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The U.S. Penny Should Be Abolished

Conspiracyrisk
FantumHeist

This debate will follow this pattern: Round 1: Opening Statements Only (No Arguments) Round 2: Opening Arguments Only (No Rebuttals) Round 3: Rebuttals Round 4: Closing Arguments (No Rebuttals) Round 5: Rebuttals and Closing Statements I am for abolishing the U.S. penny. I believe it will do the U.S. good....

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Vegetarianism is the only ethical choice in the 21st century.

yejuneyoon
PaoPao

I think that vegetarianism is the only moral choice in the 21st century because eating meat is becoming a huge problem now. First, to produce all that meat, large areas of land have to be used to grow the animals, when they can actually be used for something more important, like planting trees to save the nature or other stuff. Also, lots of people are becoming overweight, and that can be a large problem of the 21st century. There will be twice as many people in hospital, and that can be disastr...

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5 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Socialism is the way forward

avneet.sinha
SoundCandy

First round is acceptance only. DO NOT post arguments in round one. The debate will start in round two....

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Free Market Is Overall a Better System than Socialism (Part 2)

UtherPenguin
cookie1

Here is Part 1 of the Debate: http://www.debate.org/debates/Free-Market-Capitalism-is-Overall-a-Better-System-Than-Socialism./1/ Format for Part Two First Round: Acceptance and Definition of Terms Second Round: Opening Argument Third Round: Rebuttal's Fourth: Closing Arguments Terms: Overall: Everything taken into account. Better: comparatively good and well. Socialism: An economic system where economic decisions are regulated or made by the government or community as a whole...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Communism v. Capitalism

that_smart_communist
Jack.Jameswood1

First I would like to point out the flaws in capitalism. Capitalism is great in the short to mid term. Sadly in the long run it will lead to what Karl Marx called "The Dictatorship Of The Bourgeois" a society where the rich control everything and the working class has nothing. In the communist society that Marx envisioned was a egalitarian utopia where all men/woman/other are equal. You worked for society and society worked for you....

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

is Obama upholding the principals of the declaration of independence?

lynn806
FreedomBeforeEquality

i am unsure i do not like him as a president but i want your opinions...

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3 Comments
Updated 4 Weeks Ago

Socialism vs Capitalism Which is better

justiceandtruth
frostyclaw

1st round con argument, rebuttal, then conclusion...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Economic Freedom ought to be valued over economic equality

SpiffyTexan
geothermal

As the nobel prize winner in economic science FA Hayek stated, "Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order." It is because I agree with Nobel prize winner in economic science F.A. Hayek that I must affirm the resolution resolved: that In the realm of economics, freedom ought to be valued over equity. Before we jump right in I wou...

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22 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Should prostitution be legalized in the United States

theseus23
gelmy1

This debate will deal if prostitution should be legalized across the United States. Taking aside, whether it should be left up to the individual states or whether it be a federal law etc. I argue that prostitution, a person soliciting him or herself to another for services that are sexually is no more immoral than one soliciting any other services, be it yard work, plumbing, or a painter. It is a consumer's money for a producer's time and service. I also argue that whether one believes...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Collaboration is better than competition

geothermal
DanK

Pro argues for collaboration. Con argues for competition.1st round is acceptance.2nd round No rebuttals. ...

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Updated 1 Month Ago