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The European Union BRI Argument Outline (8-2-19)

The European Union BRI Argument Outline (8-2-19)

Argument List  Introduction Daily Update     Key Cards Reasons EU Action is Critical *Arguments Pro Arguments Helps Europe Helps Europe’s economy generally (a) Joining BRI will increase Europe’s exports to China, reducing Europe’s trade deficit with China (b) Stronger trade infrastructure in Europe will increase trade within Europe (c) If Europe joins as a bloc, there will be more unity in Europe and trade within Europe.  Current agreements cause conflict

Thinking About the Three Minute Summary

Download the DebateUS PF app with the new NSDA times (3 minute Summary, 4 minutes Prep). The app is available on the Apple Store and the Google Play store.  Our standard timer also has the traditional times.         As most students have finished competing and many are preparing for camp and thinking about next year, it is important to think about how the NSDA’s new three minute

2019-2020 Public Forum Resolutions

2019-2020 Public Forum Topics The selection process will be slightly different this year. This year, we are releasing ten Topic Areas, each with two Starter Resolutions. Please note that the Starter Resolutions are tentative proposals, which may be revised and/or replaced based on community responses, expert feedback, breaking news, and/or literature on the subject. The final two resolution options will be released for a vote one week prior to topic

Answers to antitrust enforcement fails, but the litigation puts pressure on companies (MIcrosoft example)

Antitrust against Microsoft did not produce Bing and Google Straterchy, March 12, 2019,, Where Warren’s Wrong,History: Microsoft and Google Senator Warren opens the article by crediting the Microsoft antitrust case for the emergence of Google and Facebook: Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn’t exist. Now they are among the most valuable and well-known companies in the world. It’s a great story  —  but also one that highlights

Con — Big Tech Companies are Not Monopolies

They Say: Big Tech is a Monopoly/ Violates the Acts Big tech companies aren’t monopolies Ken Stephens, 6-10, 19, Should investors worry about big ttech breakups? We would at least think that this is always true, but with the concerns with Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet, the parent company of Google, don’t really involve genuine accusations of restraint of trade, as they are instead about people just not liking

Big Tech Con: Big Tech Leads to Wealth Concentration and Poverty Answsers

Financial power doesn’t mean big tech will control the government   Tyler Cohen, June 13, 2019, Slate, Breaking Up Facebook Would Be a Big Mistake,, This essay is adapted from the recent book Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, published by St. Martin’s Press. Another claim you hear is that the big tech companies must be taken down a notch because otherwise they will control our

Big Tech Pro: Big Data Does Not Create an Unfair Competitive Advantage

Big data does not undermine market competition Daniel Sokol1 & Roisin Comerford, Professor of Law, 2017, University of Florida and Senior Of Counsel Wilson, Sonisini Goodrich & Rosati, Does Antitrust Have A Role to Play in Regulating Big Data?, Andres Lerner (2014) argues that claims of Big Data presenting competitive concerns are unsupported by real world evidence. In particular, Lerner argues that in practice the oft-cited “feedback loops” do

Big Tech Pro: Break-up hurts companies and the economy answers

Turn — Companies are worth more broken up Neil Rose, June 14, 2019,, Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook are ‘sith lords who started benign’: Galloway The titans of Silicon Valley aren’t going down without a fight. As calls to break up big tech grow louder, major players like Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB), and Google (GOOGL) are already cooking up plans to take on government regulators looking to

Big Tech Con: Answers to Big Tech Undermines Competition

Turn — Big tech fights monopolies by making it affordable for new, small businesses to advertise Tyler Cohen, June 13, 2019, Slate, Breaking Up Facebook Would Be a Big Mistake,, This essay is adapted from the recent book Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, published by St. Martin’s Press. Finally, the next time you are tempted to levy a charge of monopoly against Google or Facebook,