The Soho Forum Debates

By 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 abortion, bitcoin, electric vehicles, government debt, illegal drugs, robotics, sex work, and other controversial topics.

  1. 1.
    Should the U.S. Government Adopt an Industrial Policy? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:39:00
  2. 2.
    End the COVID-19 Lockdowns? Two Epidemiologists Debate
    1:28:04
  3. 3.
    The Electoral College: Keep or Replace? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:31:28
  4. 4.
    Completely Replace Fossil Fuels Within 20 Years? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:36:06
  5. 5.
    Who Should Libertarians Vote for in 2020? A Soho Forum Update
    24:07
  6. 6.
    Could All Parents Have 'Pandemic Pods' If There Were More School Choice? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:34:11
  7. 7.
    Does COVID-19 Strengthen the Case for Medicare for All? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:32:14
  8. 8.
    Who Should Libertarians Vote For in 2020? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:46:33
  1. 9.
    Radley Balko and Rafael Mangual Debate Systemic Racism
    1:31:25
  2. 10.
    Were the Lockdowns a Mistake? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:26:02
  3. 11.
    Does COVID-19 Make Immigration Restrictions Necessary? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:26:00
  4. 12.
    Is It Time to End the Coronavirus Lockdowns? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:26:49
  5. 13.
    Should the Government Break Up Companies Like Amazon and Facebook? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:28:42
  6. 14.
    Is Donald Trump's Trade Policy with China Good for Americans? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:33:31
  7. 15.
    Will Robots Lead to Widespread Joblessness and Economic Inequality?
    1:26:11
  8. 16.
    Libertarianism and Abortion: A Debate
    1:27:53
  9. 17.
    Is Socialism Preferable To Capitalism? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:39:44
  10. 18.
    Should Adults Be Allowed to Use Any Drug They Choose? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:25:56
  11. 19.
    How Can The Libertarian Party Effect Real Change? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:34:58
  12. 20.
    Can Bitcoin Replace Central Banking? A Debate
    1:21:50
  13. 21.
    Is Postmodernism Marxist or Libertarian? A Soho Forum Debate
    1:27:49
  14. 22.
    How Secure is Social Security? A Debate
    1:25:22
  15. 23.
    Vegetarians vs. Omnivores: A Soho Forum Debate
    1:30:37
  16. 24.
    Does Middle East Peace Require a Two-State Solution or a Palestinian Defeat? A Debate
    1:33:38
  17. 25.
    What Caused the 2008 Financial Crisis: Market Distortions or Market Failure? A Debate
    1:16:24
  18. 26.
    Government Caused Housing Segregation. Do We Need More Government to Fix the Problem?
    1:38:28
  19. 27.
    A Crackdown on Cash and Bitcoin? Curbing Crime vs. Empowering the Surveillance State
    1:32:52
  20. 28.
    Has Anti-Racism Become as Harmful as Racism? John McWhorter vs. Nikhil Singh
    1:43:35
  21. 29.
    Should Facebook and Twitter Censor Themselves? A Debate.
    1:26:14
  22. 30.
    Socialism vs. Capitalism: Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara and Economist Gene Epstein Debate
    1:45:36
  23. 31.
    Would More Gun Control Lead to More Crime? A Debate
    1:21:11
  24. 32.
    Can the Free Market End Global Poverty? Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz vs. NYU's William Easterly
    1:27:27
  25. 33.
    Is Bitcoin the Future of Money? Peter Schiff vs. Erik Voorhees
    1:22:17
  26. 34.
    Has the U.S. Constitution Lost Its Meaning? A Debate
    1:31:44
  27. 35.
    Resolved: The Government Should Cut Off All Funding to Colleges and Universities.
    1:32:36
  28. 36.
    Does Fractional Reserve Banking Endanger the Economy? A Debate
    1:24:52
  29. 37.
    Is There a 'Rape Culture' on College Campuses? Watch the Debate.
    1:38:00
  30. 38.
    Should We Abolish the Sex Offender Registry? A Debate.
    1:15:33
  31. 39.
    Is Selfishness a Virtue? A Debate With Yaron Brook and Gene Epstein.
    1:20:59
  32. 40.
    Resolved: 15 Million Americans Would Be Better Off Without Welfare
    1:24:51
  33. 41.
    Should the U.S. Unilaterally Abolish All Tariffs And Duties? A Debate on Free Trade.
    1:17:02
  34. 42.
    'Medicare Is a Bank Without Security Guards:' Media Executive David Goldhill Debates Princeton's Paul Starr
    1:21:40
  35. 43.
    Is School Choice Good for Kids? Listen to Last Night's Debate. [Reason Podcast]
    1:37:55
  36. 44.
    Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]
    1:25:22
  37. 45.
    Are College Campuses Racist Environments? [Reason Podcast]
    1:29:29
  38. 46.
    Did Federal Deposit Insurance Corrupt the Banking System? [Reason Podcast]
    1:21:50
  39. 47.
    Can the Free Market Fix Health Care? Listen to Michael Cannon vs. Jonathan Cohn at the Soho Forum (Reason Podcast)
    1:27:45
  40. 48.
    Should the U.S. Open Its Borders to Everyone? (Reason Podcast)
    1:23:48

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