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Debate Score:17
Arguments:17
Total Votes:17
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Anybody Can Become Rich in America

Agree

Side Score: 9
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Disagree

Side Score: 8

So true. It's up to you and only you; no one can do it for you.

Side: Agree
Amarel(5284) Disputed
2 points

There are those that are utterly incapable. .

Side: Disagree
1 point

They can be helped if they are truly unable to help themselves, but no one is "entitled" to be rich.

Side: Agree
1 point

Sure one can but what is your definition of the term rich ?

Side: Agree

Anyone can buy a lottery ticket. . .

Side: Agree

Yes, especially if you're a w.a.s.p., White Anglo Saxon Protestant. Well, that's how it should be and how it should stay.

Side: Agree
TrumpsHair(310) Clarified
1 point

And why should any of those factors be required?

Side: Agree
1 point

Is it a mathematical possibility? Of course. However, the odds vary greatly from person to person. It will be much tougher for the child of a homeless person to get rich then it would be for someone who was raised in a suburb whose parents had a college fund for them. Of course there are success stories (Oprah for example), but the fact that they're called "success stories" implies they had to overcome tremendous odds to get where they are. I doubt anyone will ever call bill gates' children "success stories" in the same context.

Side: Disagree
1 point

Can? Yes. Theoretically.

Our social mobility rating would prove that the likelihood of it is very slim, however, for people who are not born into the proper circumstances.

Side: Disagree
1 point

Not dead bodies.

Side: Disagree
ProLogos(2794) Disputed
1 point

Rich with maggots.

Side: Agree
1 point

Good point. Everybody in america will eventually be rich with maggots.

Side: Agree
1 point

Elvis and Marilyn are dead and they are raking in the dough.

Side: Agree
ProLogos(2794) Disputed
1 point

They no longer exist and therefore do not possess anything.

Or if you believe in the after life, there's no laws saying that the money still belongs to the spirit of the dead celebrity.

Side: Disagree
1 point

Not everyone can be rich, as rich, a state above equilibrium, an excess. in order for their to be riches, their must be a poverty, or state below equilibrium. Thus, only a certain number of people can be wealthy "rich" as in a state of scarcity, limitation, total excess for all is impossible, cause it disposes of the very meaning of rich. Anybody has the potentiality, taken abstractly, but in a concrete reality, only very few can, or a least less than everyone.

Side: Disagree