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PeterGray
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MrCarroll
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Money is worthless

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MrCarroll
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/21/2011 Category: Economics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,116 times Debate No: 19403
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PeterGray

Pro

Hey

So I would like to argue that money is worthless. I understand that you can say that it is the exchangeable item, without which we would be stuck. But why can we not just trade like we used to?

Thank you :)
MrCarroll

Con

Welcome,
I would like to explain how money is not worthless.

a. Money is worth something because the world has decided that it is worth something. For example, the United States has decided that the dollar is worth a certain amount, therefore, gas stations will allow one to have an 'arnold palmer' beverage for a dollar. A dollar is worth an 'arnold palmer,' you see? Obviously most objects are only worth what they are intended to if they are in their proper circumstance. A dollar might not be worth anything if you were marooned on an obscure uninhabited island off of Antartica, but neither would a flatscreen tv.

b. The majority of the world has built a dependence upon money. We cannot eliminate it because that is unrealistic. You could go to a life of trading, but let me recommend living by some South American tribe where they actually do trade with each other.
Debate Round No. 1
PeterGray

Pro

PeterGray forfeited this round.
MrCarroll

Con

Extend arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
PeterGray

Pro

PeterGray forfeited this round.
MrCarroll

Con

This debate is worthless.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PeacefulChaos 5 years ago
PeacefulChaos
lol, "this debate is worthless" :D
Posted by drafterman 5 years ago
drafterman
If Pro is listening and still believes in his resolution, then I would like to arrange to have all of his "worthless" money transfered to me via PayPal so he can live off of trade alone.
Posted by vmpire321 5 years ago
vmpire321
:O! ima follow this debate :D!
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Reasons for voting decision: I was watching this debate to see if Pro would make an argument but was unfortunately let down.