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Social Darwinism is a just theory

Sketchy
feverish

Rules:1. If Con starts the argument in the first round, he/she must not use the last round. If Con simply uses the first round for acceptance, they can use their last round.2. BoP is shared.3. Invoking Godwin's Law will result in immediate loss of conduct and argument points.4. If someone uses semantic arguments, the opponent also has the right to use semantics without loss of conduct points.5. If you have any questions about the rules, message...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Our economic situation

TeeJayFlow
Mysterio

Directly from my blog, the link to the original article that I replied to is also on the blog. http://teejayflow.blogspot.com/2011/10/debt-forgiveness-only-possible-way-out.html After using our tax dollars to bail out banks that are corrupt and greedy in the first place, the banks still refuse to cut their current profits in spite of the entire economy's condition. Making people pay MORE when they are making LESS makes no logical sense whatsoever, and the banks don't care. They hurt themselve...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The US should raise it's Debt Ceiling, with or without concessions

Double_R
bluesteel

This debate will focus on the opinion that anyone who opposes raising the debt ceiling for any reason or without any concessions is wrong. Here is an example to clarify if needed: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/28/979892/-Mitch-McCon...

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14 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Public Labor Unions Are Beneficial to Society

Ron-Paul
zgb1997

Full Resolution: Public labor unions are beneficial to society. I will be negating this resolution. BoP is shared. Definitions: Public Labor Unions: "An organization intended to represent the collective interests of workers in negotiations with employers over wages, hours and working conditions. Labor unions are often industry-specific and tend to be more common in manufacturing, mining, construction, transportation and the public sector."[1] Public means government run. Ben...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Essential services should be socialized, and privatized services should be regulated.

Jo2599
YellowPandaBear

I will begin by offering 3 main premises for my argument. 1. Most essential services that all human beings are entitled to as members of society should be socialized. Socialized, meaning owned and operated by the community as a whole, whether that means through the Government, or by general worker consensus. Essential services include healthcare, education, food/housing for the poor, roads, public transit, etc. I am now ready to hear from my opponent. 2. Other services (As in, cell phones...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Capitalism vs Socialism (Economically) Dbt 2

Barnabas
henryajevans

The first debate of this sort ended in a forfeit, and thus I am going to re-up it. I will post my opening again. "I will argue for the advocation of pure capitalism with the only socialism being in the providing of very minimal needs to those who need it (i.e. Education, Food, Water, Shelter, Healthcare, etc)." And on acceptance, I will likely repost my first round, in hopes of founding a counter-argument. 3000 character limit....

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Experts' Tier FINALE: Environmental Protections vs. Resource Extraction

bsh1
imabench

PrefaceI would like to congratulate Bench for making that finale with me and would like to thank him in advance for this debate! I would also like to thank TUF for organizing this tournament and to all participants in the tournament for helping to make this a reality!Full TopicDeveloping nations should prioritize environmental protections over resource extractionRules1. No forfeits...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Access to drinking water ought to be valued as a human right instead of as a commodity

TrueJustice
TheBrorator

First let it be known that the con side of the resolution is not stating that water is not a human right but rather we must value it as a commodity also in order to keep the access of water. The con will explain thoroughly to the extent of every detail in this case. In order to win this case the con will value social welfare. with social welfare, society is provided with certain minumum standards and opportunities. It supports life in the factor that it looks to the needs of the people. To...

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13 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resource Based Economy > Monetary Economy

AdamDeben
airmax1227

Resolution and BOP:The burden on PRO is to prove that the world would be a better place with a resource based economy. The burden on CON is to prove that the world would not be better with a resource based economy, and we're perfectly fine with the system we hav...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Aliens should be held acountable for the 2008 economic recession that they caused

LogicalThinker
brian_eggleston

Do you accept the challenge? If so the rules are as follows: •No smileys under ANY circumstances. The use Smileys will result in your instant death caused by rabid dogs tearing your balls off. clear on that? Good. Onto rule the second. •Grammar must be perfect. •Do not let your homo debate for you. I anticipate your response....

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago