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Intelligence is overrated

RoyLatham
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What attributes do you want in a person as a friend, neighbor, or leader? The press, intellectuals in academia, and budding students place a higher value on intelligence than is warranted because IQ is important to them. The result is that society as a whole overvalues intelligence relative to other human characteristics. Character, principles, knowledge, and intellectual attributes other than intelligence are as important, and collectively they are more important. Society should change its thin...

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Universal Health Care

bmascolo
Maven

1. Even in the constitution key words give away that the idea is for Americans to earn their right to happiness by effort. 2.If health care becomes free, that does not make the medicine and treatment for the sick free or cheap for that matter. Expenses will still be the same regardless if health care is free or not. We want to better the economy right? What would be the point of people in the health field to lose their jobs to provide free health care to citizens. 3. Quality of our doctors wou...

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Free Trade should be Valued above protectionism

19146md
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This debate is created purely to help me get ready for LD district. Thank you: UIL Spring 2011 Aff Free trade is efficient. Think about your own home. You could become self-sufficient and grow your own food and make your own furniture. But in most cases, you'll be better off spending the same amount of time working at whatever your best at, earning the money to buy these goods from experts at producing them, and having plenty left over for other goods. I ask you judge(s), "would you mak...

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