About Us

The Janus Forum is dedicated to the proposition that society benefits from constructive debate about how to resolve problems in society.  We explore causes of economic and social problems and examine the efficacy of decentralized market mechanisms versus centralized government solutions. We encourage an open and constructive examination of socioeconomic problems and their solutions and avoid rancorous and disingenuous discourse.

The Janus Forum organizes events where scholars and/or policy analysts with opposing points of view occupy the same stage and debate major issues of the day. For each debate we identify one scholar or analyst who advocates a solution to a problem that is market-based. The second speaker argues for a solution that is government-based.  In this way the community can begin to assess the strength of the opposing arguments and the nature of evidence behind each one.