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Free Trade

Capitalistslave
MehItsaName

I am challenging the user "MehItsaName" to a debate on free trade. Rules of Debate:1) Burden of proof will be shared equally.2) If con chooses to post arguments in round 1, they should waive round 4 to keep the rounds used for debate even since I am not using round 1 for debate.3) The first round for debate should not include any rebuttals against your opponent's arguments. It is just for your own arguments. This would only apply to the p...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

Should We Ensure a Safe Production of Genetically Modified Crops

S.S_NZ
natho_thebrainz

We should ensure the safety of GMO foods because of the following reasons; insect resistance, larger production, and nutritious foods. Some GMO foods have been modified to resist insects/pests, making costs for farmers go higher due to the amount of crops saved and money from insect/pest repellent. A report from university California in San Diego on toxic bacteria can be added to repel insects/pests (and be safe for human use). Amounts of pesticides used are reduced so exposure to dangerous p...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Price Gouging Following Natural Disaster ought to be permitted by law

tylergraham95
Blade-of-Truth

I would like to argue that price gouging following natural disasters can be a good thing, and that it ought to be permitted by law.Definitions"Price Gouging Following Natural Distaster" (PGFND): the practice of marking up the price of a good rapidly (over 50% increase in price roughly) in response to sudden increase of scarcity as a result of a natural disaster (flood, tornado, typhoon, godzilla attack, etc.)"Oug...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Capitalism is the enemy ideology of the working class

Capitalistslave
CynicalRepublican

Debate Structure:This will be con's structure if they choose to use round 1 for debate.Round 1: Main argumentRound 2: Rebuttal to pro's round 2 main argumentRound 3: Defense against Pro's round 3 rebuttals, no new arguments in this roundRound 4: Waive this round by saying something like "I am waiving this round as agreed upon." Otherwise this will be the structure for pro and for con if they choose not to use r...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Cooperative/socialist businesses(pro) versus Traditional/capitalist Businesses(con)

Capitalistslave
ImaWin

Definitions of terms:"A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op or coop) is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business" Capitalist business: Since capitalism is "an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for pro...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Capitalism is an immoral system

Capitalistslave
Agonist

Round 1: acceptance/definitions Round 2: Main argument Round 3: Rebuttal/conclusion. Capitalism is defined as the private ownership of the means of production for the purpose of this debate. It is a system where there are business owners and workers beneath the business owner who work for a wage....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Humanity's tendency towards commodification of things ought to be resisted.

Peepette
Danielle

***Bsh1 Unique Topics Tournament**** Outline: PRO will argue that commodification ought to be resisited, CON that it should not be resisted. R1: Definitions, rules & acceptance No forfeits No kritiks/ semantics All sources within body of debate Shared BoP

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12 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Capitalism is the best economic system.

MysteriumRevelatum
Overhead

Full Resolution: Capitalism, while imperfect and flawed, is the best major economic system. Rules: 1. First round is for acceptance. Second is for opening arguments. Third for rebuttals and conclusions. 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions: Capitalism- the economic system based on private ownership of the means of production, and their operation for profit. Best- creating the best quality of life for the most people Major- consistently included in...

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12 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

An Economy Based on Profit-Maximizing Companies is Unsustainable and Bad for the Common Man

Swimwithcats
tonyrobinson

In a capitalistic society such as one that many of our members are located in, one can observe the effects of our main industries operating under a profit-maximizing model. Whether this is good or bad is up for debate here. Pro (me) will have to prove: 1. This model is unsustainable 2. This is bad for average Joe Con (you) will have to prove: 1. This model is sustainable 2. This is good for average Joe Round 1 is for acceptance only. Round 2 is for opening arguments. Round 3 is f...

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11 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Minimum wages should be raised

20costao
simcityguy09

How do you think a mother feels when her child goes up to her and tells her that she does not want a birthday present because that child knows that her mother can not afford to buy her a birthday present? What if I tell you that if the minimum wage was raised that this mother and many like her can afford to buy a birthday present for their daughter's birthday? Many believe that the minimum wage should not be raised because small businesses can not afford to pay employees more that the minimum wa...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago