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  • Parenting Is Overrated

    115 East 68th Street On 68th b/w Park and Lexington
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    Tuesday, October 29th 2019
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    07:00 - 08:30 PM EST

    What shapes us more: our DNA, or the way we’re raised? The nature-versus-nurture debate has drawn disagreement for thousands of years, and emerging genetic research indicates that the scale may be tipping away from parenting and toward biology; but not all trust the research. Is parenting, and all the time and resources that go into it, overrated?

    Robert Plomin
    Professor of Behavioral Genetics, King’s College London
    Nancy Segal
    Professor of Psychology, California State University, Fullerton & Director, Twin Studies Center
    Paige Harden
    Psychology Professor, University of Texas
    Ann Pleshette Murphy
    Author & Parenting Expert
  • Capitalism Is a Blessing

    115 East 68th Street On 68th b/w Park and Lexington
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    Tuesday, November 12th 2019
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    07:00 - 08:30 PM EST

    Recent polls show that two out of three Americans support capitalism. But with the wealth gap widening and democratic socialist politicians gaining support, some Americans are starting to consider socialism as a viable economic and political model. Supporters of capitalism claim that no other system has been as effective in creating value, increasing prosperity, and producing the wealth that has lifted billions of people out of poverty. The free market, they argue, encourages competition and human ingenuity, values individual choice, and organizes society in a fair and just way.

    John Mackey
    Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
    Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Editor-in-Chief, Reason
    Bhaskar Sunkara
    Founding Editor, Jacobin
    Richard D. Wolff
    Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst