Capitalism and socialism clashed in full force when TruthRevolt Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro debated Seattle's openly socialist city councilwoman Kshama Sawant on raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. Rebecca Smith, Deputy Director of the National Employment Law Panel, aided Kshama Sawant; Paul Guppy, Vice President of the right-leaning Washington Policy Center, aided Ben Shapiro. Conservative talk show host David Boze served as moderator.
Sponsored by Seattle's conservative radio station KTTH, the debate covered a range of topics concerning the minimum wage debate from how small businesses will be affected to whether or not the CEO of Wal-Mart should be paid $20 million a year. As the debate opened, Boze made it perfectly clear that all parties involved in the discussion wanted people to make a decent wage, but differed in approach.