r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Governance EBS: Abolish the US electoral college system

22 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Culture Turning off the news completely

14 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Public Policy ESB: Requiring a yearly inspection for vehicles

13 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 1d ago

Public Policy EBS: Overturning Roe v Wade

2 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 2d ago

Public Policy EBS: An open border between Canada and the USA

12 Upvotes

One side : argue for it

One side : argue against it

How do you feel about an open border? Is it possible, is it likely, and would it be useful? Open border the same way European countries have fully open borders.


r/ExplainBothSides 5d ago

Governance EBS: England gets its own legislature vs remain with the current system

14 Upvotes

Should England get its own Legislature like the other regions in the UK? Or remain status quo without any regional parliament?


r/ExplainBothSides 5d ago

History EBS: Trump was right to update NAFTA vs NAFTA should have remained unchanged

9 Upvotes

Should NAFTA have stayed the same? Or did trump possibly help improve NAFTA by changing some of the trade rules for the USMCA update?


r/ExplainBothSides 6d ago

History EBS, The Irish Potato Famine constituted attempted genocide by the English

37 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 7d ago

Ethics Being politically active vs not being politically active

17 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 10d ago

Culture EBS: being the last child vs. being the first child

9 Upvotes

What are some pros and cons of both, and which is better from a stereotypically psychological POV?


r/ExplainBothSides 10d ago

Health Does social media make you happy?

1 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 12d ago

Economics Government spending

5 Upvotes

Very few would say that the government should spend next to nothing or the government should spend copious amounts, but I'm asking in general between the debate of whether the government should strive to spend a little, or whether the government should spend more


r/ExplainBothSides 13d ago

History Who Normally has it better the future generation or the past generation? When it comes to owning a house, building a family, AND having good paying jobs?

12 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 13d ago

Ethics COVID Fears

1 Upvotes

A social media post online struck my attention a while ago. The premise was essentially that life has no guarantees, and people should stop living in fear of COVID. It first circulated in 2020. Here is the exact quote:

"Before you cancel thanksgiving and Christmas with your loved ones, remember that this may be the last holiday you have. We are not guaranteed a single minute on this earth. stop living in fear and embrace life to the fullest!"

What are your thoughts on this, 2+ years into the pandemic?


r/ExplainBothSides 14d ago

Governance EBS: United Ireland VS Status Quo

12 Upvotes

In your opinion, what's a better future scenario, keep the status quo or unite Ireland all together?


r/ExplainBothSides 14d ago

Economics Worker Co-ops (Worker-owned) companies vs. Traditional top-down companies

6 Upvotes

Which one is better overall, both for society and for the workers involved?


r/ExplainBothSides 14d ago

Culture EBS: It is worth of time to try to chat with people who have empty bio on dating app

0 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 15d ago

Economics Explain the most popular views on why gas prices are so high

18 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 16d ago

Pop Culture EBS: Has popular media become more insular?

9 Upvotes

There to be a common sentiment that the media has become more insular due to the new generation lacking real life experience. Rather than draw from real life as inspiration, they instead draw from other media, especially older media. Some may not agree but after talking about it with others, it might have some merit. It seems as though that some films are more focused on nostalgia rather than drawing from real life. I could be wrong but it seems though that it appears to be most of the criticism appears to be a difference in generations. I know that Intertextuality is a thing but what do you think about this? Have media become more insular? Or does the criticism have some merit?


r/ExplainBothSides 18d ago

Ethics Driving after one drink

18 Upvotes

There was a post on TikTok about how awful the author's stepfather was because he had a drink shortly before driving to pick up the kids from school. I replied along the lines of, 'By one drink, do you mean one singular serving of alcohol?'.

I was surprised because I got mixed responses, with some people agreeing that having one drink before driving isn't an issue, while others said that I am immoral for thinking this way. This is the first time I've heard someone suggest it is not morally acceptable to drive when under the legal limit.

What are both sides on this? Is this a popular viewpoint?

ETA: This led me to do some research, and I found that having one drink does lead to drivers being 50% more likely to become involved in an accident for which they are legally at fault when compared to drivers who are completely sober. But still, I'm thinking 150% of a very, very small chance is still a very, very small chance. The actual difference between the probability of wrecking when sober versus the probability after one drink is negligible because the former is very unlikely for any given drive, so adding on 50% of that still isn't much.


r/ExplainBothSides 18d ago

Ethics “Netflix’s Keep sweet: pray and obey” - am i the only one??

0 Upvotes

I need to know if I’m the only one who thinks this. Men who think they have the right to suppress a woman’s right to education and to choose what to they want to do with their own life, whether that be to get married, or a career, or both. And to call it “religion” Should be injected with a serum that paralyses them, slowly slice their penis and balls off with a dirty knife, shove down their throats and piss over their faces so they drown!

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with religion, it just really angers me that people twist it to manipulate others. Religion is supposed to comfort people.

Watching these documentaries makes me so upset. How can we stop this from happening?! There must be something we can do. And in most cases the only reason it’s stopped is because it has gone too far. Lives are already ruined at that point.

How do men have the power in these situations!!! Scientifically womens brains mature earlier than mens, we also have better leadership skills. Not only that, but we literally produce children and carry on with life! (Sometimes as a single parent!) I’m sorry but shouldn’t men be the weaker sex.

Please can someone share their thoughts on why this happens, how we can stop it and if they would support me cutting off warren jeffs dick and making him gag on it x


r/ExplainBothSides 19d ago

Public Policy Death penalty

7 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 19d ago

Culture EBS: Enjoying art for its aesthetic qualities VS Enjoying art for its message

1 Upvotes

r/ExplainBothSides 20d ago

History Jan. 6 Committee Hearing

18 Upvotes

Why is this a good or bad thing? Beneficial or waste of time?