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Free welfare

fabi-ann
Batch_LOVER

A country that has free welfare is just stupid, not only is it pointless, it makes the people lazy....

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The Wage Gap is Fake

tkentk
kasmic

As an avid surfer of the webs, I inevitably come across feminist blogs and other such sites claiming that there is an unfair wage gap between men and women in the United States. It is my belief, after some research, that this claim is untrue. To start off with, discrimination in salary in a working environment has been illegal since 1963. If you believe that your gender is causing your employer to pay you more or less, you can sue them in court and you will win. Period. Besides that, th...

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Does money make the world go round?

AZSX5462
Stupidape

Money is making everything go round. Money solves the mutual coincidence of wants problem. Which means, among other things, that it better enables individuals to prosper by serving the desires of their fellow men through voluntary exchange, instead of prospering by the theft and plunder of coercive force. Not that it eliminates coercion, mind you; it merely extends the boundaries of the more desirable option....

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America is not capitalist

harrytruman
chlln

I like money, don"t get me wrong here, I do not love money, I need money, money is important, but only because people are important, and people need money. Anyway, when you are working for 1$ a hour in 1944, you are earning 24$ a hour, which is a living wage, but then Lyndon B Johnson passes the Coinage Act of 1964, which doubles inflation, so now you are working for that same dollar an hour in 1968, but that dollar is now worth 10.10$. Then Richard Nixon passes the "Economic Recovery Act of 197...

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Resolved: Raising the Minimum Wage will do more damage to our economy.

Dpowell
bglueck

Round 1: Acceptance Round 2-3: Arguments and Rebuttals Round 4: Conclusions -No trolling -No Wikipedia -No rebuttals on the final round....

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legalization of marijuana

cimone0142
Sarai.K82

I believe that marijuana should be legal for the benefits it will bring to our towns, county's, cities, and states. Look at Colorado, they received $53 million in tax revenue, and that is increasing I might add. They have a 28% tax rate for marijuana, can you imagine the money we could bring in for our states? The things we could fix with that money, it could go towards education and our schools, fixing up our roadways and improving the failing infrastructure in our states. I live in a small tow...

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Should the Confederate Flag be publicly flown/shown?

dloslund
CJames

We shouldn't force ANYONE to see the Confederate Battle flag, and if we take it down from flagpoles, no one will have to see it. I'm not saying that the Confederate Battle Flag is bad in any way, but it could inspire children to find out more, even without their parents' approval. If a child's parents want their child to grow up sheltered, then they can do that while still bringing their child into public areas without the risk of them seeing anything they shouldn't. On the other hand, if a pare...

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Capitalism with reasonable regulation

harrytruman
Imperiah

Capitalism: A system where individuals are granted the right to own property, and are allowed to run their own trade. Regulation: A law preventing destructive business practices. Anarchism: A free for all nation where anyone can do whatever they want. Communism: The economic system based upon total and absolute loyalty to the evil dictator, I.e. a very controlling government. So here's my debate; capitalism is good as long as reasonable regulation are in place, such as the pure food and...

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Parts of the gender wage gap can be "explained away," but not all of it.

cduffy05
pakicetus

The gender wage gap clearly exists and should be recognized as such. Many people have heard that the gender wage gap was 21% as of 2014, where men were making more than women. Critics of the wage gap say that the wage gap exists because of career choices that women make. Although this is partly true due to "choice of college major and job pursued," research performed by aauw.org (http://www.aauw.org/files/2015/09/The-Simple-Truth-Fall-2015.pdf) says that: After accounting for college major,...

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Resolved: The Federal Reserve Should Raise Rates

bglueck
lannan13

Topic: The Federal Reserve Should Raise the Federal Funds Target Rate My Side: The Federal Reserve Should Not Raise Rates Focus: Domestic welfare and global financial stability Rounds: First Rd: Definitions (Con); Acceptance (Pro) [Unusual, I know, but easier since Im proposing the debate] Second Rd: Opening Arguments Third Rd: Rebuttals and Arguments Fourth Rd: Rebuttals and Conclusion Rules: 1) Cite sources of all non-common knowledge information within character limit using in te...

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