Debates

Formal and informal debates important in the evolution of Austrian economics, libertarian thought, and classical liberal scholarship.

Debate on Logorights, Copyrights, and the Free Market

Tags Free MarketsPrivate Property
07/11/2011Mises Media
J. Neil Schulman and Wendy McElroy debate at the Libertarian Supper Club in Westwood (Los Angeles), California, in 1983.
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Minimum Wage Debate

Tags Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought
05/09/2008Mises Media
Dr. Block and Dr. Jared Bernstein (Economic Policy Institute) debate the minimum wage on 8 March 2008. Moderated by Jerri Ward, hostess of the I Object! Justice Examined radio program.
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Labor Unions and the Minimum Wage: A Debate

Tags Big GovernmentFree MarketsInterventionism
07/10/2007Mises Media
A debate between Dr. Walter Block and Dr. Boyd Blundell at the Loyola Economics Club at Loyola University, New Orleans, in 2007.Read More

What, If Any, Social Services Should the Public Sector Provide?

Tags Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology
11/23/2006Mises Media
A debate between Dr. Glenn Drover of the UBC School of Social Work and Dr. Walter Block of the Fraser Institute on 24 September 1988.
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Ethics and Economics: Walter Block vs. David Boileau

Tags Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory
11/09/2006Mises Media
Walter Block debates Rev. David Bolieau on the topics of ethics and economics. Recorded at the Loyola Economics Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, on 3 October 2006 .
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Block-Epstein Debate on Eminent Domain

Tags Big GovernmentFree MarketsAustrian Economics OverviewInterventionismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical TheoryPrivate Property
05/14/2004Mises Media
Is the state’s power of eminent domain necessary in a free society? Walter Block and Richard Epstein debate the topic. Recorded at the University of Chicago Law School on 10 May 2004.
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Gold versus Discretion: Ron Paul Debates Charles Partee

Tags Austrian Economics OverviewGold Standard
04/20/2004Mises Media
This debate on the Gold Standard features Congressman Ron Paul and Charles Partee, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. From the Mises Institute's Capital Hill Gold Standard Conference, November 16th, 1984.
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