Table of Contents
Contact Intelligent Life
Criminalize Strong AI
End of History
Nuke the USA
Regret Financial Literacy Classes
Reign in Hell or Serve in Heaven
Pay Reparations for Slavery
Universal Basic Income
R1: THW allow states to use mercenary forces in combat roles in active military operations.
R2: THW would prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant.
R3: THBT all states should collectively aggregate and evenly distribute all revenue from mineral wealth globally on a per capita basis.
R4: THB that governments with racially diverse populations should never record the ethnic or racial background of their residents.
R5: THB the US should withdraw from East Asia and cede regional hegemony to China.
R6: THBT states should adopt sunset clauses that legally force them to review and either re-authorize or revise their constitutions every generation.
R7: TH supports stronger collective bargaining rights and protections rather than legislated labor market regulations (e.g., wage levels and working conditions).
R8: THBT the creation of feminist icons and their cults of personality are good for the feminist movement.
R9: THBT that criminal punishments should be based only on the offenders’ culpability rather than the damages caused by the criminal act or other outcomes derived from the punishment.
Partial Octofinal: TH regrets mainstream, commercial films that depict historical subjugation and/or crimes against humanity.
Octofinal: TH would nationalize all systemically important financial institutions, such as banks and insurance companies.
ESL Quarterfinal: THW prefer a world in which extremely wealthy people in Western liberal states donate excess money to their governments rather than to charities.
Quarterfinal: TH supports the establishment of a Black secessionary state within the territory of the United States, the founding of which is supported by the American government.
EFL Semifinal: TH would retrospectively criminalise excessively risky management practises for economically significant corporations and prosecute the executives responsible for them.
ESL Semifinal: THB the West should prioritize stability over exporting democracy in foreign policy.
Semifinal: THBT non-western countries who were once colonized, when fabricating the material culture of national identity (anthems, street names, holidays, flag, etc.) should privilege pre colonial history and notions of indigeneity over themes of anti colonial resistance.
EFL Final: THB that campaigners for refugee protection should not use pictures displaying the graphic suffering of refugees as part of their advocacy.
ESL Final: TH supports the decline of the nations-state’s power in an increasingly globalized world.
Final: THB that the world’s poor would be justified in pursuing complete Marxist revolution.