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Capitalism vs socialism

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Started: 6/8/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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roark555

Pro

I will be arguing in favour of capitalism, my opponent will be arguing against capitalism in favour or socialism. Round 1 is for acceptance, round 2 is opening statements, round 3-4 is rebuttals and additional arguments, and 5 is for closing statements.
bhakun

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
roark555

Pro

roark555 forfeited this round.
bhakun

Con

My opponent has forfeited and failed to provide any support for capitalism, so I will outline my argument briefly.

Capitalism is an unjust and unequal system. For one, capitalism requires a state, a monopoly of violence, in order to protect the private property rights of individuals. Unwarranted violence in the form of a state is not acceptable.

Second, is that capitalism allows for private property rights--the means of production. Trees, rivers, mountains in a capitalist system are all owned by someone. In a socialist world, all land belongs to everybody, and democracy is used in order to decide what to do with that land. In a capitalist world, whoever has the biggest army can claim any land for themselves and have complete control over it (such as early white settlers genociding Natives).

Lastly, is that socialism is about benefiting everyone. Decisions are made based on what will best benefit all people. Capitalism makes decisions based on profit, with no regard to human life.
Debate Round No. 2
roark555

Pro

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bhakun

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
roark555

Pro

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bhakun

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
roark555

Pro

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bhakun

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by bballcrook21 5 months ago
bballcrook21
Should be easy for pro.
Posted by roark555 5 months ago
roark555
@bballcrook21 I hope so.
Posted by bballcrook21 5 months ago
bballcrook21
I think this will be an interesting debate to read.
Posted by missmedic 5 months ago
missmedic
define socialism
define capitalism
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