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Socialism is a failed economic system

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Started: 12/1/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Pro is of course arguing in favor of the above statement in the title.
1) Burden of proof lies with pro.
2) Pro may begin their argument in round 1, but to keep things even since I am not using round 1 for debate, they should not use the last round for argument or debate, or else I will ask this debate to be deleted if they do.
3) No Kritik
4) Be careful not to use logical fallacies and be sure to cite sources: all uncited "facts" will be dismissed.

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Posted by Capitalistslave 2 years ago
I didn't define socialism because this debate will be about all forms of socialism. So, pro will be arguing for that all forms of socialism are failures, and I will be arguing for that at least one form of socialism is not a failure.

However, if you find that unfair then we can settle on one definition. I could limit it to the form of socialism that means "democratic/social/worker control of the means of production" and that would exclude the form of socialism that is government control of the means of production as well as syndicalism which is another form of socialism.

HughJasol: you can pick which you'd rather debate about: do you want it done the first way I mentioned or debate solely on the definition I provided? We should probably settle this before you give your first argument
Posted by Phenenas 2 years ago
You're going to have to define socialism. It's not a concrete idea.
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