- 1 Argument Map Directory
- 1.1 Question: What energy source should we focus on?
- 1.2 Question: What is the right measure to use when talking about the wealth of a country?
Argument Map Directory
Argument maps are a way to organize issues (questions to be answered), ideas (alternative answers for a question), and arguments (statements that support or detract an idea or other argument).
Question: What energy source should we focus on?
PRO: [America has enough money to develop solar, even if it is not cost effective now]
CON: [Solar is not nearly as cost effective as coal/oil or wind]
PRO: [Wind has a high enough efficiency]
PRO: [Wind has a low enough production cost]
CON: [Wind is highly unreliable and takes up quite a bit of space]
Proposition: Bill Gates' Nuclear (Traveling wave reactor -- TWR)
PRO: [TWR runs off the waste created by our current reactors]
PRO: [TWR leaves very little waste behind]
PRO: [TWR reactor life is about 60 years]
PRO: [TWR is a large scale, long term solution]
Question: What is the right measure to use when talking about the wealth of a country?
Proposition: Gross National Product (GNP)
PRO: [Money eases the exchange of product and services]
CON: [GNP does not measure life satisfaction]
Proposition: Gross National Happiness (GNH)
PRO: [GNH has multidimensional poverty measures from ophi.org.uk]
CON: [GNH just measures the present environmental damage]
Proposition: Gross National Health (GNH)
PRO: [Health is both mental and physical, which is even better than just happiness]
PRO: [Details looking at health/wellbeing could be included in both GNH and GPI]
Proposition: Genuine Progress Index (GPI)
PRO: [GPI takes into account more environmental variables than GNH]
PRO: [GPI goes further than GNH to try to incorporate long term environmental damage]
CON: [GPI does not have an effective development/poverty metric]