Camp Coverage of Poverty Topic
August 22 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
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July 13 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
After a discussion with Michael Antonucci, I have created a “T rubric” through which I will attempt to classify cases that will be discussed in a lecture in the morning on cases that have been written at camps to date.
1) Cases that increase social services through programs that are exclusively designed for those living below the federal poverty level.
Prisons?, PO Boxes for the homeless (people w/o perm address), Runaway homeless, vehicle asset test, unaccompanied minors, Community Block Grants.
July 13 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
July 11 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
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June 26 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
These are articles you may wish to track down and cut...
CASS R. SUNSTEIN, THE SECOND BILL OF RIGHTS: FDR'S UNFINISHED REVOLUTION AND WHY WE NEED IT MORE THAN EVER 149-71 (2004).
Paul Craig Roberts, John M. Olin Fellow – Institute for Political Economy, and Senior Research Fellow – Hoover Institution, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, “Reconsideration of the Welfare State”, 142:3, September, 1998,
Edward Romar, Lecturer in Management – U. Mass. Boston College of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, “Noble Markets: The Noble/Slave Ethic in Hayek’s Free Market Capitalism”, 85:57-66, 2009, Springer
Rights Malthus Answers
Henk Folmer and Theunis Piersma, Dept. Spacial Sciences and Dept. Econ. – U. Groningen, Conservation Biology, “Ecological and Environmental Policies versus a Steady State Economy in Times of Crisis”, 2007, 21:5, 1136-1137
June 21 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
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June 02 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
Overhaul the Census: Inner cities and homeless areas and the people that live in them are unconstitutionally and reprehensibly deprived of social services as well as political representation because of the way the Census is carried out. Basically Republicans have argued that the U.S. Constitution requires a hand count (literally counting each person). The reason for this is that Census counters will not work in ‘dangerous’ neighborhoods and they only focus on addresses. This results in massive undercounting of urban areas and therefore fewer districts and votes are apportioned to those areas. That benefits Republicans who almost only ever win in rural and suburban areas. It also has the effect of making it seem as if there are half as many people in the ghetto and on the streets making it easier to cut welfare budgets and social service programs.
The plan would change the census process to use sampling and increase funding for social workers to count homeless and other marginalized communities.
This is a great policy case.
First, it has already been proposed by Obama so the politics link is non-unique. Also it results in crushing the Republican party. This means that every politics scenario ever that said Republicans are bad (Abortion rights, Population Control Internationally, NMD, Bombing NK, etc) are add-ons to the case.
Second, raising the visibility of poverty and how widespread (showing there is twice as much of it) is essential to coping with the endemic nature of poverty. Poverty destroys the sustainability of the U.S. economy not because we have to pay for it. Welfare in fact costs very little even if we actually paid it to everyone who deserved the services. The costs of poverty are in the under-education and utilization of increasing percentages of the U.S. population which destroys U.S. competitiveness.
Third, modeling. Brazil, India, France, and many other countries currently model the United States carceral approach rather than an assimilation approach to poverty. While this may not cause war in the United States in places like Brazil, India, and other developing nations it is creating a recipe for catastrophic civil wars as well as providing the ungovernable centers for terrorism and international crime. All of these things lead to nuclear war.
Fourth, Prison-Industrial-Complex: We are incarcerating more and more people every year. In addition to the profound racial biases in these sky rocketing rates that are destroying the U.S. economy and threat us with living in a police state. In part this accomplished because people in prisons are counted as part of the rural mostly white communities where the prisons are built not as residents of the neighborhoods where they are taken from. This means that small, white, and mostly well off communities get their own political districts, more representation, and more government resources while those in prisons are denied the vote and deny their home communities of a political voice and vital resources. This results in virtually no democratic control over super-max and other privatized prisons and destroys the communities trying to resist the mass incarceration of black and latino men while increasing the incentive of communities to built and house prisons for financial and political reasons.
CP to just increase social services is not effective for two reasons:
1. CP doesnt solve the visibility claim that people in the United States drastically underestimate the number of poor people. Changing this visibility key to political will and investment to end poverty.
2. CP doesnt solve politics or the economy. A. Drastically increasing welfare is overwhelming less popular than changing the census. This counterplans links a lot more to politics. B. There is not an infinite amount of money. We are broke and printing money as it is. Therefore dumping resources where they are not needed rather than targeting the areas with the most poverty (the location of which we do not know because of the faulty census) is the only way to end poverty with crushing the U.S. economy.
June 02 2009 by Stefan Bauschard
Camps have started releasing what arguments they are working on. Our first post comes from Jarius Grove @ UT:
Homeless Homes affirmative: The homeless are denied squatters rights as well as claims to dwellings on public lands. This leads to frequent harassment by police officers and the inability of the homeless to form communities and protect themselves from violence. Please consider watching part of this documentary Dark Days that follows a group of homeless that made a settlement in an abandoned subway line in New York City.
This affirmative will claim to challenge the notion of public and private, home and homeless that is used to justify systemic racism and violence at both the national and global level. As the blogger subtopia has recently noted the government has used public space both at home and in Iraq to declare war on the most vulnerable. Everything from Traffic barricades to benches that cant be slept on are used to move and eradicate those who cannot make a claim on a space as home.
Check out Subtopia for more great articles on homelessness, the city, and war.
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