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Does America need a strong dollar?

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Mar 26, 2013 12:59 PM
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Intelligence Squared brings Oxford-style debating to America -- one motion, one moderator, two informed and provocative panelists for the motion, and two against.

John Donvan of ABC News -- Nightline is the official moderator of Intelligence Squared debates. The debate series takes on the hot-button issues of the day to inform, enlighten and entertain.

This month's debate - Does America need a strong dollar?

The assumption is that having a "strong dollar” is always good for the economy, yielding low import prices, low inflation rates, and making the dollar attractive to foreign investors. But in a recession, could a weak dollar policy accelerate our recovery with low export prices that encourage foreign countries to buy more U.S. goods cheaply?

  • Moderator: John Donvan
  • Speaking for the motion: Frederic Mishkin, Professor, Columbia Business School; John Taylor, Chairman and Founder, FX Concepts
  • Speaking against the motion: Steve Forbes,Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media; James Grant, Editor and Founder, Grant's Interest Rate Observer

Join us for Intelligence Squared debates on witf FM Sunday March 31 at 7:00pm.  Intelligence Squared debates now airs on witf TV as well, a new episode is coming in April, stay tuned for details. 

More information about Intelligence Squared debates can be found at their website. 

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