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Should the United States Outsource jobs to other countries

Aviel
lescath

I don't believe in outsourcing jobs to other countries. We need to focus on growing our economy and our employment. When we focus primarily on profit of big business we are not benefitting the United States, but focusing on other countries to grow their employment through our businesses. Recent statistics show that over two million jobs were outsourced in 2013, with the bulk of them going to China and India. With American employment at a low, it"s easy to argue that those two million jobs would...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

The US Should Increase the Military Budget

byaka2013
packers284

I am against an increase in the US military budget, and would like to see a decrease. My opponent argues to INCREASE, NOT TO KEEP IT THE SAME. Rules: No ad hominem, misconduct, etc Round 1: Simply type you accept Round 2: Arguments Round 3: Rebuttals and arguments...

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Updated 6 Hours Ago

The minimum wage should be raised to $12.50 gradually, by the year 2020

veni_vidi_vici
Capitalistslave

I believe raising the minimum wage to $12.50 would benefit The American economy. Round 1 will be acceptance only. This is my first debate so I don't really know what to expect, but please just be cordial. Thank you....

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9 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should the Minimum Wage be abolished in the United States?

KingHades1722
Andrew-Cheng

Prerequisites: Be somewhat polite. This does not mean that you have to tip-toe around disproving my points, if you find yourself in a position to disprove them; merely, do not resort to insults and general degradation. As to my position, I am a firm believer that an abolishment of a minimum wage would be beneficial for the economy of the United States....

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

While There is a Valid Wage Gap in America, It is not Based Upon Sexism

RC-9282
CosmoJarvis

I will be taking Pro on this one, and my opponent will be delegated as Con. We will be debating along the premises that follow. 1 - There is a wage gap 2 - It is justified 3 - Not based upon sexism [Note] This debate should be impossible to accept. If you do manage to do so, you will automatically forfeit this debate. Please apply in the comments if you would like to debate this topic. Rules: 1 - No trolling 2 - First round acceptance only 3 - Empirical evidence 4 - No ad hominem...

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12 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

cell phones in school

desttoyer
dsjpk5

Distraction: Since today"s cell phones have more than one application, students will always get distracted in the quest of trying to discover and try out new cell phone applications. Female students are more likely to get distracted by mobile applications like Pinterest.com, Facebook or twitter, then for the male students, they can get distracted by cell phone game applications or video streaming applications. This continuous distraction will affect a student"s concentration in the classroom, an...

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23 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Is Shutting Down Club Penguin to Start Anew a Good Idea?

Sinque
EverythingIsMacabre

When I was younger, I played a lot Club Penguin. Recently, I heard they are shutting down the game after 11 years to start 'Clup Penguin World', a 3D version of the game. I was of course a bit sad, but mostly curious how the game would do, business wise.My argument is that Club Penguin World will be a failure, and Disney should have kept Club Penguin and done something to it, e.g. an update.-Round 1 is accepting the challenge. After that, anything goes.-B...

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Is capitalism the best economic system?

Trump27
Capitalistslave

Capitalism is what makes America the greatest country in the world. It is one of the reasons we are made almost entirely of immigrants, because people, whether fleeing communism, socialism, or other weak economies, want to come to the U.S. because they know we have jobs. We have a solid, open, and opportunistic economy. The American Dream! Capitalism drives us to make money, to make corporations that provide jobs, and to create the goods and services which gives Western society its high quality...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Richie is a weinie

Captain3
evanlyn_duncan

Richie has a weinie therfore he is a weinie, his head is shaped like a weinie too...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should America convert to use the metric system?

Linagaki
Trump27

Americans use the United States Customary Units(USCU) everyday, whether it"s to decide what they should wear(Fahrenheit), to measure how much of something they need to make dinner(cooking measures). On the other hand, all the other industrialized countries use a different system, the International System of Units(also known as the IS and/or metric system). America should officially convert their measuring system from the United States Customary Units to the, world wide, International system of...

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8 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago