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Capitalism is responsible for the detrimental effects to human life

goldman
Wallstreetatheist

In this debate, Round 1 is acceptance. Round 2 is arguments. Round 3 is arguments and rebuttal. Round 4 is rebuttal and conclusion. These days many people in the capitalist countries face loss of job opportunity. Moreover, the stability of human life and the dignity of human beings are being threatened. Capitalism is responsible for those predicaments. I define the capitalism as follows: ``Capitalism leads to unfair and exploitative concentrations of wealth and power in the hands of th...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Raising the minimum wage hurts the economy

16kadams
XimenBao

Raising - Increasing Minimum wage - A minimum wage mandated by the government, currently ~7$ 1st round acceptance..... No trolling please....

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25 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Governments should value economic equality before prosperity

larztheloser
MrBrooks

Political motions are always divisive, but this one lies right at the top of the scale. It's two years after the recession and now, in the American election, a lot of what the international media is showing is a great argument among the presidential hopefuls as to how America can be made to be as prosperous as possible. The question is - is that even desirable? Or should the governments of America and other countries aim primarily for a more equal distribution of wealth, given how some Amer...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

There ought to be a government-mandated minimum wage.

mongeese
brian_eggleston

This debate is part of Freeman's tournament, Round 2. I will be arguing against the minimum wage. Bob is a store owner who is looking to employ some workers for help with his store. He puts out job offers, and finds a person, Joe, willing to stack cans for him. Joe's ability to stack cans is worth about $6 per hour, so Bob offers him $5.50 per hour to do the job, and Joe accepts. However, the local beurocracy declares that there must be a minimum wage of $7 per hour. If Bob hires Joe, he w...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Austrian Model Of Economics Is Better Than The Keynesian Model

GarretKadeDupre
InVinoVeritas

First round is acceptance....

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Pure Capitalism With Basic Needs vs Marxist/Social Socialism Dbt 3

Barnabas
ken2esq

I simply hope to, in this third debate, find an opponent who will not forfeit the debate. To begin, I will repost my opening statement: "I will argue for the advocation of pure capitalism with the only socialism being in the providing of very minimal needs to those who need it (i.e. Education, Food, Water, Shelter, Healthcare, etc)." As for Round 2, I will probably post my argument from the other two in hopes of finding a counter-argument....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Personal Bankruptcy is worth doing

nonprophet
Pokemonzr

First round is for acceptance ONLY...

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24 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

whether or not being gay is moral

greatman777
McPherson

i believe that being gay is moral because it isn't a choice. notice that most people that are against it just don't understand it and never will. think about it. unless you are gay how are you going to tell me whether or not i made the decision to be gay. as for the bible, it has been edited and reedited so many times it just doesn't even have any credibility anymore. not to mention that every supposed opposition to homosexuality in the bible is merely and opposition to immoral acts that would b...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

If true Socialism can be implemented properly throughout the world, it is better than Capitalism

Theunkown
JonathanDJ

Socialism - a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Capitalism -an economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state: These definitions are as per oxford dictionary. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com Just to clarify some common misconceptions: Socialis...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

free trade should be valued above protectionism

Amethist17
Cobo

"It is very important for you to know that free trade leads to better roads, better health and better lives" -- Rosario Castellon. I think that Rosario Castellon is exactly right free trade does lead to a better road. Resolved: Free trade should be valued above protectionism. And yes it should before I begin this debate I would like to offer the following definitions. Free Trade: trade based on the unrestricted international exchange of goods Protectionism: Government actions or Policies th...

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Updated 3 Years Ago