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Should We Ensure a Safe Production of Genetically Modified Crops

S.S_NZ
natho_thebrainz

We should ensure the safety of GMO foods because of the following reasons; insect resistance, larger production, and nutritious foods. Some GMO foods have been modified to resist insects/pests, making costs for farmers go higher due to the amount of crops saved and money from insect/pest repellent. A report from university California in San Diego on toxic bacteria can be added to repel insects/pests (and be safe for human use). Amounts of pesticides used are reduced so exposure to dangerous p...

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Price Gouging Following Natural Disaster ought to be permitted by law

tylergraham95
Blade-of-Truth

I would like to argue that price gouging following natural disasters can be a good thing, and that it ought to be permitted by law.Definitions"Price Gouging Following Natural Distaster" (PGFND): the practice of marking up the price of a good rapidly (over 50% increase in price roughly) in response to sudden increase of scarcity as a result of a natural disaster (flood, tornado, typhoon, godzilla attack, etc.)"Oug...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Cooperative/socialist businesses(pro) versus Traditional/capitalist Businesses(con)

Capitalistslave
ImaWin

Definitions of terms:"A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op or coop) is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business" Capitalist business: Since capitalism is "an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for pro...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Capitalism is an immoral system

Capitalistslave
Agonist

Round 1: acceptance/definitions Round 2: Main argument Round 3: Rebuttal/conclusion. Capitalism is defined as the private ownership of the means of production for the purpose of this debate. It is a system where there are business owners and workers beneath the business owner who work for a wage....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The ideas of communism are incredibly stupid and immoral

RonPaulConservative
saltzr

I will be challenging the basic principles of communism set up by Karl Marx (the mooch), and explain why they are incredibly stupid and immoral. Google Docs are not a violation of conduct, character limit is 20,000, we will be analyzing economic theory, practicality, morality, and comon sense.Please have an opening argument to defend Marxist Communism in the first round....

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Humanity's tendency towards commodification of things ought to be resisted.

Peepette
Danielle

***Bsh1 Unique Topics Tournament**** Outline: PRO will argue that commodification ought to be resisited, CON that it should not be resisted. R1: Definitions, rules & acceptance No forfeits No kritiks/ semantics All sources within body of debate Shared BoP

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The rich should be taxed more than the poor.

Jawz366
Anon1984

People shouldn't be taxed because they have more money. If someone has earned their money, they shouldn't have to pay more than everyone else just because they are more successful, that is just wrong....

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The U.S. should return to a gold standard

RonPaulConservative
whiteflame

Google Docs are not a violation of conduct, the charactar limit is 10,000....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Minimum wages should be raised

20costao
simcityguy09

How do you think a mother feels when her child goes up to her and tells her that she does not want a birthday present because that child knows that her mother can not afford to buy her a birthday present? What if I tell you that if the minimum wage was raised that this mother and many like her can afford to buy a birthday present for their daughter's birthday? Many believe that the minimum wage should not be raised because small businesses can not afford to pay employees more that the minimum wa...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

Free Trade

Capitalistslave
colester112

I am taking the position against free trade. Burden of proof is shared equally. Pro may begin their argument in round 1 if they wish, but I ask that they waive round 4 since I am not using round 1 for debate, in order to keep the rounds used for debate equal. In round 4, if you use round 1 for debate, you should say something like "I am waiving this round as agreed upon". Otherwise, you could use round 1 for acceptance, agreement of definitions, and a brief overview of your position, but n...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago