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Redistribution of Wealth

sconifer
Contra

Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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A just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage.

ESocialBookworm
lannan13

PrefaceThis debate is for the Adopt-A-Noob Tournament [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/46266/]. I wish my opponent, lannan13, congratulations on winning his debate, the best of luck, lots of fun, and that we both learn from this debate!TopicA just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage. (Esocial - Pro; Lannan - Con).

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Updated 1 Day 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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Should America really be spending millions of there tax dollars on there militia?

TheBatCat3120
Astal3

America shouldn't be spending as much money annually on their militia from taxes as they are when more important things like good health insurance and food supplies are needed among a large part of America....

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Is FDI good for a country?

Sanjeet154
Mercury3

Is FDI good for a country?...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Fair Trade is better than Free Trade

BeardlessMarxist
tien.hunter

Round 1: Acceptance. Round 2: Opening statements Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Rebuttals Round 5: Closing arguments....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

minimum wage should exist

linate
Wylted

i am for a minimum wage. i am not arguing a specifc amount, just that it be a reasonable amount a single person can live off of reasonably. we're only debating whether it should exist or not, not how much. i am responding to common objection to the wage from the get go. anywhere i look anyone can get a job for minimum wage if they have their bits together. the only people i know, from experience only which might not be accurate i concede, who can't get a job at minimum wage are the dim wit sl...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

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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Updated 5 Days Ago

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 6 Days Ago

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

dairygirl4u2c
Max.Wallace

single payer health care is better than our current health care system i am borrowing this debate from else where. please use this link to find working links in this debate http://www.debate.org/debates/single-payer-health-care-is-better-than-our-current-health-care-system/1/ 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...

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Updated 1 Week Ago