DEBATE TOPICS

 

The assignment is to split into teams of no more than two to a side, one side pro and the other side con. Debate one of the following questions. Note: Your presentations should reference articles from either the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times.

 

1. In what manner and to what extent should the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution limit federal involvement in the economy?

2. Should the federal government limit through antitrust regulation those corporate activities that tend toward reduced market competition (e.g., mergers, monopoly, pricing constraints, or other anticompetitive practices)?

3. In what manner and to what extent should the federal government regulate the securities, credit, and banking industries in the U.S.?

4. In what manner and to what extent should the role of government be simply to protect property versus promote the general welfare of the community?

5. Should management of fiscal policy (i.e., aggregate levels of taxation and spending) be placed under the control of a board similar in design to the Federal Reserve Board?

6. Should the Federal Reserve Board be made more accountable to the president and democratic institutions?

7. Should the federal government be required to maintain a balanced budget, as is currently required in most of the fifty states?

8. Should the U.S. do more to regulate pollution that causes global warming?

9. Should the U.S. more strongly regulate various types of discrimination against women, the elderly, minorities, and the handicapped?

10. Should the U.S. use more social programs to assure a minimum standard of living for all Americans?

11. Should the U.S. support labor and working people by mandating a minimum wage indexed annually to inflation?

 


 

 

Date and DebateTopic

Date

9/21

9/28

10/5

10/5

10/19

10/26

11/2

11/9

11/16

11/21

11/30

 

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Name

Tenth

Amend

Anti-trust

Banking/

Credit

Property/

Welfare

Fiscal Policy

Monetary

Policy

Deficits/

Debt

Global Warming

Discrimination

Social

Welfare

Labor

Al-Muaber

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Baray

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Bronold

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burman

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Childres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Claros

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clemons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Cruz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Cuellar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Ernand

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gohmert

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gomez

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gonzales-Hernandez

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hernandez

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karnes

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landaverde

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Lara

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Martin

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martinez

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

McCuskey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Mendelsohn

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orimoto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pocock

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

Rivas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Sheppard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Singhoff

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swords

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Tongate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Wise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Wright

 

 

 

 

X