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Communism is the best solution to most of the world's problems

calculatedr1sk
KingHenrikLundqvist

I'd like to start by welcoming my opponent to DDO, as I see he is a new member. This debate is in response to the opinion question posed by Guardian_Rock: http://www.debate.org/opinions/could-communism-work?aid=b29a469d-3d1d-4d51-972f-08c4a3944144/My opponent seems to strongly favor Communism. I'd like to give him an opportunity to elaborate on why he thinks Commu...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Free Trade Is Superior to Protectionism

Subutai
MilesandMilesofMiles

I will honor your request to accept this debate. I wish you the best of luck.Full ResolutionFree trade is superior to protectionism in terms of international trade. BoP is shared. It is pro's burden to prove the resolution, while it is con's burden to prove the opposite (that protectionism is superior to free trade). Definitions Free Trade:...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Resolved: free trade should be valued above protectionism

Amethist17
Ore_Ele

It is very important for you to know that free trade leads to better roads, better health and better lives" -- Rosario Castellon. I think that Rosario Castellon is exactly right free trade does lead to a better road. Resolved: Free trade should be valued above protectionism. And yes it should before I begin this debate I would like to offer the following definitions. Free Trade: trade based on the unrestricted international exchange of goods Protectionism: Government actions or Policies tha...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Rape victims are whiners

allretardsshoulddie
vardas0antras

Ok ok we get it you got raped. GET OVER IT!!! I don't care if you got raped, I got raped by someone once. His name was schauntel and he's the reason for the 4th of my seven abortions. I got over it bacause im awesome and obviously those rape victims are not. The ones that complain are probly the ones that just took it. I honestly don't care if you have trust issues because some guy thought you were hot. It's probly your fault anyway that you got raped because you were probably flauntin your stuf...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Is Greed Good?

Lordknukle
LadyHistory

This is one of my first debates that I have ever started online. I will try to do my best with these types of arguments but please bear in mind that I have barely done this before.Round 1: IntroRound 2: BodyRound 3: ClashRound 4: Clash/ ConclusionPro argues why greed is good for societyCon argues why greed is not good for societyNote: When I say greed, I mean solely in the finance meaning (money). Greed:

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Corruption Must be Needed

Jklee
Beginner

Hey, first time debater here. First round is simply accepting the challenge. The next three rounds is where we make our arguements. I'll make my argument when it's accepted...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Should the Federal Reserve be Abolished?

AlextheYounga
nickgb

Let's see if I can get another good debate out of this one.My points on abolishing the Fed. It acts as a cartelization device. It destabilizes the economy It c...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Capitalism cannot fullt accomodate human needs without implementation of certain socialist policies

socialpinko
innomen

I will be arguing that capitalism cannot function in a manner in which it fully accomidates human needs without implementation of certain socialist policies. I will only list two socialist policies which I will argue that capitalism must adopt if it is to truly accomidate human needs. These two policies are nationalization of certain industries(firefighters, education, healthcare, police)and some form of government regulation of the free market. I will list my arguments in round 2 as th...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Balanced Budget Amendment is a bad policy response to the 2011 debt issue.

Wnope
RoyLatham

I would like to put forward that the Balanced Budget Amendment is bad policy for the 2011 Debt debate. Unless my opponent wishes otherwise, the version of the BBA we will use is that which was in H.J. 1 that House Republicans pushed for [1]. I am also willing to consider the Senate version, though they differ mainly in thresholds for military conflict exemptions and tax raises. While lowering the debt is an admirable and necessary undertaking, there are wrong and right ways to go about it. BB...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The United States National Debt is the Amount of Money the United States has Created not Borrowed

akphidelt
bluesteel

My position is that the United States National Debt is not how much the United States has "borrowed", but it is how much the United States has created. Reasons why I believe this. #1) If you look at the Federal Reserves balance sheet http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/current/ You will see that all currency in circulation is a liability to the Federal Reserve and the asset the Federal Reserve uses for this liability is debt (aka securities). #2) If you look at the balance sh...

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Updated 3 Years Ago