ONE AFFIRMATIVE and ONE NEGATIVE BRIEF on MINIMUM WAGE or alternative topic.
BRIEFS SHOULD INCLUDE
“TAG” or CLAIM: WHAT DOES THE QUOTE SAY? WHAT’S THE ARGUMENT?
OPTIONAL: FOR FILING, AFF? NEG? ISSUE (DISAD? SIGNIF?)
Weakness invites aggression: SIGNIF / INHER
Elizabeth Freund Larus. JUNE 2021 TAIWAN INSIGHT
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington
https://taiwaninsight.org/2021/06/12/is-it-time-to-relinquish-taiwan/ (Links to an external site.)
In his April 2021 Foreign Affairs article “Washington Is Avoiding the Tough Questions on Taiwan and China,” international relations scholar Charles Glaser asks whether it is time for the United States to relinquish maritime hegemony in the Asia-Pacific. He concludes that Washington should retrench those areas that would be unacceptably costly in terms of lives and treasure to defend. One of those places is Taiwan. This determination method is reminiscent of Dean Acheson’s 1950 “perimeter speech.” He excluded South Korea and Taiwan from the US defensive perimeter in East Asia in the early years of the Cold War. Stalin and Mao were watching, and we know how the story on the Korean peninsula ended.
MINWAGE Links to an external site.NO NET GAIN…… WOULD KILL 1.3 MILL JOBS !!! (DISAD)
John W. Diamond Sept. 9, 2019 BAKER INSTITUTE BLOG
(Center for Public Finance at the Baker Institute)
CBO’s median estimates show that the number of workers below the poverty threshold in 2025 would only fall by 1.3 million with a higher minimum wage. This indicates that the policy does not appear to be well targeted in terms of reducing poverty partly because, as CBO reports, 42% of low-wage workers are in families with incomes of more than three times the poverty level. In addition, the CBO projects that 1.3 million workers would lose their jobs under the median estimates, with job losses ranging from about zero to 3.7 million under CBO’s low and high estimates.