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American Companies should be made to pay outsourced workers in foreign countries American wages

Evan_Cummings
Improbswrong

There are many problems occurring around the world, people are starving, families are being torn apart, and almost entire nations socially and economically imprisoned. Many factors cause this to exist, I will reference specifically Mexico and south America. We will begin from a somewhat recent event, which is NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) this was an economic policy originally thought up by Reagan. It was not signed into law until 1992 under President Clinton. It was said to help...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Fractional Reserve Banking should be illegal.

jackh4mm3r
M.Diz

First Round, Acceptance. P2: Opening Argument C2: Opening Argument and Rebuttal Round 3: Rebuttal and further positive arguments Round 4: Rebuttal only. Round 5: Closing rebuttal, no new arguments. I wish Con luck and hope this is a good debate....

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Updated 5 Days Ago

Federal deficits are necessary to a growing US economy.

LETeller
jackh4mm3r

Round 1 is acceptance. Round two is constructive argument, round three is constructive extension and rebuttal, round 4 rebuttal only, round 5 closing argument with no introduction of new evidence or argument. No videos or photos (images of charts acceptable)Pro position is the hypothesis that: Federal deficits provide private sector financial surpluses without which it is impossible to sustain trade deficits or consumption and investment spending under conditions of economic growth....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Large companies should be allowed to hire prisoners for labor work.

debatergorl
Mr.Grace

America imprisons more people than any other country in the world. The Prison Industrial Complex is a major institution in the US and quite a controversial one if I might add. There are many debatable elements of this industry, but I would like to focus on one in particular: Should large companies be allowed to hire prisoners for labor work? As of now, large businesses (such as Walmart, BP, Macy's, etc) are hiring prisoners to do labor jobs. Jobs include basic needs like construction and p...

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12 Comments
Updated 2 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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11 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Legalizing Marijuana

brewer61
KhalifV

It would be malpractice to say that cannabis isn't addictive. Anybody who's experienced it, actually been addicted to it, knows how profound that addiction is.... The difficult thing about marijuana addiction is some people, even though they're addicted can do fine with it for many many years before they start to have difficultly, but eventually the high starts wearing off, people start smoking a lot more to try to get that high back and that's when they descend into difficulties. . When people...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Capitalism is Superior to Communism

1Historygenius
ben671176

ResolutionAs Pro, I will argue that free market capitalism is a superior economic policy to demand market communism. Con must prove communism is a superior system?Rules and Structure Round 1: Introduction/Acceptance

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Is bullet train a need for india

KartavyaD
SS1105

I think we dont need it as our economy is not developed...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Should Minimum Wage be reduced to the 1964 rate of $1 an hour in the US

drewsaphor
TruthHurts

The Minimum Wage should be reduced to $1 an hour in the US Reasons: 1. Prices for goods will reduce to reflect the reduction in labor costs. 2. The US Dollar will become stronger, because it will be able to buy more goods....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Raising the federal minimum wage would not be economically beneficial

JaredPeta
JohnMaynardKeynes

Resolved: Raising the federal minimum wage would not be economically beneficial Shared burden of proof....

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Updated 1 Month Ago