Livestream Event: Dr. Yaron Brook Debates for Capitalism at North Carolina State University!

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Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Tue, 2013-03-19 21:05

Livestream Event: Dr. Yaron Brook Debates for Capitalism at North Carolina State University!

We are writing to let you know of an upcoming free Livestreamed event, happening Wednesday, March 20!

Capitalism vs. the Mixed Economy: Which System Is Better?
A Debate
Dr. Yaron Brook vs. Dr. Karl Smith
Moderated by Dr. Andrew J. Taylor

Join us for this stimulating debate on the morality and practicality of capitalism.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:30–8:30 p.m. (EDT)

This talk will be Livestreamed for free through the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights Facebook page. You do NOT need to be a registered user of Facebook to view the event. No RSVP is required.

Speaker bios

Yaron Brook (MBA, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Finance, University of Texas at Austin) is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a columnist at, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and is co-author with ARI fellow Don Watkins of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government.

Karl W. Smith joined the School of Government at North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2007. Prior to that, he was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Emerging Issues, where his work was focused on state and local tax reform. Smith holds a BA and a PhD in economics from NCSU. Smith writes and consults primarily on issues of tax reform, structural deficit reduction and long-run public spending trends. He is also the developer of several interactive tax forecasting tools used by the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Andrew J. Taylor is professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NCSU. He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut and teaches courses in American politics, including Introduction to American Government, the Presidency and Congress, the Legislative Process, and Public Choice and Political Institutions. In 1999 he won the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Poole Outstanding Teacher Award. He received NCSU’s Outstanding Extension Service Award in both 1999–2000 and 2003–04.

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Bad News

gregster's picture

Stanford University administrators axed a popular course titled “Moral Foundations of Capitalism” that portrayed free markets in a positive light.

John McCaskey, a philosophy professor at Stanford, decided to offer the course after the 2008 financial crash, and began teaching it in 2009. Both the course and McCaskey’s teaching style soon earned rave reviews from students of all political stripes.


Kyle Jacob Biodrowski's picture

I caught the Q/A of the live-stream on my PC. The quality wasn't the best and there were many technical difficulties as well.

The debate will probably be posted on Youtube within the next couple of days.


Luke Setzer's picture

I did not have my laptop with me last night but kept checking my Android phone and kept getting an error saying the link was invalid.

Did anyone else have success on any platform?

Is this recorded somewhere for us to watch?

I'll definitely catch this

Kyle Jacob Biodrowski's picture

I'll definitely catch this debate.

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