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Communism v. Capitalism

that_smart_communist
Jack.Jameswood1

First I would like to point out the flaws in capitalism. Capitalism is great in the short to mid term. Sadly in the long run it will lead to what Karl Marx called "The Dictatorship Of The Bourgeois" a society where the rich control everything and the working class has nothing. In the communist society that Marx envisioned was a egalitarian utopia where all men/woman/other are equal. You worked for society and society worked for you....

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Economic Freedom ought to be valued over economic equality

SpiffyTexan
geothermal

As the nobel prize winner in economic science FA Hayek stated, "Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order." It is because I agree with Nobel prize winner in economic science F.A. Hayek that I must affirm the resolution resolved: that In the realm of economics, freedom ought to be valued over equity. Before we jump right in I wou...

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Vegetarianism is the only ethical choice in the 21st century.

yejuneyoon
PaoPao

I think that vegetarianism is the only moral choice in the 21st century because eating meat is becoming a huge problem now. First, to produce all that meat, large areas of land have to be used to grow the animals, when they can actually be used for something more important, like planting trees to save the nature or other stuff. Also, lots of people are becoming overweight, and that can be a large problem of the 21st century. There will be twice as many people in hospital, and that can be disastr...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Socialism is better for communities than Capitalism

Wrappers
FuzzyCatPotato

Socialistic countries are the happiest and have the highest quality of living....

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Communism is Fascistic in Principle

Ameliamk1
Wocambs

The issue of Communism is a divisive one, with a growing number of defenders and sympathizers. One of the most common arguments from that camp is to say that Communism, despite its despotic history, is a free system if implemented "correctly". So here is my contention: by it's very tenants, Communism demands and indeed requires the implementation of either martial law or dictatorship. To accept the Con position, my opponent must support the opposite position. Important Terms: Communism: My...

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82 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Foreign aid

GHOSTASSASSIN
1Credo

Foreign aid is a good thing because we can make Allies....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

should the federal minimum wage be set to automatically increase with inflation?

tatorsun
funnycn

I think it should so people can remain working with a wage suitable to survive....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Capitalism is dying

geothermal
Domr

Capitalism as we know it is dying.1st Round is acceptance.Pro will argue that capitalism is dying.Con will argue that capitalism is not dying.Capitalism Definition (Investopedia)A system of economics based on the private ownership of capital and production inputs, and on the production of goods and services for profit. The production of goods and services is based on supply and demand in the general market (market economy...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

A just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage.

ESocialBookworm
lannan13

PrefaceThis debate is for the Adopt-A-Noob Tournament [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/46266/]. I wish my opponent, lannan13, congratulations on winning his debate, the best of luck, lots of fun, and that we both learn from this debate!TopicA just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage. (Esocial - Pro; Lannan - Con).

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34 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Redistribution of Wealth

sconifer
Contra

Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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31 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago