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The minimum wage should be raised.

Variable_X
Devil666

First round is for acceptance...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Is GBP/USD headed towards 1.20 post-Brexit?

John_Al
mbyx9jk2

The British pound plunged to 1985 lows against the US dollar post-Brexit. Leading forecasts suggest GBP/USD is heading down to 1.20 by year-end, do you agree?Read more: http://www.exchangerates.org.uk/news/15694/british-pound-to-us-dollar-news-and-currency-forecast.html...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Should minimum wage be raised to $15.00 an hour?

HaleyHendershot
eZminT

Employees who are paid minimum wage (which currently on average is 7.25) are asking for a raise. But, not just any kind of raise. They want the pay to be increased to $15 dollars an hour. Now an E.M.T(who is trained to save lives) is only paid roughly $14 an hour. So, tell me how a person who flips burgers should get paid more than a person who has a human life on their hands? The minimum wage receivers claim, "We do to much." And, "It's not a livable wage." Although, it may not be a wage where...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Communism Is Superior to Capitalism

prodigyofaristotle
BrandonHyde

Communism is a severely misunderstood economic system that has been twisted by Western Neophobia. It promotes trust and kindness between people working for a common good. The Soviet Union, China, and any other case of "communism" that has been seen today was not true communism. These cases were lies used by dictators in order to seize power and oppress people....

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Updated 4 Weeks Ago

We would encourage our kids to aim for job stability instead of pursuing their passion

TheShadeM
Ubermensch-Tsoa

Short debate with 2000 characters max. The nominated judges are: Wylted, Ragnar, bladerunner060, YYW, whiteflame, lannan13 and Blade-of-Truth. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: In this debate, 'we' is defined as parents of children in DEVELOPING countries, not first world countries. Not US, UK, Germany, Australia, France etc. Countries which come to mind include Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa and indeed many, many others. In these countries, there is a big dilemma on whether young people should aim...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Living Wage is a Bad Idea

APrickwithaDick
TOCOneBid

I will present arguments on why the Living Wage is bad after someone accepts the debate. Just a few terms, well really just one: Living Wage- The movement for a minimum wage of $15 an hour...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Make Income Tax Rates Flat

dropoff
Lsumichiganfan

I believe that a flat income tax rate would help the overall economy and is fairer for everybody. Let's set some terms before we begin. Rules: 1) No trolling or insults. 2) If you forfeit, you automatically lose. 3) You don't have to cite sources for common knowledge, although it would be preferred. If something is not common knowledge, cite it. A general rule of thumb is that something is "common knowledge" if you can find it in three or more sources. Debate period: Round 1: Just g...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Moderate inflation is necessary for a healthy economic growth

anthonyliu1
Loubna

Hi there, I just want to take this opportunity to have an intellectual discussion about inflation. Most economic schools teach their students that moderate inflation is good for the economy but do not explain why it is necessary. I hope by this end of this debate all participants and readers can have a deeper understanding of the nature of inflation. I'm on the side of "Con" which means that i Do Not agree that a moderate inflation is necessary for a healthy economic growth. Following...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Are we in need of redifining family?

LillianaKang
TheWorldIsComplicated

Economic incentives for conventional marriage is getting undermined. Especially women are tend to delay their marriage and prenancy as late as possible for their career. There are more celibates and cohabits than before. Along with this changes, the shared house/ childcare are rising in some area. Some extremists claim 'free love', and some draw future where every children raised by government so to eliminate all sorts of discrimination in education and environment. Examples above are litt...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Environmental Protection

Spem_Redudit
prithviram-bala

Environmental Protection is a huge waste of money, time, & effort. The earth can take care of itself and before Environmental Protection the world was doing great. PS: I'm not saying I am against litter pickup....

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Updated 1 Month Ago