The Instigator
jwesbruce
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The Contender
Apollo.11
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

USFG should disband the Federal Reserve and the gold standard put in it's place.

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Apollo.11
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/22/2012 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,246 times Debate No: 22236
Debate Rounds (3)
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jwesbruce

Pro

1. First Round Acceptance.
2. No semantics, if its unclear don't debate. The concept, though, should be easily understandable.
3. Honestly I'm on the fence on this topic, but I want to take the Pro, as a test of it's validity (if I can't defend it well then I probably won't believe it)
4. BOP is on me for the drastic change in status-quo
5. This debate is for Apollo.11
6. No new arguments in 3rd round, only new warrants for previously-stated arguments
Apollo.11

Con

I accept. I'll mainly be arguing that the Gold Standard is a godawful idea.
Debate Round No. 1
jwesbruce

Pro

jwesbruce forfeited this round.
Apollo.11

Con

Vote Con.

Pro FF'ed and admitted the BOP was on him.
Debate Round No. 2
jwesbruce

Pro

My apologies to Apollo.11

I really thought I would have time, but midterms are overwhelming me right now.

Maybe next week, during my spring break, we can try this again.

Vote Con!

Apologies again.
Apollo.11

Con

Ok. Whenever you're free i'll debate the Gold Standard.


Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
@Bomb

I have been saying that on an economic forum, but people shunned me and used supply and demand. That's the only reason it has value.
Posted by THEBOMB 4 years ago
THEBOMB
Gold standard places the value of your currency on something which has no intrinsic value. I mean what exactly can gold be used for?

Wheat has value because its food.

What's the value of basically a shiny rock?
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
not dumb, just not beneficial. I say audit the fed, keep paper.
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
gold standards are dumb.
Posted by Apollo.11 4 years ago
Apollo.11
I'll accept if you make it 3 rounds.
Posted by thett3 4 years ago
thett3
What happens to the public debt if this is implemented?
Posted by ConservativePolitico 4 years ago
ConservativePolitico
If you knock this down a round I might take it.
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Vote Placed by TUF 4 years ago
TUF
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Vote Placed by THEBOMB 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff