I’ve debated on this subject with three Loyola University Professors; be fair, let me know who you think won these debates.
April 5, 2016. Tuesday. “Catholic social thought and libertarianism: friends or foes?” A debate between Fr. Edward Vacek, SJ, professor of religion and Walter Block, professor of economics. It will take place from 7-9 pm, Nunemaker Hall, Monroe Hall, 3rd floor. Sponsored by the Loyola Institute of Ministry, the Religious Studies Department, the Economics Department, the Loyola economics club and the Loyola libertarian club. Moderator: Gage Counts, Opinion and Editorial Editor of the Maroon. For some background on this debate, see the 2/19/16 issue of the Maroon, pp. 14-15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-T41lcCX4; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYmi7XtB0wI
February 24, 2015 debate with processor Bill Quigley about Minimum wage laws “A force for good or ill” at Loyola University New Orleans (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5NQu5Hsx8A&feature=youtu.be)February 24, 2015. Loyola University New Orleans. Debate: “The minimum wage law: a force for good or ill? Prof. Bill Quigley of the law school supports this legislation, Prof. Walter Block of the economics department criticizes it”; Nunemaker Hall, 7:15pm.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5NQu5Hsx8A&feature=youtu.be;
April 8, 2014. Walter Block debates Prof. Boyd Blundell: “Minimum Wage: yea or nay?” Sponsored by the Economics Club of Loyola. At 7 pm 114 Miller Hall. Alison Cormier, Moderator. Alcormie@loyno.edu; https://archive.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/walter-block-how-to-obliterate-your-intellectual-opponent-in-a-debate/; http://fatherhollywood.blogspot.com/2014/04/block-vs-blondel-atheist-economist-vs.html; http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/05/atheist-economist-vschristian.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FKpwH+%28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN0sfgUCNyM;
Here’s a formal speech I gave on this topic:
May 21, 2016. Seattle. Mises Circle. my topic: minimum wage.
https://mises.org/events/contra-krugman-demolishing-economic-myths-2016-election; https://mises.org/events/contra-krugman-demolishing-economic-myths-2016-election#form-36673; https://youtu.be/XekCVIUmBiM; https://mises.org/library/me-bernie-and-minimum-wage; Videos of the entire event are available here
and an album of photos
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