Economics Debates

 
Sort By:
Showing: 31 - 40

Children 10 or older should be able to have a Facebook account

posy
taburkasaurusrex

I think children over the age of 10 are responsible enough, to have a facebook account. They are at that age where they can be really responsible.Although, I am not totally for it because children are children and they can get a bit irresponsible. I guess it just matters on the child....

Post Voting Period
2 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Vast economic disparity is harmful to the US economy

Lanzky
16kadams

The growing income gap between the affluent part of society and the less fortunate is arguably one of the most defining challenges of our time. Therefore, this debate is of vital importance to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic background. Gini-coefficient indicates how great the economic inequality is in each country. The US is ranked on 92th place amongst developing countries in terms of economic inequality. We are even valued to have one of the highest Gini-coefficient in the world. It...

Post Voting Period
3 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Raising the federal minimum wage would be a net detriment to the U.S. economy

ResponsiblyIrresponsible
BobTheCanOpener

Thank you to BobtheCanOpener for agreeing to this debate.Resolved: Raising the Federal Minimum Wage would be a net detriment to the U.S. economy Definitions and ParticularsFederal Minimum Wage -"The minimum hourly ...

Post Voting Period
25 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Ban alcohol

CezziCash
lopoleaf

I am against banning alcohol because it's like coke to me, it makes adults go hyper and feel young it also creates good memories. Come on let's face it you have more fun when you are in a good mood (hyper). Adults are constantly saying how much fun they had that night even if they don't remember half of it. Alcohol is like fizzy pop for adults. It's probably their favourite drink. http://idebate.org/view/top_100_debates...

Post Voting Period
0 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Resolved: The USFG should increase construction of mineral accretion coral reefs in the US

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
christopher1006

In this debate we will simply examine wether the USFG should implement Artificial Coral reefs on its coast lines.We will debate on the standard and accepted rules:1.)silence is compliance and dropping an argument or responding to it after the point when rebuttals starts means that you concede.2.)Disadvantages must be run, and arguments made in an orderly fashion, they must be labeled as any of the following: Offcase arguments, Di...

Post Voting Period
24 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should the minimum wage be raised?

GVMSDEBATE
Sosoconfused

The minimum wage should not be raised. Currently the minimum wage is $7.25. If this is raised what will happen? Well it's common sense. If I own a chain fast food restaurant and my goal is a cheap healthy option o the go food wise. I pay my employees minimum wage. Now lets look at the problem in my business I will be forced to fire a portion of my employees or throw away the goal in my restaurant because I would have to raise prices of my food just to pay a bill. How does raising the minimum wag...

Post Voting Period
1 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Stop the Minting of the American Penny

Pythasis
Gackhammer

I believe that the American penny, for many reasons, serves no real purpose in our modern world, and we should cease minting it as soon as possible.First round is for acceptance only.Definitions:American Penny: the one cent coin currently used for the USD (United States Dollar, $).Mint: to make a coin....

Post Voting Period
11 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The rich should be taxed heavier

Lanzky
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

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...

Post Voting Period
32 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should Taxes Be Raised Exponentially For The Rich

TheCynicalDebater
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Should taxes be raised exponentially for the richest Americans? Round 1 is acceptance....

Post Voting Period
2 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Resource Extraction in Developing Nations

bsh1
bossyburrito

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...

Post Voting Period
40 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago