Should We Restrict Immigration or Let the Free Market in Labor Work? - Debate Video

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Should We Restrict Immigration or Let the Free Market in Labor Work?






Benjamin Powell vs. Jim Carafano



Resolved: “A free market in labor makes both the native population richer and reduces poverty worldwide.”



Sunday, August 3rd at 10:45am ET | Calvin College | Grand Rapids, MI



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Benjamin Powell




Benjamin Powell is the Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University and a Visiting Professor in the Rawls College of Business. He is the North American Editor of the Review of Austrian Economics, past President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.



Professor Powell is the author of Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy, editor of Making Poor Nations Rich and the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and policy studies. His primary fields of research are economic development, Austrian economics, and public choice. Dr. Powell's research findings have been reported in more than 100 popular press outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including, CNN, MSNBC, Showtime, CNBC, and he was a regular guest commentator on Fox Business's Freedom Watch.



 


 


 






Jim Carafano




James Jay Carafano is a leading expert in national security, defense affairs, and homeland security at The Heritage Foundation. Before assuming responsibility for Heritage’s entire defense and foreign policy team in December 2012, Carafano had served as deputy director of the Davis Institute as well as director of its Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies since 2009.



An accomplished historian and teacher, Carafano was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and served as director of military studies at the Army's Center of Military History. He also taught at Mount Saint Mary College in New York and served as a fleet professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a visiting professor at Georgetown University and the Institute of World Politics.



He is the author of many books and studies. Carafano coauthored Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom. His most recent book is Wiki at War: Conflict in a Socially Networked World, a survey of the revolutionary impact of the Internet age on national security.



Carafano joined Heritage in 2003. Before becoming a policy expert, he served 25 years in the Army. A graduate of West Point, Carafano also has a master's degree and a doctorate from Georgetown University and a master's degree in strategy from the U.S. Army War College.






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