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Should the Federal Reserve be Abolished?

AlextheYounga
nickgb

Let's see if I can get another good debate out of this one.My points on abolishing the Fed. It acts as a cartelization device. It destabilizes the economy It c...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Capitalism cannot fullt accomodate human needs without implementation of certain socialist policies

socialpinko
innomen

I will be arguing that capitalism cannot function in a manner in which it fully accomidates human needs without implementation of certain socialist policies. I will only list two socialist policies which I will argue that capitalism must adopt if it is to truly accomidate human needs. These two policies are nationalization of certain industries(firefighters, education, healthcare, police)and some form of government regulation of the free market. I will list my arguments in round 2 as th...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

The Balanced Budget Amendment is a bad policy response to the 2011 debt issue.

Wnope
RoyLatham

I would like to put forward that the Balanced Budget Amendment is bad policy for the 2011 Debt debate. Unless my opponent wishes otherwise, the version of the BBA we will use is that which was in H.J. 1 that House Republicans pushed for [1]. I am also willing to consider the Senate version, though they differ mainly in thresholds for military conflict exemptions and tax raises. While lowering the debt is an admirable and necessary undertaking, there are wrong and right ways to go about it. BB...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The United States National Debt is the Amount of Money the United States has Created not Borrowed

akphidelt
bluesteel

My position is that the United States National Debt is not how much the United States has "borrowed", but it is how much the United States has created. Reasons why I believe this. #1) If you look at the Federal Reserves balance sheet http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/current/ You will see that all currency in circulation is a liability to the Federal Reserve and the asset the Federal Reserve uses for this liability is debt (aka securities). #2) If you look at the balance sh...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

A Resource Based Economy is better than Free Markets

geothermal
ClassicRobert

Hello I am new and this will be my first debate here.Statement: A Resource Based Economy is a better system than Free Markets in the long run.PRO will agrue why a Resource Based Economy is better in the long run.CON will argue why a Free Market Economy is better in the long run.Definition:Resource Based Economy is an economic system where currency/money is no longer used and the entire earth and its resourc...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: The Death Penalty Should be Abolished

16kadams
miketheman1200

== Definitions == Death Penalty: "Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment Although this debate is about the US, examples from other countries can be used, all dat cool stuff. == Structure == R1: Pro can either accept or write his arguments. R2: Arguments (or rebuttals depending as to how Pro wants to go) R3: Rebuttals R4: Rebuttals a...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

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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Updated 7 Months Ago

Speed Debate: Communism

Conspiracyrisk
A341

I am starting my own thing called speed debating (yes, a parody of speed dating.) We will each only have fifteen minutes to post an argument for each round. If you forfeit any round without a good excuse, you will lose. Voters, please keep this rule in mind. Contender, you may put your excuse in the comments. If I accept it, I will say so in my argument, or the comments if the debate has finished. Here is how the rounds will go down: Round 1: Opening Statements Only (No Arguments) Round 2:...

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15 Comments
Updated 1 Week 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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Updated 2 Months 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