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Photo provided David Eckel of Clayton, N.C. wins the 'America's Greatest Thinker' title in the New York Mills Think Off contest.

'America's Greatest Thinker' title awarded to North Carolina man

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The final four contestants debated on Saturday, June 12 in New York Mills, Minnesota to determine the title of 2010's "America's Greatest Thinker" by addressing the question "Do the wealthy have an obligation to help the poor?"


The winner, chosen by live audience at the debate and awarded the gold medal, is David Eckel of Clayton, N.C.

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