The Instigator
Springheeledjack
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
DarthVitiosus
Pro (for)
Winning
7 Points

Socialism is a viable political/ economic system in the world today

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DarthVitiosus
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/3/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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Springheeledjack

Con

I will take the negative position in this debate.

Socialism will be defined according to the OED, which defines it as a political and economic theory of organization which advocates that the means of production , distribution and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.
DarthVitiosus

Pro

I accept your challenge. I will await for my opponent to present his argument first. I hold the burden of proof.

NOTE: I am not a socialist.
Debate Round No. 1
Springheeledjack

Con

Springheeledjack forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Pro

I will refrain from going into details until the next round and present an opening argument. Socialism is a viable system for the following reasons.Socialism is a viable system for the following reasons.

1. Socialism is successful in Scandanivian countries.

2. Socialism works and has worked in many capitalistic countries.

3. Socialism is practiced in many municipalities throughout America and has worked.
Debate Round No. 2
Springheeledjack

Con

Springheeledjack forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Pro

Arguments extended.
Debate Round No. 3
Springheeledjack

Con

Springheeledjack forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Pro

Arguments extended.
Debate Round No. 4
Springheeledjack

Con

Springheeledjack forfeited this round.
DarthVitiosus

Pro

My opponent has not argued once during this debate. That is regrettable because I wanted to really debate socialism and present arguments. I will post my main three points here again.

1. Socialism is successful in Scandanivian countries.

2. Socialism works and has worked in many capitalistic countries.

3. Socialism is practiced in many municipalities throughout America and has worked.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
cheyennebodie
Will someone please tell me what is a system that takes from a producer of wealth and redistributes it to those who have not produced anything but problems.Or a freeloader society.I thought that is what socialism is.
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Vote Placed by Jzyehoshua 2 years ago
Jzyehoshua
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Reasons for voting decision: I agree with Con but they failed to make any arguments. Ironically Pro seemed to disagree with their own position by stating they aren't a socialist, whereas Con refused to defend their position against socialism. Maybe it would have been a better debate had they been on opposite sides.
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lannan13
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture