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15 Mar 2013
industrialization | infrastructure | role of government | Rural | Urbanization | Economic policy | Immigration | Society | Economy
Urbanisation is what once formed civilisation. When we as a species transitioned from living in small communities that were dedicated to farming and small...
7 Feb 2013
Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Freedom of speech | history | holocaust denial | Internet censorship | role of government
The Holocaust was one of the most terrible acts of mass slaughter the world has ever known. Historians around the world have reached a consensus as to what,...
27 Nov 2012
Advertising | childhood obesity | diet | marketing | obesity | role of government | Media | Television | Weight | Culture | Health
The promotion of the body beautiful, some would say the 'obsession' with it, has become a cause for concern in recent years. Arguably this has always...
This House believes that Europe should weaken its austerity measures to guarantee its citizens greater social support.
8 May 2012
Austerity | economics | economy | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | financial crisis | Fiscal Compact | Growth | role of government | Society | Spending | TAX | welfare | Economic policy | Employment | Eurozone crisis | Finance | Tax | Economy
On Saturday 5th May the French and Greeks went to the polls and both countries voted against austerity. In France President Sarkozy became the 11th European...
23 Mar 2012
Austerity | Deficit | economics | European financial crisis | EUROPEAN UNION | Eurozone | National Debt | role of government | Economic policy | Eurozone crisis | Economy
Governments often face a dilemma wherein the public wants more services but also to pay less tax. Both are beneficial to the nation’s economy; the more a...
2 Mar 2012
funding | higher education | role of government | State | university | Government | University | Education
Nearly every country in the developed world, and more and more in the developing world, provide free primary and secondary education. Such education is...
22 Feb 2012
Big State | Government spending | ideology | Politics | role of government | Small State | TAX | welfare | Economic policy | Government | Political philosophy | Tax | Philosophy | Economy
The issue of big versus small government is a significant in the election campaigns of many countries – and has recently been the subject of many hysterical...
22 Feb 2012
Austerity | central bank | Deficit | economics | Keynes | monetarism | National Debt | role of government | Stimulus | supply side | Economic policy | Finance | Tax | Economy
The debt of the United states at the time of writing is approaching $15 Trillion by many measures and growing quickly (8 November 2011). However, that only...
21 Feb 2012
retirement | role of government | Social Security | United States of America | welfare | Economic policy | Family | Society | Economy
In the US, Social Security is a social insurance program officially called "Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance" (OASDI), in reference to its three...
21 Feb 2012
American Jobs Act | democrats | economy | Obama | role of government | Stimulus | United States | Economic policy | Employment | Economy
The American Jobs Act was written by the Obama Administration and unveiled in a high-profile speech by the President before a joint session of Congress on...
Toader Mateoc, this year's Spirit Award for Coaches winner, talks to us about the award and the Youth Forum in Mexico.The Spirit Awards, awarded...
In recent years I posted a series of "preparing for worlds" articles that were taken from a guide to Worlds style debating. I'm not going to repost...