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Proposition: Sascha Leidecker (Wood River High School) vs. Opposition: hisano haruto (Shorin Global)

Judge: Min Seob Lee (Kyunghee University)

Resolution: This house believes that the borders of nation-states should not prevent the movement of refugees.

  • Sascha Leidecker
    Sascha Leidecker
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    hisano haruto
    hisano haruto
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    Posted at April 17, 2017 11:05:36AM EST by Sascha Leidecker

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    http://www.worldfinance.com/infrastructure-investment/government-policy/refugees-are-an-economic-benefit-not-burden-to-europe
    Matsangou, Elizabeth. "Refugees Are an Economic Benefit, Not Burden, to Europe." World Finance. N.p., 2 Nov. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

    Kollewe, Julia. "IMF Says Refugee Influx Could Provide EU Economic Boost." The Guardian. Guardian News and Media, 20 Jan. 2016. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jan/20/imf-refugee-influx-provide-eu-economic-boost

    Miles-Mojab, Donna. "Donna Miles-Mojab: Refugees and the Lottery of Life." NZ Herald, 17 Sept. 2015. Web. 4 Oct. 2015. .

    Posted at April 19, 2017 09:12:47AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at April 19, 2017 11:55:58PM EST by Sascha Leidecker

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    "Finding Jobs, Filling Vacancies and Building a Community: Silver Spring's Job Fair Is a Win - Win - Win." International Rescue Committee. Web. 06 Oct. 2015. <http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-silver-spring-md/finding-jobs-filling-
    vacancies-and-building-community-silver-springs->.

    Matsangou, Elizabeth. "Refugees Are an Economic Benefit, Not Burden, to Europe." World Finance. N.p., 2 Nov. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.sff

    Posted at April 20, 2017 07:21:43PM EST by hisano haruto

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    Posted at April 22, 2017 12:49:39AM EST by Sascha Leidecker

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    Submitted at April 23, 2017 11:17:56AM EST by Min Seob Lee

    Category Sascha Leidecker hisano haruto
    Use of evidence: 3.4 3.3
    Delivery skill: 3.5 3.5
    Coherence of arguments: 3.4 3.4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.6 3.4
    Identification of key points: 3.5 3.4
    Comments: These are some points what you could have been improved.

    1. How accepting refugees as workers can be beneficial to government budget? Welfare and pension issues from your opponent could have been used in your point if accepting refugees can really boost whole national economy. Be more strategic.

    2. Please don't do overtime especially in proposition closing speech. There are no more chance to your opponent to respond your over-time speech materials. Although I wrote the materials, I didn't use the materials to decide win/loss in this debate for fair decision.
    These are some points what you could have been improved.

    1. Although 'not all refugees will work', but if developed countries suffer low birth rate and lack of labor force, you could have explaining further why accepting refugees are not good way to solve the problems from proposition. Maybe describing who the refugees are can help to make your pension and welfare points more stronger.

    2. If you also provide why opening borders are not good way to help refugees, you could have providing more diverse perspectives in this debate.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Sascha Leidecker

    Reason for Decision:

    Although 'saving refugees from crisis' point was slightly touched by proposition, it seems like this debate mainly focused on economic benefit/cost of developed countries eventually.

    'Boost the economy' from proposition and 'opportunity costs like pension and welfare' from opposition were both fair points themselves. But when proposition side started this debate by saying 'low birth-rate' and 'lack of labor force' as context setting, oppositions response like 'not all refugees become workers' could only diminish the amount of benefit from proposition, not strong enough to blow away the point. It is because first, prop provided simple response that 'if refugees want to survive, they'll work', and second, when proposition didn't say they'll provide welfare but they'll provide jobs, it is opposition's burden why these refugees still need welfare and it'll become opportunity cost.

    Thank you very much for reading this decision.


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