Intelligence Squared US http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared US: China Does Capitalism Better than America http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-china-does-capitalism-better-america <p><strong>Airs Sunday, May 26 at 6 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>For all appearances, China has emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America. China's admirers point to its ability to mobilize state resources, quick decision-making and business-friendly environment as reasons for its economic ascendency. 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? The debaters include Orville Schell, Peter Schiff, Ian Bremmer, and Minxin Pei. Sun, 26 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 28177 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: China Does Capitalism Better than America Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-ration-end-life-care <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, May 12 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost taxpayers $590 billion, with over 25% going toward patients in their last year of life. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care, deciding whose life is worth saving? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth? The debaters are Dr. Art </span>Kellermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, and Ken Connor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 27185 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care