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Socialism(pro) versus capitalism(con)

Capitalistslave
JimShady

I am challenging JimShady to this debate. I would like to mention that I am going to be arguing for a specific type of socialism known as cooperative individualism, which is a form of cooperative economics. You can read about cooperative economics/individualism here if you're unfamilar with it[1]. As you can see, it employs socialist economics, and some people consider it a form of syndicalism, which is a form of socialism. I would rather not debate on whether cooperative economics is socia...

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Democracy should apply to businesses

Capitalistslave
Brandamn

I will argue that businesses should be democratically controlled. My opponent will argue they shouldn't be. Rules of debate1) Be civil, no ad hominem, personal attacks, insults2) The total number of rounds minus one should be used for argument. This is to keep the total number of rounds used for argument even between us since I am not using round 1 for argument.3) The last round of debate should just be rebuttal to your opponent's argumen...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Is Piracy Theft; Should it stay Illegal?

MattiasHoz
JudeKratzer

Many people disagree on the topic of Digital Piracy. My opinion on this is issue is that Piracy is in no way theft. This claim is justified by the simple fact that if you steal actual property, for example, a car, it is different from pirating music or movies. If you steal a car it is gone, if you pirate music or movies the original owner still has them. In light of these facts, it is hard to disagree with the position that Piracy is very different from Theft....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The US Should Increase the Military Budget

byaka2013
packers284

I am against an increase in the US military budget, and would like to see a decrease. My opponent argues to INCREASE, NOT TO KEEP IT THE SAME. Rules: No ad hominem, misconduct, etc Round 1: Simply type you accept Round 2: Arguments Round 3: Rebuttals and arguments...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

If people were properly educated, capitalism would disappear

Capitalistslave
traolach

I couldn't fit the entire resolution in the title, but here it is:"If people were properly educated and the government wasn't involved in the economy, capitalism would disappear."I am arguing that this is true, my opponent will argue it is false. I'll take burden of proof solely. Rules of debate:1) No insults, ad hominem, or personal attacks. Be civil2) The total number of rounds used for argument should be the total you see here minus on...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Capitalism (Pro) vs Socialism (Con)

qwzx
byaka2013

This round is acceptance Round 2 is opening arguments Round 3 is rebuttal Round 4 is Closing arguments I hope you accept :) Definitions Capitalism: an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the government as a w...

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10 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Job Guarantee Is A Good Idea.

David12N
Capitalistslave

The Job Guarantee would guarantee everyone was offered a job. The government could do this by funding the expansion of the public sector, creating the jobs to do, expanding not for profit employment etc. I currently believe this would be better than things like Job-share, natural private market job creation and the current public system of helping people get work. It might also be cheaper than some other approaches. I am arguing that this should be included in the government's response to un...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

SocioEconomic Mobility

Silvestri2048
FuzzyCatPotato

Sorry to disappoint Ladies and Gentlemen but this is not an argument. I am a senior in college trying to come up with an accurate metric to prove my argument that socioeconmic mobility in the U.S. has drastically decreased over the last 35 years. (Largely due to NAFTA and improper Federal policies) I have come to this forum because people who want to participate in discussion are the ones who have the best opinions/knowledge. I have looked at things such as tax returns, unemployment rates, inves...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Should the United States Outsource jobs to other countries

Aviel
lescath

I don't believe in outsourcing jobs to other countries. We need to focus on growing our economy and our employment. When we focus primarily on profit of big business we are not benefitting the United States, but focusing on other countries to grow their employment through our businesses. Recent statistics show that over two million jobs were outsourced in 2013, with the bulk of them going to China and India. With American employment at a low, it"s easy to argue that those two million jobs would...

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1 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

While There is a Valid Wage Gap in America, It is not Based Upon Sexism

RC-9282
CosmoJarvis

I will be taking Pro on this one, and my opponent will be delegated as Con. We will be debating along the premises that follow. 1 - There is a wage gap 2 - It is justified 3 - Not based upon sexism [Note] This debate should be impossible to accept. If you do manage to do so, you will automatically forfeit this debate. Please apply in the comments if you would like to debate this topic. Rules: 1 - No trolling 2 - First round acceptance only 3 - Empirical evidence 4 - No ad hominem...

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12 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago