LMDIT 2008 ChaseCAFE 3/45
Read Me (Much More Important)
This aff is not really ready to run. It needs more work. The reason isbecause the mechanism I’ve been exploring for changing CAFE is alittle convoluted, and it takes time.Why is the aff so convoluted? Well, it would be a lot morestraightforward to just raise CAFE standards, but that aff seemsnext to impossible to win with. The counterplan in this file, forexample, is basically game over against an aff that raises standards.Plus, the DOT is raising the standards now anyways, that aff wouldn’t really even be inherent (which is not as flashy andwinnable as slicy-dicy counterplans, but the point remains – largestructural problems with the aff).So, I wanted to find a way to alter the CAFE act that didn’t involveraising standards, so the current standards raises could be used asDA non-uniques. This means that the aff is much more strategic, butalso more convoluted and requires more work to maintain.Is that tradeoff worth it? Your decision. But I’m almost positive someteams will read CAFE this year, so at least the neg business in hereshould be real good for you.If you do decide you want to read this aff, you should track downMichigan State University’s cites for their version, which should beon the free and open college cite wiki somewhere. Since I figuredyou would be able to do that yourselves, I haven’t made any effortto locate their cites, I’ve only done original stuff.By the way, I haven’t included any net benefits for the CP in hereexcept the case stuff – I figure you should have plenty of econ andpolitics files to work from, the arguments are straightforward.P.S. The ethanol advantage is that changing the way we makeethanol is good, which is why the Bader card works with the aff despite the fact that it’s just ethanol bad (he clearly assumes thesquo – the card above Bader explains a distinction between tech andnon-tech methods of production.
come on, come on, sign up, come on, this one’s nothing like vietnamexcept for the bullets, except for the bombs, except for the youth that’s gone