Arguing yes: entrepreneur Mitch Golden.
Arguing no: lawyer Raymond Dowd.
Hosted by Todd Seavey and moderated by Michel Evanchik.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 8pm.
Basement level, 266 Broome St. at Allen St. on the Lower East Side, one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F J M Z subway stop.
And January is this blog’s “Month of Liberty (i.e., Property),” exploring similar issues and making the case for the centrality of property rights to politics, morals, and civilization — though the debate question itself is a divisive and tricky one (even among my libertarian kind), I have to admit.
Ambiguities notwithstanding though, this month I hope to show why my ultimate affiliation is to property rights as the greatest social problem-solver, not to any particular political tribe or cultural package deal. Compared to property rights (carefully defined, broadly applied, and consistently enforced), everything else is either a distraction, a source of division, or a bracketable less-urgent issue.