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Free Market Capitalism is Overall a Better System Than Socialism.

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UtherPenguin

So, I am here to debate why I think capitalism is, overall, a better system than socialism. To begin with I will explain why it is a fairer system. Socialism is unfair because it encourages taxes, which are unfair. When I go out and work for hours and collect my wage at the end of the month, who is entitled to this money? Me or the government? I know my answer, me. A common argument for taxes would be "what would happen to the unable to work and the disabled and the elderly?" Well I'll start...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Progressive Tax

WilliamsP
Danielle

In this debate, I will argue in favor of Progressive Tax. My opponent will argue against it. The debate structure is the following: Round One: My opponent will accept the debate.Round Two: ...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Supply-Side Economics should be used to Revive the American Economy

1Historygenius
Nick91983

DebateIn this debate, I will be arguing that supply-side economic policies should be used to revive the American economy. My opponent must argue that the current demand-side stimulus policies should be continued and/or expanded if they feel they need to be....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: The evidence supports the Abortion-Crime link

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Nivek

== Clarification == For those unaware, there has been a supposed link between abortion and crime rates. The argument can be found in Freakonomics and Levitt and Donahue 2001. As the theory goes, as abortion becomes liberalized, crime rates will decrease. == Rules == 1. Forfeiting a round will be counted as a concession 2. Arguments should be visible within the debate, sources can be placed in an outside link if needed 3. PRO will have the BOP to prove that abortion decreases crime...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Free Trade Benefits the United States

Valladarex
FourTrouble

IntroductionWelcome. As debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership heats up, questions about the benefits and drawbacks of free trade are being raised by people from all sides of the political spectrum.This debate will not...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Communism is the best solution to most of the world's problems

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KingHenrikLundqvist

I'd like to start by welcoming my opponent to DDO, as I see he is a new member. This debate is in response to the opinion question posed by Guardian_Rock: http://www.debate.org/opinions/could-communism-work?aid=b29a469d-3d1d-4d51-972f-08c4a3944144/My opponent seems to strongly favor Communism. I'd like to give him an opportunity to elaborate on why he thinks Commu...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Free Trade Is Superior to Protectionism

Subutai
MilesandMilesofMiles

I will honor your request to accept this debate. I wish you the best of luck.Full ResolutionFree trade is superior to protectionism in terms of international trade. BoP is shared. It is pro's burden to prove the resolution, while it is con's burden to prove the opposite (that protectionism is superior to free trade). Definitions Free Trade:...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: free trade should be valued above protectionism

Amethist17
Ore_Ele

It is very important for you to know that free trade leads to better roads, better health and better lives" -- Rosario Castellon. I think that Rosario Castellon is exactly right free trade does lead to a better road. Resolved: Free trade should be valued above protectionism. And yes it should before I begin this debate I would like to offer the following definitions. Free Trade: trade based on the unrestricted international exchange of goods Protectionism: Government actions or Policies tha...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Rape victims are whiners

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vardas0antras

Ok ok we get it you got raped. GET OVER IT!!! I don't care if you got raped, I got raped by someone once. His name was schauntel and he's the reason for the 4th of my seven abortions. I got over it bacause im awesome and obviously those rape victims are not. The ones that complain are probly the ones that just took it. I honestly don't care if you have trust issues because some guy thought you were hot. It's probly your fault anyway that you got raped because you were probably flauntin your stuf...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Is Greed Good?

Lordknukle
LadyHistory

This is one of my first debates that I have ever started online. I will try to do my best with these types of arguments but please bear in mind that I have barely done this before.Round 1: IntroRound 2: BodyRound 3: ClashRound 4: Clash/ ConclusionPro argues why greed is good for societyCon argues why greed is not good for societyNote: When I say greed, I mean solely in the finance meaning (money). Greed:

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Updated 3 Years Ago