Debate: The Soho Forum — Yaron Brook vs. Bryan Caplan

  • March 23, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Anarcho-capitalism would definitely be a complete disaster for humanity.

For the affirmative:

Yaron Brook is the host of the podcast and YouTube program The Yaron Brook Show. Brook was the Executive Director of The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) for 17 years (2000-2017). He continues as Chairman of the Board of ARI. Brook has co-authored many books focused on capitalism and the benefits of real free markets: In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance (2017), Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality (2016), and Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government (2012). He was a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.

For the negative:

Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and New York Times Bestselling author. He’s written The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York Times, Selfish Reasons to Have More KidsThe Case Against EducationOpen Borders, and four books of  collected essays. He blogs for Bet On It, sponsored by the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas, and has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Atlantic, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on ABC, BBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and C-SPAN.

About the Event

Debate Location:

The Sheen Center

18 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

Debate Details:

6:00 PM: Doors Open

6:30 PM: Meeting Convenes

Reception Location:

Gene Epstein & Hisako Kobayashi’s Apartment

Reception Details:

8:00 PM: Doors Open

Food and drink are included with a Reception ticket

Please note: in order to attend the reception you must purchase a Debate + Reception ticket.

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Moderated by Soho Forum Director Gene Epstein.