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Government intervention is always a retardant of beneficial market mechanisms.

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TheAtheistAllegiance

This is a philosophical defense of markets and an attempted refutation of government intrusion into market activity. To be clear, my argument is not that politicians/the government are evil, in general, but rather that it, the government, is structurally defunct and wholly incapable of efficiently allocating scarce resources towards warranted economic employments. My argument will focus on the incentive structure set in place for politicians, and the fact that the government (central planning) l...

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Minimum wage laws are inherently self-defeating and should be eliminated immediately

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TheAtheistAllegiance

This debate will focus on the social and economic ramifications of minimum wage laws. My position is essentially that it (a) is self-defeating, (b) causes social deterioration, and (c) makes all of society poorer. Additionally, empirical studies have shown mixed results: Neumark and Wascher's study concluded that minimum wage laws yield negative results, while and Card and Krueger's study concluded that minimum wage laws actually elevate employment. The mixed results are to be expected consideri...

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