Instigator / Pro
15
1566
rating
29
debates
56.9%
won
Topic

Should public companies retain the majority over private companies in the space sector?

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
6
9
Sources points
6
6
Spelling and grammar points
3
3
Conduct points
0
3

With 3 votes and 6 points ahead, the winner is ...

Patmos
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Technology
Time for argument
Two days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One week
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
2,000
Contender / Con
21
1617
rating
21
debates
73.81%
won
Description
~ 493 / 5,000

Just a short debate this time. I'm not sure if this topic could be expanded to perhaps 5 or 7.5 thousand characters, so the purpose of this debate is to just get a sense of what the context will be. If this debate turns out to be interesting, then I'll definitely make a longer one.

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So should public companies be the majority of the space sector? Even over private companies?

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Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

50% F

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Pro ff half of the debate, that's poor conduct!

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Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

First off, I kinda like this idea of a small proof of concept debate.

The resolution was a bit ambiguous, but con gave a fair interpretation of it to companies owned privately owned or publicly traded. Pro took it to be the private vs. public sector, to which both of con's company types would be in the private sector. No reason con's interpretation should be rejected was given; I can imagine a case for this, but not when going into the final round.

Private companies being able to invest in the long term rather than being held to the whims of the stock market and general public opinion, seems better than publicly traded companies. This effectively went unchallenged. NASA is of course great, but outside the implied scope of the debate, and entered into it too late for that to be defended.

Conduct for forfeiture.