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I am richer than my opponent

TheGodson
Witch_doctor

I will prove that I am richer than my opponent. First, allow me to establish the structure of how this debate will proceed.Vocabulary:Rich - Having an abundance of materialistic wealth, money, and capitalRicher - Being more rich than the oppositionRules:

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18 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Should Socialism be preferred to Capitalism?

Firesofthenether
Aresx

Should Socialism be preferred to Capitalism? Rules. *No Slurs or insults *No Wikipedia *If you use RJ Rummel as a source, I will end this debate....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Universal Basic Income

16kadams
spacetime

Full resolution: The United States should begin to convert existing welfare programs into a universal basic income (UBI). There are about 126 different welfare programs that are currently on the books.1I am arguing that we should begin to re...

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26 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Minimum Wage

Aresx
DareToQuestion

Parameters and Precepts: Round 1-Acceptance Round 2-Cases Round 3-Rebuttals Roun...

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2 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Wealth doesn't "trickle down" from the rich to the poor

Kittycatsarecool
brontoraptor

In this debate, I am going to be arguing that "trickle down" economics has been a failure to the poor and middle class.Let's set some terms before we begin.Rules:1) No trolling or insults.2) If you forfeit, you automatically lose.3) You don't have to cite sources for common knowledge, although it would be preferred. If something is not common knowledge, cite it. A general rule of thum...

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11 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

keynesian vs classical in economics

miketolmachoff
Surgeon

Classical economic theory is founded on the belief of free markets. There is no government intervention. Therefore, individuals operate as per their self-interests in making economic decisions. Keynesian economists postulate that the aggregate demand that is influenced by both public decisions (government agencies) and private decisions (businesses and individuals). In defense of Keynesian economics, there are several positive outcomes. According to Cate (2013), "Keynesian economics lead t...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

What is more valuable: Making your own clothes? Or paying over-priced fashions?

Pyrophobia
mschechtel17

I think it is more valuable for everyone to find a sense of achievement in learning to create something original that they can make themselves as opposed to spending outrageous amounts of money from the fashion industry who seems to get greedier as time goes on. I realize that people are judged by their clothing style but who really has the right to try to change another person style choice?...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

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

Wylted
YYW

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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105 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Capitalism is inherently flawed and overall detrimental

Foucault_is_relevant
Overhead

Capitalism is a system doomed to crises. Accept if you're willing for an argument with a strong Marxist who does actually know economics. First round is just for acceptance....

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8 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

Should NERF guns be banned

theexeslayer
Way2CheesE

NERF guns should be banned, because it contains violence, People thinks it's a real gun, and you have a 50% chance of betting hurt....

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1 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago