Topic for the 2016 Great American Think-Off is “Income Inequality Threatens Democracy”

After much discussion, and appropriately, some healthy debate, the Great American Think-Off committee has decided on this year’s topic for the annual debate: “Income Inequality Threatens Democracy.”

Now in its 24th year, The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas being explored by every day people.

The Cultural Center encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate by submitting an essay explaining your position in 750 words or less by April 1, 2016 for a chance to win one of four $500 cash prizes and a trip to New York Mills for the live debate.

Essays can be submitted online (click here), by email to, or by mail to Think-Off, c/o Cultural Center, P.O. Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567.

Click here to visit our Think-Off website for the full story.