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The economy The environment
Debate Score:35
Arguments:29
Total Votes:42
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 The economy (12)
 
 The environment (17)

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Economy vs. Environment

If you had to choose between the economy and the environment, which would you say is more important? Which would have a stronger influence on the lives of people. Do you think that both are important at the same level because of the interdependence on the relationship between the two?

The economy

Side Score: 16
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The environment

Side Score: 19

If we were to focus on the economy to the detriment of the environment, then lots of people would die...., thus easing the environmental pressures caused by humans. In other words, the system is self correcting and I for one would like to see rush hour traffic correct itself ;)

Side: The Economy
1 point

Having a success economy is like studying you need to sacrifice all your time in studying you need to sacrifice 4 tree to make a house for your family

Side: The economy
1 point

Humans > Nature

thats really all there is to it.

It would be great to have both, but if you were forced to make a desicion, you'd have to pick the economy, because without an economy, there are no jobs. without jobs, there is no money. without money there is no food, shelter, or rescources other than what you can gather for yourself. society as we know it would be destroyed, and we would spend our days living in caves and eating bits of meat cooked over a fire.

see my point?

Side: The economy
Callidora(2) Disputed
1 point

Yes, but without an environment there wouldn't be any jobs or money, because we wouldn't be there. we would have already died because the environment died out. There wouldn't be any meat to cook or caves to spend our days in.

Side: The environment

Our well being is more important than any one else's. The Environment doesn't mater at all!

Side: The Economy
Elvira(3446) Disputed
2 points

Sure, I'd like to see you say that when the rivers and seas are so polluted that all the fish are dead, the air is so polluted that you have to wear masks...

Side: The environment
2 points

I think that the environment can be a source of ecnomony itself. Take for example, oil is a product of the environment which is a rich form of resource that can contribute to the economy. Agriculture is also a rich form of resource that can contribute to the economy. There are also many other economical resources that are produced by the environment such as water, oxygen, materials such as wood for building purposes, and many more resources. The environment if not taken good care of, can also lead to severe disasters.

Side: The Environment
1 point

Oil, agriculture or any natural resource are not sources of wealth because you could own all the oil fields in the world, but if nobody wants to exchange goods, then it is no use to anyone, so if the economy is taken care of first, the environment will naturally follow.

Side: The Economy
sayyad99(776) Disputed
1 point

But if you have the products to trade, then countries will likely be interested in trade but if you do not have the products to trade, how will that affect the economy?

Side: The Environment
1 point

I think that humans should think more about the environment than the economy..

Side: The Environment
1 point

Economics is basically concerned with the distribution of resources, with no intrinsic care for how they are obtained.

As living, biological entities which depend upon other life forms to survive, our environment takes precedence. I find it amazing that people dispute the need for a clean, healthy environment.

Side: The Environment
1 point

It is impossible to fix the environment before the economy. Economy creates wealth, so the more wealth is created, the more we care about the environment. Protecting the environment eventually comes. If the economy is vibrant, then the environment is back to pre-industrial revolution, and millions would die because of the wealth we created from technology.

Side: The Economy
sayyad99(776) Disputed
1 point

It is in the process of creating more wealth that we tend to destroy the environment. You mentioned that the source of the economy is wealth but in fact the source of the economy is the environment. Where do you think we get all the products to actually produce goods and services? It comes from the environment. If there is no environment there is no economy.

Side: The Environment
Elvira(3446) Disputed
1 point

The economy is a mass delusion. We made it up, like a religion. If humans could sort out their problems without greed, the environment would be a lot easier to maintain. The economy is unnecessary, it's just an obstacle.

Side: The environment
1 point

enviornment is what makes or breaks the economy we need the enviornment to be good to have a better economy!!!!

Side: The Environment
1 point

Is there any way that the environment can be an engine to the economy? elaborate

Side: The environment
1 point

Money is invented, the environment is real: and we cannot live without it.

Side: The environment
1 point

Without money, what would you rather have, starvation or healthy environment?

Please Listen Atlas Shrugged

Side: The economy
Elvira(3446) Disputed
1 point

I listened to about 40 seconds. It's nonsense. Money is not necessary, it only brings divides and increases greed. Money is a promise- that is all. Trade without money is more honest and real. It's also not just about a healthy environment. Where do you think our food comes from? Our oxygen? Our clean water?

Side: The environment
1 point

A bad environment could destroy the human race a bad economy could not.

Side: The environment
1 point

Environemtal Development should be more important, First of All we're looking forward to both benefits..Yes we need enviornment, yes we need economy, BUT if you invest the money to develop environment which is also improved the economy, for example: Planting trees, many trees in your country that is for traveling place, and when you did it, the foreigners from other country may come to your country, and yes you also get money and it raise your economic,too! Also making a resources at the top, planting trees, or used some hydroeletric power,windmill, solar cell, etc..Which is help on environment and also we had much resources which we'll not waist money on imported things..because we plant it, we made it, we have it by ourself...So if you CHOOSE ENVIRONMENT..it will help ECONOMIC on the way..so let's choose Environment!!

Side: The environment
1 point

Economic progress is said to improve our standard of living. But, the progress can lead to degradation of the environment.

Side: The environment