NationStates Jolt Archive

Lack of choices on Issues

De Dragon
21-05-2007, 14:32
I site 2 recient ones I've gotten as examples:Auto Industry Struggles Against Foreign Imports

The Issue
Cheap, foreign-made cars are becoming increasingly popular, causing concern in De Dragon's automobile manufacturing industry.

The Debate

"Unless this government does something, De Dragon won't have an auto industry for much longer," says auto industry union boss Pete McAlpin, in a rare public appearance alongside management. "These foreign companies employ people for a few credits a day. The only way to level the playing field is to raise tariffs. The government would make more money, too, so it's win-win."
"For once, I agree with my grubby colleague here," says General Chassis CEO Buffy O'Bannon. "Although I have to say, tariffs aren't the only answer. A more effective solution would be to abolish minimum wage laws. Now that would level the playing field. And we'd be able to employ more--argh, let go of my throat!"
"I think we need to face facts," says noted economist and chat-show regular Larry Jones. "We live in a global economy now, and automobile manufacturing just isn't De Dragon's strong suit. There's no point taking money from taxpayers in order to line the pockets of a few greedy workers and corrupt managers in a doomed industry. Let the market takes its--argh, let go of my throat!"
Painful Prices Paid At The Pump

The Issue
Commuters are complaining about the ongoing rise in gas prices, causing a massive debate in the government about what should be done.

The Debate

"Who cares about a few trees?" says oil executive Beth Shiomi. "Gas prices are six credits per gallon, and rising! There is lots of oil to be found in areas currently protected as parks! Solving our energy needs are more important than conserving the environment. Just give us permission to go in there and start drilling, and gas prices will plummet!"
"There are other ways to recover from the fossil fuel crisis besides ruining forests," says environmental activist Thomas Silk. "We shouldn't just take the short way out and drill here. I suggest spending more money on public transportation systems and encouraging people to carpool - if people weren't so reliant on fossil fuel powered cars, we wouldn't be in this situation in the first place, and if we start using less oil, the price will drop with the demand."
Neither of these give what I consider even a remote good set of choices. Were is the option for researching & developing better/alternative modes of transport for the first one? What about developement of alternative fuel vehicles in the second one?? I've been having to dismiss various issues reciently due to a lack of decient choices.
21-05-2007, 14:45
It seems that the writer of the issues didn't take those options into account... if you think we should have issues on these alternatives... write one yourself.

No issues has ever nor will ever have an extra option added.
De Dragon
21-05-2007, 15:06
Do we have a zone here for discussion and possible additions to the choices in the issues (and how they will affect the out come)? I've not seen it yet (though haven't dug too deep here), as rewriting issues from scratch just to add another option or 2 is rather redundant.
21-05-2007, 15:15
Try the Got Issues? ( forum.