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      2d28 – Is Star Wars overrated?


      Star Wars is one of the most valuable franchises of the movie industry and is a story still living on today. But at closer look – is it actually really worth it?

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      2d27 – Is it worth having a Trump?


      “May we live in interesting times” is a good wish and curse at the same time. For better or worse, times are indeed interesting. One particularly interesting aspect is the president of the United States who in his 10 months of power showed a political style that is surprising to some and scary to others. Now, while Sebastian and Dirk are both not crazy about the themes that brought him in power, they disagree over the question whether it is still worth having him...



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      2d26 – Are boycotts an effective form of protest?


      Some claim there are more failed boycotts than successful ones. So, should we conclude then that boycotts do not work?

      Thanks to John Kwesi “Wabbit” Hankins, aka @thekrazywabbit and founder of the PodWabbit Podcast Network for suggesting this motion!

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      21m
       2017-10-13

      2d25 – Secrets are lies!


      Secrets are truths that are protected from the public and often go hand in hand with lies or do they?

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      17m
       2017-09-29

      2d24 – Shareconomy is a scam!


      Uber and Airbnb are just two companies who claim to revolutionize the market with shared goods. But is it really that new a concept and is it even real?

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      18m
       2017-09-16

      2d23 – Robots are eating our jobs, it’s inevitable!


      Are robots really eating our jobs? Sebastian and Dirk debate how the current AI revolution will turn out. Maybe there is no reason to be alarmed in either case?

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      21m
       2017-08-25

      2d22 – Terrorism needs to be avoided at all cost!


      The odds are against us – we’re all going to die. But few causes of death seem to mobilize as much effort to avoid than the threat of death through terrorism. Since terrorism attacks us at our freedom and our perceived security it is a danger to society and democracy. Maybe that warrants to rally all available forces against it?

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      19m
       2017-08-16

      2d21 – Should we get rid of cash?


      Cash has been around for thousands of years and everyone knows how to use it. But in modern times credit cards, virtual currencies or other means of payments provide an alternative. Is it time now to get rid of cash?

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      23m
       2017-08-07

      2d20 – Should governments have access to private data?


      We live in a world where access to data is considered the new oil and especially the promise of security is often used as reason for more and more state surveillance. But shouldn’t we actually trust our states? Who if not states should have access to private data for protection and development? Sebastian and Dirk disagree as usual and debate the motion “Governments should have access to private data!”

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      20m
       2017-07-28

      2d19 – Responsible citizens follow the news!


      We live in the age of fake news and are constantly bombarded with breaking or otherwise important news. But do we really need to follow those? Sebastian argues we don’t for there are other sources of information more complete and useful and current news sources are often flawed. Dirk defends the motion because press can only speak truth to power and hold them accountable if they have an audience and decisions need to be informed… Who has the better arguments?

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      18m
       2017-07-22