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7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:

1. The U.S. Federal Reserve should be more independent (Con)
2. The U3 Unemployment rate, currently, is an accurate gauge of labor market slack (Con)
3. Thomas Pikkety's recommendation of a global wealth tax is sound (Pro)
4. Income inequality is hindering recovery (Pro)
5. The U.S. Federal Reserve should adopt NGDP targeting over inflation targeting (Pro)

Any takers? Feel free to make recommendations for other resolutions, as well.
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7/16/2014 6:45:24 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:


1. sex with monkeys is advantageous to mankind
2. underage porn should be legal
3. on balance two penises are better than one
4. I can dance
5. Licking cheese is morally permissible

Any takers? Feel free to make recommendations for other resolutions, as well.
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7/16/2014 6:46:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 6:45:24 PM, Mikal wrote:
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:


1. sex with monkeys is advantageous to mankind
2. underage porn should be legal
3. on balance two penises are better than one
4. I can dance
5. Licking cheese is morally permissible

Any takers? Feel free to make recommendations for other resolutions, as well.

Oh, you lol.
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7/16/2014 9:00:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:


1. The U.S. Federal Reserve should be more independent (Con)
2. The U3 Unemployment rate, currently, is an accurate gauge of labor market slack (Con)
3. Thomas Pikkety's recommendation of a global wealth tax is sound (Pro)
4. Income inequality is hindering recovery (Pro)
5. The U.S. Federal Reserve should adopt NGDP targeting over inflation targeting (Pro)


Any takers? Feel free to make recommendations for other resolutions, as well.

Dammit, I'm a Keynesian too...
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7/16/2014 9:02:15 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:00:39 PM, Romanii wrote:
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:


1. The U.S. Federal Reserve should be more independent (Con)
2. The U3 Unemployment rate, currently, is an accurate gauge of labor market slack (Con)
3. Thomas Pikkety's recommendation of a global wealth tax is sound (Pro)
4. Income inequality is hindering recovery (Pro)
5. The U.S. Federal Reserve should adopt NGDP targeting over inflation targeting (Pro)


Any takers? Feel free to make recommendations for other resolutions, as well.

Dammit, I'm a Keynesian too...

Haha, welcome to the club!

See? You underestimate your debating abilities, but being a Keynesian already gives you a severe upper edge.

[Insert crap here about how the general theory, that I of course wrote, was influential, yada yada yada.]
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7/16/2014 9:05:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:
3. Thomas Pikkety's recommendation of a global wealth tax is sound (Pro)
4. Income inequality is hindering recovery (Pro)
5. The U.S. Federal Reserve should adopt NGDP targeting over inflation targeting (Pro)
This is probably a coincidence, but progressivedem made a forum and PM that contained 3 out of 4 of these.
How about NO elections?

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7/16/2014 9:08:01 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:05:16 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:
3. Thomas Pikkety's recommendation of a global wealth tax is sound (Pro)
4. Income inequality is hindering recovery (Pro)
5. The U.S. Federal Reserve should adopt NGDP targeting over inflation targeting (Pro)
This is probably a coincidence, but progressivedem made a forum and PM that contained 3 out of 4 of these.

Lol, it doesn't end with you, does it?

Paul and I go to the same university. We're both studying economics, him as an undergrad and me as a doctoral candidate. We've discussed a lot of these topics. We were even going to debate some of these topics. I'm not even sure which of us came up with these, to be frank.

And, yes, I saw his thread. It's quite possible that I recalled a few of the resolutions and put them in the back of my head to debate in the future. So?
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7/16/2014 9:08:25 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:07:51 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
+20%
You're at 50% John

Can you stop? Seriously, this isn't even funny anymore.
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7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:08:01 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:05:16 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 6:43:44 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
I'm busy at the moment, but over the course of the next month, I really want to try to debate at least a few of these:
3. Thomas Pikkety's recommendation of a global wealth tax is sound (Pro)
4. Income inequality is hindering recovery (Pro)
5. The U.S. Federal Reserve should adopt NGDP targeting over inflation targeting (Pro)
This is probably a coincidence, but progressivedem made a forum and PM that contained 3 out of 4 of these.

Lol, it doesn't end with you, does it?

Paul and I go to the same university. We're both studying economics, him as an undergrad and me as a doctoral candidate. We've discussed a lot of these topics. We were even going to debate some of these topics. I'm not even sure which of us came up with these, to be frank.

And, yes, I saw his thread. It's quite possible that I recalled a few of the resolutions and put them in the back of my head to debate in the future. So?

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7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0
How about NO elections?

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7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
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7/16/2014 9:12:12 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
Holy....... isn't an economics doctorate 8 years?
How about NO elections?

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7/16/2014 9:12:42 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:12:12 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
Holy....... isn't an economics doctorate 8 years?

Uhh, no, lol. Most people finish in 3-4 years.
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7/16/2014 9:14:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:12:42 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:12 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
Holy....... isn't an economics doctorate 8 years?

Uhh, no, lol. Most people finish in 3-4 years.
Oh, well I was taking a guess. I'm guessing you can get your masters by year 2? It really doesn't seem that plausible, but colleges just pop people out of the system anyways.
How about NO elections?

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7/16/2014 9:15:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:14:07 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:42 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:12 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
Holy....... isn't an economics doctorate 8 years?

Uhh, no, lol. Most people finish in 3-4 years.
Oh, well I was taking a guess. I'm guessing you can get your masters by year 2? It really doesn't seem that plausible, but colleges just pop people out of the system anyways.

