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Topic
#4253

Capitalism is basically the slavery of todays Society

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

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After not so many votes...

It's a tie!
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
3
Time for argument
One week
Max argument characters
10,000
Voting period
One week
Point system
Multiple criterions
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
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1731
rating
166
debates
72.89%
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Description

This debate will be about me ranting about Capitalism how it ruined Nations, Puts the rich First, and why it's so bad of an Economic System. So I challenge YOU to a friendly debate!

Round 1
Pro
#1
This is the opening Argument in this Debate. The most evident flaw of the capitalist system is the lack of a universal safety net. This leads to poverty and inequality and negatively impacts the economy. The capitalist system also encourages exploitation of workers and natural resources in pursuit of excessive profits, which is harmful to society and the environment. Finally, the capitalist system rewards selfishness and greed instead of cooperation and compassion, leading to a more divided and selfish society. The socialist system provides a much better alternative to the capitalist system. It provides a more equitable system where everyone has equal access to basic needs and resources. The socialist system also rewards cooperation and compassion over selfishness and greed through its strong emphasis on equality and collective ownership. This leads to a more unified, inclusive society. Additionally, the socialist system provides a better safety net for the most vulnerable members of society, ensuring that no one is left behind. The socialist alternative to capitalism offers a much more just and equitable society.
Con
#2
Reminder: Socialism has nothing to do with the title itself, and the points made about how good socialism as a system is, should be considered null.

So the title is:
Capitalism is basically the slavery of todays Society
This would be proven false if:
  • Capitalism is not something "of today's society"
  • Capitalism is not the closest thing to slavery in modern society
1. "today"

Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations was written in 1776, meaning that actual organized capitalism has existed for over 200 years. Capitalism is always capitalism itself, and if capitalism is intrinsically exploitative, it always were. Therefore, even if Capitalism is proven to be slavery-esque, it would have been slavery-esque in older societies, such as in the 1900s, which means "Capitalism is the slavery 'of today's society'" is not proven.

2. "basically"

Pro has only declared capitalist society to possess some characteristics of slavery, ignoring that actual slavery with actual slaves exists in Africa, possibly in modern society.

Compared to actual slavery, Capitalism:
  • is not required to hold people as property.
  • is not required to exploit people.
  • is not required to have "people" do labor(for example, futuristic or transhuman modes would have operating capital making more capital. In fact we do have some, such as assembly lines for cars and toasters.) Machines without tangible intelligence cannot be considered within slavery.
"basically"

I want to ask Pro, How pear-like does an apple have to be to be "basically" a pear?

at a basic level in fundamental disposition or nature
Slavery requires inherent exploitation of people while capitalism does not. Sure, exploitation can be incorporated (and has been) but that does not make it a "must" for capitalism. At a fundamental level, the two are different, let alone in modern society.

Conclusions:
  • Capitalism is not something of modern society.
  • Capitalism is not basically slavery because the two are different.
  • The topic is proven false, vote CON.



Round 2
Pro
#3
Forfeited
Con
#4
Extend
Round 3
Pro
#5
Forfeited
Con
#6
Extend?