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The minimum wage should be raised to $12.50 gradually, by the year 2020

veni_vidi_vici
Capitalistslave

I believe raising the minimum wage to $12.50 would benefit The American economy. Round 1 will be acceptance only. This is my first debate so I don't really know what to expect, but please just be cordial. Thank you....

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Richard Wolff's talk on worker coops

Capitalistslave
Chang29

I realize I may be asking for quite a bit of my opponent, but I want to try a different style of debate. I would like to ask my opponent to watch this talk about worker coops by Richard Wolff and we will debate over it.Here is part 1 of the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urCy3UOGgx8&t=15sHere is part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfQZqZoAVPYYou may want to watch this talk by Harriet Fraad first, but I won't require it, Wolff Just refers to this talk a little...

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cell phones in school

desttoyer
dsjpk5

Distraction: Since today"s cell phones have more than one application, students will always get distracted in the quest of trying to discover and try out new cell phone applications. Female students are more likely to get distracted by mobile applications like Pinterest.com, Facebook or twitter, then for the male students, they can get distracted by cell phone game applications or video streaming applications. This continuous distraction will affect a student"s concentration in the classroom, an...

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Is Shutting Down Club Penguin to Start Anew a Good Idea?

Sinque
EverythingIsMacabre

When I was younger, I played a lot Club Penguin. Recently, I heard they are shutting down the game after 11 years to start 'Clup Penguin World', a 3D version of the game. I was of course a bit sad, but mostly curious how the game would do, business wise.My argument is that Club Penguin World will be a failure, and Disney should have kept Club Penguin and done something to it, e.g. an update.-Round 1 is accepting the challenge. After that, anything goes.-B...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

America is a Communist Country

TheMarketLibertarian
Capitalistslave

The resolution is that the United States is a Communist Country: communist wil be defined as the propositions and theories espoused by Karl Marx....

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Capitalism

Capitalistslave
liberal_moron

My position: I will be arguing that capitalism is not moral, not the most productive economic system we can have, and is the antithesis of liberty. Pro's position: My opponent will be arguing that capitalism is moral, the most productive economic system we can have, and the is condusive of liberty.Rules of debate:1) No ad hominem, personal attacks, or insults2) The total number of rounds minus one should be use...

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Should America convert to use the metric system?

Linagaki
Trump27

Americans use the United States Customary Units(USCU) everyday, whether it"s to decide what they should wear(Fahrenheit), to measure how much of something they need to make dinner(cooking measures). On the other hand, all the other industrialized countries use a different system, the International System of Units(also known as the IS and/or metric system). America should officially convert their measuring system from the United States Customary Units to the, world wide, International system of...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Should the Minimum Wage be abolished in the United States?

KingHades1722
Andrew-Cheng

Prerequisites: Be somewhat polite. This does not mean that you have to tip-toe around disproving my points, if you find yourself in a position to disprove them; merely, do not resort to insults and general degradation. As to my position, I am a firm believer that an abolishment of a minimum wage would be beneficial for the economy of the United States....

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Cooperative individualism(pro) versus your choice of economics(con)

Capitalistslave
Plexon_Warrior

Rules of debate:1) No ad hominem, insults, or personal attacks2) The total number of rounds minus one should be used for debate, since I am not using round 1 for debate. 3) The first round that is used for debate should just be your main arguments: no rebuttals to your opponent's first round of argument.4) The last round used for debate should only be rebuttals or conclusion, no new arguments allowed in this round. New facts can be brought up, but on...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Capitalism

Rearden
lolking78

You've made the following comment a few hours ago about capitalism:"it can be a good idea if you have a bad country and everyone is poor. but if u are living in a wealthy country it will be unfair on the people who are working hard but are getting the same amount of stuff as a dust bin cleaner "In this, you've affirmed that capitalism is a great system for bringing a third world country out of poverty. But if you can see that this system is so great at creating pr...

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