Since I know some of you might be interested but aren’t physically in Toronto (or maybe were not able to get a ticket — they do sell out very quickly), I thought I’d do some shameless advertising here for the Munk Debates free livestream (Munk Debates, a series of debates about political, economical and social issues held here in Toronto, usually twice a year).
You can sign up through this link and will receive an email link tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 10AM for the livestream. The debate begins at 7PM Toronto time (EDT) and topic this time is the challenge of Economic Inequality:
“To advance the public policy debate of our time, the Munk Debates will move the motion: Be it resolved, tax the rich (more)… “
Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics
and George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (2009-2011)
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
and Arthur B. Laffer, economic adviser to Ronald Reagan for both of his terms (1981–89) and a member of the Reagan-Bush Finance Committee.
In case you are interested in seeing what a past debate looks like, here is a clip of Christopher Hitchens’ opening remarks from few years ago. For me, it feels remarkable he was there, fighting the cancer that took his life only a year later:
And, in the proper debate spirit, here is the opening by his opponent, Tony Blair: