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About "The Free Trade Lie"
This is an aggressive contention-centric case that relies on solid analysis, concrete persuasion, and good numbers to win the debate round. While most affirmative cases right now are focused on a wonky definition of fair trade, or an idealistic value, this case takes the negative right where they want to go: the economy.
The definitions are pretty normal and shouldn’t run you into much trouble. If the negative runs counter-definitions, accept them if at all possible. Same story on the value. Just run the analysis that your value is the most comprehensive one in the debate round and you’ll be able to win the value debate. But most of all, minimize time on these two kinds of arguments. You want the debate round to be about your contentions, not the definitions or value.
On the contentions, your opponent is likely to argue that free trade is more beneficial. Here’s a great line of cross-examination:
- “Should we look at what most governments should choose or what a minority of them should choose?”
- “Are most countries in the world developed or developing?”
Most are developing. And your analysis shows why developing countries need fair trade to keep their people alive. That’s the winning analysis.
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