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December 16, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

What are the big debates & conflicts in debate–A checklist

Part I:
Here are some of the main impact debates:
Capitalism Good/bad
Growth Good/bad [flip side of depression good/bad]
Technology good/bad
Overpopulation Good/bad
Hegemony good/bad
Democracy good/bad

War good/bad (similar to population good/bad argument)

Systematic impacts versus one time impacts

Part II:
Impact Comparison:
Rights versus nuclear war (and underlying value of life and survival)
Ethics versus nuclear war (and underlying value of life and survival)
Environment versus nuclear war

Part III:
Counterplan Theory:
Pics Good vs. Pics Bad
Conditionality Good vs. Conditionality Bad
Process counterplans are good vs. process counterplans are bad
Consult counterplans are good vs. Consult counterplans are bad
Utopian fiat bad vs. utopian fiat good
Perms

K Theory:
Gotta have a textual alternative
PIKs are bad
Perms (severance, intrinsicness)

Topicality:
Bredth versus depth
T is a voter versus T is not a voter/T is a reverse voter

Of interest: criteria matters, especially for theory.

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