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Resolved: A Minimum Wage Should Exist.

Raistlin
Subutai

This debate is over the minimum wage. Pro may argue from any or multiple lines of reasoning such as fairness, economic growth, living standards, moral standpoint, etc, as may con. There is one definition we need before starting this debate to remove any ambiguity. Minimum Wage- The lowest wage permitted by law [1] Please note that this debate is only over a government enforced minimum wage. This is why I have left out the part of the definition talking about special agreements. Any attemp...

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6 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The Case For the Minimum Wage

Beverlee
GarretKadeDupre

The Case For The Minimum WageThis Debate will cover the minimum wage laws in the United States. I will try and make the case in support of the concept of minimum pay requirements, and Garret Kade Dupre will oppose. The Burden of Proof will lie on Con, since he will argue against estali...

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135 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: The Minimum Wage Should be Increased

16kadams
Wylted

==Definitions== Minimum wage: The minimum wage will be defined as the minimum compensation a worker will receive (from his employer) for preforming different forms of labor. The minimum wage is enforced by government laws. The current minimum wage, in the USA, is $7.25 an hour. Increase: In order to avoid semantics (for example, someone arguing it should be increased by 0.001 cents an hour), I will specify: the person who accepts must support *at least* an increase to $10 an hour. Though,...

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22 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Abortion: Prolife or Prochoice

RXR
humanright2debate

Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Argument/Rebuttle Round 3: Argument/Rebuttle Round 4: Arguement/Rebuttle Round 5: CLOSING STATEMENT, NO REBUTTALS AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE VOTED. Rules: -Wikipedia is not allowed. -No Trolling -No insults or smart comments -Can't vote for themselves. In Conclusion: VOTE FOR WHO HAS THE BETTER ARGUMENT, NOT THE SIDE YOUR ON. Let the Games Begin...

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26 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

We should redistribute wealth from the top 1% to the lower-middle class

Benshapiro
Unitomic

I'm looking to have a short but concise debate. The full topic is "We should redistribute wealth from the top 1% to the lower-middle class in the USA through additional taxation." Wealth redistribution will incur an extra 10% tax per dollar earned over the existing income tax rate to the wealthiest 1% to be redistributed to the lower-middle class. First round is for acceptance....

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15 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The United States Should Return to the Gold Standard

1Historygenius
16kadams

This debate is for Zaradi's tournmanent.The DebatePretty simple as the title explains. I believe the United States should return to the gold standard. I'm challenging 16kadams for the debate.No trolling or semantics and round 1 is for acceptance only. ...

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7 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Children 10 or older should be able to have a Facebook account

posy
taburkasaurusrex

I think children over the age of 10 are responsible enough, to have a facebook account. They are at that age where they can be really responsible.Although, I am not totally for it because children are children and they can get a bit irresponsible. I guess it just matters on the child....

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2 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Resource Extraction in Developing Nations

bsh1
bossyburrito

PrefaceThis is for the second round of Zaradi's Prized Debate Tournament [1]. I think this should be a fun debate, and I look forward to have an interesting and engaging discussion with bossy. I also want to thank Zaradi for hosting this tournament, and for all of the effort he put in, and is putting in, to this endeavor.There is a 2,500 ELO floor for voting on this debate. I would also ask that bossy wait a full 48 hours prior to posting his accepta...

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40 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

Social Darwinism

themightyindividual
iqpiblog

Debate perimeters: This debate is on the subject of social Darwinism, the economic idea and philosophy that people act individually and compete within the market for resources and in doing so create wealth. Those who create the most wealth have done so by their own free will and those who have created the least have also done so by their own free will. This debate will be argued using fact and reason, no emotional opinions or subjectively heavy thoughts are used in the debate. To my o...

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6 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

resolved that in the realm of economics freedom ought to be valued above equity

abbygm
Kaynes

And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. -john Boehner because I agree with john Boehner on this point and because I believe that an individual is far more likely to succeed when economically free, I stand firmly resolved: in the realm of economics...

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Updated 2 Months Ago