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Benshapiro
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DarthVitiosus
Con (against)
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8 Points

Income inequality is bad.

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DarthVitiosus
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/17/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Benshapiro

Pro

This debate is referring to income inequality in the US. Income inequality is the uneven distribution of income among a population.

This debate has a shared BoP. My opponent must show why income inequality is not bad and I must show why it is.

First round is for acceptance.
DarthVitiosus

Con

Debate accepted.
Debate Round No. 1
Benshapiro

Pro

Benshapiro forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Con

I really hate to respond to non-existent arguments. I will post my substantive arguments next round if my opponent fails to reply again.

"Income inequality is bad" is an assertion. My opponent must prove to us how income inequality is actually bad. We should not believe any assertion that has not been proven.
Debate Round No. 2
Benshapiro

Pro

Benshapiro forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Con

ARGUMENTS:
#1. Income Inequality is Not Bad

Income inequality is the result of the people becoming wealthier in society. How does this happen? In a free market leaning society, people become wealthier as a result of selling goods and services which others want[1]. The most notable example is Bill Gates who offers Microsoft products globally. The consumers receive the products they want while the producers, their employees, and their share holders make profits. Income inequality is the result of consumers spending their money where they wish. I would state there is nothing "bad" about this.


[1]http://www.forbes.com...
Debate Round No. 3
Benshapiro

Pro

Benshapiro forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Con

Extend all arguments.

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro never made any arguments, and Con wisely made a single argument which fulfilled his BoP (considering that it was shared). Con also wins conduct for Pro's round forfeits. I don't think one source is enough for source points.