Three Debates on the Minimum Wage Law

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.

February 24, 2015 debate with processor Bill Quigley about Minimum wage laws “A force for good or ill” at Loyola University New Orleans ( 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.;;

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;

Here’s a formal speech I gave on this topic:

May 21, 2016. Seattle. Mises Circle. my topic: minimum wage.; Videos of the entire event are available here>,

and an album of photos>

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2:18 am on November 20, 2020