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There ought to be a government-mandated minimum wage.

mongeese
brian_eggleston

This debate is part of Freeman's tournament, Round 2. I will be arguing against the minimum wage. Bob is a store owner who is looking to employ some workers for help with his store. He puts out job offers, and finds a person, Joe, willing to stack cans for him. Joe's ability to stack cans is worth about $6 per hour, so Bob offers him $5.50 per hour to do the job, and Joe accepts. However, the local beurocracy declares that there must be a minimum wage of $7 per hour. If Bob hires Joe, he w...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The Austrian Model Of Economics Is Better Than The Keynesian Model

GarretKadeDupre
InVinoVeritas

First round is acceptance....

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Updated 4 Years Ago

If true Socialism can be implemented properly throughout the world, it is better than Capitalism

Theunkown
JonathanDJ

Socialism - a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Capitalism -an economic and political system in which a country"s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state: These definitions are as per oxford dictionary. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com Just to clarify some common misconceptions: Socialis...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

whether or not being gay is moral

greatman777
McPherson

i believe that being gay is moral because it isn't a choice. notice that most people that are against it just don't understand it and never will. think about it. unless you are gay how are you going to tell me whether or not i made the decision to be gay. as for the bible, it has been edited and reedited so many times it just doesn't even have any credibility anymore. not to mention that every supposed opposition to homosexuality in the bible is merely and opposition to immoral acts that would b...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

free trade should be valued above protectionism

Amethist17
Cobo

"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 th...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Resolved: The USFG should increase construction of mineral accretion coral reefs in the US

TheJuniorVarsityNovice
christopher1006

In this debate we will simply examine wether the USFG should implement Artificial Coral reefs on its coast lines.We will debate on the standard and accepted rules:1.)silence is compliance and dropping an argument or responding to it after the point when rebuttals starts means that you concede.2.)Disadvantages must be run, and arguments made in an orderly fashion, they must be labeled as any of the following: Offcase arguments, Di...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Socialism is better for communities than Capitalism

Wrappers
FuzzyCatPotato

Socialistic countries are the happiest and have the highest quality of living....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Liberalism Is Not Good for America (Economics)

bballcrook21
Reformist

Introduction to Debate:This is a challenge that I have sent to the user Reformist. I believe that we have some irreconsilable political and economic differences, and that we need to argue them objectively on a formal debating platform. Almost as a disclaimer, I would like...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Capitalism works

Sphynx111222
benko12345678

ok, Im gonna challenge that commie t*rd to a rematch. This time im gonna do what he did. 1.Capitalism works because anyone can become rich 2.It helps small businesses 3.Everyone can do anything 4.It gives you food!!!! YOU WOULD BE STARVING IF YOU DIDNT HAVE CAPITALISM!!! Hope to see you beat that commie. And don't even bring up your fancy sh*t. I want simple stuff....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

On balance, Capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism

darkkermit
badger

Resolution "On balance capitalism is a better system for mankind then Communism"better for mankind - increasing the well-beingcapitalism - an economic system where the means of production are owned privatelycommunism - an economic system where the means of production are commonly owned.Debate rules: 1. No semantics.2. First Round for acceptance, and rule and definition clearification only.3. No new argument...

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Updated 5 Years Ago