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Capitalism is dying

geothermal
Domr

Capitalism as we know it is dying.1st Round is acceptance.Pro will argue that capitalism is dying.Con will argue that capitalism is not dying.Capitalism Definition (Investopedia)A system of economics based on the private ownership of capital and production inputs, and on the production of goods and services for profit. The production of goods and services is based on supply and demand in the general market (market economy...

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Should Unicorns be able to farm? Part 2

kroshka12
firefish12

Last time we did this debate, it was two years ago and I won, of course. but now we're back to finally settle this important argument. This is only an acceptance round. To accept this debate, please resound to this. The challenge is on....

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Updated 18 Hours Ago

is government necessary

ahess56
cuozzos

Government is necessary and you cannot live without it...

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Free Market Capitalism is Overall a Better System Than Socialism.

cookie1
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 1 Week Ago

Capitalism is a better economic system then communism.

browley14
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Communism just doesn't work. Plain and simple every communist country eventually fails, just look at history. The soviet union, Cuba, China, and Vietnam. All of those communist regimes failed. Why? Because you remove any incentive to work! It's simple economics, if you don't have a reason then you won't do it. http://historum.com/philosophy-political-science-sociology/47950-failure-communist-countries.html...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Cutting Taxes Would Stimulate The Economy

michael90000
PierceMoore

Rules: I will write an essay and my opponent will rebut on Round One, along with his or her acceptance. By Round Three, there will be no new points, only conclusions. Good luck to both sides! Cutting taxes would increase the purchasing power of the people. This means businesses will profit more from consumers and with more money, we can experience increased overall wages, increased earnings for everyone, and this will be beneficial to the country's overall prosperity. This will also lea...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Bertering is the best form of trade

MasturDebatur
AlternativeDavid

I will be arguing the idea that bartering is a better way to exchange or make "purchases" than using a monetary system.It's 2 rounds because I want to get this over with quickly and I have a couple other ideas I'm debating for university. Barter - Exchange of goods and services for other goods and services; no legal tender involved.Monetary - Legal tender; dollar, euro, etc.Thanks in advance for accepting! Feel free to...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

World Government will Impede the Progress of Humanity

wxyz2000
Delons

I believe instituting a world government will prove disadvantageous for human society. I will have the burden of proof. World government is the notion of a single common political authority for all of humanity. First round is acceptance. Second round is opening statement Third round is rebuttal. Fourth round is rebuttal and concluding argument. I have debated this before in the past, but my opponent forfeited. I might use some of my arguments in the past....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Redistribution of Wealth

sconifer
Contra

Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

A just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage.

ESocialBookworm
lannan13

PrefaceThis debate is for the Adopt-A-Noob Tournament [http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/46266/]. I wish my opponent, lannan13, congratulations on winning his debate, the best of luck, lots of fun, and that we both learn from this debate!TopicA just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage. (Esocial - Pro; Lannan - Con).

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34 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago