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The US should establish a higher Progressive Tax

Jifpop09

About: What were debating Quite simply, we will be debating that the US should use a progressive tax rather then a 10-15% flat tax. My opponent can decide what rate. I will accept a expierienced debater from the comments. A progressive tax will be defined as...

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12 Comments
Updated 7 Hours Ago

Progressive Tax

WilliamsP
Danielle

In this debate, I will argue in favor of Progressive Tax. My opponent will argue against it. The debate structure is the following: Round One: My opponent will accept the debate.Round Two: ...

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14 Comments
Updated 7 Hours Ago

3% annual economic growth in unsustainable

A.K
SkepticalDebatee

Definitions: X% economic growth is an increase in GDP by X/100 for a given time period GDP is equal to: all money earned by people and businesses OR all money spent by people or businesses OR the nominal value of all goods produced in an economy. Unsustainable means cannot continue indefinitely (or for a very long time) First round: acceptance only. Second: openings, no rebuttals. Third: rebuttals (new arguments acceptable). Fourth: closing, final rebuttals permitted....

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

The Institution of Socialism

WilliamsP
YYW

Socialism is an institution I support for the most part. In this debate, I will argue in favor it, while my opponent will argue against it. I hope for a rational, mature, logical debate. I do not want propaganda to be involved in here. I want facts. This debate will follow a specific structure:R...

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

Keynesian economics is valid

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Jevinigh

This is the only acceptable definition of Keynesian economics: "Recessions are caused by insufficient Aggregate Demand" "Government spending can boost Aggregate Demand" "Monetary policy alone is often insufficient to boost Aggregate Demand" Additional definitions are unacceptable, although these definitions may be negotiated. First round: accept the debate. Second: openings, no rebuttals. Third: rebuttals. Fourth: closing....

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

The US should institute Progressive Wage Laws.

Jifpop09
Z4RQUON

Alright, this is an entirely new proposal based off of several already proposed wage reforms to the minimum. With that said, I'll try my best to explain it this round.Basically, they are left wing laws, that decide the wage of a company based on their....1. Employees2. Capital3. Income 4. BenefitsFor example, a rich company with high income, wi...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

The gender wage gap is a concern

A.K
Allrounder

Definitions: "Gender wage gap": a difference in the pay between men and women "Concern": a societal or economic issue serious enough to warrant government action These terms may be negotiated. Statistics are expected, and poor use of statistics should result in less votes. For the first round, acceptance (no arguments)....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Free trade should be a norm

A.K
debater217

I am mainly looking to explore the economic implications of this topic, but political arguments are equally valid.First, some definitions:"Free trade" is the practice of encouraging mutually beneficial international commerce, by lowering barriers to trade (such as tariffs, anti-competitive subsidies, or other barriers)."A norm" is a generally, but not universally, acknowledged and accepted practice. Note: We are not debating that there sh...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Freemarket capitalism is both unsustainable and environmentally unsound.

Kaneo
Pfalcon1318

The materials economy is comprised of the following steps Extraction Production Distribution Consumption Disposal Round 1 Define your terms. Identify at least one causal factor (Why is it this way?) Identify at least one intervention. (How can it be improved?) Opening arguments Feel free to challenge my definitions: Free market capitalism- an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods, characterized by a free competi...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

If not in a liquidity trap, monetary policy is more effective than fiscal policy.

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BobTurner

Definitions: A "liquidity trap" is when interest rates cannot be lowered enough to make a significant change in the economy. (In other words, the zero-bound problem). "Monetary policy" is the use of open market operations (buying and selling securities) by a central bank to influence interest rates. "Fiscal policy" is the use of deficit spending to stimulate the economy. Alterations to these definitions may be considered. First round: state that you accept the debate. Actual debate will...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago