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Free Market Capitalism (Pro) vs Mixed Economy(Con)

qwzx
Youraverageunicorn

This round is acceptance. Round 2 will be arguments Round 3 will be rebuttals Round 4 will be addressing opponent's rebhuttals and concluding statements Good luck and hope you accept this challenge Free Market Capitalism: A free market is a system in which the prices for goods and services are determined by the open market and consumers, in which the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting monopoly, or other authority. An examp...

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Updated 12 Hours Ago

Price Gouging

commonsensepls
levi_smiles

I believe that price gouging is not only the correct thing to do in a disaster, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but the moral thing to do as well. When prices remain low, while demand is extremely high, supply becomes suppressed and as a result, crucially needed supplies and services are not available. If prices would be allowed to rise in disasters, those most affected will have goods and services available at a high price, as opposed to no goods or services at a low price. This is moral be...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Tax Policy

Corgi_Attack
ScryMind

This debate will be a comparison of the "Bernie Sanders" and "Donald Trump" tax plans. I will be arguing that the Trump plan is superior to the Bernie plan. My opponent, ScryMind will argue the opposite (Pro Bernie plan). The first round is for acceptance and agreement of the terms of the debate. For the purpose of this debate the Bernie sanders tax plan is as follows: https://taxfoundation.org/details-and-analysis-senator-bernie-sanders-s-tax-plan/ The Bernie tax policy will accomplish th...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Replace Voting With Spending

Xerographica
PowerPikachu21

1. People are unequally informed. 2. Voting gives people equal influence. 3. It's a problem when unequally informed people have equal influence. 4. The solution is to replace voting with spending. Have you ever been to a dog show? I haven't. My interest in dogs is less than the cost (time/effort/ticket) of the show. But if Samantha offered me $100 to accompany her to a dog show, then I'd accept it. Dogs at shows are judged by a small handful of experts. They might also have a people's...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

On Balance Protectionism is a Good Trade Policy

byaka2013
LaL36

Resolution:ON BALANCE, PROTECIONISM IS A GOOD TRADE POLICYThis debate discusses the topic of the protectionism. Pro argues it is beneficial, while con argues it is detrimental.Burden of ProofBOP is shared but falls mostly on me.Structure

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Penny Should Die.

AppleAddict439
Caden335

Hello. My name is AppleAddict439, and i thank the challenger for accepting this debate. Let"s start in 1792, with the first U.S mint. Back then, pennies were made out 100% copper. There was no zinc in the actual penny. But, the market changed. The value of copper went up, and, due to inflation, the value of the penny went down. After that, the penny became almost completely zinc. Then, in 2006, the old pennies were found to have a value above 1 cent, so people began to melt them down to ma...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Wage Gap isn't real

Bad_Jammer
ittrlitjfcialsnefr

The Wage Gap is not a real issue in today's Western culture, men do not earn more than women just because they're men. First of there is a massive difference between Wages and Earnings, wages are the total amount a person gets paid annually and that is a fluctuating rate for everyone within a specific occupation based on experience and skill, whereas Earnings are the amount you receive after taxes including the tax rebates that you receive at the end of the year. The amount that one receives in...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

State Rights

Midnightstudios
JimShady

My view is that all US states should be independent in everything except the military....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Assuming the two are mutually exclusive, pure capitalism is preferable to pure communism

mc9
Stalinist_from_Canada

First round is acceptance only No new arguments in the final round As you can probably tell from the fact that my opponent is a self proclaimed Stalinist, he will be taking the side of communism To clarify, in pure capitalism the government still exists, but only as an "umpire" as in making sure contracts are enforced, etc. no regulations, that will be up to the free market. I will let my opponent explain what he believes pure communism to be Have a good debate...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Money runs the world - the rest is just details

FanboyMctroll
Treepa

Every decision, law, employment, war, occupation, murder, etc etc. is why people do what they do, is based solely on money. Money is what makes the world turn. Everything that happens, any unexplained event you encountered was because of money in one way or another. JFK assassination, wars, sport teams winning championships, laws all of it is based on money. If I have enough money I can make you do anything. Everyone has a price. You don't believe it, then lets go, and tell me I'm wrong. Lets...

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Updated 2 Months Ago