Topicality-Incentive A. Interpretation Incentive-a positive motivational influence (dictionary.


B. Violation The affirmative offers a disincentive to fossil fuels. This isn’t a positive motivational influence, and is therefore not an incentive.

C. Standards 1. Effects T. The aff removes a disincentive. This action on face isn’t topical, because there’s no way of knowing whether this disincentive will encourage action. 2. Extra T. The aff claims advantages from offering a disincentive. This falls outside of the topic and must be rejected. Additionally, they negate the resolution by being extra-T because they prove it insufficient. 3. Ground-we lose valuable ground because we can’t run things such as spending, because they don’t actually increase incentives. Spending is key to negative ground, because it’s the most real-world disad and is heavily applicable to this topic. 4. Predictable Limits-The aff explodes the topic to allow for disincentive cases to be topical. We can’t possibly be ready for disincentives in addition to incentives.

D. Voters 1. Competitive Equity-preserve the fairness of debate and vote on T. 2. Jurisdiction-not in your jurisdiction to vote for a non-T aff. 3. Apriori-topicality comes first in the round. Even if we lose everything else, you still vote on T.

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