Released: Filed Under: Stoa Policy
Summary: Some Affirmatives are likely to run cases this year that are non-topical because they don’t understand the difference between “monetary policy” and “fiscal policy.” These are two distinct policies, and allowing this already immensely broad resolution to be opened up even further to cover fiscal policy is absurdly abusive to Negative teams. Note: Just because a plan claims to cut the federal deficit, that by itself doesn’t make it fiscal policy (untopical). It depends on how the deficit reduction is achieved. If the plan mandates deficit reduction, it’s fiscal policy and not topcal. If the plan changes monetary policy and this change then results in a beneficial effect on the deficit, that’s topical and this brief would not apply.
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Coach Vance debated in National Forensic League debate while in high school from 1979-1982. In college, he judged at high school NFL tournaments in North Carolina. A homeschooling dad himself, he realized the growing potential and benefit of homeschool debate and switched over to coaching homeschoolers a couple years later. In 2001, he helped Chris Jeub with bringing The Blue Book to a more advanced level. He has been co-authoring Blue Book ever since.