substantially increase development assistance!? you've gotta be crazy
Thu Jun 8 00:44:45 CDT 2000
I don't think the committee intends to lock the debate into only
quantitative increases. Increase is a term with both qualititative and
quantitative meanings. It would not be difficult for an aff to defend
both qualitative and quantitative improvements in ODA. Taking aid from
the AID and quantitatively increasing it would be defendable as topical.
An aff which only qualitatively reforms AID is much more problematic.
On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Michael Roston(the eminently practical) wrote:
> Topic committee!
> development assistance, especially administered by USAID, is a flawed and often ineffective
> means of improving conditions in Africa. Ede Warner and others have a great idea when
> they suggest that in debates about development assistance, we should not merely be taking
> more honey from the pot, but fixing the cracks in the vessel.
> Hijack the resolution! Make this resolution not merely about Africa, but also about programmatic
> reform within USAID. Changes in the way USAID provides assistance would be a great thing
> to debate about as it provides opportunities to speak more of the general American vision
> for how assistance should be provided to the world, which subsequently affects the entire
> donor community.
> For more thinking on this, including a resolution wording, please see my post entitled
> "Will the real development assistance resolution please step forward?" at the following
> eager to see what else the topic committee has to say. Sorry my nine-to-five for the
> summer prevents me from joining ya'll. Dr. Dave probably isn't sorry about this as I'd
> probably insist on crashing on his floor to save money.
> Michael Roston
> -wouldn't mind dancing with a bear before I die
> "You're prejudiced against anyone who is your age and smart
> and doing anything with their talent. You've never
> made soup and it depresses you, so you're anxious to
> say that it's tasteless. Your generation went to Paris
> and all they brought you was this lousy t-shirt.
> We all need to fucking grow up, you know?"
> -Polly Esther
> ProbeMail / http://www.probemail.com
#####LOCO IN LAWRENCE#####
More information about the Mailman