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Minimum Wage


I argue that minimum wages pose a definite trade-off between wage gains for some and unemployment for others....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Should Race Be An Option Put On Job Resume and School Test?


We've all had a time in out lives where we had to bubble in our race on school test or select race on job resumes that gave us no choice otherwise but my question for you today is should such practices be ban if so /no not Why?...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

child labour should be made legal in under developed countries.


To begin with, child labour has its own pros and cons. It may be beneficial for some and may not be so beneficial for others, but when it comes to under developed countries, in most cases child labour is considered essential. Child labour is a major source of income in households that aren't well off, and making it illegal would mean taking away a source of income, therefore must not be banned....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

America was never a democracy.


America was never a democracy.A democracy is a form of government which the people rule, hence democracy means, "the people govern", if all power was distributed amongst the people equally and not selectively. Why was there a Civil Rights movement ? I am new to this, so if I made a mistake please correct me....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Classic Robert Gauntlet Tournament: The current tax system should be replaced by the fair tax.


By current tax system, I'm referring to the federal tax system currently used by the United States government. Explanation of the Fair Tax 1. The Fair Tax is a consumption tax at the point of sale for 23% of every dollar spent. It's effectively a 30% sales tax. For the first year. 2. The tax will replace income tax, social security, corporate taxes, capital gains tax, Medicare tax, payroll tax, gift taxes and estate tax. 3. The tax would be on all new goods and services. Purchases fr...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or dip


We cannot have a policy of economic stagnation between two countries. With this period of economic interconnectedness, China's economic problems are our economic problem, and vice versa. Right now, viewing China as the Big Bad Wolf is not a correct position to take. In actuality, it is not even a grown-up position to take. If we allow ourselves to become friends and cooperate with China, who knows what problems could be resolved. In particular, the problem of North Korea could be easily flushed...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

This House would limit the amount of food aid that developed nations can freely provide.


This debate is for the WODC. The final round must include no new arguments. The first round is for acceptance - this round should be posted immediately by the other side. Standard rules apply - no trolling/ridiculous semantics. The most common and reasonable definitions will be used. ...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: On Balance, Anarcho-Capitalism is better than Anarcho-Communism.


This debate is impossible to accept. If you accept without permission then you forfeit all 7 points to me. If you wish to accept then please leave a comment.RulesFirst Round is terms and definitions by Pro and acceptance by Con.Second Round is for Opening arguments, NO rebuttals.Third Round is for Rebuttals.Forth Round is for Rebuttals and conclusion.No semantics, the definitions provided are the ones to be used.No trolling.

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Is the United Nations Still Relevant?


the wake of the failure of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to legitimate or prevent the 2003 war in Iraq, the summer 2006 impasse over a resolution to the conflict in Lebanon, and the likely September 2006 stalemate with Iran over nuclear development, there are good reasons to be skeptical about the ability of the Security Council and, perhaps, the broader UN to fulfill their mandates to maintain international peace and security. Yet, in the face of new global challenges ranging from en...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Should all medical care be free?


For a long time it has been debated whether or not medical care of differing kinds should be free. I believe that medical care of all kinds should be free-of-cost to all U.S. Citizens. Almost six hundred thousand people are without a home each day in the United States* alone. If one can not afford a house, how can they afford to treat the illness that they have? It was not their choice to contract their disease, disorder, or ailment. Therefore, they should not have the burden of giving up eve...

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Updated 8 Months Ago