Monday, October 15, 2018


Socialism is more effective than capitalism in bringing freedom to the masses.


For the affirmative:

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin and the editor of several volumes including The ABCs of Socialism (Verso, 2016). He is the author of the forthcoming The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality. (Basic Books, 2019).


For the negative:

Gene Epstein has recently stepped down from a 26-year stint as Economics and Books Editor of Barron's, where he wrote the weekly column, "Economic Beat." He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. He's the Director of the Soho Forum.