"Buried Alive" - Toulmin Diagram
last updated 10/6/2008
cl.m We must implement a "national plan of action" and "voluntary recycling." POLICY
grm1 / cl1 The status quo has significant, inherent problems - "Too much waste and nowhere to put it."
gr1a Signif. (Problem?) 1 - [ stats on quantity of garbage - para. 3 ]
w1a [ By definition, these numbers are significant. ]
gr1b Inherency 1 - "We are running out of room;" [ stats ] therefore, the problem won't solve itself. [Para 4]
w1b [ definition of inherency ]
gr1c Signif. Problem 2 - we're "perpetrating an injustice" on the third world.
w1c [ Langone quotation shows inherent link to SQ. ]
grm2 / cl2 We have a two part plan - taxes [ para 6 ] and 4 steps to voluntary recycling [ para 7 ] which will work.
gr2a The tax works in Seattle w2a - [ example ]
gr2b [ Examples in para 7 ] w2b - [ example warrant ]
grm3 / cl3 This plan will produce benefits.
recycling works and produces cost savings (benefits)
W3a analogy - Japan and U.S. are similar in all important ways
b3a [ none are listed but here is what it would
have to be. Facts showing Japan and
U.S. are similar in all important ways ]
w.m / 1-3 = [ the requirements of a policy case.]
q. [ "certainly" is implied ]
r. [ none indicated ]
bm [ none listed but here is
what it would be.
"Debate texts and McGaan's lectures support these