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Sunday, April 29 at 9 p.m. – Intelligence Squared US: Does China Do Capitalism Better than America?

(Rochester, NY) – For all appearances, China has emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America. China’s admirers point to its ability to mobilize state resources, quick decision-making and business-friendly environment as reasons for its economic ascendency. But can its brand of state-directed capitalism overcome rampant corruption and the threat of growing inequality, or will the American model of innovation and free markets prevail? Moderated by John Donvan, the debate, Does China Do Capitalism Better than America?, airs Sunday, April 29 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2.

For the motion: Orville Schell, Direcrot of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society & Award-winning Journalist, and Peter Schiff, CEO & Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital. Against the motion: Ian Bremmer, Founder/President of Eurasia Group & Author of "The J Curve" and "The Fat Tail, and Minxin Pei, Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College & Author, China’s Trapped Transition

Modeled on the British program Intelligence Squared, IQ2US is an Oxford-style debate that is provocative, intellectually rich, humorous, and dramatic. For each debate a motion is proposed. Then, two panelists argue for the motion and two argue against it, with a moderator controlling the proceedings. After the formal arguments, the debate is thrown open to the floor for questions, triggering a lively interchange among the speakers and audience members. Each side attempts to persuade the audience to vote their way. This adversarial context is electric, adding drama and excitement to the proceedings. The live audience will vote on the motion both before and after hearing the arguments, so there is a clear measure of how far people have actually been swayed. Those votes are tallied during the evening and announced at the end with a clear side winning.
 
Pictured: Orville Schell
Credit: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/

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