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More people would patronize Burger King if there wages were higher.

metri9696
Warik

If McDonalds were to keep wages at their current rate, versus if Burger King raised wages by a dollar or two, how more willing would the "social customer" be to patronize Burger King versus McDonalds to make a statement that one supports "livable wages" for employees. While McDonalds would continue having more customers than Burger King, the amount of people visiting Burger King would increase....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It is economically illogical to pay for digital content.

Metternich
ayden13

Greetings. For my first debate, I have a pet economic hypothesis that I would like to test. Since I will be using some basic-level economic theories and concepts, it would be to my opponent's advantage to have some background in the field; though a lack thereof should not preclude potential challengers.I propose the following structure:--Round 1: Acceptance and initial arguments. No rebuttals.Round 2: Rebuttals and additional arguments, if desired.Round 3: Fina...

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job seekers and the unemployed

leafy_kille
rings48

The job centre The job centres name suggests that it is a place where you go to get a job, however, my experience with it has been less than positive. Many of the people there are simply ticking boxes and following the system instead of thinking about what is best for the people looking for work. I have also had instances of appointments being made for me that I'm not told about so my claim can be closed to make the numbers look better, requirements to look at websites and papers that do no...

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