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Hey all,

 

My partner and I just cut a Broadband aff (advantages competitiveness with heg & econ, democracy and AI/singularity) and are working on the 2AC blocks. Nobody on our circuit runs broadband, so I'm curious what are some common arguments run against broadband that we should look out for.

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T - social service and your normal arguments against hedge,econ etc...

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I don't know if its a common argument, but I would want to be ready for:

a) capitalism K

B) foucault/biopower K

c) realism/threat con K

d) coersion/libertarianism K

e) technology bad K (possibly with an anthro or deep eco angle)

f) state bad judge K

 

As well as:

politics

military recruitment (this could get pretty good inroads into your hege story)

 

Counterplans:

states counterplan

consult counterplan (probably japan or NATO)

executive order counterplan

courts counterplan (???)

 

Oh...and that topicality argument above seems pretty devastating.

 

There was an earlier thread right after camp on this issue--although based on what people could run.

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Coercion is worth distinguishing from the generics Nathan listed. I don't know exactly why, but at least four or five 2NRs against the broadband aff that I've judged have come down to "charity/free market squo solves" and the Coercion K.

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Hey all,

 

My partner and I just cut a Broadband aff (advantages competitiveness with heg & econ, democracy and AI/singularity) and are working on the 2AC blocks. Nobody on our circuit runs broadband, so I'm curious what are some common arguments run against broadband that we should look out for.

 

Having read a Broadband Aff on the national circuit for the entire year, hopefully I can be of service.

 

Here are the most common positions my partner and I have run into:

 

T-Social Workers

T-Federal Poverty Line (since most mechanisms for broadband, like Lifeline+Linkup, use super-percentages)

States CP

Video-Franchising CP (you can find this in the Georgetown Debate Seminar neg)

State-based Video-Franchising CP (this might be on GBS DT's wiki since they read this against us, not sure though)

Free Market CP

Tax Credit CP

Coercion

Politics - Obama Good (the amount of literature on broadband policies being unpopular/controversial is overwhelming)

Inflation

 

In retrospect, I can understand why the above list won't be helpful, since most aren't case specific, given how shitty neg ground is on this topic. Here are a few bad case turns you might need to be prepared for:

 

Broadband increases pornography use, which leads to rape.

Broadband leads to cyber-terrorism.

Broadband leads to more government control on internet forums that promote freedom of speech, killing democracy.

Broadband causes more e-waste, collapsing biodiversity.

 

Most of the case defense I've heard probably won't help you, since your advantages differ from ours mostly. We also have an econ advantage, but our internal links may or may not be different than yours.

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Be prepared for

 

Status Quo solves case

Public Places CP (solves for pornagraphy and rape)

Hacker Discourse K, (usually a net benefit to this cp)

 

Those are what we ran against Broadband

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Video-Franchising CP (you can find this in the Georgetown Debate Seminar neg)

State-based Video-Franchising CP (this might be on GBS DT's wiki since they read this against us, not sure though)

Free Market CP

Tax Credit CP

These are all different mechanisms for a free-market CP.

 

Also, be smart with your plantext, although some people will most likely whine like babies.

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These are all different mechanisms for a free-market CP.

 

Yes, hence why I listed them separately. The term "Free Market CP" would refer to cp's that straight up repeal all federal government broadband policies and allow for full privitization.

 

Also, be smart with your plantext, although some people will most likely whine like babies.

 

This applies to any aff...

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When people run a Free market CP on me, I just Counter-K them with a Cap K.... Its awesome!

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When people run a Free market CP on me, I just Counter-K them with a Cap K.... Its awesome!

 

That doesn't sound very strategic, considering your aff probably links to Cap...

 

In the context of broadband, the Free Market CP doesn't really solve. First, the status quo disproves solvency. The free market (telecomm companies) already control most means of broadband penetration, and such efforts aren't reaching low-income areas because it's more profitable to target higher-income areas. Second, most advantages (bioterror, econ, AI, etc.) are pretty dependent on a government-based mechanism.

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They have to prove a link on capitalism, and you just read social servies are socialist, thats what we read. It doesn't take that much to no link on a cap K.

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Thanks for all the help guys (especially AK-47)!

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Hey all,

 

My partner and I just cut a Broadband aff (advantages competitiveness with heg & econ, democracy and AI/singularity) and are working on the 2AC blocks. Nobody on our circuit runs broadband, so I'm curious what are some common arguments run against broadband that we should look out for.

 

I read broadband, and i read them with those exact same advantages for the first few tournaments (now i read it with human rights, poverty and AI advantages)

 

T: get a good T file, and make sure you meet all the regular T arguments in your plan text.

Disads: There are a ton of possibe add ons that you could read for broadband, and add ons are the best way for me to answere disads.

50 states CPs: natives need computers, only usfg has control over reservations. If they say states and reservations, say that any USFG action still links to the net benefits.

Ks: I read a HR advantage to respond to Ks, theres plenty of evidence out there to support a good HR advantage.

plus AI solves everything

Also, think "access." Broadband access solves a lot. If they read foucalt with a genealogy alt, read a card that says that broadband will allow people to study genealogy.

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