Sense Prevails! (for now…)

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They held the debate, sponsored by NPR (public broadcasting in the United States) I posted about last week in New York; am posting now a transcript of the entire thing for those interested. According to a poll of the live audience attending, those arguing AGAINST the motion “A booming China spells trouble for America” prevailed. Thankfully. (Interesting to note though that BEFORE the debate those supporting the motion had a slight edge)

The motion:
“Beware the dragon: A booming China spells trouble for America”

Audience vote -before- the debate:
For the motion: 41%
Against the motion: 37%
Undecided: 22%

Audience vote -after- the debate:
For the motion: 35%
Against the motion: 59%
Undecided: 6%

Herewith the links for an audio podcast, and for a transcript of the debate.

“>http://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/TranscriptContainer/China.pdf