Free Tickets to Economist Debates

I’ve been given ten tickets to giveaway for an interesting but otherwise expensive event here in NYC. I’ll be covering some of what’s said in upcoming article.

If you want one or two tickets to this, put the number of tix you want the comments field, and your email address in the space provided (it is spam-proof and won’t be published on the site).

Here’s the info:

THE ECONOMIST IMPORTS ITS HIGHLY REGARDED DEBATE SERIES FROM LONDON

On November 10, eight thinkers debate about America and Happiness, and Religion and Politics

What
The Economist imports its highly regarded debate series to the US and tackles two of the world’s thorniest issues: Wealth and Happiness; and the Separation of Church and State. Economist editors moderate the Oxford-style debates, with two leading authorities arguing each side. In a democratic flourish, the audience will decide the winning side.

Where
Gotham Hall, 1356 Broadway (at 36th Street), New York, NY 10018
When
10 November, 2007
3pm-4.30pm: Wealth and Happiness: America is failing at the pursuit of happiness.
Executive editor Daniel Franklin moderates a debate on the economics of happiness. On the affirmative, Jeffrey Sachs and Betsy Stevenson; on the negative, Will Wilkinson and Tyler Cowen.
5.30pm-7pm: Religion and Politics: Religion and politics should always be kept separate. 
Editor-in-chief John Micklethwait moderates a debate on religion’s role in politics. On the affirmative, Rev. Barry Lynn and Irshad Manji; on the negative, Fr. Richard Neuhaus and Walter Russell Mead.
Tickets
$30 for one debate, $40 for both ($20/$30 for Economist subscribers).
Purchase online at www.economist.com/nydebates or call 1.800.965.4827.
Tickets must be purchased in advance – not available at the door.

 

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