Capitalism is often credited for booming economies, fostering human ingenuity, and bolstering free societies where open markets drive human progress. But as concerns over income inequality increase and issues of racial, economic, and social justice become more prominent in the public sphere, the capitalist system faces growing scrutiny. Is capitalism a blessing?
FOR THE MOTION:
John Mackey - Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
Katherine Mangu-Ward - Editor-in-Chief, Reason
AGAINST THE MOTION:
Bhaskar Sunkara - Founding Editor, Jacobin
Richard D. Wolff - Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst