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'fair trade' not 'free trade'

linate
Aerogant

i am an advocate of "fair trade" not free trade.... or at least "managed trade", not laissez faire trade. the primary flaw with free trade is the idea of the "race to the bottom". countries compete with each other so much that it's a detriment to everyone.... they have to start cutting regulations and wages etc just to compete. perhaps for a country that is just starting to develop, or in the process of developing, they being on the receiving end will reap benefits of something they wouldn't...

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single payer health care is better than our current health care system

linate

The right single payer system would cover everyone, while yielding better results, and saving money. BETTER RESULTS WHILE SAVING MONEY: we spend more per capita, and get less health care results back... than any other country in the world: http://cthealth.server101.com/the_case_for_universal_health_care_in_the_united_states.htm -we spend 17% of our GDP on healthcare, while single payer countries spend 10%. that 7% represents a lot of money, a trillion dollars. -the savings come from a dec...

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Updated 14 Hours Ago

American Companies should be made to pay outsourced workers in foreign countries American wages

Evan_Cummings
Improbswrong

There are many problems occurring around the world, people are starving, families are being torn apart, and almost entire nations socially and economically imprisoned. Many factors cause this to exist, I will reference specifically Mexico and south America. We will begin from a somewhat recent event, which is NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) this was an economic policy originally thought up by Reagan. It was not signed into law until 1992 under President Clinton. It was said to help...

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Fractional Reserve Banking should be illegal.

jackh4mm3r
M.Diz

First Round, Acceptance. P2: Opening Argument C2: Opening Argument and Rebuttal Round 3: Rebuttal and further positive arguments Round 4: Rebuttal only. Round 5: Closing rebuttal, no new arguments. I wish Con luck and hope this is a good debate....

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More people would patronize Burger King if there wages were higher.

metri9696
Warik

If McDonalds were to keep wages at their current rate, versus if Burger King raised wages by a dollar or two, how more willing would the "social customer" be to patronize Burger King versus McDonalds to make a statement that one supports "livable wages" for employees. While McDonalds would continue having more customers than Burger King, the amount of people visiting Burger King would increase....

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Federal deficits are necessary to a growing US economy.

LETeller
jackh4mm3r

Round 1 is acceptance. Round two is constructive argument, round three is constructive extension and rebuttal, round 4 rebuttal only, round 5 closing argument with no introduction of new evidence or argument. No videos or photos (images of charts acceptable)Pro position is the hypothesis that: Federal deficits provide private sector financial surpluses without which it is impossible to sustain trade deficits or consumption and investment spending under conditions of economic growth....

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Large companies should be allowed to hire prisoners for labor work.

debatergorl
Mr.Grace

America imprisons more people than any other country in the world. The Prison Industrial Complex is a major institution in the US and quite a controversial one if I might add. There are many debatable elements of this industry, but I would like to focus on one in particular: Should large companies be allowed to hire prisoners for labor work? As of now, large businesses (such as Walmart, BP, Macy's, etc) are hiring prisoners to do labor jobs. Jobs include basic needs like construction and p...

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Updated 6 Days Ago

Is bullet train a need for india

KartavyaD
SS1105

I think we dont need it as our economy is not developed...

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Capitalism is Superior to Communism

1Historygenius
ben671176

ResolutionAs Pro, I will argue that free market capitalism is a superior economic policy to demand market communism. Con must prove communism is a superior system?Rules and Structure Round 1: Introduction/Acceptance

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Which economic system is better: Socialism or Capitalism

SocialistAtheistNutjob
roark555

Rules: First round is acceptance Second is opening arguments/rebuttals Third/Fourth Rebuttals Fifth round will have no new arguments. Sources need only be cited if requested by the other side. That being said, minimal citations are appreciated. Sources shall not count against either debaters, so please, voters leave it as a tie. Both debaters will have burden of proof to show that their system is superior. Opening statement: I will be arguing that Socialism is a superior economic s...

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