The Instigator
thett3
Pro (for)
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10 Points
The Contender
Lickdafoot
Con (against)
Tied
10 Points

Spinko tourney-Capitalism v. Socialism

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/26/2012 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thett3

Pro

Resolved: Capitalism is a superior economic system to socialism.

Capitalism is defined by Hans Hermann Hoppe[1] as "a social system based on the explicit recognition of private property and of nonaggressive, contractual exchanges between private property owners"

Socialism is defined as "institutionalized interference with or aggression against private property or private property claims."

Superior means better than, be it in a moral, economic, or any other context within reason.

Round one is for acceptance. Cases are presented in round two.

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Citations:

1. Hoppe, Hans Herman. A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism. Boston: Kluwer, 1989. 10. Print.
Lickdafoot

Con

Challenge accepted.

I would also like to add this definition for socialism:

A theory or system of social organization advocating placing the ownership and control of capital, land, and means of production in the community as a whole.
Debate Round No. 1
thett3

Pro

Sorry about this. Something that requires a lot of attention elsewhere has arisen. Please leave this as a tie....

good luck to LDF in the tourney.
Lickdafoot

Con

I wish my opponent luck with everything. Please don't vote on this debate so it can end in a tie.
Debate Round No. 2
Lickdafoot

Con

Godzilla.
Debate Round No. 3
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by JTisTrue 4 years ago
JTisTrue
What is the accepted protocol for when a debate ends prematurely like this? Do you guys vote based on your pre-debate convictions or what? I was looking forward to reading he arguments in this debate when I clicked on the headline only to find out it hadn't even gotten off the ground.
Posted by bossyburrito 4 years ago
bossyburrito
God damn it, now i have to put like a rolling stone on replay for the next hour
Posted by vmpire321 4 years ago
vmpire321
lol 16k >.<
Posted by TheMrkanyewest01 4 years ago
TheMrkanyewest01
Socialism all the way
Posted by Lickdafoot 5 years ago
Lickdafoot
Okay. I'll attempt to get my rounds in quick :P
Posted by thett3 5 years ago
thett3
Hey LDF, I'm going on a Canoe trip starting a week from today, so we have to make sure this is finished by then
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Vote Placed by Wallstreetatheist 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Umm... yeah. Anyway for the arguments I just voted on who had the best music and since the pro also had citations, I threw him the source points as well. If this was at an actual tourney, what debate format was it? I don't think I've seen a topic this blunt before.
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Reasons for voting decision: LOL @ 16K
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Reasons for voting decision: Thett round 4 you accidentally argued con