FACT vs. DENIAL
A true debate involves two opposing sides of an issue, each of which has some compelling arguments with some evidence to back up their side.
The so-called debate between those arguing for economic freedom and those opposing it is not a true debate. The evidence which supports economic freedom as the most effective way of bringing people out of poverty and creating the most prosperous societies is overwhelming. Absolutely no evidence exist that support those opposing economic freedom. Experiments in communism and socialism have ended in complete disasters. The only argument left for this side is that these past trials in government-run centrally-controlled economic system were not implemented properly. No matter how many times socialism fails they will always use this argument.
Some take the stance of using a mixed economy which incorporates some free market elements and some government run controls as well. This is called the third or middle way. Some of those advocating for a "third" or "middle way" are really just selling out on economic freedom. As governments grow in these societies they will crowd out the free markets and bring loss of prosperity and more poverty. Convincing evidence for the benefits of economic freedom is as simple as looking at the economic freedom index. Those countries near the top of the economic freedom index are the most prosperous and have the least amount of poverty those near the bottom have the most amount of poverty and are least prosperous.
Read and learn about current events (not covered or lightly covered by Leftist Media); most importantly learn from the greatest intellectuals of the past (e.g., Von, Mises, Hayek, Hazlitt, Friedman) and current era (e.g., Yaron Brook, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams) that base their observations and philosophy in objective reality and the principle that your life and your own personal flourishing is your primary moral goal . Best wishes!