I got my Master's after my undergrad in about a year and a half, but yeah, the first of a Phd program is usually the equivalent of a master's program. Some programs differ and require a two or so year master's program prior to working on the dissertation.
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7/16/2014 9:19:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:15:20 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:14:07 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:42 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:12 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
Holy....... isn't an economics doctorate 8 years?

Uhh, no, lol. Most people finish in 3-4 years.
Oh, well I was taking a guess. I'm guessing you can get your masters by year 2? It really doesn't seem that plausible, but colleges just pop people out of the system anyways.

I got my Master's after my undergrad in about a year and a half, but yeah, the first of a Phd program is usually the equivalent of a master's program. Some programs differ and require a two or so year master's program prior to working on the dissertation.

No wonder 40% of economists come out conservative. They're considered masters in 1 and a half years. It takes 9-12 years for a medical doctorates.
How about NO elections?

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7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM
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I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though
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7/16/2014 9:20:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:19:43 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:15:20 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:14:07 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:42 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:12:12 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:11:31 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:10:22 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:08:40 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
doctoral candidate
Changing subjects, you're 24 and going for a doctorate 0_0

I'm almost done with my doctorate, haha. One more year!
Holy....... isn't an economics doctorate 8 years?

Uhh, no, lol. Most people finish in 3-4 years.
Oh, well I was taking a guess. I'm guessing you can get your masters by year 2? It really doesn't seem that plausible, but colleges just pop people out of the system anyways.

I got my Master's after my undergrad in about a year and a half, but yeah, the first of a Phd program is usually the equivalent of a master's program. Some programs differ and require a two or so year master's program prior to working on the dissertation.

No wonder 40% of economists come out conservative. They're considered masters in 1 and a half years. It takes 9-12 years for a medical doctorates.

lol, I haven't seen that figure.
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7/16/2014 9:20:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though

Viable in what respect, though?
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7/16/2014 9:21:48 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though
The global wealth tax can be argued pretty easily. The problem is that it's literally impossible. to implement it.
How about NO elections?

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7/16/2014 9:21:55 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:20:43 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though

Viable in what respect, though?

In the sense that it would be a workable and effective policy.
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7/16/2014 9:23:14 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:21:55 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:20:43 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though

Viable in what respect, though?

In the sense that it would be a workable and effective policy.

So, politically viable? Or viable in the sense that it would actually achieve the end I'm seeking (i.e., the affluent would find a way to dodge it, so it wouldn't do much of anything)?
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7/16/2014 9:24:06 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:21:48 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though
The global wealth tax can be argued pretty easily. The problem is that it's literally impossible. to implement it.

I don't disagree there. I'm interested in debating the economic soundness, though. It's possible to say that literally any policy that isn't a giant tax cut isn't "viable" politically speaking.
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7/16/2014 9:25:27 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:24:06 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:21:48 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though
The global wealth tax can be argued pretty easily. The problem is that it's literally impossible. to implement it.

I don't disagree there. I'm interested in debating the economic soundness, though. It's possible to say that literally any policy that isn't a giant tax cut isn't "viable" politically speaking.

I agree that I can be argued. I disagree that they all have the same level of difficultly.
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7/16/2014 9:26:23 PM
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At 7/16/2014 9:25:27 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:24:06 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:21:48 PM, ChosenWolff wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though
The global wealth tax can be argued pretty easily. The problem is that it's literally impossible. to implement it.

I don't disagree there. I'm interested in debating the economic soundness, though. It's possible to say that literally any policy that isn't a giant tax cut isn't "viable" politically speaking.

I agree that I can be argued. I disagree that they all have the same level of difficultly.

I could probably agree with that. The entire mantra of a wealth tax seems to be anathema to the garbage the right has been spewing as late, so I can't imagine it being politically feasible.
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7/16/2014 9:27:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:23:14 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:21:55 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:20:43 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though

Viable in what respect, though?

In the sense that it would be a workable and effective policy.

So, politically viable? Or viable in the sense that it would actually achieve the end I'm seeking (i.e., the affluent would find a way to dodge it, so it wouldn't do much of anything)?

Part of proposing to implement a policy is the risk of loopholes being written into it for abuse. If I was to debate it, I would most definitely argue the improbability of the tax actually being implemented correctly on too of my other arguments because I view that as an important factor when deciding if a policy is supportable. I wouldn't support a global wealth tax for a variety of reasons, but the biggest reason is that the people in power (the wealthy) would never allow it. If a so called "wealth tax" was implemented, it would be crafted only to better serve the advantage of those already in power. In my opinion at least.
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7/16/2014 9:29:22 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/16/2014 9:27:56 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:23:14 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:21:55 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:20:43 PM, JohnMaynardKeynes wrote:
At 7/16/2014 9:19:44 PM, thett3 wrote:
I would probably debate the global wealth tax one. I would prefer the wording to be "viable" though

Viable in what respect, though?

In the sense that it would be a workable and effective policy.

So, politically viable? Or viable in the sense that it would actually achieve the end I'm seeking (i.e., the affluent would find a way to dodge it, so it wouldn't do much of anything)?

Part of proposing to implement a policy is the risk of loopholes being written into it for abuse. If I was to debate it, I would most definitely argue the improbability of the tax actually being implemented correctly on too of my other arguments because I view that as an important factor when deciding if a policy is supportable. I wouldn't support a global wealth tax for a variety of reasons, but the biggest reason is that the people in power (the wealthy) would never allow it. If a so called "wealth tax" was implemented, it would be crafted only to better serve the advantage of those already in power. In my opinion at least.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I suppose I'm more interested in debating the soundness of the policy as a matter of economic theory, holding constant a perfect world where it could be implemented in the most ideal way and properly enforced.
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7/17/2014 7:48:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
ill do a super hero debate.
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