John Kenneth Galbraith said it best: one of the best pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. The intelligence Squared U.S. economics and finance debates span critical money matters, from the minimum wage to the strong dollar to breaking up the big banks. Complex yet accessible, some of today’s most respected policy makers and economic scholars have joined our finance debates, including Steve Forbes, Jared Bernstein, Mark Zandi, Glenn Hubbard, Robert Reich, Art Laffer, Simon Johnson, Edward Conard and Richard Fisher. Follow the money: hear opposing sides debate the issues and discover that which you do know.
America owes $6 trillion to China, our sprawling military complex often appears helpless against disparate threats abroad, and the War on Terror has stripped us of the moral high ground. Are our best days behind us, or should the world still bet on America? Watch Debate
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