Summary: This case uses plain stats and easy to understand terms, one such example is free trade.
Released: Filed Under: NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas
About "Free Trade (NEG)"
This article was written by Season 18 author Ethan Tong.
After all the usual philosophical jargon, sometimes it’s good to take a breather and just use plain stats and easy to understand terms. One such example is this case on free trade. Because nationalism looks inward, it is more difficult to have prosperity and free trade under that belief. That’s where globalism comes in — it allows for countries to trade freely with each other.
The case is pretty concrete, and therefore doesn’t need much statistical or evidence backup. However, be prepared to argue for the value of prosperity. While it is obviously a worthwhile goal, it is not an intrinsically good concept, and therefore may be one of the first targets. One of the best defenses of this value is that prosperity is the goal of any foreign relation, because it not only benefits alliances, but also benefits its own citizens.
The case has three basic contentions, each relatively easy to defend. What you need to hone in on are the shared assumptions. Likely your opponent won’t disagree that free trade brings prosperity, and you need to point it out to your judge. Globalism is the best form of creating economic prosperity.
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