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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Connor Harris (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology l) vs. Opposition: Joy Akiyama (Shorin Global)

Judge: Arturo Feliz (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

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  • Connor Harris
    Connor Harris

    Joy Akiyama
    Joy Akiyama
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    Posted at May 11, 2020 10:40:32AM EST by Connor Harris



    Kimberly Amadeo 03/13/2020 [20 years of corporate economic analysis],, Universal Healthcare in Different Countries, Pros and Cons of each,

    10/14/2019, Probability of dying per 1000 live Births,

    1/30/2020, University of Pennsylvania, Medicare for All: Comparison of financing options,

    Posted at May 13, 2020 04:41:56AM EST by Joy Akiyama



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 13, 2020 08:05:59PM EST by Connor Harris



    No new sources since last video

    Posted at May 15, 2020 04:42:21AM EST by Joy Akiyama



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 15, 2020 12:53:58PM EST by Connor Harris




    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at May 15, 2020 06:02:16PM EST by Arturo Feliz

    Category Connor Harris Joy Akiyama
    Use of evidence: 4.4 1.7
    Delivery skill: 3.5 2.3
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 2.4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.8 2.5
    Identification of key points: 4.1 2.7
    Comments: Connor Good use of evidence. Lots of impacts. Good warranting of your claims. I felt like the beginning of your closing speech was a bit rushed and time was wasted. Some claims were just good faith claims (no evidence) that I don't necessarily buy (Ex. "the government will develop tech to make it cheaper")

    Some really cool analysis like when you proposed that increased population could lower cost by spreading the cost among more.
    Joy Interesting point brought up about costs of covering the elderly. I do have a problem with this case. It's hard to buy. It's a bit cold.

    I liked your demeanor in round. Keep working hard. Warrant your claims a bit more. Explain to me more and you'll do better.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Connor Harris

    Reason for Decision:

    Proposition: Stick to your strengths in case. I buy life expectancy, productivity, infant death rate without need for evidence. Lower drug costs and GDP comparison will definitely require evidence.

    Opposition. Even if I'm willing to buy that it costs too much, it's hard to buy such a cold argument. Proposition argues that it's immoral to not do it just because it's expensive and I tend to agree.

    This kind of case is hard to make. I usually prefer trying to find a human harm/benefit to outweigh rather than putting numbers against lives.

    In the end I think prop's impacts were heavier and outweigh costs of the elderly, besides the fact that the implicit solution (to just let them die) is a bit harsh and cold.

    Good round!

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