SAMPLE: Position Statements
prostitution will put an extra burden on our already strained
healthcare system resulting in decreased disposable income, loss
of human capital, and ultimately a depressed GDP.
prostitution will improve women's health and result in lower
costs of healthcare ultimately leading to increased disposable
income. Legalization of prostitution will also increase jobs,
expand commerce, and lead to an increase in GDP and tax revenue.
Topic: Fat Tax
CON: A fat tax will
negatively effect the aggregate economy
by placing undo burden on
households and firms.
PRO: Imposing a Fat Tax
would promote healthier lifestyles in America
resulting in increased
Topic: Diesel verse Hybrid
Diesel: In spite of
seemingly prohibitive up-front costs, using diesel-powered
engines will have
vast positive long-range
economic effects - on both an individual and an aggregate level.
Hybrid: The expansion of
the automotive industry to include hybrid cars
will help improve economic
growth within the U.S.
Topic: Extending Unemployment
unemployment benefits for 20 weeks
would be detrimental to the
labor force and the economy.
unemployment benefits an additional 20 weeks will bolster the
in a variety of ways including
increased confidence, spending, productivity, and economic
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