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Is Capitalism an Inherently Exploitative System

MaesterAemon
Emilirose

Capitalism- An economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit Exploitative - describing the treatment of someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work....

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Should Marijuana be legalized

Aparker6166
Zmerrell

Should mariejane be legal? or is to dangerous?...

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Should the US protect services from foreign competition?

tspence
MonetaryOffset

Should the US protect (certain) services from foreign competition? Which services would you say should be protected, which are succeeding and why?...

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Karl Marx > Adam Smith

CountCheechula
Jack.Jameswood1

I will argue that Karl Marx was a better economist, sociologist, and a more revolutionary person than Adam Smith AKA "Father of Economics" creator of the 'invisible hand'. 1st Round Acceptance Thanks!...

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Is gambling really a "victimless" crime?

gettgot
Jonbonbon

I feel that gambling is an individual's choice and that it truly is a victimless crime....

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Capitalism.

a_mysterious_stranger
ElectricLady

What is Capitalism?An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.----I am pro/for Capitalism, my opponent will be against Capitalism. ---...

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World Government will Impede the Progress of Humanity

wxyz2000
Delons

I believe instituting a world government will prove disadvantageous for human society. I will have the burden of proof. World government is the notion of a single common political authority for all of humanity. First round is acceptance. Second round is opening statement Third round is rebuttal. Fourth round is rebuttal and concluding argument. I have debated this before in the past, but my opponent forfeited. I might use some of my arguments in the past....

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Redistribution of Wealth

sconifer
Contra

Focusing first on your claim that the redistribution of wealth (or, more generally, resources) would somehow inherently destroy all incentive to work on the part of those from whom resources were taken, this is just patently untrue. It is a well-known historical fact of economics that, even when corporations are taxed at supposedly exorbitant rates (e.g., about 90% under FDR), American industry nevertheless thrives, CEOs still make out like bandits, the populace as a whole is no less likely to p...

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is government necessary

ahess56
cuozzos

Government is necessary and you cannot live without it...

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Free Market Capitalism is Overall a Better System Than Socialism.

cookie1
UtherPenguin

So, I am here to debate why I think capitalism is, overall, a better system than socialism. To begin with I will explain why it is a fairer system. Socialism is unfair because it encourages taxes, which are unfair. When I go out and work for hours and collect my wage at the end of the month, who is entitled to this money? Me or the government? I know my answer, me. A common argument for taxes would be "what would happen to the unable to work and the disabled and the elderly?" Well I'll start...

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