We here at Ethos know that many of our customers find the lengthy “generics” one of the better features of Ethos because they can apply powerfully to so many cases. Others, however, struggle finding these applicable and sometimes are left in the middle of a round with nothing to say.
Our solution: The Ethos Strategy Guide.
The Guide will be coming out in our next update (somewhere during competitive season, hopefully February-ish) and features our commentary on how to attack different cases and arguments. We focus on applying generic arguments to tear down cases through logic and background topical knowledge. If there are any cases or arguments on which you’d like some strategy advice, comment here!
Attached is an example of this guide from NATO year.
Anyhow, below = Contents of Update 1
Farm Subsidies PRO
Free Trade CON
Limited Gov PRO (big gov CON)
Medical Tourism Neg
Rain Water Harvesting Neg
Water PUPS Neg
Sanctions CON (different than the other one)
And a bonus feature: we blocked the NIC 2025 study relative to India
Ethos has a microfinance CON brief but I would like to see a mf PRO brief or tips against a microfinance is bad case.
I would like a brief on Indian Oursourcing Firms. It’s a case that changes the H1B system to exclude companies not based in the US. They claim to fix the abuse and outsourcing problem with the H1B visas, because India outsourcing firms get most of the Visas, because of a loophole. So, by fixing the loophole, they fix the problem with the H1B visa. And this case won a tournament. If you would like a flow of this, e-mail me.
Most visa cases are focused on H-1B visas, but most people haven’t thought about the L-1 visa (similar, but with a work-office at home and abroad). I’d like a brief on why uncapping L-1 is bad.
As far as I know, the L-1 visa program doesn’t have a cap. I’ve searched multiple sites including the government sites and haven’t found evidence of a cap yet. And in fact, this page says that there are no numerical restrictions on the L-1 Visa.
Are you sure that you have the case correct?
The L-1 Visa allows a company that is headquartered outside the US to bring executives and specialized knowledge workers into the US to work at their US facility for a short period of time.
I can second ctp217. A microloans pro brief would be great.
I would like a brief on Landmines or GDA water orhospital inspections.
I think a brief against tier 3 human trafficking would be great, too.