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Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons (evidence)


Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons (outline)

Theory/Topicality States means all statesStates means at least two statesStates means one stateLAWS means all LAWSLAWS means some LAWSLethal — kill humans/non-humans Advantages DeontologyDignity — non-human killing No proportionalityNon-human killingNon-human killing makes war more likelyLAWS are not accountable Violations human rights law/international law (IHL and IL generally are both good) Human rights impacts — dignity, massacres, autonomy Arms racesNuclear escalation China-US conflict (one plan has both the US and China

Resolved: States ought to ban lethal autonomous weapons (bibliography)

General Morality The Ethics & Morality of Robotic Warfare: Assessing the Debate over Autonomous Weapons (2016). This article reviews the major moral objections to autonomous weapons systems. The Ethics of Acquiring Disruptive Technologies Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Weapons, and Decision Support Systems (2018) An Ethical Analysis of the Case for Robotic Weapons Arms Control (2019). While the use of telerobotic and semi-autonomous weapons systems hasbeen enthusiastically embraced by politicians and militaries


Job Guarantee Economy Advantage (AFF)

High levels of unemployment triggering a recession. Employment levels are the best measure of economic strength Barone, 10-18, 20, Robert Barone, Ph.D. is a Georgetown educated economist. He is a financial advisor at Four Star Wealth Advisors., Forbes, The Real Recession Is Just Starting The best gauge of economic health is employment, and, on that front, the news is not good. New unemployment claims continue at well over +1.2

Debt/Deficits Disadvantage Answers

Congress can fiat spending on anything it wants Dr. Stephanie Kelton, 2020, Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and academic. She is currently a professor at Stony Brook University[1] and a Senior Fellow at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research[2]. She was formerly a professor at the University of Missouriā€“Kansas City.[3] She also served as an advisor to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential


The United States ought to provide a federal jobs guarantee (bibliography PLUS evidence)

General Job Guarantee @ Wikipedia  What Is the ā€œFederal Jobs Guaranteeā€ and What Are People Saying About It? (2019) Progressives are lining up behind a jobs guaranteeā€”but leaving the details for later. (2018) Would a federal jobs guarantee be good for the economy? (2020) Pro We Need a Jobs Guarantee Now More Than Ever (2020) A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality (2020) Harvard Government Professor


Resolved: When in Conflict, Public health ought to be prioritized over individual liberty (bib and evidence)

All contents are free to all registered users COVID-19 Forced isolation may be the only way to stop the virusĀ  Does Personal Freedom Endanger Public Health? Coronavirus Could Infect Privacy And Civil Liberties Forever The Clash Between Emergency Powers and Individual Rights During COVID-19 Pandemic Beyond liberty: social values and public health ethics in responses to COVID-19 A balance between liberty and safety during a pandemic Disease Control, Civil Liberties,


Resolved: In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory

  General Universal voting: Your questions, our answers 13 strongest pros and cons of compulsory voting *Should Voting Be Compulsory? Democracy and the Ethics of Voting *What would happen if America made voting mandatory? *Should the US force people to vote? Yeah or Neah? Election 2020 Low-income Americans could help oust Trump ā€” if they show up Election Fraud The coming American electoral crisisĀ  Democracy The Fragile Republic: American Democracy