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Data Driven Debates

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Despite the enormous amount of data available in the information age, important public policy debates frequently fail to use data correctly.  Instead, emotional arguments or partial data are used.  Thanks to a generous donor, the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics is pleased to host debates using data driven analyses in support of decision-making on critical policy issues.,

Abigail Chen Data Driven Debates

Abigail Chen vs. Danny Du

2019 Data Driven Debate: Abigail Chen debates Danny Du on the subject of "super companies" and whether or not they are good for the American economy in the long term. 

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 Mary Preston Austin Data Driven Debates

Mary Preston Austin vs. Courtney Baer

2019 Data Driven Debate: Mary Preston Austin debates Courtney Baer on the topic of artificial intelligence.

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Data Driven Debate - The Affordable Care Act

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bakke Auditorium, Marion E. Wade Center
JD Carpenter and Hailey Kramer address the subject of The Affordable Care Act as a part of three Data Driven Debates hosted by The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics.

Watch Carpenter vs. Kramer

Data Driven Debate - Climate Change

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bakke Auditorium, Marion E. Wade Center
Tyler Long and Tyler Waaler tackle the subject of climate change as a part of three Data Driven Debates hosted by The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics.

Watch Long vs. Waaler

Data Driven Debates - Mass Incarceration

Monday, March 19, 2018
Bakke Auditorium, Marion E. Wade Center
Adam Eaton and Joel Erickson address the subject of mass incarceration as a part of three Data Driven Debates hosted by The Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics.

Watch Eaton vs. Erickson