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The Government was the primary cause of the great depression

Spawktalk
000ike

The debate will be on whether the proposition "the government was the primary cause of the great depression" is true. I will be arguing that it is. You will be arguing that it is not. The debate will start in the next round....

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9 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Anarcho-capitalism isn't anarchist pt.2

Chimera
Subutai

Because of full forfeit from my previous opponent, I have decided to make a second attempt at this debate.I have made it impossible to accept, so if you're interested then leave a comment saying such.Introduction:This debate will be centered around the idea that 'anarcho'-capitalism can't seriously call itself an anarch...

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8 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Comcast ought to be broken up, under U.S. Anti-trust regulatory law.

tylergraham95
humanright2debate

In light of its recent buyout of time-warner cable company, I believe that Comcast ought to be split apart into smaller companies for the good of the free market.My Standard BoilerplateRulesRound 1- Acceptance, Historical Background, and Definitions only.Round 2- Constructive Arguments only.Round...

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3 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The Federal Reserve monetary policy was largely responsible for the Financial Crisis of 2008

darkkermit
Wallstreetatheist

Resolved:The Federal Reserve monetary policy was largely responsible for the Financial Crisis of 2008I am CON.Debate rules: 1. No semantics.2. First Round for acceptance and rule clearification only.3. No new arguments in the last round.4. Text-only debate.5. All source material must be easily accessable Definitions:Federal Reserve - The US central reserve bank.

5 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Laissez-Faire Capitalism is a structurally unstable economic system.

tylergraham95
Ameliamk1

First round is acceptance only....

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7 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Governments should value economic equality before prosperity

larztheloser
MrBrooks

Political motions are always divisive, but this one lies right at the top of the scale. It's two years after the recession and now, in the American election, a lot of what the international media is showing is a great argument among the presidential hopefuls as to how America can be made to be as prosperous as possible. The question is - is that even desirable? Or should the governments of America and other countries aim primarily for a more equal distribution of wealth, given how some Amer...

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25 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Raising Minimum Wage Damages the Economy

1Historygenius
GreenTeas

Rules: I will be debating that unemployment raising minimum wage hurts the economy rather than help it. My opponent must argue that raising it helps the economy.No semantics or trolling.Round 1 is just for acceptance....

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11 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Capitalism and low tax is the best and fairest economics system.

ThomasJosephSheehan
henryajevans

Capitalism is the way to go. It allows large corporations to create more jobs and support the economy. Liberal tax makes the rich poor, and blames them for being forced to lay off workers. The only way to go is complete economical freedom, creating a competetive and free society....

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

There ought to be a government-mandated minimum wage.

mongeese
brian_eggleston

This debate is part of Freeman's tournament, Round 2. I will be arguing against the minimum wage. Bob is a store owner who is looking to employ some workers for help with his store. He puts out job offers, and finds a person, Joe, willing to stack cans for him. Joe's ability to stack cans is worth about $6 per hour, so Bob offers him $5.50 per hour to do the job, and Joe accepts. However, the local beurocracy declares that there must be a minimum wage of $7 per hour. If Bob hires Joe, he w...

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25 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Capitalism Is a Just Economic System

Subutai
Wocambs

Let's go with the challenge. Full ResolutionCapitalism is a just economic system.BoP is on pro.DefinitionsCapitalism: "A system of economics based on the private ownership of capital and production inputs, and on the production of goods and services for profit." (I'm going to specifically refer to Laissez Faire Capitalism as opposed to a mixed-economy; I'll cover that more in my opening argument.)[...

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20 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago