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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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Updated 1 Year Ago

Taxes on the top 1% Wealthiest Americans ought to be raised.

tylergraham95
BigDave80

My Standard BoilerplateRulesRound 1- Acceptance, Historical Background, and Definitions only.Round 2- Constructive Arguments only.Round 3- Free choice.Round 4- Rebuttals/Defences only. Round 5- Closing Remarks. No new rebu...

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Taxes Should be Raised on the Rich

1Historygenius
murdokahn

In this debate I will be arguing that taxes should not be raised on the rich, but should instead be lowered in order to create economic growth and raise revenue.My opponent must argue that taxes should be raised on the rich. By definition, the rich will be considered everyone making an income over $147,000.No trolling or semantics.Round 1 is for acceptance of the debate only....

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Bailouts Should be Banned

Oonland
MonetaryOffset

It isn't fair for the government to give money to one company just because it is in trouble. The government should stay out and just let the company die, if that's what'll happen. Another company will take its place....

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Resolved: The Death Penalty Should be Abolished

16kadams
miketheman1200

== Definitions == Death Penalty: "Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment Although this debate is about the US, examples from other countries can be used, all dat cool stuff. == Structure == R1: Pro can either accept or write his arguments. R2: Arguments (or rebuttals depending as to how Pro wants to go) R3: Rebuttals R4: Rebuttals a...

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The Minimum Wage Is a Sound Economic Policy

Ron-Paul
Magicr

You are the best, most free person available who's wanted this. Full Resolution:The Minimum Wage Is a Sound Economic Policy.I will be negating this resolution.BoP is shared. Definitions: The Minimum Wage: "The smallest hourly wage that an employee may be paid as mandated by federal law."[1] Sound: "F

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The US could be economically self-sufficient in oil.

RoyLatham
Thaumaturgy

President Obama asserts that the US has 2% of the world's reserves, yet uses 20% of the world's production. He clearly implies that the use could not be energy independent based upon fossil fuels. This debate is about whether or not that is true. I claim that the U.S. has sufficient resources to be self-sufficient in fossil fuels for at least a period of 50 years.Definitions"Economically self-sufficient" means that the reserves are profitably recover...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

In the United States, the current income disparities threaten the democratic ideals.

janecho0408
crb772

Sorry, I decided to not post my speech.... If someone accepts the challenge, maybe....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Is there any hope that the US can eliminate its national debt in our lifetimes?

imabench
FREEDO

I am debating on whether or not the US can eliminate its national debt within my lifetime.... Even though I am 18 years old and hope to live into my 90's i believe that will NOT be enough time for the US government to eliminate its national debt. Anyone who accepts this debate will be Pro/For, they will be debating that the US CAN resolve its national debt within our lifetimes. There will only be 3 rounds...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Agricultural Subsidies are a waste

askbob
headphonegut

I Affirm that Agricultural subsidies are a massive waste of taxpayer dollars and are essentially the subsidization of a negative externality. Given: In this debate the emittance of greenhouse gases are considered to negatively impact society as a whole. Definitions: Externality - an effect on a third party (usually the community as a whole) that is not involved in a business transaction. -positive - benefits the public - negative - hurts the public Subsidy -Tax money given to a bu...

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Updated 3 Years Ago