Counterplans NoteOpportunity CostsForgoing the opportunity of doing something elseWhy run a counterplan?Because the negative cant always say that the status quo is idealAccomplish as much of the aff as possible, while avoiding saying the aff is badAll aff plans are considered offenseD/A is offense, neg defense is status quoCounterplans suck up the aff’s offenseCounterplans also test the aff’s internal linksBy contesting the affirmative’s idea that their plan is the only solution.Obtain more net benefits.Net Benefits: A disadvantage that applies to the plan and not the counterplanBASIC TYPES OF COUNTER PLANSAdvantage Counterplan: A counterplan that solves the affirmative’sadvantages while remaining separate from the plan. Net Benefit =disadvantage to the planPlan-Inclusive Counterplan (Pick): A counterplan that includes the entire planexcept a very small part and states that that small part is bad. Net Benefit =disadvantage to that small partAgent Counterplan: Does the action of the Aff but with a different agentConditions Counterplan: Does the plan only if a certain condition is met. NetBenefit = The condition.Consult Counterplan: Does the plan only if a certain outside party says yes.Net Benefit = The act of consulting. So in the fast food example, lets only goto taco bell if we consult NATO and they say yes.Counterplan competitionNet benefit to the counterplan is a disadvantage to the plan and not just anadvantage to itself.