This Saturday, June 3rd, I’ll be participating in a public debate on the topic, “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” I’ll be defending the “yes” side along with Ted Balaker, Jacobs Fellow at the Reason Foundation. Our opposition will be Jonathan Tasini, President of the Economic Future Group, and Nelson Lichtenstein, history professor at UC Santa Barbara.
The debate is part of an all-day (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) conference on the same topic. You can show for the whole thing, or just for the debate. As you can see from the program, Ted and I were a late addition (we are designated as “2 Wal-Mart representatives”).
Time: 12:45 – 1:45 p.m., Saturday, June 3rd.
Place: UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom.
Admission: Free, although parking is $7.
Directions: Here’s what the organizer told me: “Just send people to the kiosk north on Westwood Blvd. and they will be directed to Lot 6 and there will be signs to the Ackerman Grand Ballroom, but everyone on campus knows where Ackerman is.”