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Should businesses reopen so soon after Covid-19 outbreak?

Nalboa23
Leaning

Business should definitely reopen since the global economy has been on a declining "rollercoaster" of sorts. Economically any major pandemic would take a toll on the global economy. Since local business are suffering during their period of closure, It is beneficial to local businesses to open their doors again....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

The Calvanist work ethic has sabotaged Keynes prediction of 15 hour weeks

Curinga
RiversideRebuttal

Keynes predicted within a few generations i. E by now that in advanced countries of the world working 15h a week would be the norm. This has failed to materialise and the labour movement has failed to materially change working conditions or expectations around work life despite rising profits and extreme growth in wealth for the 1% since the 1970s. I will argue firstly that a population working 15h a week on average is compatible with our current high living standards. Secondly that the fail...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Winning the lottery doesn't improve your life

kaydancer24
samuelp4104

Winning the lottery does not necessarily improve your long term happiness, And 70% of lottery winners spend all their winnings within 5 years....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The price of the federal, State, Local and social reaction to covid-19 is too great a price to pay.

Noemad5v
RJJACOBY

The cost of the reaction to the existence and spread of covid-19 is not justified by the threat and will leave the nation less prepared and weaker....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Capitalism Degenerates into an Oligarchy

gideon567
TheUnexaminedLife

I will first address the general structure of capitalism. In the ideal form of capitalism, Money is exchanged for a good or service. Ideally, The amount of money you gain is proportional to the amount of goods or services you provide. This is not the way that capitalism ends up. The problem is that you can use money to make more money by replacing an actual good or service with money. The rate of money gained is proportional to the money accumulated in a positive feedback loop. This is a catastr...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

first world countries with high levels of economic inequality should be allowed to provide devel

Jimozi2080
QuickplotSudder

We should continue to provide development aid to poor countries, Why? There are many reasons. But lets start with my several points. 1. It is important as a country to have an influence in the international arena, Especially if you are a developed country because of this following reasons: a. ) Diplomacy is important even to a developed nation because there are things that were lacking of (manpower, Resources etc) and we need it in order to develop our country further more, While also helpi...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The minimum wage should be $15 per hour.

DefaultRaccoon
DrSpy

I"ll be arguing that the idea of increasing the federal minimal by double isn"t necessary because it"s inherently making it worse for those who need jobs and money....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Marijuana should be legalized.

DefaultRaccoon
vader2020

Majuanna should be legal in all states. I'll let the opponent make the opening statement....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

The US should implement Andrew Yang's policy of a Universal Basic Income.

kimpapdebate
DrSpy

The first argument is the welfare problem:Welfare has failed to help the majority of those in poverty, As Santens 2019 of Techcrunch explains 76% of those who qualify for housing benefits, In reality receive nothing. And 75% of those in poverty do not even qualify for food stamps. Indeed, Jan 2019 of the Washington Post quantifies 13 million of the neediest Americans don"t receive any welfare from the government. Welfare fails to cover the neediest for two reas...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Humans- The real threat to life on Earth

Turkey040
Hezikiah

If population levels continue to rise at the current rate, Our grandchildren will see the Earth plunged into an unprecedented environmental crisis, Argues computational scientist Stephen Emmott...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

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