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Wallstreetatheist
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3/27/2012 8:04:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Debate setup:

Each round will have a pro and con spot for a predetermined resolution.
1st round: 8 people, 2nd round: 4 people, 3rd and final round: 2 people.
Obviously, the winners move on to the following rounds.

Please make the voting period 3 days and the time to argue 48 hours as to expedite the progression to the following rounds.

Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con:

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro:
Con:

The government caused the great depression.
Pro:
Con:

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

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3/27/2012 8:15:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Debate setup:

Each round will have a pro and con spot for a predetermined resolution.
1st round: 8 people, 2nd round: 4 people, 3rd and final round: 2 people.
Obviously, the winners move on to the following rounds.

Please make the voting period 3 days and the time to argue 48 hours as to expedite the progression to the following rounds.

Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con:

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con:

The government caused the great depression.
Pro:
Con:

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Happy debating, Austen
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16kadams
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3/27/2012 8:21:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Can minimum wage increases be added? or no.
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3/27/2012 8:24:20 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm tempted tot ake the pro spot for why we should terminate all foreign aid, but as this is an economics tournament, and my argument is philosophical, I shall abstain.
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3/27/2012 8:26:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Debate setup:

Each round will have a pro and con spot for a predetermined resolution.
1st round: 8 people, 2nd round: 4 people, 3rd and final round: 2 people.
Obviously, the winners move on to the following rounds.

Please make the voting period 3 days and the time to argue 48 hours as to expedite the progression to the following rounds.

Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con:

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con:

The government caused the great depression.
Pro:
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:
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3/27/2012 8:33:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/27/2012 8:26:56 PM, imabench wrote:
Debate setup:

Each round will have a pro and con spot for a predetermined resolution.
1st round: 8 people, 2nd round: 4 people, 3rd and final round: 2 people.
Obviously, the winners move on to the following rounds.

Please make the voting period 3 days and the time to argue 48 hours as to expedite the progression to the following rounds.

Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con:

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con:

The government caused the great depression.
Pro:
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Ima... I wanna accept just to debate you again :P
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3/27/2012 11:37:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/27/2012 8:33:04 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/27/2012 8:26:56 PM, imabench wrote:
Debate setup:

Each round will have a pro and con spot for a predetermined resolution.
1st round: 8 people, 2nd round: 4 people, 3rd and final round: 2 people.
Obviously, the winners move on to the following rounds.

Please make the voting period 3 days and the time to argue 48 hours as to expedite the progression to the following rounds.

Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con:

The government caused the great depression.
Pro:
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Ima... I wanna accept just to debate you again :P
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3/28/2012 3:41:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/27/2012 8:26:56 PM, imabench wrote:
Debate setup:

Each round will have a pro and con spot for a predetermined resolution.
1st round: 8 people, 2nd round: 4 people, 3rd and final round: 2 people.
Obviously, the winners move on to the following rounds.

Please make the voting period 3 days and the time to argue 48 hours as to expedite the progression to the following rounds.

Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro:
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Come at me Ron Paul!
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3/28/2012 10:34:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro: 16k
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Just to debate imabench.
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3/28/2012 10:38:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/28/2012 10:34:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro: 16k
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Just to debate imabench.

send me the challenge over the weekend i need to take care of a few screwy debates
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3/28/2012 10:40:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/28/2012 10:38:55 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2012 10:34:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro: 16k
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con:

Just to debate imabench.

send me the challenge over the weekend i need to take care of a few screwy debates

lol XD
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3/29/2012 10:58:59 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/28/2012 10:34:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro: 16k
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro:
Con: Lannan13
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3/29/2012 1:58:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/29/2012 10:58:59 AM, lannan13 wrote:
At 3/28/2012 10:34:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Round one topics:

War is good for an economy.
Pro:
Con: Viper-King

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro: 16k
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro: Vmpire321
Con: Lannan13
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3/29/2012 2:08:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Crapola, round 2 vmpire, bring it.
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3/30/2012 8:00:53 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
We need someone for
"War is good for an economy."
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I hear many people repeating the canard that "world war two got us out of the great depression," so someone should accept this soon.
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3/30/2012 8:05:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/30/2012 8:00:53 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
We need someone for
"War is good for an economy."
Pro:

I hear many people repeating the canard that "world war two got us out of the great depression," so someone should accept this soon.

yeah, thats gonna be a hard spot to fill
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3/31/2012 3:40:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If you think WW2 got us out of the Great Depression, accept the debate topic "War is good for an economy." on the Pro side.
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3/31/2012 3:47:00 PM
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At 3/31/2012 3:40:47 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
If you think WW2 got us out of the Great Depression, accept the debate topic "War is good for an economy." on the Pro side.

Would the debate resolution be "War is good for an economy' or "WW2 got us out of the Great Depression"? Us being the United States. Two different topics.
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3/31/2012 3:57:48 PM
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War is good for an economy. Many people use the WW2 canard as justification for the previous assertion though. I was just trying to elicit support for the topic.

I might have to change the topic to minimum wage, if no one accepts it.

Can you try to find a debate partner for it?
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3/31/2012 4:09:39 PM
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At 3/31/2012 3:57:48 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
War is good for an economy. Many people use the WW2 canard as justification for the previous assertion though. I was just trying to elicit support for the topic.

I might have to change the topic to minimum wage, if no one accepts it.

Can you try to find a debate partner for it?

That was during a depression though. That does not justify war. Furthermore, it also took place in a scenario in which US had little damage to its infrastructure, with the exception of Pearl Harbor. Also globalization didn't occur as it did now. So its a very limited scenario, and stating that "WW2 ended the great depression" does not equate to "War is good"
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3/31/2012 4:14:02 PM
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That was during a depression though. That does not justify war. Furthermore, it also took place in a scenario in which US had little damage to its infrastructure, with the exception of Pearl Harbor. Also globalization didn't occur as it did now. So its a very limited scenario, and stating that "WW2 ended the great depression" does not equate to "War is good"

I agree with you. I don't hold the view that war is good for an economy, nor do I hold the view that it got us out of the depression, nor do I hold that it was justified.
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3/31/2012 4:15:21 PM
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At 3/31/2012 4:14:02 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
That was during a depression though. That does not justify war. Furthermore, it also took place in a scenario in which US had little damage to its infrastructure, with the exception of Pearl Harbor. Also globalization didn't occur as it did now. So its a very limited scenario, and stating that "WW2 ended the great depression" does not equate to "War is good"

I agree with you. I don't hold the view that war is good for an economy, nor do I hold the view that it got us out of the depression, nor do I hold that it was justified.

I hold the view that WW2 ended the great depression, but not that war is good for the economy.
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4/1/2012 4:53:49 PM
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Round one topics:

World War II ended the Great Depression..
Pro: darkkermit
Con: Wallstreetatheist

Austerity measures are a proper response to a debt crisis.
Pro: Ron-Paul
Con: Larztheloser

The government caused the great depression.
Pro: 16k
Con: Imabench

The United States should terminate all foreign aid.
Pro: Vmpire321
Con: Lannan13
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4/1/2012 5:18:52 PM
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Lol @ a debate full of broken window fallacies.
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4/1/2012 5:28:41 PM
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At 4/1/2012 5:18:52 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
Lol @ a debate full of broken window fallacies.

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4/1/2012 6:39:31 PM
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It's easy to end a depression when you have full employment with soldiers.

The problem is that there will be nothing to eat.

Instead of directing production to more effective means, it gets lodged in the business of killing one another.

In the strictest sense, yes WWII ended the Depression. Was it good for the economy long term? No. Did it create a bubble? Yes.
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4/2/2012 6:00:42 PM
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heres our round

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