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money can give us everything money is the root of all evil
Debate Score:37
Arguments:32
Total Votes:42
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 money can give us everything (19)
 
 money is the root of all evil (13)

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Does money make our life better?

money can be either good or bad! there are different ideas of it. 

money can give us everything

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money is the root of all evil

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Money changes everything. Money does buy happiness and a person can go shopping every day.

Side: money can give us everything
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i agree with the statement that money makes our life better. thanks money we can go to school, university and then we can achieve our goals. especially nowadays money is very important. in this world full of corruption without money we are not able to do anything

Side: money can give us everything
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yes that is what i mean, money can by many things even love.

Side: money can give us everything
1debater(12) Disputed
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Thats a lie love is a choice and feeling not an inanimate object.

Side: money is the root of all evil
raukastar(5) Disputed
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i don't think that money can buy love! even if it can then it is not true love it is love based on money but not on feelings. love is feelings

Side: money is the root of all evil
17bthies(9) Disputed
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Yes we need money, but it causes so much problems in the world, crime, murder, divorce. And we sometimes judge a person on how much money they have, we should judge them on the indivual not money.

Side: money is the root of all evil
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Money gives us food we can purchase and also you can buy clothing that you wear. Also it can help pay the bills for the house

Side: money can give us everything
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if we have money we can help people that are in need instead of using it ll on ourselves.

Side: money can give us everything
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if we have money we can help people who are in need instead of wasting it all on ourselves.

Side: money can give us everything
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The two position options in this debate are a bit extreme given the question. Money cant give us everything exactly, such as love or understanding, or non-purchasable material objects like the earth or moon or mars etc... Money does make life better, it provides a better standard of living, without it you cant eat or stay warm as a regular state and pattern of existence. Money has limits but it helps a whole lot. Money can be thought of as a kind of freeing phenomenon, but it frees us only to the limits of our emotional, legal, material, and social confines

Side: money can give us everything
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just becaus you can buy things doesnt make you happy look at everyone look whos happy middle class people are the happiest.

Side: money can give us everything
1 point

hi..! in my opnion money is also apart of life because with out money we cant do anything.

Side: money can give us everything
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i agree with the statement that money makes our life better. thanks money we can go to school, university and then we can achieve our goals. especially nowadays money is very important. in this world full of corruption without money we are not able to do anything

Side: money can give us everything
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Money gives us food we can purchase and also you can buy clothing that you wear. Also it can help pay the bills for the house

Side: money can give us everything

In the current setup of our civilization, the resources you possess are simply the quantification of the money you have.. So yeah, have more money, you'll have the finest of resources for your time of existence on this planet.

One might argue money is the root of all evil but my reply to that is absence of self control is. So yeah, the idea of having papers around with no inherent value

quantifies one's services of all kinds and does not limit you to possessing certain specific resources.

Side: money can give us everything
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Money is a powerful thing. It can help you and destroy you . look at famous and rich people killing and destroying there own body if money made your life so much better they would be the happiest people in the world im not saying you should be poor all im saying is that money shoudnt be the most inportant thing in your life.

Side: money is the root of all evil
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Money.

::sigh:: Where do I start?

I don’t agree with either polarity statements in this debate. Money can give us everything? Who is ‘us’? And what is everything? Money is the root of all evil? What makes it so? And what is evil? But anyway, I will say that I hold a negative position to the debate title assuming “our” means “our species,” and “better” means “better than we currently are.”

So here is my position: Money does not make our [species’] lives better [then we have in our current state].

I can base my position on one very simple premise.

A monetary system requires scarcity in order for the currency to gain value.

It’s as simple as that really but I realize that this may require some sort of explanation.

Resources are scarce when there are not enough of them to sustain a population. When there is scarcity in resources, not everyone will benefit from those resources (queue music for musical chairs). When there is a way to benefit from scarcity itself (profit), there is incentive to create even more scarcity reducing even further the amount of people who benefit (from both profit and resources). Also, when there is a way to benefit from scarcity, there is incentive to maintain scarcity by hoarding or preventing new innovative ideas which would reduce scarcity. As a result you have a system that not only enables, but encourages people to make profit on the suffering or hardship of others.

Of course we in the US do not see this; we are virtually blind to it unless we see it for ourselves or research it. Most of our “poor” in the US have the basic necessities, refrigerator with food in it, warm home, reliable transportation… TV.

The “poor” in America can complain all they want, but they are still able to have a drink of water as opposed to real poverty stricken people.

My time in the Navy has allowed me to see the reality of what money does to people and to realize that Americans have no CLUE of what it means to be poor. A study done in 2008 by the World Bank Development Indicators found that approximately 80% of the world’s population live on the equivalent of ten US dollars or less per day. http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

Sounds unbelievable, I know, but it’s the cold hard truth.

Side: money is the root of all evil
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money is an interesting thing, which has both two sides good and bad. Anyway i think that it is mostly bad.

Side: money is the root of all evil
Tima(57) Disputed
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In my opinion money can make human's life better because people who have money can achieve their goals and also they have more freedom. They can do what they want and nobody can tell them what they must to do

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raukastar(5) Disputed
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on the other hand they can also damage people's lives. because of moeny there is a lot of criminals. some people theft money from another and this person becomes sad. people are even ready to kill somebody because of them. is it happiness? i don't think so

Side: money is the root of all evil
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just becaus you can buy things doesnt make you happy look at everyone look whos happy middle class people are the happiest.

Side: money is the root of all evil
Tima(57) Disputed
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i'm not talking that if we can buy things we will happy, i just showed what could happy if we don't have money. Also, what about middle class, middle class means that they have enough money to live and to buy what they need to continue their lives they need enough money, that is why they happy they have money, not much but they have. If they hadn't money they would be in poor class and they wouldn't be happy!!!! their life would be destroyed in poorest and they may die of hunger.

Side: money can give us everything
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it does not matter, i have tired to read same debates with same arguments...also there are many silly arguments. may be you will think up about something new

Side: money is the root of all evil
Tima(57) Disputed
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it is easy to say, try to participate this debate, may be you want to tell us something new???

Side: money can give us everything