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Knowing that this probably doesn't exist, does anyone have any cards that discredit the Cato Institute? Any help would be welcome.

 

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Brian

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simple broad-spectrum "discrediting" of the cato institute wont get you far. EVERY think tank works to serve its own ends... because the think tanks are, in the end, political. they are a key segment of the entire lobbying industry as the lobbyists frequently use the think tank reports as their propoganda. as such, the reports are written in biased point of view in order to reassert their existence as a player in the political game.

 

you need specific answers to the aff which suggest that the actual analysis done by the cato institute is flawed, and the flaws are representative of their brand of analysis, tainted by political propoganda.

 

for example, say the aff were to advocate the decreased use of fossil fuels to combat global warming, citing a CATO study in the process. the neg must indict the study, not the CATO institute. indict the study as not incorporating the environmental cost of replacement technologies which, when manufactured, create more emissions than energy production on a lifetime basis. this in return, illustrates the political bias which permeates the CATO studies which is why the judge ignores the CATO evidence entirely.

if you were to simply brand the CATO institute as being bad, it makes no significant claim on the CATO's analysis... because EVERY think tank is biased.

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