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Raising Minimum Wage

senshred19
Radical_Spaghetti2

There is a lot of talk these days about raising the minimum wage to $15/hour. My position is that I am against raising the minimum wage any higher than it already is. There is historical evidence that raising minimum wage is detrimental to companies. I will start off this debate by pointing out three facts: 1. Raising minimum wage causes companies to to either cut employees or cut hours. Most companies either do not have it in their budget to pay the difference when minimum wage is increased,...

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

DDO Olympics: Abolish The Minimum Wage

NoCoolNameNate
Bob13

Preface This is a debate for the DDO Olympics, individual tournament bracket B. Full Topic Resolved: The US ought to abolish both federal and state minimum wages Rules 1. No forfeits 2. Citations should be provided in the text of the debate 3. No new arguments in the final round 4. Be civil 5. No trolling 6. 7. Do not question rule 6 8. For all undefined terms, individuals should use commonplace understandings that fit within the logical context of the resolution and thi...

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

the olympic games are a waste of money

Jokerfangz
GoogooGaga

it is a target for terrorism. Terrorists will go there and ruin the stadium...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Taxation

Ferdy
Jackie_Hi

Discuss whether tax payers indeed have a right to avoid and what governments can do to curb tax avoidance?...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Minimum wages lead to unemployment

Jackie_Hi
amomar

This debate will be about how minimum wage affects unemployment, and about how minimum wage laws really affect the ones they're meant to help. Whoever my opponent is, I look forward to an enriching and meaningful debate. The only rules are not to troll, forfeit, or insult your opponent. Here's how the debate will be structured: Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Pro's opening argument, Con's rebuttal. Round 3: Con's argument, Pro's rebuttal. Round 4: Pro's rebuttal to rebuttal, closing p...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Capitalism is the best economic system.

MysteriumRevelatum
Overhead

Full Resolution: Capitalism, while imperfect and flawed, is the best major economic system. Rules: 1. First round is for acceptance. Second is for opening arguments. Third for rebuttals and conclusions. 2. By accepting the debate, Con agrees to the following definitions: Capitalism- the economic system based on private ownership of the means of production, and their operation for profit. Best- creating the best quality of life for the most people Major- consistently included in...

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

BIRT We should abolish the minimum wage.

TheInterwebCon
Mvemon13

Use the first line to accept the debate. Once you use the first line it will mean that the debate has started....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

We should introduce a flat tax.

JoeLamond
harrytruman

Scrapping all existing income tax and replacing them with a single "flat tax" is a very simple idea. But does it work? Anyone willing to participate will be taking the for side of this debate. I will let you make the first point....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Why are Governments corrupt?

susxtutor
Foucault

Corruption can be eliminated completely from Government bureaucracies....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Trickle Down Economics Doesn't Work

Foucault
harrytruman

Trickle Down, or Supply-Side economics, has been in effect for over thirty years. I believe it has caused the downfall in the middle class. Anyone wishing to discuss will be taking the Pro side of the Trickle Down theory. Thanks!...

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