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Libertarian Economics are Inherently Immoral

brian_eggleston
J.Kenyon

Libertarians believe that "all persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor" and income tax should, therefore, be abolished. Of course, this will leave an enormous black hole in the public finances but the Libertarians have a solution for this: slash public spending. In essence, Libertarians believe that individuals should pay only for the services they actually use, not for services that they don't, and that public services and utilities such as health, education, highways, transpo...

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20 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Is Abortion bad?

CatsRSuperior
Stealerofdreams

Arbortion is GOOD!!! WHY? BECAUSE THERE ARE ALREADY TOO MANY HUMANS IN THIS WORLD ALREADY AND WE NEED TO CUT OFF THE POPULATION NUMBERS BY A LOT!!! If you think that it is murder, then you are just akward, because the thing is not even born yet, so it is not tecnaclly alive, also, mothers will not suffer from being mothers! HORRAY!!!...

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

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

Desalination Plants Are A Waste Of Money

007566
Theunkown

I strongly believe desalination plants are a waste of time and money. Every year the government uses taxpayers money to build these plants. They are extremely expensive some costing as much as 20 million and are due to regular repairs. They are an eyesore and produce greenhouse gases. There is nothing good about them....

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18 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

In the long run, Keynesian economic policies have proven to be ineffective

Dimensions
FuzzyCatPotato

The first round is for acceptance, and arguments must have evidence to substantiate them. Also, some definitions to clear up any confusion: Long-run: The period of time in which all prices, especially wages, are flexible, and have achieved their equilibrium levels. Keynesian: Acting along the lines of the Keynesian school of economic thought, which is based upon the work of British economist John Maynard Keynes. Keynesian economics follows demand-side theory, and focuses on influencing agg...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

The global economy no longer needs or benefits from Central Banks

Francisco_DAnconia
wrichcirw

Central banks around the world have taken unprecedented actions since the Financial Crisis in 2008. Ostensibly, these actions were necessary to prevent economic calamity and to preserve overall wellbeing. In the six years since the Financial Crisis, central banks around the world have continued to pursue, by historical standards, extraordinarily accommodative monetary policy in order to restore national economies to more robust growth, consistent inflation and full employment. Pro puts forwa...

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2 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

Governments should deficit spend in a recesion

twocupcakes
Mercury3

I am arguing that increased government expenditure is good in a recession and governments should deficit spend. 1st round acceptance....

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Updated 3 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