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smart cities lead to inflation

Mayankshandilya
dsjpk5

Let me clarify that I am not a Luddite who is against deploying new technology. I am merely arguing that technology is a useful tool for achieving other objectives and is not a goal in itself. smart cities are ultimately about clustering smart people and not steel-and-chrome towers: s. Building human capital clusters also requires active management and investment. One obvious strategy is to weave educational, cultural and intellectual institutions into the fabric of the city. Yet, Indian urban...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Social Security

jamccartney
Ariesz

This debate will be over Social Security and whether or not it is a good system that should continue to exist. I will be taking the con side, where I argue that it should not exist. My opponent will take the pro side, arguing that it is a good system and should continue to exist.Round 1 is for acceptance only. Round 2 is for arguments only, not rebuttals. The remaining rounds are for rebuttals and counter-rebuttals. I look forward to a productive debate. ...

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Should we prioritize environment over economy?

zeewee
ViceRegent

Does the environment come before our economy? We need the trees to breath. Some of you might say that we need money to plant the trees. It's true. But how expensive is a packet of seeds? We are destroying nature to build factories to earn money, and when someone brings the topic up we suddenly love trees. Do you realize that trees are the most important element of survival? So why are they being destroyed? What do you guys think?...

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Discontinuation of the Penny and Nickel

thebestdebate
GMZ3R00

RULES OF DEBATE The rules are very simple. I expect a pleasant, semi-formal debate. Please consider these rules if you plan to accept this debate: Participants of all ages and experience are welcome to accept this debate. However, I expect my opponent t...

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Capitalism

harrytruman
Conspiracyrisk

Yes...

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The U.S should abolish the Minimum Wage

OreosAreCool
16kadams

The resolution is: The U.S Should Abolish the Minimum WageI will be arguing against the resolution, Pro will argue for it. BoP is shared.I am mainly debating this to confirm my position on this, but I am definitely leaning towards the pro-MW stance.DefinitionsMinimum Wage: Lowest wage permitted by law.Abolish: get rid of

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The minimum wage should be raised

wilhop17
lyokowarri0r

The purpose of the minimum wage is to help those disenfranchised workers who earn far less than what most Americans would consider acceptable. However, raising the minimum wage will only hurt those same marginalized workers. This is because you force those disenfranchised workers to compete with more qualified workers. Consider this, you are an immigrant who has just moved to the United States. You are largely unfamiliar with the language, culture, or customs of the United States. You need a job...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Social Democracy

WilliamsP
lyokowarri0r

I have not been very active on debate.org recently, and I hope to reenter the stage with more profound and broad issues. Here, I will be arguing in favour of Social Democracy, and my opponent will be arguing against it. Each side will have 72 hours to write an argument, there will be five rounds, and each argument has a limit of 10,000 characters (the maximum). There will be open voting for a month after the last arg...

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A Bill To Make English The Official Language Of The United States

Brooklynn_16
Fairness

I strongly disagree with this bill for the following three reasons. One, it goes against what America stands for. Two, it is predicted that in 2050 the U.S will be the largest spanish speaking country. And three, it would force immigrants to learn a new language and cost them money they don"t have. With my first reason, it is completely true. If we make english the official language of the United states it goes against why we became the country we are. America is a country for the free and that...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

The Federal Reserve should be abolished

harrytruman
lannan13

I will be arguing that the Federal Reserve should be abolished, as a forewarning I will use google docs so don't complain about it, otherwiuse there is a charactar limit and I cannot post pictures. My opponent can just as easily use google dopcuments as I can so I am getting no "advantages." By accepting this debate challenge you agreee to this, and we can continue, I put the criteria high enough so that I will get a good debator rather than some guy who makes zero arguments. In the meantime, I...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago