Does China Do Capitalism Better than America?
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Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US) will hold a debate to hash out and answer the question: Does China do capitalism better than America?
"China seems to have emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America." according to the website. "But can its brand of state-directed capitalism overcome rampant corruption and the threat of growing inequality, or will the American model of innovation and free markets prevail?"
Ian Bremmer, Big Think expert and founder of Eurasia Group, will argue against the motion. Orville Schell, award-winning journalist and director of Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society will argue in support of the motion along with Peter Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.
The debate will be moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan.
Tune to BigThink.com on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:45 p.m. to hear the debate.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Two massive clouds of dust in orbit around the Earth have been discussed for years and finally proven to exist.
- Hungarian astronomers have proven the existence of two "pseudo-satellites" in orbit around the earth.
- These dust clouds were first discovered in the sixties, but are so difficult to spot that scientists have debated their existence since then.
- The findings may be used to decide where to put satellites in the future and will have to be considered when interplanetary space missions are undertaken.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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