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Which economic system is better: Socialism or Capitalism

SocialistAtheistNutjob
roark555

Rules: First round is acceptance Second is opening arguments/rebuttals Third/Fourth Rebuttals Fifth round will have no new arguments. Sources need only be cited if requested by the other side. That being said, minimal citations are appreciated. Sources shall not count against either debaters, so please, voters leave it as a tie. Both debaters will have burden of proof to show that their system is superior. Opening statement: I will be arguing that Socialism is a superior economic s...

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16 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

We should redistribute wealth from the top 1% to the lower-middle class

Benshapiro
Unitomic

I'm looking to have a short but concise debate. The full topic is "We should redistribute wealth from the top 1% to the lower-middle class in the USA through additional taxation." Wealth redistribution will incur an extra 10% tax per dollar earned over the existing income tax rate to the wealthiest 1% to be redistributed to the lower-middle class. First round is for acceptance....

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15 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

should amreica change to wind energy

coolmikeb
dinokiller

I have chosen a debate on should America change to solar energy. I would like my opponent to the the first move. May the best person winRules: Stay on topic...

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Keynesian Economics

Myrant
larztheloser

I am not a fan of John Keynes' economic theory. Basically, while it may seem appealing in a theoretical sense - I believe it does not work in practice. Please feel free to accept the debate or present an argument....

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Social Darwinism is a just theory

Sketchy
feverish

Rules:1. If Con starts the argument in the first round, he/she must not use the last round. If Con simply uses the first round for acceptance, they can use their last round.2. BoP is shared.3. Invoking Godwin's Law will result in immediate loss of conduct and argument points.4. If someone uses semantic arguments, the opponent also has the right to use semantics without loss of conduct points.5. If you have any questions about the rules, message...

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Our economic situation

TeeJayFlow
Mysterio

Directly from my blog, the link to the original article that I replied to is also on the blog. http://teejayflow.blogspot.com/2011/10/debt-forgiveness-only-possible-way-out.html After using our tax dollars to bail out banks that are corrupt and greedy in the first place, the banks still refuse to cut their current profits in spite of the entire economy's condition. Making people pay MORE when they are making LESS makes no logical sense whatsoever, and the banks don't care. They hurt themselve...

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14 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The US should raise it's Debt Ceiling, with or without concessions

Double_R
bluesteel

This debate will focus on the opinion that anyone who opposes raising the debt ceiling for any reason or without any concessions is wrong. Here is an example to clarify if needed: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/28/979892/-Mitch-McCon...

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14 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Public Labor Unions Are Beneficial to Society

Ron-Paul
zgb1997

Full Resolution: Public labor unions are beneficial to society. I will be negating this resolution. BoP is shared. Definitions: Public Labor Unions: "An organization intended to represent the collective interests of workers in negotiations with employers over wages, hours and working conditions. Labor unions are often industry-specific and tend to be more common in manufacturing, mining, construction, transportation and the public sector."[1] Public means government run. Ben...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Essential services should be socialized, and privatized services should be regulated.

Jo2599
YellowPandaBear

I will begin by offering 3 main premises for my argument. 1. Most essential services that all human beings are entitled to as members of society should be socialized. Socialized, meaning owned and operated by the community as a whole, whether that means through the Government, or by general worker consensus. Essential services include healthcare, education, food/housing for the poor, roads, public transit, etc. I am now ready to hear from my opponent. 2. Other services (As in, cell phones...

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Experts' Tier FINALE: Environmental Protections vs. Resource Extraction

bsh1
imabench

PrefaceI would like to congratulate Bench for making that finale with me and would like to thank him in advance for this debate! I would also like to thank TUF for organizing this tournament and to all participants in the tournament for helping to make this a reality!Full TopicDeveloping nations should prioritize environmental protections over resource extractionRules1. No forfeits...

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14 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago