Motions

Open Final

  • This House would prefer a world where the response to the financial crisis focused on assigning blame to and punishing individual instances of wrongdoing within the financial sector instead of blanket policies that attempted to reduce the total level of risk in the system, e.g. regulatory capital requirements, bans on proprietary trading, statutory underwriting standards for residential mortgages
  • Novice Final

  • Assuming that your partner would never find out, this House would not reveal infidelity
  • Open Semifinal

  • This House regrets the idolization of people considered to be "geniuses"
  • Novice Semifinal

  • This House, as the US, would withdraw all troops from the Korean peninsula in exchange for China agreeing to impose aggressive sanctions on North Korea
  • Open Quarterfinal

  • This House believes that South Africa should seize significant portions of land currently held by white South Africans and redistribute it to black South Africans
  • Round 6

  • This House would require the majority of companies' equity to be owned by sub-management level employees
  • Round 5

  • This House prefers a world in which everyone considers morality to be universal as opposed to a world in which everyone considers morality to be culturally specific
  • Round 4

  • This House, as India, would join the One Belt, One Road Initiative
  • Round 3

  • This House believes that US public authorities should tear down all public monuments to former slave owners
  • Round 2

  • This House believes that countries should invest political energies and monetary resources into regional organizations (e.g. African Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations) as opposed to global organizations (e.g. United Nations)
  • Round 1

  • Assuming the technology for men to bear children exists, this House would force the child-bearing partner in a couple to be chosen randomly