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In the US, pennies should be abolished.

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ChosenWolff

1st round acceptance only...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

The Austrian Theory of the Business Cycle

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LokiLoks

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 2 Years Ago

2,000 Days of DDO: When in Recession, Taxes Should be Lowered

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dragonb95

For my debate to celebrate the 2,000 day anniversary of Debate.org, I have decided to do taxes.ArgumentsI am arguing that when the US is in a recession, taxes should be cut and not raised. My opponent must argue why it is better to not cut taxes and either keep the tax rates where they are or raise them.Rules<...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Overregulation Was a Significant Cause for the Fall of the Roman Empire

Subutai
TheHitchslap

I have challenged TheHitchslap to this debate to see if he would like to defend his comment on this debate. Full Resolution Excessive regulation of the economy was a significant contributor to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Definitions Economic Regulation: "The use of legislative measures and government regulations to affect economic outcomes. This ca...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Businesses do not pay any taxes

brett.winstead
bladerunner060

I will debate that no business pays taxes, whether they are small, medium or giant corporations. This is based on the premise that many people think that ABC Big Company needs to pay more taxes because they are not paying their "fair share." It does not matter if own a business or not to accept this debate. First round is for acceptance but please do not accept the debate unless you are going to finish it. Thanks....

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26 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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 2 Years Ago

Raising the minimum wage hurts the economy

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XimenBao

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

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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.

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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 12 Months Ago