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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.
    Is Socialism Preferable To Capitalism? A Soho Forum Debate11/8/2019
    1:39:44
  2. 2.
    Should Adults Be Allowed to Use Any Drug They Choose? A Soho Forum Debate10/30/2019
    1:25:56
  3. 3.
    How Can The Libertarian Party Effect Real Change? A Soho Forum Debate9/20/2019
    1:34:58
  4. 4.
    Can Bitcoin Replace Central Banking? A Debate8/24/2019
    1:21:50
  5. 5.
    Is Postmodernism Marxist or Libertarian? A Soho Forum Debate7/26/2019
    1:27:49
  6. 6.
    How Secure is Social Security? A Debate7/12/2019
    1:25:22
  7. 7.
    Vegetarians vs. Omnivores: A Soho Forum Debate5/31/2019
    1:30:37
  8. 8.
    Does Middle East Peace Require a Two-State Solution or a Palestinian Defeat? A Debate3/29/2019
    1:33:38
  1. 9.
    What Caused the 2008 Financial Crisis: Market Distortions or Market Failure? A Debate2/27/2019
    1:16:24
  2. 10.
    Government Caused Housing Segregation. Do We Need More Government to Fix the Problem?1/23/2019
    1:38:28
  3. 11.
    A Crackdown on Cash and Bitcoin? Curbing Crime vs. Empowering the Surveillance State12/14/2018
    1:32:52
  4. 12.
    Has Anti-Racism Become as Harmful as Racism? John McWhorter vs. Nikhil Singh11/30/2018
    1:43:35
  5. 13.
    Should Facebook and Twitter Censor Themselves? A Debate.11/16/2018
    1:26:14
  6. 14.
    Socialism vs. Capitalism: Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara and Economist Gene Epstein Debate10/25/2018
    1:45:36
  7. 15.
    Would More Gun Control Lead to More Crime? A Debate9/24/2018
    1:21:11
  8. 16.
    Can the Free Market End Global Poverty? Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz vs. NYU's William Easterly9/13/2018
    1:27:27
  9. 17.
    Is Bitcoin the Future of Money? Peter Schiff vs. Erik Voorhees7/19/2018
    1:22:17
  10. 18.
    Has the U.S. Constitution Lost Its Meaning? A Debate6/22/2018
    1:31:44
  11. 19.
    Resolved: The Government Should Cut Off All Funding to Colleges and Universities.5/24/2018
    1:32:36
  12. 20.
    Does Fractional Reserve Banking Endanger the Economy? A Debate4/27/2018
    1:24:52
  13. 21.
    Is There a 'Rape Culture' on College Campuses? Watch the Debate.4/4/2018
    1:38:00
  14. 22.
    Should We Abolish the Sex Offender Registry? A Debate.2/26/2018
    1:15:33
  15. 23.
    Is Selfishness a Virtue? A Debate With Yaron Brook and Gene Epstein.1/29/2018
    1:20:59
  16. 24.
    Resolved: 15 Million Americans Would Be Better Off Without Welfare12/20/2017
    1:24:51
  17. 25.
    Should the U.S. Unilaterally Abolish All Tariffs And Duties? A Debate on Free Trade.12/1/2017
    1:17:02
  18. 26.
    'Medicare Is a Bank Without Security Guards:' Media Executive David Goldhill Debates Princeton's Paul Starr9/29/2017
    1:21:40
  19. 27.
    Is School Choice Good for Kids? Listen to Last Night's Debate. [Reason Podcast]7/12/2017
    1:37:55
  20. 28.
    Is Adam Smith the Father of Economics and Free-Market Capitalism? [Reason Podcast]7/5/2017
    1:25:22
  21. 29.
    Are College Campuses Racist Environments? [Reason Podcast]5/19/2017
    1:29:29
  22. 30.
    Did Federal Deposit Insurance Corrupt the Banking System? [Reason Podcast]4/19/2017
    1:21:50
  23. 31.
    Can the Free Market Fix Health Care? Listen to Michael Cannon vs. Jonathan Cohn at the Soho Forum (Reason Podcast)3/15/2017
    1:27:45
  24. 32.
    Should the U.S. Open Its Borders to Everyone? (Reason Podcast)2/15/2017
    1:23:48
  25. 33.
    Was Obama a 'Great' President? Listen to Matt Welch Defeat Jonathan Chait in a Debate at the SoHo Forum1/19/2017
    1:27:58
  26. 34.
    Should Libertarians Vote For Trump? Nick Gillespie vs. Walter Block11/2/2016
    1:23:36

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