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Minimum Wage should keep pace with inflation


First round, acceptance....

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job seekers and the unemployed


The job centre The job centres name suggests that it is a place where you go to get a job, however, my experience with it has been less than positive. Many of the people there are simply ticking boxes and following the system instead of thinking about what is best for the people looking for work. I have also had instances of appointments being made for me that I'm not told about so my claim can be closed to make the numbers look better, requirements to look at websites and papers that do no...

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Updated 12 Hours Ago

Should Minimum Wage be reduced to the 1964 rate of $1 an hour in the US


The Minimum Wage should be reduced to $1 an hour in the US Reasons: 1. Prices for goods will reduce to reflect the reduction in labor costs. 2. The US Dollar will become stronger, because it will be able to buy more goods....

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FTA and EU integration for Western Balkan Countries are better for the development of the countries


The liberalization of the Balkan economies was seen by the EU, the USA and the major international financial institutions as necessary to attract and steer, politically and financially, the ex-Yugoslav nations on the way to western model of society. The Central Eastern Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) in its most recent shape was established in 2007 and since then have made achivements but also raised problems. The commercial links established in the last four years along the region, although still...

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It is economically illogical to pay for digital content.


Greetings. For my first debate, I have a pet economic hypothesis that I would like to test. Since I will be using some basic-level economic theories and concepts, it would be to my opponent's advantage to have some background in the field; though a lack thereof should not preclude potential challengers.I propose the following structure:--Round 1: Acceptance and initial arguments. No rebuttals.Round 2: Rebuttals and additional arguments, if desired.Round 3: Fina...

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Raising the federal minimum wage would not be economically beneficial


Resolved: Raising the federal minimum wage would not be economically beneficial Shared burden of proof....

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Reverse Mortgage


The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage or HECM is also known as a reverse mortgage. It's sad to see it's reputation get beat up by people who have no knowledge on the reverse mortgage. The reverse mortgage is no different from a regular forward mortgage. It's most beneficial feature gives borrowers access to a large portion of the equity that they built over time. These people are practically sitting on their own money. This type of loan can completely eliminate a monthly mortgage payment. T...

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why do footballers get more money than doctor when doctors save your life and footballers just kick a ball about. If you were about to die you would call a doctor to save your life. footballers are just entrainment doctors actual save people's life everyday. the world can survive without football but we can't survive without a doctor. Doctor do so much but earn so little compared to a football. per year foottball can earn from "3,000,000,-"5,000,000 doctors are only getting 406,154 this i...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

China's economy is bound to collapse.


Reasons for my belief in a Chinese economic collapse1. I believe that China's economy is going to eventually collapse for multiple reasons, one of those being their overproduction. China's economy has grown tremendously in the past few years and this appears to make it seem it will continue its prosperous progress, but they are growing too fast to regulate. This issue is most apparent with China's real-estate market, which makes up 15% of China's gross domestic...

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In the long run, Keynesian economic policies have proven to be ineffective


The first round is for acceptance, and arguments must have evidence to substantiate them. Also, some definitions to clear up any confusion: Long-run: The period of time in which all prices, especially wages, are flexible, and have achieved their equilibrium levels. Keynesian: Acting along the lines of the Keynesian school of economic thought, which is based upon the work of British economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynesian economics follows demand-side theory, and focuses on influencing agg...

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