Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cato Debates on Knol

The Cato Institute is participating in a new Google debate feature: Google Knol. Google says "A knol is an authoritative article about a specific topic." The program is meant to be a comprehensive source of information. Knol Debates is an opportunity for experts to debate one another over the internet and have readers join in to provide commentary and ask questions.

According to Cato:
The debates on Knol are meant to offer a variety of in-depth opinions from experts, and afford visitors the opportunity to engage scholars on the ideas that are posted.

Cato Senior Fellow Daniel J. Mitchell is debating the aftermath of the financial bailout bill with John Irons, research and policy director for the Economic Policy Institute. You can log into Google and offer suggestions, edits and comments to each side of the discussion. Mitchell and Irons will both field your comments and may even add them to their arguments.

Check out the discussion and provide your own input. This is a great way for students to not only see a public policy debate, but engage the debate as well from the comfort of your dorm room.

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