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wierdman
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Dmetal
Con (against)
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The united States should mandate a four day work week

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/19/2011 Category: Health
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,732 times Debate No: 14431
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wierdman

Pro

Good Luck

Round 1: intro

Round two:main round

Round three: clash

Round four: conclusion/abstract thinking
Dmetal

Con

Thanks for posting this!
America should mandate a three-day work week. There's enough money in the country. The only people who benefit from the current situation are exceedingly wealth, white men.
Debate Round No. 1
wierdman

Pro

Contention One: stress related illness.
When dealing with stress, one basic problem involved is the health issue. America is a stress filled nation and in many times, these stresses are related to their occupation. This is a problem that the United States government has deliberately ignored for many years simply because they do no t know the solution or they have worked on it indirectly. We must find that the only way to solve this problem is by mandating a four day workweek. By doing this the United States Government is giving its citizens the ability to rest without thinking of their occupation.
Sources: Numerous surveys and studies confirm that occupational pressures and fears are far and away the leading source of stress for American adults and that these have steadily increased over the past few decades.( http://www.stress.org...)

Contention two: Economic stability
We have analyzed the basic fundamental effects of this topic however; we have yet to talk about the more economical and political effects. One of the Economic effects of the resolution to mandate a four day workweek is that the citizens are able to save energy thus increasing the economic output of their business. With this being said, we must see that they are able to keep up with their bills, Taxes and loans.
"After 12 months, Utah's experiment has been deemed so successful that a new acronym could catch on: TGIT (thank God it's Thursday). The state found that its compressed workweek resulted in a 13% reduction in energy use and estimated that employees saved as much as $6 million in gasoline costs. "

Read more: http://www.time.com...
Dmetal

Con

I don't have much of a clash with my opponent's argument; however, we could go further than a four-day work week. The only people who would lose something would be the very small percentage of elites and some small businesses in the short-term. We doubtlessly would need to balance consumption because as our free-time increases, consumption would likely rise, making products more expensive. The benefit is that we would have less stress and more free-time to pursuit our interests.
Work dominates the American life. When someone asks what you do, you say your job title. 22% of our lives are spent working, not including school (http://www.articlesbase.com...). Almost half is spent sleeping, so that does not leave much time for anything else.
For the majority's interests, we need fewer working hours. As technology improves, this can become a reality. It may have some short-term problems, maybe even some long-term ones, but that's what economics is about: choosing options and taking risks.
Debate Round No. 2
wierdman

Pro

i would like to state that my opponent's argument on the devopment of a three day workweek is highly illogical and against his position as con.
He did not reach his burden of proof thus leaving me with nothing to argue.
Dmetal

Con

Dmetal forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
wierdman

Pro

Due to the reason that my opponent has forfeited his round and i gave a better speech, i urge you to vote for me.
Dmetal

Con

Ohoops! I completely forgot about this debate:)

My position is valid, possible, even reasonable. It is not necessary that we work for four days a week; it's only necessary for the little Chinese kids to do that.
Vote con if you work too much!
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by wierdman 6 years ago
wierdman
i would like to state that my opponent's argument on the development of a three day workweek is highly illogical and against his position as con."

The topic is also quite explanatory.
Posted by BlackVoid 6 years ago
BlackVoid
Pro nowhere said con must advocate a standard 5 day week, so his position is valid. He opposed pro's plan, and even though it wasnt in the way we expected, it still fulfills the con burden. Po also never refuted any of con's claims or said why a three day work week would be bad. So I must go con.
Posted by wierdman 6 years ago
wierdman
a three day workweek will ruin our economy. plus that is not the point of this debate.
Posted by Dumbchic 6 years ago
Dumbchic
I like three day work days
Posted by Dazedinday 6 years ago
Dazedinday
Now we know why America's economy is failing.
Posted by wierdman 6 years ago
wierdman
Thanks for informing me oreEle
Posted by Ore_Ele 6 years ago
Ore_Ele
Lol, this is only a 3 round debate.
Posted by belle 6 years ago
belle
you need to designate a round for abstract thinking? >.<
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