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Is there a Wage Gap based on discrimination of the genders in the United States of America?

SoulTechNameIII
George_DZ

Well I have to say, I'm just not convinced by the "evidence" for a wage gap based on discrimination. However, I'm open if my currently undecided opponent provides solid evidence that this gap exists. Remember, this is about Gender discrimination, not Racial. While I also would contest to racial discrimination existing, that's not particularity what I'm interested in debating....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The federal minimum wage should be raised to $15 an hour

tajshar2k
gordonjames

Simple debate on whether the minimum wage should be raised to 15 dollars. I'm Con on this, so Pro will debate for a 15 dollar minimum wage in the United States.RulesBOP is shared1st round acceptanceNo K'sAny violations of rules will be result in an immediate loss....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Capitalism is the enemy ideology of the working class

Capitalistslave
CynicalRepublican

Debate Structure:This will be con's structure if they choose to use round 1 for debate.Round 1: Main argumentRound 2: Rebuttal to pro's round 2 main argumentRound 3: Defense against Pro's round 3 rebuttals, no new arguments in this roundRound 4: Waive this round by saying something like "I am waiving this round as agreed upon." Otherwise this will be the structure for pro and for con if they choose not to use r...

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3 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Cooperative/socialist businesses(pro) versus Traditional/capitalist Businesses(con)

Capitalistslave
ImaWin

Definitions of terms:"A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op or coop) is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business" Capitalist business: Since capitalism is "an economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and their operation for pro...

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Updated 9 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 3 Years Ago

The ideas of communism are incredibly stupid and immoral

RonPaulConservative
saltzr

I will be challenging the basic principles of communism set up by Karl Marx (the mooch), and explain why they are incredibly stupid and immoral. Google Docs are not a violation of conduct, character limit is 20,000, we will be analyzing economic theory, practicality, morality, and comon sense.Please have an opening argument to defend Marxist Communism in the first round....

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2 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Undocumented immigrants are a net benefit to the United States

brant.merrell
VeritasUSA

First round, acceptance....

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31 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Wage Gap is Fake

tkentk
kasmic

As an avid surfer of the webs, I inevitably come across feminist blogs and other such sites claiming that there is an unfair wage gap between men and women in the United States. It is my belief, after some research, that this claim is untrue. To start off with, discrimination in salary in a working environment has been illegal since 1963. If you believe that your gender is causing your employer to pay you more or less, you can sue them in court and you will win. Period. Besides that, th...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The rich should be taxed more than the poor.

Jawz366
Anon1984

People shouldn't be taxed because they have more money. If someone has earned their money, they shouldn't have to pay more than everyone else just because they are more successful, that is just wrong....

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7 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

Summer Regular Tournament - Welfare should end in the U.S

OreosAreCool
That1User

Resolution is:Resolved: Welfare should end in the U.SI will be arguing for the resolution, my opponent will be arguing against it.Definition of Welfare: a government program for poor or unemployed people that helps pay for their food, housing, medical costs, etc. (taken from Merriam-Webster)BoP is sharedR1: AcceptanceR2: ArgumentsR3: RebuttalsR4: ConclusionRules:- No Kritiks or semant...

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7 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago