'All Gov't Support of Higher Ed Should Be Abolished': Live Debate in NYC, 5/14

Soho Forum and Reason present George Mason's Bryan Caplan vs. Harvard's Edward Glaeser on whether taxpayers should fund college.


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All government support of higher education should be abolished.

That's the resolution up for debate at the next Soho Forum/Reason debate, which will take place in New York on Monday, May 14 at Subculture Theater in the East Village (details below).

George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan, author of The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money, will defend the proposition. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser will take the opposite position.

Reason is proud to partner with The Soho Forum to present monthly debates on topics of special interest to libertarians and enhance social and professional ties within the Big Apple's libertarian community. The debates are "Oxford style," which means that the audience votes before and after the arguments and the winner is the side who changes more minds to his position. The debates are livestreamed at and our Facebook page and online viewers can participate in voting and asking questions. The debates are moderated by Gene Epstein, the longtime books editor at Barron's, and comic Dave Smith will do a short warm-up set specific to the night's topic.

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Tickets cost $15 for students and $28 for general admission and include a cash bar and a free buffet of light fare. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Soho Forum/Reason debate with Bryan Caplan and Edward Glaeser
All government support of higher education should be abolished.
Monday, May 14

Subculture Theater, 45 Bleecker St
New York, New York 10012

Cash bar opens: 5:45pm
Meeting convenes: 6:30pm
Wine-and-cheese Reception: 8:15pm

Seating is limited and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Buy tickets now.

For past Soho Forum/Reason debates, go here.

I interviewed Bryan Caplan for Reason earlier this year when his book came out. Watch now:

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