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Minimum Wage Should Not Be Raised


I will be arguing for a stable federal minimum wage in the United States. I personally believe that the minimum wage should be abolished altogether, as I believe in almost nonexistent government intervention in business. However, I am arguing that we should not increase the minimum wage any higher then it already is on a federal basis. This comes from the fact that Seattle, NYC, LA, and Chicago have all raised their minimum wages to an exorbitant amount, which will eventually end up in los...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Shark v. SolonKR, Resolved: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage.


This is the final round of the September Beginners Tournament, hosted by The-Voice-of-Truth and lannan13. For the final, SolonKR and I have decided on this resolution, which states - Resolved: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage. I will be affirming the resolution, and SolonKR will be negating the resolution. For clarification, let me provide definitions of the terms. The definition of "just" is up for debate, but I will...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Capitalism (Pro) VS. Socialism (Con)


NOTE: I am playing devils advocate for this. Just saying since many people will know that I am actually a filthy socialist.Rules:-1st Round: Acceptance-2nd Round: 2 Opening Arguments-3rd/4th Rounds: 2 New Arguments and Rebuttals-5th Round: Rebuttal and Conclusion.No Vulgarity, Insults, Trolling or Semantics.Definitions:Socialism: A way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by t...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

The Necessity of Minimum Wage


First Round: Acceptance Second Round: Opening arguments Third Round and Fourth Round: Rebuttals to opposing arguments Fifth Round: Closing arguments. Foul language, trolling, bigotry, insults, attacks, threats or disrespect toward a debator will result in automatic forfeiture. Upon acceptance to the debate, I will start the opening arguments. Topic: the Necessity of Minimum Wage, specifically in the...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Our economy is carp thanks to the fed


On a debate, I said that the Fed destroyed our economy, my opponent said that "our GDP is better than ever, if that is economic hardship, we should have more of it", I'm sorry to tell you this, but I don't measure how good an economy by how high it's GDP is, I judge it by the following factors: Education: we are 36th in the world, our spending per student is 7,500$, in Finland it is 5,500$, and yet Finland has better grades, the problem isn't money. National debt: 18,000,000,000,000$ Wealt...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Gay marrige


Hello, to whoever may read this. I do not mean to offend you but these are my beliefs and I do feel strongly about them. So, be prepared lol. I have always felt gay marrige should be legalized. Quite frankly until this week when it finally was, I never thought it would happen. I'm not a member of the LGBT community, but I'm 100% for it. Don't get me wrong, it's not a total shock to me when people want to use bible verses and Jesus Christ as reasons gays shouldn't marry. I understand completely....

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Is Overpopulation or Lack of Resources a Problem Today?


With today's pace of technological development overpopulation is a problem of the past. For example, the idiotic proposer of doom for mankind Paul Ehrlich "predicted" that in the 1970s tens of millions of people would die in mass famines in India alone. His book "Population Bomb" started in this manner: "The battle to feed all of humanity is over. In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can preve...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

We should raise the Minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour


Hello! Welcome to this debate! I am Nathan and if were wondering where I went (Since I have not been on this site for awhile) I have been studying politics and economics for future debates. I don't have a Clear position on this issue so I plan on arguing both sides in the next few weeks. RULES: Round 1: My Opposition agrees to the rules and accepts. ROUND 2: Opening statements No rebuttals ROUND 3 is for Rebuttals No new arguments but you can further support your opinion. ROUND 4: Conclusio...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Progressive tax doesn't work


1st round is acceptance I will argue that progressive tax is not fair, nor does it work in the long run. This debate is not related to any specific country. Progressive tax - a tax in which the tax rate increases as the taxable amount increases. The alternative option is flat tax. Starting from round 2 all rounds are free form meaning statements along with rebuttals. Good luck!...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

The Case For the Minimum Wage


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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Updated 2 Years Ago