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Tasks / Emulate Congress

Hold a discussion or debate, but only in accordance with a formal timing system.

6 to 15 players
15 points
Level 1
Created by Spidere

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posted by Pixie on June 20th, 2010 9:41 PM

and know at least two formal forms

Also, Lincoln look up policy debate if you want to take this to the limit

Also, six players are too many for most collegeic or highschool styles (they use two or one person per side, so 2-4 might be better)

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posted by teucer on June 21st, 2010 12:39 PM

I am guessing Lincoln will wow us all with his spreading prowess.

I still have my Mead '92 memorized, but I'd be surprised if the recession hasn't led to some damn good answers to that one.

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posted by LSK on December 27th, 2010 11:53 AM

The failure to develop an international system to hedge against the possibility of worldwide depression will open their eyes to their folly. Hundreds of millions-billions-of people around the world have pinned their hopes on the international market economy. They and their leaders have embraced market principles-and drawn closer to the West-because they believe that our system can work for them. But what if it can't? What if the global economy stagnates, or even shrinks? In that case, we will face a new period of international conflict: South against North, rich against poor. Russia. China. India - these countries with their billions of people and their nuclear weapons will pose a much greater danger to world order than Germany and Japan did in the 1930's.

Yes, I did debate too. Policy is really most fun you can have doing an activity that doesn't make sense.

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posted by teucer on December 27th, 2010 3:33 PM

Heh, a classic. Although on my squad we always started with "What if the global economy stagnates..." and left out the early bits.

Man, I remember the time somebody tried running a Malthus disad on us that actually used cards from "Malthus '70-something" about how we might start seeing the effects of the dire issues he warned of as soon as the next thirty years. We had fun with clarifying the date on that one in cross-ex.

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posted by Dzoshua Trofimovich on July 22nd, 2011 2:10 AM

question: does mock trial work for this?

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posted by Dzoshua Trofimovich on July 22nd, 2011 1:25 PM

I'm a CXer. Just a warning, I may run timecube K if it gets boring :P

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posted by relet 裁判長 on July 24th, 2011 8:58 AM

Please take care of the content of the messages you convey, not only the form.


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