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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.