Gene Epstein is the Director of the Soho Forum, a debate society that meets monthly in downtown Manhattan. In Jan 2018 he stepped down from a 26-year stint as Economics and Books Editor of Barron’s. His last published book was Econospinning: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers (2006). He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. His Nov. 2019 Soho Forum debate on socialism with Prof. Richard Wolff has gotten over 950K Youtube views.