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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 1 Year 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

Environmental Protection

Spem_Redudit
prithviram-bala

Environmental Protection is a huge waste of money, time, & effort. The earth can take care of itself and before Environmental Protection the world was doing great. PS: I'm not saying I am against litter pickup....

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3 Comments
Updated 8 Months Ago

The United States should adopt a negative income tax.

Bob13
TN05

This is a debate for the second round of the DDOlympics Team Tournament. Bob13 and ShabShoral are on the instigating team, with TN05 and warren42 on the opposing side.The first round is acceptance. The next two rounds will be for arguments, rebuttals, and defense, then conclusions in the final round.Since TN05 and Warren will be be arguing for a negative income tax, they will post a definition in the first round.Additional rules

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1 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Should corruption be legal in the United States?

tytheguy
GoogooGaga

Arguing for and against corruption in the United States including corporate loop holes, tax evasion, and offshore businesses....

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5 Comments
Updated 4 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 9 Months Ago

Democratic Socialism (Pro) vs. Free-Market Capitalism (Con)

RobbyByron
Valar_Morghulis

In this debate I will be arguing that Democratic Socialism is a better economic system overall than Free-Market Capitalism. I wish my opponent the best of luck....

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5 Comments
Updated 3 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 9 Months Ago

The Case For the Minimum Wage

Beverlee
GarretKadeDupre

The Case For The Minimum WageThis Debate will cover the minimum wage laws in the United States. I will try and make the case in support of the concept of minimum pay requirements, and Garret Kade Dupre will oppose. The Burden of Proof will lie on Con, since he will argue against estali...

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135 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Migrated workers and their rights

calebnevitt
bluetree653

Many migrated workers are beat,spit on,hit. They are the same as us,so why be mean to them....

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2 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago