ALL PF Arguments One argument I heard at Blake (I was expecting to hear more of it than I did) was that the US needed to increase its military spending in order to retain its status as a global hegemon – as a global military power. It is somewhat easy to find cards from conservative…Read More
All Public Forum Resources Millennial Speech & Debate Institutes As I discussed in my review of Blake arguments, the Diplomacy Good argument was very popular on the Con. This is most likely because it is strategic – Con teams can argue that diplomacy can be used to solve any impacts the Pro reads to…Read More
George Will December 29th According to a Ball State University study, of the 5.6 million manufacturing jobs lost between 2000 and 2010, trade accounted for 13 percent of job losses and productivity improvements accounted for more than 85 percent: “Had we kept 2000-levels of productivity and applied them to 2010-levels of production, we would have…Read More
Millennial Speech & Debate Workshops — Register Today! Background Cuba: Issues for the 114th Congress. This extensive (98 page) report from the Congressional Research Service provides a comprehensive overview of Cuba’s history, US embargo policy, and movements toward normalization under the Obama administration. If you have time to read it, I strongly encourage you to…Read More
We have substantially updated our January PF resources. All of the new evidence is consolidated in the December PF update and it has been integrated into updated versions of Pro, Answers to (A2) Blocks and our Con Answers 2 (A2) Blocks. Essay Post Blake Thoughts Blake Flows Researching the military spending topic BibliographyRead More
In matters of international trade, globalization ought to be valued above protectionism. Bibliography Intro Essay Affirmative Essay Negative EssayRead More
Negative — Resolved: In matters of international trade, globalization ought to be valued above protectionism.
In matters of international trade, globalization ought to be valued above protectionism. Bibliography Affirmative Essay Intro Essay The Negative There are many arguments against globalization. Widening inequality in the developed world. Although globalization has benefitted the developed world by increasing the number of jobs, it has reduced middle class employment in the developed world. This has…Read More
Affirmative – Resolved: In matters of international trade, globalization ought to be valued above protectionism.
In matters of international trade, globalization ought to be valued above protectionism. Intro Essay Bibliography The Affirmative There are many different reasons that global economic integration should be supported and that trade protectionism should be avoided. Some of these may be stronger justifications for ought to value, but I’ll leave that for you to think through. For now, I’ll just…Read More
The Debate Brad Roberts, professor, Georgetown, and former nuclear policy advisor to Obama, 2016, The Case for U.S. Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century, Kindle edition, page number at end of card. THE UNITED STATES IS ENTERING A PERIOD OF RENEWED debate about nuclear deterrence. That debate will address the most fundamental question: Are U.S….Read More