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Anonymous
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asta
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Food should be free

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Started: 9/29/2018 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pro

Prices on food makes life a prison for nearly everyone on the planet.

If food was made free, Financial support would hardly be necessary, And all that money can go to farmers. . At the end of the day homeless people beg or get money for food in some way or they would have died of starvation, So why not change the concept when its obviously broken

Putting a price on food is purely selfish, And a crime against nature, It replaces truth love and friendship with money, Where coworkers are naturally friends, And human life is but a race for money, It is hypnotizing us, Cuz we need to be fixated on the word of our all seeing emperor.

Imperio!
asta

Con

Food being free would be a bad idea because it infringes on the rights of those that make and transport food. They deserve to get paid for their work since they are contributing significantly to society.

"Prices on food makes life a prison for nearly everyone on the planet. ". This is not true. Most people don't hate spending money on food to the extent that they want it to be free.

"If food was made free, Financial support would hardly be necessary, ". Also not true. A person's fiscal necessities can be summarized in the FISTO acronym:
Food
Insurance
Shelter
Taxes
Other

"And all that money can go to farmers. ". How can the money go to farmers if they aren't getting paid for their work?

"At the end of the day homeless people beg or get money for food in some way or they would have died of starvation". There are other ways for poor people to get food.

"So why not change the concept when it's obviously broken". It is not broken. The GDP per capita of capitalist USA is higher than that of relatively socialist Canada and Europe. In Democratic socialist Scandinavia, The region with the same basic ideology as Venezuela, The GDP per capita has fallen sharply, About 10 percent on average. Norway, The most socialist of the bunch, Had their GDP per capita drop 20 percent.

"Putting a price on food is purely selfish". No, Wanting to enslave farmers and food transporters by forcing them to work without pay is selfish.

"And a crime against nature". It is not a crime against Nature because Nature has no legal system. Nature also has no capitalism and it is why Animals tend to not have their lifespans grow much compared to humans.

"It replaces truth love and friendship with money". No, It encourages people to work which is how many people find love/make friends (metaphorically). "And human life is but a race for money" For some people yes. For some people, It"s just life.

"It is hypnotizing us". No. It's making our lives better.

"Cuz we need to be fixated on the word of our all seeing emperor. ". Can you clarify this?

"Imperio! " What does this mean? Your Harry Potter spells don"t work here.
Debate Round No. 1

Pro

Why wouldnt they get paid?
asta

Con

I see that you didn't rebuttal any of my points, So I would ask voters to take that into consideration.

"Why wouldnt they get paid? ". Because farmers and food transporters get paid based off of what they sell. Unless your proposing an alternative way for them to get paid?
Debate Round No. 2

Pro

Farmers aren't food
asta

Con

When did I say farmers were food?
Debate Round No. 3

Pro

Paying farmers is not paying for food is it
asta

Con

Farmers get part of the food revenue. The rest goes towards other people who are involved with the food transport and preparation.
Debate Round No. 4

Pro

Whats your point
asta

Con

My point is in rounds 1 and 2. You should have rebuttaled them.

Vote Con
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Block19 3 years ago
Block19
I hope you take the time to research this topic or maybe just don't talk about this in public.
Posted by Block19 3 years ago
Block19
You said food is naturally free and that trees do not charge people to climb them and pick their fruit. Well on the first part you are right, Food grown in the wild is free. However you only think that trees are ok with you climbing them and picking their fruit is because they have no way of communicating. From a horticultural standpoint the tree is giving you its fruit under the presumption that you will spread its seeds.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Im not talking about food in the wild, It has no price
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Im not talking about food in the wild, It has no price
Posted by Block19 3 years ago
Block19
Vi thinks that because something is a product of nature then it should be free. However Vi seems to not understand the difference between "nature" and "wild". The food that grows in the wild is free for anyone to pick, The food that is grown on farms is not wild. Farmers buy the seed, They have care expenses (water, Fertilizer, Pesticides), Then there are quality inspection expenses, Logistical expenses, Finally store have labor cost that have to be take into account. Vi maybe you should talk to people with agricultural business degrees, It will clear things up for you.
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Farmers are not food
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
I have been saying this over and over
Posted by DeletedUser 3 years ago
DeletedUser
Im not saying farmers shouldnt be paid"". .
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
PointProven
But like you said, Farmers are not food. That's why they should be paid.
Posted by PointProven 3 years ago
PointProven
You're right, They don't. And no one is stopping you from picking fruits off a tree if you wanna get your food that way.
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