Global Free Markets

Mr. Soros and Mr. Krugman debated their positions on the implications of capitalism around the world. Mr. Soros… read more

Mr. Soros and Mr. Krugman debated their positions on the implications of capitalism around the world. Mr. Soros discussed the globalization of the economy and how economies are interrelated and warned against the current euphoria about the market mechanism. Mr. Krugman conceded that the global market economy is “inhuman” and based on desire but argued that the global marketplace is the best system in place and has been accepted by most of the world. He also said that capitalism has delivered most of life’s essentials to people all over the world. Members of the audience also posed questions. close

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Program ID:
80906-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 30, 1997
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 1997

Airing Details

  • May 30, 1997 | 9:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 1997 | 9:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 1997 | 4:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 1997 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 22, 1997 | 5:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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