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The FairTax system of taxation should be adopted in the USA

Cowboy0108
lannan13

First round is acceptance Second round arguments only Third Round Counter Arguments Forth Round responses Debate rounds are shorter so make sure you are committed to this debate if you accept! You may argue for another tax system if you so choose (i.e. flat tax, VAT, etc.)...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

The best way to increase wages is to decrease unemployment.

Cowboy0108
CommunistDog

I am arguing against price controls for labor and labor unions. Instead, I am arguing that the government should, instead of focusing on raising wages, should focus on decreasing unemployment. My opponent can start in R1 or just accept. That is up to him/her....

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Inflation is worse than unemployment

Cowboy0108
blackkid

I would first like to begin by stating that both are bad for the economy. Secondly, I am asserting that high inflation is worse than high unemployment for reasons that will be mentioned in R2. Lastly, I am not counting the inflation that is commonly referred to as demand pull inflation because this is relatively healthy and is a simple side effect to economic growth. However, I am referring to hyperinflation(the devaluing of currency because there is too much of it) and supply shock inflation (i...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Death Penalty- (Brief, Quick, Debate)

BrownIsBest
theisticscuffles

Death is truly an unusually severe punishment. Unusual in it's pain, unusual in it's suffering, it's finality, and it's enormity. Because of the nature of the death penalty, it treats those humans who are on death row as non humans toyed with and discarded. No matter what the crime, death should never be the choice. If anything, the worse punishment should be a life sentence. Rather than death, we should im...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Keynsian Economics

Cowboy0108
Go4thegold

I will allow my opponent to state the pros of Keynesian Economics (either classical or neo). I will then attempt to counter them using history, economic theory, and economic trends. Whichever is relevant....

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The Minimum Wage

Cowboy0108
imsmarterthanyou98

The minimum wage is a law set by the both the federal government and the states to create a minimum rate at which workers can work. According to researcher at the Cato Institute Mark Wilson, this law was created during the Great Depression as part of Franklin Roosevelt"s economic policies (Wilson). It has, however, grown since it was first instituted. Today, members of Congress are trying to pass a minimum wage law that would raise the minimum cost of labor to $10.10 from the current $7.25. This...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Resolved: Immigration policies should be expanded to compensate for a growing U.S. society

ColeTrain
CASmnl42

*This is open to CASmnl42. If you are not him, do not accept*This is a serious debate. Do not ask to accept if you are not serious about this debate. It should be impossible to accept. If interested, say so in the comments and ask any necessary questions.This is a topic of great interest to me, and one I wish to be a...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Building a business is better than getting a job

Jairit
chairamaswamy

TimeThe human race lives on Earth. The human race is made up of people, and these people, whatever their family background is, are all given one thing when they are born: time. You might ask what in the hell does time have to do with a business being better than getting a job. Let me make that more related by using a quote: "Time is money." Now, do you understand? It takes time to make money, and after reading these sentences the next most logical step is to accept th...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Progressive Taxation

NGEpical
ethancentric

Progressive taxation should be allowed for these reasons: First off, the rich have it better off, we can look at them like a well developed, rich in infrastructure society, like the U.S. Most of the world depends on the U.S for exports because the U.S is so well established. This is how we should view this debate, the poor depend on the better-off, better-established rich class to survive and prosper, therefore we should tax the rich more than the other classes (progressive tax)...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Progressive Tax

naponiello
manduke

I am against a Progressive tax. Taking money from the rich, doesnt mean the Federal Government will give it to the poor. And define rich? and define poor? What makes a person poor, or what makes a person rich? People work hard for their money, whether you agree or not. There are plenty of poor people who worked hard, and are now rich...

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