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Beliefs:Politics: Minarchist Libertarianism. Philosophy: Egoism.
Books:1. Human Action by Ludwig von Mises. 2. Man, Economy, and State, With Power & Market by Murray Rothbard. 3. Capitalism: A Treatise On Economics by George Reisman. 4. The Ego And Its Own by Max Stirner.
Quotes:1. "Of what use is it to sheep that no one abridges their freedom of speech? They stick to bleating." Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own.

2. "But of what concern to me is the common weal? The common weal as such is not my weal, but only the furthest extremity of self-renunciation. The common weal may cheer aloud while I must "down"; the State may shine while I starve." Max Stirner, The Ego and His Own.

3. "Today is already the tomorrow which the bad economist yesterday urged us to ignore." Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson.

4. The result is that those whose heads are empty of the knowledge of how wealth is produced and accumulated come to live in a world that is physically empty of the production and accumulation of wealth." George Reisman, Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics.
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A Libertarian Society is not capable of producing positive outcomes for the majority of its citizens

LittleGnomeChomsky
briantheponderer

First round is just to accept, no arguments. Libertarianism is a broad movement. I wouldn't want to bring someone into the debate and have all my opening arguments end up being straw-men or force someone to argue a type of libertarianism they don't support. I therefore invite the opposition to define libertarianism in the first round. Please be try to be thorough and perhaps link to relevant libertarian thinkers so we don't have to alter or expand the definition after the debate starts....

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Demetrius Johnson could win the UFC Heavyweight title

heyyouguys
briantheponderer

Cain Velasquez is a great fighter, but, like most of the heavyweights, is another slow, lumbering giant. If he were ever to strike DJ, he'd crush him. Still, think of it: very few small, quick fighters can keep up with DJ; Cain could never catch him. It would be like Rocky and the chicken. That leaves DJ to stealthily score just one point in 25 minutes and you'll have a 125 lb. UFC Heavyweight of the world!...

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The minimum wage should be abolished

ResponsiblyIrresponsible
briantheponderer

Per bobtheponderer's request, I'm going to re-hash this debate once more--my third time in the past week, actually. Definition and ParticularsResolved: The minimum mage should be abolishedPRO will argue that the minimum wage should be abolished, whereas CON will argue that it should not be. The resolution is normative in nature, and thus the burden of proof will be evenly split.Minimum Wage: "an amount of money that is the least amount of money per hour that workers must be paid accord...

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Governments should not be allowed to borrow money

briantheponderer
gannon260

The topic is fairly self-explanatory: governments should not be allowed to run deficits and cover them by issuing debt/borrowing money. I will be arguing that they should not be allowed to, my opponent will argue that they should be allowed to. Suggested Format: Rd 1: Acceptance Rd 2: Pro states positive case, con rebuts. Rd 3: Pro counter-rebuts, con states positive case. Rd 4: Pro rebuts, con counter-rebuts....

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