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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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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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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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Updated 2 Months Ago

Capitalism

Capitalistslave
thebestdebate

I am challenging the user, thebestdebate, to this debate. Rules of debate:1) No ad hominem, personal attacks, or insults2) The total number of rounds used for argument should be 1 less than the total number of rounds since I am not using round 1 for argument. This is to keep the number of rounds used for argument even between us.3) The last round used for argument should just be rebuttals to your opponent's argument and/or a conclusion. No new...

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The Great Depression

Reformist
Stoogesfan1

Only for top debaters, or debaters with a knowledge on the topic Debate: The Great Depression was caused and prolonged by government involvement in the economy Rules: No K's No switching of topic First round is acceptance only You must argue that the Great Depression was NOT caused and NOT prolonged by government involvement in the economy Good luck!...

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The American Enterprise System is the best form of economic system in the world.

MyGodKilledYourGod
Avelvetnightmare

For the sake of the debate, the American Enterprise System is not defined as the current system ran by the United States. It is instead defined as: A free market regulated in such a way that prevents monopolistic practices that unnecessarily raise ease of entry into markets and limits its own regulations on businesses and individuals. In essence a system designed to allow the most competition for all parties: workers, entrepreneurs, firms, and consumers a like. Rules, Round 1 Acceptance and O...

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Is it racist to judge someone by their wealth?

OliviaWilson
Kylie.Cunningham

I say yes because judging someone by what they have is bad! Prejudging someone you don't know is not something you should do. Just because they're wealthy, doesn't mean they're an idiot....

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The minimum wage should be raised to $12.50 gradually, by the year 2020

veni_vidi_vici
Capitalistslave

I believe raising the minimum wage to $12.50 would benefit The American economy. Round 1 will be acceptance only. This is my first debate so I don't really know what to expect, but please just be cordial. Thank you....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Richard Wolff's talk on worker coops

Capitalistslave
Chang29

I realize I may be asking for quite a bit of my opponent, but I want to try a different style of debate. I would like to ask my opponent to watch this talk about worker coops by Richard Wolff and we will debate over it.Here is part 1 of the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urCy3UOGgx8&t=15sHere is part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfQZqZoAVPYYou may want to watch this talk by Harriet Fraad first, but I won't require it, Wolff Just refers to this talk a little...

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cell phones in school

desttoyer
dsjpk5

Distraction: Since today"s cell phones have more than one application, students will always get distracted in the quest of trying to discover and try out new cell phone applications. Female students are more likely to get distracted by mobile applications like Pinterest.com, Facebook or twitter, then for the male students, they can get distracted by cell phone game applications or video streaming applications. This continuous distraction will affect a student"s concentration in the classroom, an...

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Updated 2 Months Ago