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Capitalism works well

KasperKid
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2

People say capitalism is evil and only supported by greedy scumbags. They are wrong. ...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

An Economy Based on Profit-Maximizing Companies is Unsustainable and Bad for the Common Man

Swimwithcats
tonyrobinson

In a capitalistic society such as one that many of our members are located in, one can observe the effects of our main industries operating under a profit-maximizing model. Whether this is good or bad is up for debate here. Pro (me) will have to prove: 1. This model is unsustainable 2. This is bad for average Joe Con (you) will have to prove: 1. This model is sustainable 2. This is good for average Joe Round 1 is for acceptance only. Round 2 is for opening arguments. Round 3 is f...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Should All Government Services be Privatised

tatertot464
tumeric

I believe that we can strengthen the American economy by making police, fire, jails, and other government services owned by private businesses. These businesses would be regulated to make sure that they are acting fairly and they could not form any partnerships with other businesses. Instead of allowing the government to get bigger and bigger, private services would receive government contracts to work in an area. This way, taxes could be lowered and only those who worry that a fire could happen...

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Updated 5 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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Updated 1 Year Ago

Was the New Deal an Effective Answer to the Great Depression?

vancegaurd
massive_loads

Thoughts?...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Assuming the two are mutually exclusive, pure capitalism is preferable to pure communism

mc9
Stalinist_from_Canada

First round is acceptance only No new arguments in the final round As you can probably tell from the fact that my opponent is a self proclaimed Stalinist, he will be taking the side of communism To clarify, in pure capitalism the government still exists, but only as an "umpire" as in making sure contracts are enforced, etc. no regulations, that will be up to the free market. I will let my opponent explain what he believes pure communism to be Have a good debate...

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1 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

The gender wage gap is NOT due to discrimination.

JTC
David-McDermott

I am arguing that the gender wage gap is not due to gender discrimination - to put another way I argue that the wage gap can be closed *almost* completely by controlling for various factors, I say almost as a small portion of the gap could be due to discrimination - however, the actual amount due to discrimination (if any exists) would be so insignificant that it might as well not even exist.Introduction-The uncontrolled gender wage gap (described as a wom...

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6 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Save the Sheridan Expressway!

miannielli
TheConservativeSocialist

New York City Mayor Andrew Coumo wants to remove one of New York City's most iconic expressways, The Sheridan Expressway (Interstate 895) in the Bronx, NY. If the governor moves forward with his plan, then this will only cause more and more traffic in the Bronx and even New York City, NY! I am from Long Island State, NY and I am highly against this plan because I am tired of having to go through the congested New York City streets to get to either The Bronx, Westchester, Connecticut, Upstate NY,...

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Updated 5 Months Ago

Bitcoin Should Stay Legal in the United States

Trans-Senpai
BrianSickMan

This debate is over whether Bitcoin should stay a legal currency in the U.S.. There will be 4 rounds: 1. Acceptance speech 2. Argument 3. Counter-argument 4. Ending notes Be prepared for your argument with evidence and reasoning. Have three claims and evidence backing all the claims. Try to be grammatically correct and do not use profane language. Good luck!...

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9 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

Should US citizens have the right to bear arms?

Debate999
kasmic

Should US citizens have the right to bear arms? The answer, yes. Jefferson said "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have." So giving up our guns would be feeding the government, they would only grow. A government that is to powerful will lead to chaos and dictation. Who will you feed, the government or the people? Feeding the government gives them a change to throw away all the good that the founding Fathers made f...

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Updated 2 Years Ago