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TheMarketLiberal
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BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2
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The Welfare State

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Started: 1/15/2018 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TheMarketLiberal

Con

The resolution is that we should abolish the Welfare state.
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2

Pro

Give me reasons.
Debate Round No. 1
TheMarketLiberal

Con

It's wasteful, expensive and doesn't work.
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2

Pro

You did not explain thoroughly, and you did not back your argument up.
Let's define Capitalism.

"Capitalism is an economic system and ideology based upon private ownership of the means of production and their operation for profit. Characteristics central to capitalism include private property, capital accumulation, wage labor, voluntary exchange, a price system and competitive markets. In a capitalist market economy, decision-making and investment are determined by the owners of the means of production in financial and capital markets, whereas prices and the distribution of goods and services are mainly determined by competition in goods and services markets.

Economists, political economists, sociologists, and historians have adopted different perspectives in their analyses of capitalism and have recognized various forms of it in practice. These include laissez-faire or free marketcapitalism, welfare capitalism and state capitalism. Different forms of capitalism feature varying degrees of free markets, public ownership, obstacles to free competition and state-sanctioned social policies. The degree of competition in markets, the role of intervention and regulation and the scope of state ownership vary across different models of capitalism. The extent to which different markets are free, as well as the rules defining private property, are matters of politics and policy. Most existing capitalist economies are mixed economies, which combine elements of free markets with state intervention and in some cases economic planning.

Market economies have existed under many forms of government, in many different times, places and cultures. However, the development of capitalist societies marked by a universalization of money-based social relations, a consistently large and system-wide class of workers who must work for wages and a capitalist class which dominates control of wealth and political power developed in Western Europe in a process that led to the Industrial Revolution. Capitalist systems with varying degrees of direct government intervention have since become dominant in the Western world and continue to spread.

Capitalism has been criticized for establishing power in the hands of a minority capitalist class that exists through the exploitation of a working class majority; for prioritizing profit over social good, natural resources and the environment; and for being an engine of inequality and economic instabilities.Supporters argue that it provides better products through competition, creates strong economic growth, yields productivity and prosperity that greatly benefits society, as well as being the most efficient system known for allocation of resources." [1]

Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org...

Debate Round No. 2
TheMarketLiberal

Con

We were arguing about the welfare state, not capitalism, and it's all true
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2

Pro

Welfare does have to do with Capitalism instead of Communism.
Debate Round No. 3
TheMarketLiberal

Con

I don't follow
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2

Pro

Con merely argued at all, nor demonstrated his position at all. So, vote for pro!
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2 4 months ago
BryanMullinsNOCHRISTMAS2
@J-A-Moore aren't you going to argue your last round in my debate?
Posted by missmedic 4 months ago
missmedic
Welfare and unemployment could be replaced with a basic universal income.
http://federalsafetynet.com...
http://basicincome.org...
https://futurism.com...
Posted by J-A-Moore 4 months ago
J-A-Moore
Are you suggesting that the United States is a welfare state? Are you even talking about the United states?
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