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Marxist Communism is better than capitalism

voidsaverob
CosmoJarvis

Communism, as defined by Marx, has ten main principles: (https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/Manifesto.pdf, pg 26) 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with State capital and an e...

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Updated 4 Hours Ago

Trump's EPA Director Selection

darbyheflin
toocoolblue

Trump's selection of Scott Pruitt as Director of the EPA is disastrous. Pruitt intends to reduce regulations in order to benefit the oil and natural gas industries with which he has strong ties. This is going to undo everything that the Obama administration has worked towards in order to create a more sustainable and environmentally conscious culture throughout the US and the World. With this choice it has become even clearer that Trump is only basing his decisions off of short run economic bene...

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Updated 8 Hours Ago

Leftists who shop at traditional/capitalist businesses instead of cooperatives are hypocrites.

Capitalistslave
CosmoJarvis

Definitions: Leftist: For this debate, leftist is anyone who is at least as left-wing as a social democrat, and as far left as a communist. Liberals, neo-liberals, etc are excluded since they support a capitalist system traditionally. Traditional/capitalist business: Any business which is owned by an individual or a few individuals at the top of a hierarchical chain of command for the business; they also make the decisions for the business. Cooperative: Business which lacks a hierarchy,...

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Updated 14 Hours Ago

Socialism is a failed economic system

Capitalistslave
boii77

I am doing this debate again since someone accepted it last time and didn't post in time. Pro is of course arguing in favor of the above statement in the title. Rules: 1) Pro may begin their argument in round 1, but to keep things even since I am not using round 1 for debate, they should not use the last round for argument or debate, or else I will ask this debate to be deleted if they do. 2) No Kritik 3) Be careful not to use logical fallacies and be sure to cite sources: all uncited "f...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

What is the biggest issue facing the U.S. Labor Market today?

StanLeakup

What is the biggest issue facing the U.S. Labor Market today? Is it the recent influx of immigrants on the native population?...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Should women have the same rights as men?!?

Mr.masterDebator
Castaway

I'm here to say that I think women should have the same right as men do. One reason I think women should have the same right as men is because they are the one's who gave birth to all of us men. Two what makes a man so much more important than men. Three women should get all of the credit other than men because even though man go to work and make money and women do too work. Women stay home and prepare food and clean the house and do laundry. Without women you wouldn't have a good Delicious hot...

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Capitalism is an immoral system

Capitalistslave
Agonist

Round 1: acceptance/definitions Round 2: Main argument Round 3: Rebuttal/conclusion. Capitalism is defined as the private ownership of the means of production for the purpose of this debate. It is a system where there are business owners and workers beneath the business owner who work for a wage....

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Updated 1 Day Ago

We do not need the Federal Reserve

RonPaulConservative
TheRealSpassky101

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Updated 2 Days Ago

Should Minimum wage in the United States be raised?

Salvador_Dali135
Capitalistslave

People argue that small businesses can not afford to pay employees more and as a result will end up firing many employees. This is just not true. In July of 2015 a survey found out that 60% of small business owners support a gradual increase to the minimum wage of $12.00. This survey also reports that small business owners preferred this because an increase of income would put money into the pockets of low- wage workers who will then spend the money on goods and services. This boost in demand wi...

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Week Ago

Raising the minimum wage won't solve anything

RonPaulConservative
TheRealSpassky101

The resolution is that raising the minimum wage can't solve anything for the middle and working classes....

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Updated 6 Days Ago