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Economics debate help- how do I argue for charity replacing government??? watch

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    I am getting a bit terrified because I have my first debate at uni on Friday (16th feb!) and my team have been asked to DISAGREE with this statement: “There should be no need for charities, the government should provide all required services”. I am really struggling to find arguments to talk about to be honest. All we have so far is that some charities cater for very very specific things which the gov couldn’t be expected to do (eg disabilities that occur in 1 in a million people) but that’s it. I’ve been trying to come up with possible arguments for days now but I can’t get around the fact that I inherriently AGREE with the statement.

    Can anybody suggest any arguments that we could research and use in our debate?

    Any advice is much appreciated!!

    There are loads of things the govt won't support but charities do e.g.

    Charities that oppose the government e.g. charities to help people appealing against government decisions such as sickness benefit or immigration

    Charities that support unpopular causes like ex-prisoners

    Charities that might embarrass the government or its allies like Amnesty International

    Charities that supplement the money and services provided by the government e.g. Barnardos
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