Friday, January 27, 2012

DEBATE: How Deserving Are The Poor?

Join the Economics Society in welcoming GMU Professor Bryan Caplan and UNC's Karl Smith as they debate the question, "How Deserving are The Poor?"

Wednesday, February 1st -- JC Meeting Room A
6:00pm - zero-price refreshments!
6:30pm - DEBATE

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Karl Smith joined UNC's School of Government in 2007 and writes for the blog Modeled Behavior. Prior to that, he was a graduate fellow at the Institute for Emerging Issues, where his work was focused on state and local tax reform. Smith holds a BA and a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University. Smith writes and consults primarily on issues of tax reform, structural deficit reduction and long-run public spending trends. He is also the developer of several interactive tax forecasting tools used by the North Carolina General Assembly and the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners.

Bryan Caplan is the Professor of Economics at George Mason University and blogger for EconLog. His first book, The Myth of the Rational Voter, was named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times. His new book, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, is also a bestseller. He has published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence, and appeared on 20/20 and C-SPAN.

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