Sample Persuasive Speech Participatory Economics Problem Cause Solution

Sample Persuasive Speech Participatory Economics Problem Cause Solution

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1 Adapted with permission by: Kevan Aguilar Parecon (Participatory Economics) General Purpose: To Persuade. Specific Purpose : To explain the faults of capitalism while showing the benefits of Parecon. Organizational Pattern: Problem/Cause/Solution Visual Aid: Power Point Slide Claim: Policy I. INTRODUCTION A. Attention Getter: In 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World, a world-wide labor union more commonly known by the acronym, the IWW, stated in the first words of their Preamble, which can be found in the 2006 book of Fred Thompson, IWW; Its First 100 years , that “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.” Finally, over one hundred years after this statement was made, there is an economic philosophy available that could change such division. B. Purpose: Today, I will discuss with you the benefits of Parecon, which is an acronym for Participatory Economics in hopes of convincing you to adopt this philosophy. C. Identification of Opposition: Though a great deal of people in this room and in our society may argue that are society’s economic structure is sound from error, I will present an alternate view of these assumptions. D. Preview Statement: To best understand Participatory Economics as a solution to our current problems, I shall first explain the faults of modern economic philosophies, such as capitalism, socialism, and communism. Secondly, explain the possible causes on why these economic policies are insufficient and third, explain how Parecon would solve these problems with valid solutions. TRANSITION: First, I will discuss the faults of modern politic economic philosophies that exist today. II. BODY A. Main Point: The Problem. The problem begins with capitalism . 1. Sub-point: The 20 th century economist, John Maynard Keynes, was quoted in James Alexander Campbell Brown’s book, The Social Psychology of Industry , saying that, “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” Capitalism is
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2 an economic ideology spawned from the Enlightenment period, which believed that business should be free from obstruction and thus allowing individuals to pursue any financial endeavors they wish without any obstruction from government. 2. Sub-point: The father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith, once said in his book, The Wealth of Nations (1776) , that the capitalist will be guided by an “invisible hand” to promote the interest of the people. Though Smith’s ideal may have been
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