Scholars Mate

Scholars Mate - Payday Lenders - Heroes or Villains

Are payday lenders harmful to the economy? Two experts--Thaya Brook Knight of the Cato Institute and Joe Valenti of the Center for American Progress--debate the issue.

Abortion Clinic Regulations: A Debate

Do the Texas abortion clinic regulations violate the Constitution? Two experts debate.

Scholars Mate - Mandatory Minimums and Public Safety

Arguing for mandatory minimums is Lawrence J. Leiser, founder and current president of the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant County Prosecutor in New Jersey and as a Trial Attorney for the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Border Security: Would More Investment Make Sense?

Thad Bingel of Command Consulting Group (and a former high-ranking Customs and Border Protection official in the George W. Bush Administration) debates Douglas Massey of Princeton University on strengthening security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Scholars Mate - Basic Income Better Than Welfare

Two economists debate whether a universal basic income would be an improvement over the current welfare system.

Does Concealed Carry Make Campuses Safer?

Does allowing concealed carry of handguns on college campuses make them safer? John Lott, PhD, of the Crime Prevention Research Center debates security consultant James Grayson.