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Exchange-Traded Funds should be prioritized in investing rather than stock.

Preston
ChosenWolff

Define ETF:A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange. ETFs experience price changes throughout the day as they are bought and sold. By owning an ETF, you get the diversification of an index fund as well as the ability to sell short, buy on margin and purchase as little as one share. Another advantage is that the expense ratios for most ETFs are lower than those of the average mutual fund....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The Minimum Wage

Matthew14
JohnMaynardKeynes

This debate will focus on the minimum wage. As Pro, I will argue in favor of it, whereas Con will argue against it. The winner of this debate will be the individual who proves his or her case with a preponderance of evidence. This means that both debaters possess an equal burden of proof.Round 1 will be for acceptance, Round 2 will be for opening arguments, Round 3 will be for rebuttals, and Round 4 will be f...

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The US Should Leave the International Monetary Fund

jdean1
Tore_Mihror

As pro, I am arguing FOR the exit of the United States of America (US) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). I believe the pro side, me, should prove that the IMF is flawed and the United States should not be in it or supporting it. In essence I need to show drawbacks of IMF. The neg case must prove the IMF is good, and has beneficial impacts. The case should be decided on who has proved that the IMF is either more beneficial than harmful or more harmful than beneficial. Thank you, looking...

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Free Market Capitalism Inevitably Leads to Corruption

voxprojectus
Jevinigh

First Round Will be opening statements without rebuttal. All following rounds may be free-form. My opening statement: It seems to be inevitably the case that the further a given municipal, provincial, or national government works to de-regulate and "get government out of the way" of the private sector, the end result seems to be Private institutions/businesses leveraging their freedom for greater political power, often legally or illegally supplying money to lawmakers along the way. The ca...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Money is the root of all evil.

KALADIN
sanchitsharma

This will be my first debate. The topic is that of the nature of money. Money is routinely and passively cited as the root of all evil. I shall attempt to shed light on this ridiculous, fallacious notion. Anyone willing to do the opposite is welcomed....

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Welfare Should Be Dissolved or Heavily Regulated

InGodwetrust33
Siladheil

I know that I am not the only one who feels this way. To be honest there are probably more people who have the same opinions, but they may be hesitant to voice them for fear of ridicule from those who do wrong and feel they are right. My response to that is to consider the source. Who but someone so ignorant, selfish, and lazy would make those kinds of comments? Let's not get into their choice of rhetoric, which for some is just a representation of no education, no common sense, or morality. Th...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The U.S. should have a National Sales Tax System

the_unknown_debator
TruthHurts

The first round will just be for acceptance. I will be debating in support for a National Sales Tax system. My opponent will argue against this and give their reasons. I hope someone is willing to take on my challenge....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Renewable Resource Energy

cheeseburger01
Liamardo

It is good for the environment because it doesn't release extra greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and damage it. Also, it repays what you payed for it overtime because you don't have to keep going and buying oil and coal....

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Personal Bankruptcy is worth doing

nonprophet
64bithuman

First round is for acceptance onlyNO TEENAGERS. ...

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Russia should not be sanctioned!

benko12345678
Geographia

The arguments in this debate will be based on the negative impact of these sanctions against EU countries (such as Slovenia). In an extreme case, the GDP of Slovenia would decrease by 1,3% resulting in a 1,6 billion euro loss, a worse case would be presented in Denmark, which is Russia's number 1 european trading partner, while Slovenia is in second place. Even Germany opposes this act. If an escalation of Europe's stand-off with Moscow over Ukraine results in economic sanctions, more than 6,000...

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Updated 2 Months Ago