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The GOP are ignorant hypocrites for blaming gas prices on Obama


The resolution refers to a thread made by Contra in the politics forum about how hypocritical it is for Republicans to blame gas prices in Obama, shown in this thread below, I will argue that it is hypocritical for Republicans to blame rising gas prices on Obama and not give him some credit when they go down. Roy will argue that it is NOT hypocritical 4 rounds 1st round doesn't have to be acceptance only I will not troll or use seman...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The rich should be taxed heavier


It is astounding how significantly one idea can shape a society and its policies. Contemplate this one: If taxes on the rich go up, job creation will go down. This idea is an article of faith for Republicans and seldom challenged by Democrats. It has indubitably shaped much of the economic landscape since the Industrial Revolution was instigated. But sometimes the ideas that we certainly consider as true, are dead wrong; for thousands of years, humans believed that the Earth was the center of th...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Redistribution of Wealth


Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Obama's Economic Policies Have Been Successful


TheElderScroll and I are redoing this debate since I forfeited the last one. We will simply copy our original arguments until we get to round 4. Full Resolution: President Barack Obama's economic policies have been successful. Definitions: Barack Obama: "...the 44th and current President of the United States."[1] Economic policy: "...the actions that governments take in the economic field. It covers the systems for setting interest rates and government budget as well as the lab...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The United States should have a general policy of free trade.


"Free trade" is "a policy by which a government does not discriminate against imports or interfere with exports by applying tariffs (to imports) or subsidies (to exports). .. Under a free trade policy, prices emerge from supply and demand, and are the sole determinant of resource allocation."

communism doesnt work


Let me start by saying that i know a lot about communism.I read a lot of books and watched a lot of movies about it.I want to say that communism doesnt work because when you put something into everyone's property, they abuse it and they will get too big pays even though they dont deserve it! Im extremely smart and good at debating and i cant wait to hear my enemy....

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Updated 6 Months Ago

In the US, pennies should be abolished.


1st round acceptance only...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Russia should not be sanctioned!


The arguments in this debate will be based on the negative impact of these sanctions against EU countries (such as Slovenia). In an extreme case, the GDP of Slovenia would decrease by 1,3% resulting in a 1,6 billion euro loss, a worse case would be presented in Denmark, which is Russia's number 1 european trading partner, while Slovenia is in second place. Even Germany opposes this act. If an escalation of Europe's stand-off with Moscow over Ukraine results in economic sanctions, more than 6,000...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

My opponent should go Fvck himself.


My opponent should go fvck him or herself.(The V is meant as a U)Rounds are 12 hours long, go fvck yourself. 500 characters, now again go fornicate yourself, jerk....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle


I have noticed that there are quite a few libertarians on this website. As such, I wish to challenge a theory many libertarians adhere to: the Austrian theory of the business cycle. In the first round pro will make his case for the theory. I will then explain my primary objections to it. We will then have several rounds of back and forth....

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Updated 3 Years Ago