Released: Filed Under: NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas
This case takes the conventional understanding of free versus fair trade and turns it on its head. We typically see fair trade portrayed as extending a helping hand towards the poor, ensuring responsible production. Buying fair trade coffee almost feels like donating to charity.
It’s the power of charity that this case attempts to harness. It speaks straight to the idealist, those who want to make the world a better place. You’re trying to show them that voting negative will only help them achieve that dream.
If you haven’t guessed yet, the value of this case is Charity. The argument is that fair trade does a horrible job of alleviating poverty. If we want to help those who need it most, we need to equip them to prosper independently.
The contentions are very evidence heavy. The idea is to overload the affirmative with so many critiques of fair trade that they spend all their time on your arguments and forget theirs. If executed correctly, this case can give you massive offensive power.
- Download the document with the button above. Study this release and get to know it well. File and print as necessary to prepare for your upcoming competition.
- This download is exclusively for Monument Members participating in Season 19. Any use outside this membership is a violation of U.S. Copyright Law and violators will be prosecuted.
- As always, double check all claims, warrants, hyperlinks and the current news in case any changes have occurred that will affect your competition.
- Do you have questions about this download? Tap in your comment at the bottom of the page. The author, the site owner, or another member will most likely reply.
Permission & Usage
Click Here for complete information on permissions. All membership content is proprietary intellectual content, so please respect its copyright. Simply put, if you are not a Monument Member, you may not use it or share its content. If one partner of a debate team is a member and the other is not, the one who is a Monument Member must be the controller of the logins, downloads and incorporation of the Monument Membership material. Sharing logins is strictly prohibited.
Would you like to join?
Downloads like these don't grow on trees. They take hard work from experts. But we make it easy and affordable with a membership, and we'd love for you to join us! Fill out the fields below to be included in all that Season 19 has to offer:
Click here for more information.
Shaylea is an NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas debater entering her 3rd year of competition. She ranked 17th in Lincoln-Douglas at the NCFCA 2017 National Championship in St. Paul, Minnesota. She’s enthusiastic about Lincoln-Douglas debate as a tool to enhance students’ understanding of the philosophies that shape our world.