270 CM Germany DA Answers and Competitiveness

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Competitiveness DDI 2008 <CM>    Brendan Burke Germany DA Answers and More Competitiveness Germany DA Answers and More Competitiveness ............................................................................................... 1 2AC – German Competitiveness ............................................................................................................................... 2 AT: German Competitiveness – EU Econ Won’t Collapse .................................................................................. 3 AT: German Competitiveness – AE not Key .......................................................................................................... 4 Innovation Key ............................................................................................................................................................ 5 Gov Key ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Gov Key ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7 AT: Plan Causes Backlash ......................................................................................................................................... 8 Space Key to Econ ....................................................................................................................................................... 9 Challengers Rising .................................................................................................................................................... 10 2AC: GT Heg F/L ...................................................................................................................................................... 11 1
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Competitiveness DDI 2008 <CM>    Brendan Burke 2AC – German Competitiveness 1. Uniqueness overwhelms the link – nothing in their evidence indicates that funding NASA would be enough to deter the German alternative energy economy from growing 2. No link – their evidence is only specific to funding corporations and privates to do the plan – doesn’t assume SBSP development and funding to NASA 3. No link – their DOE evidence does not talk about the German alternative energy economy in the context of American solar development – no trade-off 4. No internal link – the German economy is resilient and is not dependent on alternative energy production The Independent , 5-16 -2008, How to weather the financial storms; LEADING ARTICLE; GERMANY, lexis The economic news around much of the rich world is causing policymakers sleepless nights, but there was at least one source of optimism out there yesterday. According to Germany's Federal Statistics Office, the eurozone's largest economy is growing at its fastest rate since 1996. German gross national product expanded by 1.5 per cent in the first three months of this year - double the predictions of many analysts. So why is Germany bucking the miserable trend? The country seems to be benefiting from labour market reforms of recent years and a resurgence of exports. Unemployment has fallen and consumer demand has risen . Analysts are also arguing that the milder weather in January and February boosted the domestic construction industry. We must not get carried away. Schadenfreude in Berlin at the calamity that has befallen the "Anglo-Saxon" economies would be a most inappropriate reaction. German investment banks have lost a lot of money in the financial meltdown, thanks to their foolish investments in US sub-prime mortgage packages. And even after the necessary recalculations are made in the light of this surge in output, German growth is still projected to be lower in 2008 than it was in 2007. The credit crunch and higher commodity prices will see to that. Moreover, the country is particularly vulnerable to a decline in demand for German products in the US. And the rising value of the euro will act to depress exports . But, nevertheless, Germany does seem to be proving rather more resilient in the face of these malign economic forces than many other European countries , notably Britain. And these latest figures should give us pause to consider the merits of a balanced economy.
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