Lawrence Debate Union Public Debate: Is Income Inequality so Great that we can no longer be a Free and Fair Democracy?

The Lawrence Debate Union at UVM recently had a debate on the question, “Is Income Inequality so Great that We can no Longer be a Free and Fair Democracy?”

Here are some highlights from the debate:

“If income inequality were to disappear, the structural problems of access would not because they often are around the lines of identity-race, gender, sexuality, etc.” -Gillian Tiley

“When a candidate can only be elected with a vast amount of money, those who are supposed to represent and run for all of us are most beholden to those with money because they are the only reason they succeed.” -Miranda Zigler

Did you miss the debate? Want to hear what members of the Lawrence Debate Union had to say? Watch what happened here.