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crockojnr
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Forthelulz
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Consumerism is destroying our society.

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Started: 4/23/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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crockojnr

Pro

Both sides have merit, but what do you think? Is consumerism a merciless plague on humanity? Or is it the only thing driving our progress as a species?
Forthelulz

Con

I believe consumerism is not destroying our society; therefore, I hereby accept this debate challenge.
I assume we are doing a standard challenge/acceptance, argument/argument, rebuttal/rebuttal, address/address, conclusion/conclusion format.
In the event of this being otherwise, could Pro put the format of the debate in the comment section?
Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
crockojnr

Pro

crockojnr forfeited this round.
Forthelulz

Con

*clears throat*
*begins playing "Spanish Flea", by Herp Alpert*
Consumerism is a major driving force of our society. Without consumerism shaping our culture, there would be an amazing lack of things like Starbucks, supermarkets, DDO itself, 90% of the entertainment industry, relatively fast internet available to the masses, smart phones, a lot of the instant gratification vibe the American youth have going on, In-N-Out, the Beatles would be roughly as well-known as the classic blunder of going in against a Sicilian when death is on the line, and some medical technology would not be discovered.
There are drawbacks such as increased resource consumption, but a largely feel-good campaign of recycling will help a bit. Another drawback is only manifested when someone is cut off from their coffee. THEY NEED THAT COFFEE.
This is rectified when the consumerism continues.
Debate Round No. 2
crockojnr

Pro

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Forthelulz

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
crockojnr

Pro

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Forthelulz

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
crockojnr

Pro

crockojnr forfeited this round.
Forthelulz

Con

Forthelulz forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Forthelulz 2 years ago
Forthelulz
I'm going to assume forfeiture for every round from now on due to RL issues. Thank you for understanding.
Posted by Forthelulz 2 years ago
Forthelulz
Because of the way the debate is phrased, Pro gets the brunt of the BoP.
Could any voters kindly waive his BoP when deciding?
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