The Munk Debates Podcast

The Munk Debates Podcast

The Munk Debates podcast is an extension of the main stage events - in subject, speaker selection, tone and format. It will introduce the iconic brand - and its engaging debates about significant issues of our time. Audiences will hear strong and passionate arguments from both sides of an issue so they will have enough information to make up their own minds about where they stand.... Show More

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July 29, 2020 42 min
The economic fallout from COVID-19 has compelled governments around the world to launch the largest fiscal and monetary aid programs in living memory, incurring massive deficits in the process. This is happening at the same time as a radical, new approach to economic policy making is gaining momentum: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Its proponents believe that governments that issue their own currencies are not limited by revenues wh...
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COVID-19: Have we seen the last of the big city boom? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, renowned urbanists Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin argue the motion Be it resolved COVID-19 spells the end of the big city boom. SOURCES: KHOU 11, CBS Miami, New York State, WGN News, Fox Business, CTV News, BBC News
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Has #MeToo gone too far? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno, and Jane Manning, a former sex crimes prosecutor, argue the motion Be it resolved the #MeToo movement has gone too far. SOURCES: MSNBC, Global News, thedailybeast, ABC News, CBSN
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Is it time to defund police? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano and Retired Deputy Chief Wayne Harris argue the motion Be it resolved it is time to defund police and reimagine public safety in our communities. SOURCES: Lexington Herald Leader, ABC News, Reuters, CBC Television, ABC10, Global News, CBSN
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COVID-19: Is globalization a failed experiment? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, former World Bank VP, Ian Goldin, and economics commentator Marshall Auerback argue the motion Be it resolved the COVID-19 pandemic proves that globalization is a failed experiment. SOURCES: Sky News, Global News, Politico, The Whitehouse, Yahoo Finance, Deutsche Welle, France 24, RT America
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COVID-19: Is China’s system of governance better than liberal democracy? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, Chinese scholar Zhang Weiwei and Oxford professor Timothy Garton Ash argue the motion Be it resolved, China’s ability to defeat Covid-19 proves its system of governance is a better model than liberal democracy. SOURCES: CNBC, CNN, PBS Newshour, Fox News, Bloomberg News, BBC, NDT Television.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, VP of the Center for China and Globalization, Victor Gao on China’s role in global affairs post pandemic.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, political scientist Ian Bremmer on rising U.S.-China tensions, the global economy, and growing civil unrest in the U.S. and around the world.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, NYT columnist David Brooks on political and social changes post pandemic.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the future of pandemics, public health, and their effects on the economy.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, technology journalist Kara Swisher joins us for a conversation on the fate and role of Big Tech and Silicon Valley post pandemic.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, best-selling author and historian Niall Ferguson joins us for a conversation on how history can help us understand what our world will look like after the pandemic.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, former US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power joins us for a conversation about the fate and future of global institutions in a post-pandemic world.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, famed economist Mohamed El-Erian joins us for an in-depth discussion about how COVID-19 will reshape the global economy.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, acclaimed journalist, author, and CNN host Fareed Zakaria joins us for a wide-reaching and in-depth conversation about the coronavirus pandemic and its long term impact on geopolitics and international affairs.
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On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, renowned author and thinker Malcolm Gladwell joins us for an in-depth conversation about the coronavirus pandemic and its long term impact on health care, refugees, and the economy.
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Is the end of capitalism the answer to climate change? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, environmental activist and Guardian columnist George Monbiot debates MIT scientist and bestselling author Andrew McAfee on the motion Be it resolved, ending climate change requires the end of capitalism as we know it. SOURCES: PBS, NBC News, Whitehouse.gov
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Can we reopen the economy and keep people safe during COVID-19? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, economists Stephen Roach and Stephen Moore debate the motion Be it resolved, there is no scenario for reopening the economy that prioritizes economic growth over public health. Sources: MSNBC
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COVID-19: Are we making decisions without reliable data? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, epidemiologists John Ioannidis and Sten Vermund debate the motion Be it resolved, we are making high-stakes decisions about the COVID-19 pandemic without reliable data. SOURCES: ABC News
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Is university a waste of time and money? On this episode of the Munk Debates Podcast, Bryan Caplan, author of The Case Against Education, debates Professor Nicholas Dirks, the former Chancellor of UC Berkeley, on the motion Be it resolved, cut public spending for universities. It's a waste of time and money. SOURCES: CNN, Newsweek, EWTN, Global News.
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