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In August 2019, Ethos will begin publishing and selling high-quality briefs on the NSDA Public Forum (PF) and Lincoln-Douglas (LD) topics. We’ve recruited some outstanding researchers and are looking forward to what we can bring you!

What Makes Ethos Different?

We realize there’s a lot of other brief publishing companies out there. As a former NSDA debater, I know them all. So why should you look into Ethos?

  1. High-Quality Sources – We’re bringing you analysis from think-tanks, economic journals, peer-reviewed publications. And we’re not leaving you in the dark by just giving you cards; we tell you how to use these arguments in the round.
  2. Key Strategy Notes – Interspersed between carefully cut cards are strategy notes which give advice on how you should deploy certain arguments or important points to emphasize.
  3. Unique Topic Analyses – We don’t break down the topic in just one way. In fact, we take a look at the major areas of argument clash, give you a deeper understanding of the material, and provide tips for winning with certain arguments, providing you with topic-specific and translatable skills.
  4. Lots of Evidence – Each Ethos brief will be packed with 100-150 pages of solid topic analyses, evidence, and strategy notes from a variety of sources.
  5. Input-Based Briefs – In each brief will be a link to a survey where you can tell us what you think about the brief and what you want to see in future briefs (e.g. specific argumentation, impact calculus, topic analyses, etc.) We want to produce a product that evolves and adapts with you.

NSDA March PF Brief Release

We’re committed to excellence and want you to see what we are going to consistently be putting out next year. That’s why we’re releasing a massive brief for you in less than a week – for free!

Resolved: The United States should promote the development of market-rate housing.

You’ll have access to 120 pages worth of research, arguments, and analysis to give you a leg up at local tournaments, districts, states, national qualifying, and TOC bid tournaments! We’re hard at work, but here’s an overview of what you’ll get:

  1. Topic Analyses – Debating Housing Case Studies, Debating Economics, Debating Obligations, Morality, and Themes, Debating Stakeholders: Low-Income and Minority Individuals
  2. Economics – Supply and Demand, Affordability, the Macroeconomy, Price Filtering, Land Usage
  3. Social Issues – Poverty, Inequality, Wealth Gap, Crime, Displacement, Gentrification
  4. Background and Politics – Alternatives, Rent-Control, Vouchers, Inclusionary Zoning, Political Barriers, Local Government

Excited? Well we’ve got 100+ pages of topic analyses and evidence for you here!

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