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mmurph123
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Resolved: Corporate influence is beneficial to society.

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Started: 6/22/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mmurph123

Con

Rules:

Round 1: Acceptence
Round 2: Opening
Round 3: Rebuttal
Round 4: Summary
Round 5: Summary

No new sources or arguements in round 5.

No trolling.
Robert_Weiler

Pro

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
mmurph123

Con

I thank my oppenent in advanced, and hope that we both learn something from this debate.


==C1: Pollution==
===Subpoint A: Climate Change===
Corporations cause insane amounts of pollution. The Gaurdian Explains, that just 90 coroporations account for more than 2/3rds of climate change causing air pollution (https://www.theguardian.com...). Climate Change is problematic for 2 reasons. First it kills people. From a CDC fact sheet explains that climate change will cause 250,000 deaths each year between 2030 and 2050 (http://www.who.int...) The article also outlines that air pollution kills 8 million people anually. Lives will always outweigh any other impact based on irreversablity. I can't do anything else if I am alive

===Subpoint B: Reseource Extraction===
Coroporations extract natural resources for profit, damaging the enviorment. Mint Press News explains that Nestle was accused of using more than 80 million gallons of water during the California drought (http://www.mintpressnews.com...)


==C2:Human Rights==
Amnesty International explains (https://www.amnesty.org...)


    • There are few effective mechanisms at national or international level to prevent corporate human rights abuses or to hold companies to account


As a result, corporations can commit a wide variety of human rights abuses. The mentality of "profit over people" leads Corporations to exploit and manipulte people. Global Issues explains (http://www.globalissues.org...)


    • Famous brands like Nike, the Coca-Cola Company, and many others all do this. In some respect it is a cycle of competition driving each other to such measures to keep up and to maximize profits. Nike, for example use cheap labor in South East Asia, where they can get away from the tighter enforcement and regulations of USA and Europe. In fact, they have been exposed for using child labor, as well. Coca Cola for example, have been accused of intimidating workers around the world, even hiring (often indirectly, through intermediaries) paramilitaries to intimidate or kill union leaders.


These human rights abuses happen everywhere. The Atlantic explains that human rights abuses happen in America as well. (http://www.theatlantic.com...)
==C3: Control of Information==
Business Insider explains that just 6 companies control 90% of American Media (http://www.businessinsider.com...). The Miami Herald explains why this is a problem. Free press is essinetal to a function democracy, and when corporations are allowed to control the media, they are allowed to control democracy. (http://www.miamiherald.com...)

Thus I negate.

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Sorry for the short case, I got called into work.
Robert_Weiler

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
mmurph123

Con

Extend and Negate.
Robert_Weiler

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
mmurph123

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Robert_Weiler

Pro

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mmurph123

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Robert_Weiler

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