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Thu 8 AM | Thanksgiving Day replacement program : Munk Debate on Capitalism

Munk Debate: Capitalism

Whether it's turkey or tofurkey, yams or salmon, our major eating holiday is upon us. The JX crew takes the day off to focus on what we're thankful for. In place of the Exchange, we offer this programming: Munk Debate - Capitalism

This episode features New York Times columnist David Brooks, and former head of American Enterprise Institute, Arthur Brooks. They debate European socialist leader Yannis Varoufakis and editor of The Nation magazine, Katrina vanden Heuvel.

The pro-capitalism Brooks team argues that whatever its flaws, capitalism has lifted millions out of poverty and is the only economic system that inspires innovation and creativity and remains critical to ensuring the greatest political freedom.

Their opponents counter that capitalism is so broken it now poses a threat not just to democracy but to the survival of the planet. They argue that capitalism must be completely reformed into a more humane system.

Established in 2008, the Munk Debates brings together acclaimed thinkers around the world to tackle the big questions of our time. Since its launch, the Munk Debates have become the world’s leading debate series focusing on civil and substantive public conversation.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.