THS the embrace of independence oriented cultures e.g. Honjok Culture
Honjok culture originated in South Korea and encourages people to embrace solitude and independence. This looks like the increase of single person households, changing attitudes towards romance, family and a move away from communal activities.
THBT history curricula should be structured around the lives of ordinary individuals, as opposed to leaders/icons/politicians/the elite.
The motion for this round has not been released.
THO the ideal that one ought sacrifice themselves for the greater good.
THW grant places (cities, states etc.) image rights over their representation in commercial works.
Image rights are the authority to license who and how an image is used, and the ability to negotiate fees for it's portrayal
THS Western universities setting up campuses in authoritarian states (e.g. NYU in UAE, Nottingham in China) etc.
THS the existence of female vigilante groups (i.e the Gulabi Gang, Red Brigade) in developing nations.
The Gulabi Gang, is a Vigilante group which originated in Uttar Pradesh, India- with most members coming from lower castes and income backgrounds. Formed as a response to the widespread domestic abuse & violence against women in the nation, it features mostly women members but has some male members. The group uses public shaming, outcry and occasionally battery against those accused of crimes against women.
THBT Progressive Prosecutors do more harm than good to the progressive movement.
Progressive prosecutors, as they are generally known, have been elected on platforms that included abandoning cash bail, declining low-level charges, not pursuing marijuana cases and closely scrutinising police conduct, in efforts to reform a system that they say over-incarcerates and disproportionately punishes poor, minority communities.
This House Believes That re-incarnation is better for the individual than an eternal after-life.
For the purposes of this debate, an eternal after-life is one wherein after your physical death your conscience survives in some form for eternity, whereas with re-incarnation the sub-conscious of the deceased individual is transferred to a newly born individual.
THBT the US should prioritise democracy promotion (i.e. actively fund resistance groups, provide media attention & political backing etc.) in Eastern Europe as an official foreign policy objective.
THO the narrative that experiencing the original version of a work of art is unique to the appreciation of that work.
THW prefer Bail In's as opposed to Bail Outs as a means of Economic Recovery from the Coronavirus Pandemic.
A bail-in provides relief to a financial institution by the institution (i.e. a bank) using the money of its unsecured creditors, including depositors and bondholders, to restructure their capital so it can stay afloat. In effect, the institution is allowed to convert its debt into equity for the purpose of increasing its capital requirements. A bailout, however, involves the rescue of a financial institution by external parties, typically governments, using taxpayers’ money for funding. Bailouts help to prevent creditors from taking on losses while bail-ins mandate creditors to take losses.
THW convert marriages into renewable contracts with agreed upon terms and conditions that are revisited every few years.
THW abolish all ZOs in the United States of America
A zoning ordinance (ZO) is a rule that defines how property in specific geographic zones can be used. ZOs detail whether specific geographic zones are acceptable for residential, industrial, or commercial purposes. ZOs may also regulate lot size, placement, density, and the height of structures. ZOs are typically created and enforced by regional governments (cities, municipalities, villages etc.) and exist alongside environmental regulations.