In 2014 I entered a longstanding national philosophy contest called "The Great American Think-off." A philosophical question is posed, essays are submitted, and in the end, four finalists are flown to New York Mills, Minnesota for an evening of public debate that is podcast and broadcast live on some NPR stations. The winner is dubbed "Greatest American Thinker."
That year, Paul Terry, PhD, president and CEO of a health management company won the title. I was the first runner up. (Defeating David Kapakko, PhD, and David Eckel, Founder of Telephony Software Associates.)