Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-04-17

Debaters from Samford University and Vanderbilt University will debate whether or not capitalism is a moral system Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Samford's Robinson law building. The public is invited.

The Vanderbilt debaters will take the position that capitalism is a just and moral economic system, while Samford will argue that it is not.

The debate will include biblically and scholarly-based arguments on both sides of the question, including whether or not the U.S. is truly a capitalist nation, and what a truly moral economic system should include.

The event will feature a question and answer period for the audience, who will be invited to pick the winner by a show of hands at the conclusion of the arguments.

Debaters include Samford debater Logan Gramzinski and Vanderbilt debater Nick, both nationally ranked debaters who qualified for this year's championship national debate tournament. They will be joined by novice debaters from their respective schools.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.