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DDO account: https://www.debate.org/tejretics/
Hi! I’m Tejretics and I’m a twenty-year-old college student from India (I go to college in the U.S., though) studying math and economics. I joined DART in 2018, and was the site’s Voting Moderator for a few months. I have a decent amount of experience debating competitively, mainly in the British Parliamentary format (though I’ve also done APDA, World Schools, Australs, and Asian Parliamentary). I’m somewhat familiar with the formats of debate popular among high school students in the U.S., such as PF, LD, and Policy, though I’ve never done them myself.
I joined DDO as a thirteen-year-old in early 2015 (and reached #7 on the DDO leaderboard in late 2016, where I’ve stayed since, in addition to being on the DDO Hall of Fame). Many of the things I’ve said on DDO are ignorant (and in many cases, not very kind) and I’d love to take back a lot of it. However, DDO changed my life in some pretty fundamental ways, and made me a better person.
In terms of my beliefs, I’m broadly consequentialist and liberal. I favor liberal democracy, reasonably free markets (although industrial policy can be occasionally effective if implemented well in developing countries), substantial social programs aimed at helping the poor and reducing inequality, and economic globalization. I care a lot about animal welfare and tackling risks posed by major global catastrophes, such as climate change, pandemics, global conflict (particularly involving WMDs), and advanced artificial intelligence.
Topics I want to debate: tinyurl.com/tejretics-topics