1. Are famous people treated unfairly by the media? Should they be given more privacy, or is the price of their fame an invasion into their private lives? 2. Does modern technology make life more convenient, or was life better when technology was simpler? 3. If children behave badly, should their parents accept responsibility and also be punished? 4. In many countries, when someone gets old, they often go to live in a home with other old people where there are nurses to look after them. Sometimes governments pay for this care. Who should be responsible for our old people? Give reasons. Use specific reasons and details to explain your choice. 5. Should criminals be punished with lengthy jail terms or should they be re-educated, using community service programs for instance, before being reintroduced to society? 6. Should developing countries concentrate on improving industrial skills or should they promote education first? 7. Should the same laws which prohibit the sale and consumption of heroin be applied to tobacco? 8. Telecommuting refers to workers doing their jobs from home for part of each week and communicating with their office using computer technology. How do you think society will be affected by the growth of telecommuting? 9. To what extent should economic planning be influenced by the need of environmental conservation? 10. To what extent will migration from the developing world to the developed world become a social and political issue in the 21st century? Use specific reasons to support your answer. 11. Explain the major reasons for the high dropout rate in college. 12. What are the causes and effect of the computer revolution? 13. Explain the causes for the popularity of fast food restaurants. 14. What effect does the Internet have on businesses and corporations? (how business is conducted; the size, nature of markets, etc) 15. What effect does the business participation on the Internet have on privacy considerations? What is the debate over this issue? Use some case studies. 16. Does the United Nations have any influence in the world nowadays? 17. The influence of TV advertising on gender identity.
18. Technology and its effect on human freedom and happiness in society. Can you prove it?