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Should the penny be kept in US currency

SofaKitchen
bat9581

The penny may have sounded like a good idea when It was invented, but except for certain transactions of "$22.01" it isn't necessary. The penny costs more than it is worth to make! Sure, it would cause a ripple in the world of money, but we can get over that!...

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Updated 20 Hours Ago

Should the US restrict fracking?

Neko-mander
WillClayton

Fracking provides over a quarter of the natural gas used in the United States, and it also provides jobs and stimulates the economy. People say that fracking has environmental problems bu these issues are short term and the environment will recover. Using fracking also means we aren't dependent on foreign oil. Importing forein oil from the middle east directly funds terrorists, and takes jobs awy from Americans. Using fracking we can stimulate the economy and keep down the rising cost of gas....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Death Penalty

Hunts
Valar_Dohaeris

Round 1-Acceptance Round 2- Opening Statements Round 3+4- Rebuttals Round 5- Closing Statements...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Government Intervention Prolonged the Great Depression

1Historygenius
Josef_K

Resolution: Government intervention in the United States economy prolonged the Great Depression.As pro, I am arguing for the resolution. Con has to argue against it.No trolling, no semantics, no forfeits. Round 1 is for acceptance only. ...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Socialism (new challenger)

Parksterthejenkins
Hunts

I witnessed a previous debate where Hunts had debated an opponent who forfeited. I re-challenge Hunts in a debate over socialism. It'll be 4 Rounds. Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Opening arguments Round 3:Rebuttals Round 4: Closing arguments As con/against I will be arguing for socialism's opposing ideology, capitalism....

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Resolved: I am hungry

DaChinky88
Mattyyy

Give me food...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: A Minimum Wage Should Exist.

Raistlin
Subutai

This debate is over the minimum wage. Pro may argue from any or multiple lines of reasoning such as fairness, economic growth, living standards, moral standpoint, etc, as may con. There is one definition we need before starting this debate to remove any ambiguity. Minimum Wage- The lowest wage permitted by law [1] Please note that this debate is only over a government enforced minimum wage. This is why I have left out the part of the definition talking about special agreements. Any attemp...

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6 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Resolved: The evidence supports the Abortion-Crime link

16kadams
Nivek

== Clarification == For those unaware, there has been a supposed link between abortion and crime rates. The argument can be found in Freakonomics and Levitt and Donahue 2001. As the theory goes, as abortion becomes liberalized, crime rates will decrease. == Rules == 1. Forfeiting a round will be counted as a concession 2. Arguments should be visible within the debate, sources can be placed in an outside link if needed 3. PRO will have the BOP to prove that abortion decreases crime...

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17 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

We should redistribute wealth from the top 1% to the lower-middle class

Benshapiro
Unitomic

I'm looking to have a short but concise debate. The full topic is "We should redistribute wealth from the top 1% to the lower-middle class in the USA through additional taxation." Wealth redistribution will incur an extra 10% tax per dollar earned over the existing income tax rate to the wealthiest 1% to be redistributed to the lower-middle class. First round is for acceptance....

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15 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: The Minimum Wage Should be Increased

16kadams
Wylted

==Definitions== Minimum wage: The minimum wage will be defined as the minimum compensation a worker will receive (from his employer) for preforming different forms of labor. The minimum wage is enforced by government laws. The current minimum wage, in the USA, is $7.25 an hour. Increase: In order to avoid semantics (for example, someone arguing it should be increased by 0.001 cents an hour), I will specify: the person who accepts must support *at least* an increase to $10 an hour. Though,...

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18 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago