Question from Moderator John Donvan:
You’ve been an insurance executive, and number two, you’ve been a lawyer. And you, looking at this topic, those two perspectives gave you kind of interesting insight on this. So start with the insurance executive side of it first.
Freedom of expression was a topic at the center of one of our earliest debates at Intelligence Squared U.S. At the time we presented the debate, in 2006, the motion seemed like an effortless win for the proposers, with more than 83% voting in favor of the motion. Must freedom of expression include the license to offend?
Which state, red or blue, is better to reside in? I introduced and framed the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on this very topic, recorded live from Los Angeles, in partnership with the Philanthropy Roundtable. Let’s take a closer look at the dichotomy between how you vote with your mouth and how you vote with your feet.
On December 4, 2013, I introduced and framed the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate on veganism. The process of raising and slaughtering animals is one that I think most of us prefer not to think about very much, and we’re forced to think about it in this debate.