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i_love_physics
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AryzDany
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That we should boycott countries with poor environmental standards

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Started: 5/12/2014 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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i_love_physics

Pro

- we don't want our products to be of a lesser standard
- once we do it to one countries, others will notice and improve their game so it doesn't happen to them
- unlikely to turn into war in modern society, we can pull out
- we need to teach them, we've tried other ways. Just like there's no point telling off a child who repeatedly hurts another child every single time, there needs to be severe consequences for anything to happen
- if the people in these countries can't stand up for themselves as it is hard or they are (rightfully) fearful of protesting, we are simply doing the protesting for them - on an international level by boycotting
AryzDany

Con

I understand what my opponent is trying to say, and it would be logical for us to ban countries that don't care about their environment. BUT.....
In the matter of boycotting countries that have bad environmental standards is actually ineffective. I ask you, in what event in the past that boycotting has ever worked? Boycotting is when a bunch of people who do not have the power to change the country's policy do in their free time. It is actually a waste of time, energy and in certain occasions money.
What we should do, if there is a topic that we don't agree on that is national, we should create a memorandum to be sent to the government or people who are responsible.
It is not an easy process to boycott a country because they are reluctant in caring about their environment. On another note, that country may be producing goods that are important and are used daily by many societies in the world. If you even manage to get your government to back you up in boycotting, what makes u certain that the society in your country will? Instead, the usage of goods from that country will still continue.
Furthermore, in what proof that you are sure that the people in that country want other people to start a boycott for them? Have you asked them? Isn't protesting for them the same as taking away their rights and voice?
Debate Round No. 1
i_love_physics

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Posted by AryzDany 3 years ago
AryzDany
Sory Sasajiro. Maybe next time. hahaha
Posted by Sasajiro 3 years ago
Sasajiro
Haha. I was literally just about to accept this debate when you did, Aryz.
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