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The GOP are ignorant hypocrites for blaming gas prices on Obama

imabench
RoyLatham

The resolution refers to a thread made by Contra in the politics forum about how hypocritical it is for Republicans to blame gas prices in Obama, shown in this thread below, http://www.debate.org/forums/politics/topic/20631/ I will argue that it is hypocritical for Republicans to blame rising gas prices on Obama and not give him some credit when they go down. Roy will argue that it is NOT hypocritical 4 rounds 1st round doesn't have to be acceptance only I will not troll or use seman...

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34 Comments
Updated 2 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 5 Months Ago

Overregulation Was a Significant Cause for the Fall of the Roman Empire

Subutai
TheHitchslap

I have challenged TheHitchslap to this debate to see if he would like to defend his comment on this debate. Full Resolution Excessive regulation of the economy was a significant contributor to the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Definitions Economic Regulation: "The use of legislative measures and government regulations to affect economic outcomes. This ca...

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27 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 8 Months Ago

The US should establish Progressive Wage Laws

Jifpop09
whiteflame

Alright, this is an entirely new proposal based off of several already proposed wage reforms to the minimum. With that said, I'll try my best to explain it this round.Basically, they are left wing laws, that decide the wage of a company based on their....1. Employees (Third Factor)2. Capital (Liquid)

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107 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

An open border policy would negatively affect the economy

darkkermit
Teflon

Debate rules: 1. No semantics. 2. First Round for acceptance, and rule and definition clearification only. 3. No new arguments in the last round. 4. Text and graph/chart-only debate. Only three graphs/charts allowed per round. 5. All source material must be easily accessible Any source of disagreement on the resolution, rules and definitions can be clarified in the comment sections or elsewhere before my opponent accepts this debate. The burden of proof is equal. Con must show that...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

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

The Institution of Socialism

WilliamsP
YYW

Socialism is an institution I support for the most part. In this debate, I will argue in favor it, while my opponent will argue against it. I hope for a rational, mature, logical debate. I do not want propaganda to be involved in here. I want facts. This debate will follow a specific structure:R...

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7 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

On Balance, Capitalism Is Superior to Communism

Subutai
Leninist

Due to some technical problems on my part, Leninist and I have agreed to restart this debate.Full ResolutionOn balance, capitalism is a superior economic system to communism. BoP is shared - pro has to prove that capitalism is superior, while con has to prove that communism is superior. DefinitionsOn Balance: "Taking everything into consideration; all in all."[1]Capitalism: "A system of...

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21 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

If not in a liquidity trap, monetary policy is more effective than fiscal policy.

A.K
BobTurner

Definitions: A "liquidity trap" is when interest rates cannot be lowered enough to make a significant change in the economy. (In other words, the zero-bound problem). "Monetary policy" is the use of open market operations (buying and selling securities) by a central bank to influence interest rates. "Fiscal policy" is the use of deficit spending to stimulate the economy. Alterations to these definitions may be considered. First round: state that you accept the debate. Actual debate will...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago