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Should Minimum wage in the United States be raised?

Salvador_Dali135
Capitalistslave

People argue that small businesses can not afford to pay employees more and as a result will end up firing many employees. This is just not true. In July of 2015 a survey found out that 60% of small business owners support a gradual increase to the minimum wage of $12.00. This survey also reports that small business owners preferred this because an increase of income would put money into the pockets of low- wage workers who will then spend the money on goods and services. This boost in demand wi...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Raising the minimum wage won't solve anything

RonPaulConservative
TheRealSpassky101

The resolution is that raising the minimum wage can't solve anything for the middle and working classes....

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Updated 20 Hours Ago

Stimulus spending should be done in current economic conditions

SeriousThreat
RonPaulConservative

It is argued that most of the developed world central banks have already "shot" all their power in regards monetary policy and State should take more responsibility in regards fiscal policy to prop up their own nation's economy and world economy as a whole. So the debate is about that should governments make bigger deficits to ignite some "fire" for their economies and return to faster growth world or not? This is Pro's side debut debate, so inexperienced debaters are more welcomed to join...

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Updated 10 Hours Ago

The United States Cannot pay off the debt

RonPaulConservative
TheLight954

The resolution is that, under or current monetary system, the United States is incapable of paying off the debt....

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Updated 21 Hours Ago

The United States Government Welfare Program is a Disaster

ghimich
TheLight954

The United States welfare program is a catastrophe. There is no reason why 55% of American households are paying 100% of the tax. It is ridiculous. The system is easily gamed and it is costing the federal government hundreds of billions of dollars when we are already drowning in debt. The government welfare programs need to be reformed and drastically cut down....

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Updated 21 Hours Ago

political correctness should become widespread in order to avoid hurting another's feelings?

ghostdance11
Dirty-Morgs

Political correctness is essentially control, not etiquette. It is sweeping the world, causing school teachers to use gender inclusive terms and having age old sports teams and companies consider rewriting their logo, name, or design. Although there is a line to be crossed of whether it is rude or not, you shouldn't have to watch everything you say just because it could hurt another person. I have plenty of research and thoughts on this, so I am not going to write it here. You don't have to...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Why Interest Rates are Important but not for the Reasons Commonly Assumed

Artie_Lees
RonPaulConservative

I am postulating a new theory that money supply is directly determined by retail interest rates. The mechanism relates to how loans are paid back in a fractional banking system. The nature of money creation under a fractional system is well documented and I will not elaborate further except to emphasise that a high proportion of any loan is 'bankers money' that in effect has been created out of thin air. The interesting point comes as the loan is paid off and this best illustrated by a focusing...

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Updated 4 Days Ago

Traditional businesses are better than cooperatives

Capitalistslave
puns

I am redoing this debate and others since several of them never were voted on, and I believe one reason for this was because of the Vote Comment requirement. I am disabling that for this debate and all further debates since I hate the moderators on here. Now, let's begin the debate with definitions of terms: Cooperative: " an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Privatization of Water Does more Harm Than Good

Forever23
thewildpacific

Ok, so heres the structure: 1st Round Pro- Rules 1st Round Con- Definitions/ Arguments (At least 3) 2nd Round Pro- Arguments (At least 3) 2nd Round Con- Refutation 3d Round Pro- Refutation and Conclusion 3d Round Con- Conclusion All speeches for rounds must be at least 5000 characters each or else opposing side automatically wins....

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Going to college is financially not worth it

batman01
Dr.Maniac

We are debating whether or not it makes economic sense to go to college, in other words whether or not college will create a net-income gain or a net-income loss. Arguments should be based in statistics and mathematics and not in strict opinion....

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3 Comments
Updated 5 Days Ago