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Be it resolved that hydraulic fracturing be banned from the USA

kingkd
whiteflame

Many people believe that fracking (hydraulic fracturing) should be banned. If you are one of those people, accept the challenge....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

On Balance, Capitalism Is Superior to Communism

Subutai
Leninist

Due to some technical problems on my part, Leninist and I have agreed to restart this debate.Full ResolutionOn balance, capitalism is a superior economic system to communism. BoP is shared - pro has to prove that capitalism is superior, while con has to prove that communism is superior. DefinitionsOn Balance: "Taking everything into consideration; all in all."[1]Capitalism: "A system of...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Idea of a Natural Monopoly is a Fallacy

AlextheYounga
GCT

First round will be the acceptance of terms. Natural monopolies, that is, where all or most sales are undertaken by a single firm in the market without government intervention, cannot exist. Only government can create harmful monopolies through government intervention by decreasing competition on the market. Harmful monopolies cannot occur on the free market. Natural monopoly A

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Updated 4 Years Ago

On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism

darkkermit
The_Chaos_Heart

Resolution "On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism"better for mankind - increasing the well-beingcapitalism - an economic system where the means of production are mainly privately owned and people earn a portion of their income from trade. communism - stateless, classless society, where the means of production are owned colectively, and the idea of private property is non-existant. Money is also non-existence.D...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Trans-Pacific Partnership.

lannan13
RonPaulConservative

This debate is impossible to accept, if you wish to accept, then please apply in the comments section or feel free to PM me. If you accept without my permission then you shall automatically forfeit the entire debate. Rules1. No forfeits2. Citations should be provided in the text of the debate3. No new arguments in the final speeches4. Observe good sportsmanship and act c...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Would lowered governmental taxes lead to an increased standard of living in the long term?

Mfuss
dude100

I will be voting in favor of government taxes being lowered, in turn standard of living will be increased in the long term.Please note that the long term is to be defined as: A time period greater than ten years. Round 1:The first round will be for acceptance & posting of common definitions used. Round 2: This will be for the initial arguments from each side. Round 3: Round...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: Tariffs harm domestic and foreign economies.

Wallstreetatheist
MouthWash

This is part of round one of the economics debate tournament.ResolutionResolved: Tariffs harm domestic and foreign economies.Rules Debater must have typing experience.Debater must have internet access.Must structure the...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Libertarian Economics are Inherently Immoral

brian_eggleston
J.Kenyon

Libertarians believe that "all persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor" and income tax should, therefore, be abolished. Of course, this will leave an enormous black hole in the public finances but the Libertarians have a solution for this: slash public spending. In essence, Libertarians believe that individuals should pay only for the services they actually use, not for services that they don't, and that public services and utilities such as health, education, highways, transpo...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

the united states should suspend all asistance to pakistan

frozen_eclipse
vmpire321

first round is acceptance..... 2 speeches 3 rebutles...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Capitalism Is a Just Economic System

Subutai
Wocambs

Let's go with the challenge. Full ResolutionCapitalism is a just economic system.BoP is on pro.DefinitionsCapitalism: "A system of economics based on the private ownership of capital and production inputs, and on the production of goods and services for profit." (I'm going to specifically refer to Laissez Faire Capitalism as opposed to a mixed-economy; I'll cover that more in my opening argument.)[...

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Updated 3 Years Ago