Event Information

Friedman Legacy Day 2014: Debate Competition

Event Date: 31 Jul 2014; Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Venue: CCS Office, A-69 Hauz Khas, 110016

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Milton Friedman's Ideas and Centre for Civil Society's Vision and Mission are synonymous to each other, rather complementary. Choice for the individual and accountability of the Institution is at the core of our Vision/Mission statement.

We plan to host a debate competition and casual high tea, concluding with cake cutting on the eve of 31 July 2014.

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Venue: CCS Office, A-69 Hauz Khas, 110016

Topic:- India’s slow growth is not to be found in its religious or social attitudes, or in the quality of its people, but rather in the economic policy that India has adopted. Are Milton Friedman's Ideas relevant and applicable in India today?

The rules for the debate are fairly simple:

  1. A team shall consist of two participants, one for the motion and one against
  2. Each participant will be allowed 3 minutes speaking time.
  3. The first warning bell will be rung at 2 mins, followed by a final bell at 3 mins.
  4. There is no penalty for exceeding time, however a participant will not be allowed to continue speaking after 3 minutes.
  5. Prizes will be allocated as follows:-
    • Best Speaker (For the motion). Rs. 3,000
    • Best Speaker (Against the motion). Rs. 3,000
    • Best Team (The team with the highest total once individual participant points have been clubbed). Rs. 5,000
    • Best Interjector (Could be anyone, from the participants or the attendees). Rs. 1,000
  6. The debate is an open event and anybody can participate. The team can be a mix of college and working professionals.
  7. Registration is on first come first serve basis. There are only 15 team slots available.

One can access a collection of articles written by Milton Friedman on the Indian economy during his visits to India in the fifties and sixties. The articles provide Friedman’s critiques on the policies of central planning and correctly predict their disastrous results.

For any other queries, please feel free to contact Daphne Vallado - daphne@ccs.in | +91-9910667576