles.
Thaddeus Russell and Stephen Hicks debate human nature, moral relativism, and the nature of truth.