Debate motion: California is the first failed state. (Tuesday Jan 19)

My blog friend and The Economist reporter Andreas Kluth will be debating “California is the first failed state” in New York with the likes of Gray Davis (CA governor from 1999-2003) on Tuesday Jan 19, 2010.

The following is the line-up,

  1. FOR–Andreas Kluth
  2. AGAINST–Gray Davis
  3. FOR–Sharon Waxman
  4. AGAINST–Van Jones
  5. FOR–Bobby Shriver
  6. AGAINST–Lawrence O’Donnell

Here is the info from New York Times,

INTELLIGENCE SQUARED US Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., “California Is the First Failed State,” a debate on California’s financial problems. Those arguing in favor of the proposition are Andreas Kluth, a writer for The Economist; Robert Sargent Shriver III, a lawyer and member of the Santa Monica City Council; and Sharon Waxman Those arguing against it are Gray Davis, California governor from 1999 to 2003; Van Jones, a lawyer and environmental advocate; and Lawrence O’Donnell Jr., a writer and political analyst for MSNBC. The debate is the first in a spring series; a reception takes place at 5:45 p.m. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, at Washington Square South, Greenwich Village , (212) 303-4322,; $35; $45 includes the reception.

One Response to Debate motion: California is the first failed state. (Tuesday Jan 19)

  1. […] Squared debate video – (California = Failure) Watching debate of the motion “California is the first failed state” was a lot more fun than I expected. Both me and my better half were “undecided” […]

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