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Debatepedia outlines all the pros and cons of 2009 US stimulus

Summary: Debatepedia, "the Wikipedia of pros and cons", completed on February 12th the most comprehensive pro/con article available on the debate surrounding the 2009 US stimulus package, or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Washington, DC -- February 12, 2009 -- Debatepedia, "the Wikipedia of pros and cons" and a project of the International Debate Education Association (IDEA), completed on February 12th, the most comprehensive pro/con resource available on the widespread public debate surrounding the 2009 US stimulus package, also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In the article, Debatepedia's community of editors have documented nearly 50 distinct pro and con arguments presented in over 40 of the most prominent pro and con editorials and opinion pieces on the subject as well as in the many speeches and documents of American politicians and leaders. The result is the most comprehensive pro/con break-down available about this historic public debate.

Debatepedia offers the resource to citizens and decision-makers in the United States and around the world as a means of developing a fully developed position, not simply on the stimulus plan, but in the context of the diverging economic and social views reflected in the debate. It also intends to use this debate article as a demonstration of the power of Debatepedia and as a launching pad to expand its global community of volunteer editors. As "the Wikipedia of pros and cons", Debatepedia aims to "open-source" to this global community of editors the task of creating a true pro/con encyclopedia, covering every public debate past and present globally and locally.

You can find the pro/con article on Debatepedia here: http://wiki.idebate.org/index.php/Debate:_2009_US_economic_stimulus

You can also see IDEA's website here: http://www.idebate.org/

Press contact: Brooks Lindsay brooks [at] debatepedia [dot] org 206 406 7558

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