Richard Epstein vs. Lawrence Lessig
Podcast: 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 bitcoin, electric vehicles, government debt, illegal drugs, robotics, sex work, and other controversial topics.
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Jeff Nesbit and Bjorn Lomborg on the threat of climate change and what should be done about it
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton refresh their cases for Biden, Jorgensen, and Trump.
As K–12 education goes remote, groups of parents are hiring teachers to teach their kids in person. Is that wrong?
Gerald Friedman of the University of Massachusetts says yes, while the Pacific Research Institute's Sally Pipes says no.
Ilya Somin, Angela McArdle, and Francis Menton debate whether libertarians should vote for Joe Biden, Jo Jorgensen, or Donald Trump.
The Washington Post's Radley Balko vs. The Manhattan Institute's Rafael Mangual on whether or not "there is overwhelming evidence that the criminal justice system is racist."
The Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian vs. George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan
Economists David Henderson and Justin Wolfers debate whether the coronavirus lockdowns are doing more harm than good.
Law professors Tim Wu and Richard Epstein went head to head at a live event.
Stephen Moore and Gene Epstein debate whether or not President Trump's Chinese trade policy deserves broad public support.
Martin Ford and Antony Sammeroff debate the future of robotics and its potential economic impacts at the Soho Forum.
Richard D. Wolff squares off against Gene Epstein on which system better promotes freedom, equality, and prosperity.
Reason's Jacob Sullum and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson debate eliminating laws that prohibit the use and sale of narcotics.
Dave Smith and Nicholas Sarwark debate the 2016 Libertarian Party ballot, what constitutes success in an election, and how to effectively share libertarian principles.
Thaddeus Russell and Stephen Hicks debate human nature, moral relativism, and the nature of truth.
Should Israel negotiate with Hamas and Fatah, or are they unwavering enemies in a protracted struggle?
Former BB&T Bank CEO John Allison vs. Moody's Mark Zandi
The Manhattan Institute's Howard Husock debates Economic Policy Institute's Richard Rothstein at the Soho Forum.
Economists Kenneth Rogoff and Lawrence H. White face off over what the impact would be of a ban on cryptocurrency and phaseout of the $100 bill.
Watch the Oxford-style debate hosted by the Soho Forum.
What should the culture of free speech, free expression, and ownership look like on our social media platforms?
Which economic system is most effective at bringing freedom to the masses?
Criminologist Gary Kleck debated Paul Helmke, the former president and CEO of the Brady Center, at the Soho Forum.
Watch two leading development economists debate at the Soho Forum.
Watch the debate.
Law professors Randy Barnett and Michael Dorf argued over "originalism" at an event hosted by the Soho Forum.
Economists Bryan Caplan and Edward Glaeser debate at the Soho Forum.
Texas Tech University's Robert Murphy vs. Cato's George Selgin at the Soho Forum
Journalist Cathy Young faces off against sociologist Michael Kimmel-with opening standup from comedian Dave Smith.
Watch sociologist Emily Horowitz debate legal scholar Marci Hamilton at the Soho Forum.
"The Christian morality of sacrifice and altruism is wrong," says Brook, executive chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute.
Center for American Progress' Neera Tanden and Foundation for Government Accountability's Tarran Bragdon debate government handouts at the Soho Forum.
Watch Don Boudreaux vs. Rick Manning at the Soho Forum.
'Medicare Is a Bank Without Security Guards:' Media Executive David Goldhill Debates Princeton's Paul Starr
Watch or listen to the latest Soho Forum on expanding government-run health care.
ChoiceMedia's Bob Bowdon vs. Teachers College's Samuel Abrams in New York City last night.
Gene Epstein of Barron's and FreedomFest's Mark Skousen debated Smith's legacy at a raucous Soho Forum debate.
Lawrence Ross vs. Kmele Foster in a public debate at the Soho Forum
George Selgin vs. Josh Barro at the Soho Forum.
Can the Free Market Fix Health Care? Listen to Michael Cannon vs. Jonathan Cohn at the Soho Forum (Reason Podcast)
A live debate at the Soho Forum in New York City.
Ben Powell and Mark Krikorian debate immigration policy at the Soho Forum.
Was Obama a 'Great' President? Listen to Matt Welch Defeat Jonathan Chait in a Debate at the SoHo Forum
Topics covered include foreign policy, stimulus, Obamacare, climate policy, and more.
The Loyola University economist calls Reason.com's editor-in-chief a "vile" and "nasty man."