The Instigator
Robert_Weiler
Pro (for)
Winning
14 Points
The Contender
cocopariz
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points

The Minimum Wage Should Be Abolished

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Robert_Weiler
Voting Style: Open Point System: Select Winner
Started: 3/16/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (3)
Votes (2)

 

Robert_Weiler

Pro

First round for acceptance only.
cocopariz

Con

Abolishing minimum wage would open up a lot more jobs for low paid, unskilled workers- but is that who we want working for us? When the cost of labour falls, apparently employers will look for more employees. These employees, however, will probably be less motivated, less appreciated and there will be more of them.
I think that this would cause the standard of workers conditions to decrease massively and in turn would create a rerun of the social disaster we faced in the first and second world wars.
Debate Round No. 1
Robert_Weiler

Pro

The first round was for acceptance only.

My opponent has argued that abolishing the minimum wage would lower the standards for worker conditions but has showed no evidence of this.

I argue that some workers are not worth the current minimum wage. The minimum wage prices out of the work force many low skilled workers, maintaining the unemployment rate higher than it should be. Furthermore, the minimum wage force forces employers to only hire those with better educations in order to get the best value for their dollar. This has a disproportionate impact on poor minorities and is the cause of poverty in urban and minority communities where good education is scarce.
cocopariz

Con

cocopariz forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
cocopariz

Con

cocopariz forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Robert_Weiler

Pro

Vote pro.
cocopariz

Con

cocopariz forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
Ok. I will need to study the issue a bit before accepting.
Posted by Robert_Weiler 1 year ago
Robert_Weiler
I will accept the BOP. If and when you accept there is 72 hours per round. I work a lot so fast paced debates don't work well for me. You will have plenty of time.
Posted by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
I will consider, and if I accept I would have to wait a bit before doing so to build my argument, as I haven't debated this topic before.

Is the burden of proof shared, or is it fully on Pro?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 1 year ago
lannan13
Robert_Weilercocopariz
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeiture
Vote Placed by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
Robert_Weilercocopariz
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Reasons for voting decision: Con broke the rules and FF'd