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Ending Education Subsidies


Resolution: The US government (and state governments) should end all subsidies to college education. BOP is on Pro. 1st Round for acceptance....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Resource Extraction in Developing Nations


PrefaceThis is for the second round of Zaradi's Prized Debate Tournament [1]. I think this should be a fun debate, and I look forward to have an interesting and engaging discussion with bossy. I also want to thank Zaradi for hosting this tournament, and for all of the effort he put in, and is putting in, to this endeavor.There is a 2,500 ELO floor for voting on this debate. I would also ask that bossy wait a full 48 hours prior to posting his accepta...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

The US should should raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.


Full Resolution - Resolved: The United States should raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.Rules:Do not troll

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: Immigration policies should be expanded to compensate for a growing U.S. society


*This is open to CASmnl42. If you are not him, do not accept*This is a serious debate. Do not ask to accept if you are not serious about this debate. It should be impossible to accept. If interested, say so in the comments and ask any necessary questions.This is a topic of great interest to me, and one I wish to be a...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

This House would limit the amount of food aid that developed nations can freely provide.


This debate is for the WODC. The final round must include no new arguments. The first round is for acceptance - this round should be posted immediately by the other side. Standard rules apply - no trolling/ridiculous semantics. The most common and reasonable definitions will be used. ...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Fast Food $15/hour Wages


So, lately fast food employees have been rioting for a $15/hour wage. I think this is ridiculous. First of all you flip burgers and make fries for a living. If you want something that pays higher, get your butt out there and find a job that does. Also, speaking as a 16-year old that is hopefully getting a job in the next few weeks (want McDonald's) I don't want a $15/hour job. If these wages are accepted, I would be making more than my mom does working at the public library. I'm a teenager in hi...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

A just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage.


PrefaceThis debate is for the Adopt-A-Noob Tournament []. I wish my opponent, lannan13, congratulations on winning his debate, the best of luck, lots of fun, and that we both learn from this debate!TopicA just society should ensure all workers receive a minimum living wage. (Esocial - Pro; Lannan - Con).

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Updated 1 Year Ago

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 9 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 1 Year Ago