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The Business Cycle: Mises vs Keynes

LaissezFaire
askbob

Resolution: Austrian economics has a better explanation of the business cycle than Keynesian economics. My burden of proof is to show that my explanation is better than my opponent’s, and Con’s is to show that his explanation is better than mine.This round will only be for me and Con to give an exposition for our own theories—we will address each other’s theories in the next 2 rounds.Theory:The Austrian...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Cut the Corporate Tax Rate to 0%

BobTurner
1harderthanyouthink

Round 1: Pro posts rules and structure, Con posts opening argument Round 2: Pro posts opening argument, Con posts rebuttal Round 3: Pro and Con engage in rebuttals Round 4: Pro and Con engage in rebuttals Round 5: Pro finishes final rebuttal, while Con will not post a round out of fairness This gives each debater the same amount of argument time....

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Desalination Plants Are A Waste Of Money

007566
Theunkown

I strongly believe desalination plants are a waste of time and money. Every year the government uses taxpayers money to build these plants. They are extremely expensive some costing as much as 20 million and are due to regular repairs. They are an eyesore and produce greenhouse gases. There is nothing good about them....

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Updated 10 Months Ago

is America headed for a collapse?

the0ne
Hanspete

is America destined to fall as all empires have grown and fallen? what will be the cause and why is there nothing being done about it?...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

House/Apartment need to be cheaper ?

IceClimbers
Malacoda

make sure its not too long no rules in the way you should argue Accept and start off with opinion ill respond...

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Updated 7 Months Ago

Resolved: The Minimum Wage Should be Increased

16kadams
Wylted

==Definitions== Minimum wage: The minimum wage will be defined as the minimum compensation a worker will receive (from his employer) for preforming different forms of labor. The minimum wage is enforced by government laws. The current minimum wage, in the USA, is $7.25 an hour. Increase: In order to avoid semantics (for example, someone arguing it should be increased by 0.001 cents an hour), I will specify: the person who accepts must support *at least* an increase to $10 an hour. Though,...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: The evidence supports the Abortion-Crime link

16kadams
Nivek

== Clarification == For those unaware, there has been a supposed link between abortion and crime rates. The argument can be found in Freakonomics and Levitt and Donahue 2001. As the theory goes, as abortion becomes liberalized, crime rates will decrease. == Rules == 1. Forfeiting a round will be counted as a concession 2. Arguments should be visible within the debate, sources can be placed in an outside link if needed 3. PRO will have the BOP to prove that abortion decreases crime...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Free Market Capitalism is Overall a Better System Than Socialism.

cookie1
UtherPenguin

So, I am here to debate why I think capitalism is, overall, a better system than socialism. To begin with I will explain why it is a fairer system. Socialism is unfair because it encourages taxes, which are unfair. When I go out and work for hours and collect my wage at the end of the month, who is entitled to this money? Me or the government? I know my answer, me. A common argument for taxes would be "what would happen to the unable to work and the disabled and the elderly?" Well I'll start...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Progressive Tax

WilliamsP
Danielle

In this debate, I will argue in favor of Progressive Tax. My opponent will argue against it. The debate structure is the following: Round One: My opponent will accept the debate.Round Two: ...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

Supply-Side Economics should be used to Revive the American Economy

1Historygenius
Nick91983

DebateIn this debate, I will be arguing that supply-side economic policies should be used to revive the American economy. My opponent must argue that the current demand-side stimulus policies should be continued and/or expanded if they feel they need to be....

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Updated 8 Months Ago