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Nuclear Power Daily Update

Nuclear Power Daily Update

March 19 Solar and wind energy pollute more, are less efficient, and can’t produce energy as long as nuclear power Melinda Burns, 3-18-2020, “The Nuclear Choice,” Santa Barbara Independent, https://www.independent.com/2020/03/18/the-nuclear-choice/ A lot of misinformation about our sources of electrical energy has been circulating, claiming nuclear plant construction and maintenance produce lots of CO2. That’s true to some degree, but let’s put that in perspective. Solar and wind produce two to

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UBI Argument List

Pro Blocks Answers to:  UBI makes people lazy/discourages work   — Reducing work hurts the economy UBI undermines individualism/self-reliance UBI causes inflation UBI too expensive  UBI causes cuts in military spending  UBI causes increased taxes, taxes bad — UBI means a Value Added Tax (VAT), that’s bad — UBI means carbon tax, that’s bad UBI undermines Social Security  UBI not feasible UBI not enough to help people  UBI shouldn’t be for

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UBI Daily Update

February 26th cards Proposed budgets by the GOP have massive cuts for welfare and Medicare programs Conversation, 2-24-2020, “Trump Budget: What It Says About His Administration’s Health Priorities,” Heavy, https://heavy.com/news/2020/02/trump-budget-health-priorities/ The Trump administration recently released its budget blueprint for the 2021 fiscal year, the first steps in the complex budgetary process. The final budget will reflect the input of Congress, including the Democratic House of Representatives, and will look significantly

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Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income (bibliography)

Amisha’s Reading List Amisha’s reading list consists of critical articles on the topic. If you do not read any other articles, read these! UBI: Purpose, Pros and Cons (2019) This article pretty thorough reviews the basic pros and cons of a UBI as well as the different proposals Pro Why welfare doesn’t work and what should we do instead (2018). This article argues welfare doesn’t work and that its conditions

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Venezuela Daily Update

Bibliography .  Venezuela Argument List Many reasons Maduro won’t be overthrown. Sanctions won’t cause him to be toppled Tom Wood, January 23, 2020, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/23/juan-guaido-regime-change-venezuela-chavismo-maduro, A year on, Juan Guaidó’s attempt at regime change in Venezuela has stalled Why did predictions of Maduro’s imminent departure prove so ill-founded? The mismatch was partly the product of wishful thinking on the part of international establishment opinion. There has been a through-the-looking-glass aspect to

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Venezuela Argument List

Bibliography Pro US economy (exports to Venezuela) Venezuela economy/poverty, kill 40,000 — make trade impossible — Freeze capital — Undermine the oil industry Venezuela medicine access Embargo immoral Collapse fuels the drug trade General humanitarian situation in Venezuela Refugees, disease spread Venezuela-Russia tiest bad Venezuela-China ties bad Venezuela-Iran ties bad Venezuela-Cuba ties bad Sanctions are imperialistic Sanctions undermine international law Sanctions generally fail Sanctions don’t product regime change Sanctions undermine

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The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela (January PF)

Amisha’s Reading List — Key Pro & Con Articles Sanctions that kill Venezuelans (2019). This article describes the various ways sanctions kill Venezuela’s economy and answers the argument that sanctions targeted at officials don’t cause humanitarian problems. The impact of the 2017 sanctions on Venezuela (2019). This study attacks the methodology for the claim that 40,000 have died from sanctions. Background History and Status Quo US Policy (Wikipedia) Timeline of