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wittgensteingang
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Texas14
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Does wealth ensure happiness

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Texas14
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/7/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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wittgensteingang

Pro

Wealth ensures happiness because it is able to purchase object that keep the person content of their well being, and provide security for health.
Texas14

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
wittgensteingang

Pro

wittgensteingang forfeited this round.
Texas14

Con

Unfortunately, my opponent has chosen to forfeit his most recent round, but since neither side has put forth any arguments, I'll start.

My opponent argues that wealth can ensure happiness because if you can buy whatever you want, you can be happy and healthy. Well the problem with this argument is that happiness isn't a measurable concept. Money is. So my opponent is saying that something measurable can be used to purchase something unmeasurable. It's like saying that you can buy luck or confidence. You simply cannot buy an emotion.

My opponent's side may also argue that most poor people describe themselves as unhappy, or that most rich people describe themselves as happy. There are probably statistics to back that up, however I would not grant the argument because again, happiness is not measurable, and there are many poor people that describe themselves as happy. But even if you grant this argument, it is still not enough for this debate because the debate is entitled, "Does wealth ensure happiness". The keyword here is ensure. Webster's definition of ensure is," to make (something) sure, certain, or safe" There has to be a guarantee, and I guarantee that my opponent cannot find any such statistics.

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Debate Round No. 2
wittgensteingang

Pro

wittgensteingang forfeited this round.
Texas14

Con

I extend. Vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by tajshar2k 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro has a full forfeit therefore giving con argument and conduct points con gets sources because he actually used them.