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Capitalism vs. Socailsm


Capitalism is in reference to the free markets without government interference based on the works of Adam Smith and the Austrian School. Socialism is the government interference and partial control as a mesh of the Keynesian and some Marxist ideologies. I want an open debate and discussion,...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

If people were properly educated, capitalism would disappear


I couldn't fit the entire resolution in the title, but here it is:"If people were properly educated and the government wasn't involved in the economy, capitalism would disappear."I am arguing that this is true, my opponent will argue it is false. I'll take burden of proof solely. Rules of debate:1) No insults, ad hominem, or personal attacks. Be civil2) The total number of rounds used for argument should be the total you see here minus on...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Equality vs. Freedom


The point that supporters of personal freedom routinely miss is that when the tax laws governing an economy favor wealthy business owners then fewer consumers are able to afford the products they sell. However, if these same proprietors pay their employees a decent living wage and are taxed an equal percentage from their earnings as the middle and lower classes are required to do then consumerism rises, more products are sold and the rich become a LOT richer. Everyone benefits....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is Piracy Theft; Should it stay Illegal?


Many people disagree on the topic of Digital Piracy. My opinion on this is issue is that Piracy is in no way theft. This claim is justified by the simple fact that if you steal actual property, for example, a car, it is different from pirating music or movies. If you steal a car it is gone, if you pirate music or movies the original owner still has them. In light of these facts, it is hard to disagree with the position that Piracy is very different from Theft....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should the Minimum Wage be abolished in the United States?


Prerequisites: Be somewhat polite. This does not mean that you have to tip-toe around disproving my points, if you find yourself in a position to disprove them; merely, do not resort to insults and general degradation. As to my position, I am a firm believer that an abolishment of a minimum wage would be beneficial for the economy of the United States....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Is the root of all evil money?


I think money is required for a stable economy. Without some sort of currency everything would just go to hell. A friend brought this up to me and I have to disagree....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Capitalism (Pro) vs Socialism (Con)


This round is acceptance Round 2 is opening arguments Round 3 is rebuttal Round 4 is Closing arguments I hope you accept :) Definitions Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the government as a w...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The minimum wage should be raised to $12.50 gradually, by the year 2020


I believe raising the minimum wage to $12.50 would benefit The American economy. Round 1 will be acceptance only. This is my first debate so I don't really know what to expect, but please just be cordial. Thank you....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Socialism(pro) versus capitalism(con)


I am challenging JimShady to this debate. I would like to mention that I am going to be arguing for a specific type of socialism known as cooperative individualism, which is a form of cooperative economics. You can read about cooperative economics/individualism here if you're unfamilar with it[1]. As you can see, it employs socialist economics, and some people consider it a form of syndicalism, which is a form of socialism. I would rather not debate on whether cooperative economics is socia...

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

cell phones in school


Distraction: Since today"s cell phones have more than one application, students will always get distracted in the quest of trying to discover and try out new cell phone applications. Female students are more likely to get distracted by mobile applications like, Facebook or twitter, then for the male students, they can get distracted by cell phone game applications or video streaming applications. This continuous distraction will affect a student"s concentration in the classroom, an...

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Updated 1 Month Ago