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Easy persuasive speech topics: examples

309 good persuasive topics + resources for writing persuasive speeches

By: Susan Dugdale 

Let's be right up front about this.

'Easy' and 'persuasive' are seldom paired when it comes to speech topics! Therefore, examples of easy persuasive speech topics are a bit of a rarity, and finding them can be tricky.

However, all is not completely lost. They can, and do, come together, but only if you work at it.  Let me show you how. 

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The myth of 'easy' and an 'easy' speech

That word 'easy' is so very tempting. It seductively implies something you can fling together, without a lot of effort, at short notice. 

Image: a tiger-budgie. Text: Easy and persuasive are seldom paired when it comes to speech topics. That makes easy persuasive speech topics a bit of a rarity. Just like this tiger-budgie.

An 'easy' persuasive speech is not going to take a lot of work to plan, research, to write, or to practice. Everything needed to prepare it will be done without hassle, because it's, 'easy'. The entire process will flow smoothly from start to finish without fuss.

When you present the speech, the audience will be spell-bound, riveted by your outstanding choice of subject and its treatment. In short, they will be amazed. Gob smacked*, and 100% persuaded!

*astounded, overwhelmed.

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What a successful persuasive speech usually takes

To give a successful persuasive speech means being able to use a compelling mix of reasoning and emotional appeal to convince whoever you are talking to that your point of view is right or at least, worth considering. Generally doing that well takes thought and effort.

You need to have chosen a subject your audience will be genuinely interested in and to use just the right combination of logical reasoning and emotional appeal to engage and hold them from the first words you say till your last. That in turn means thinking your speech through carefully, step by step, and then doing whatever is needed to make it work.

Those things include:

  • deciding on a specific speech purpose, (what you want people to do as a result of listening to your speech)
  • research to pull facts together to ground your speech, to give you a solid platform to build your speech on
  • understanding your audience so you know how best to shape your material to address their concerns
  • sorting out any additional resources you may want to use (e.g. images, graphs, handouts ...)
  • practice, and then more practice. 

You, see? Easy and persuasive don't seem to have a lot in common.

However, there is a way through.

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How a persuasive speech topic becomes easy

You'll be glad to know there are exceptions. 

A persuasive topic becomes 'easy' if:

  • it fits with the criteria you've been given, 
  • you already know a lot about it, 
  • there's a readily accessible, and credible body of knowledge covering it, 
  • you're passionate about it, and
  • you genuinely want to do what is required to do it well.

Difficulties miraculously melt away when you are totally engrossed! 

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309 potentially easy persuasive speech topics

Below are 309 good persuasive topics chosen for their broad appeal, and because they are subjects people generally feel strongly about.

Read them through, making a note of any that jump out and that you think you may be able to use. These will be the ones you'll find much 'easier' than the others because you're already interested! 

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69 persuasive speech topics on education

Put a group of people together who share concerns about the direction society seems to be headed and it won't be long before the hot topic under discussion is education!

Nelson Mandela quote: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
  1. that there is no such thing as the best form of education 
  2. that some types of education are a waste of time and resources
  3. that all education should be free
  4. that education should be paid for by those who want or use it
  5. that schools should provide experienced specialist support teachers to meet the needs of all their pupils 
  6. that no child should be denied an education on the grounds of gender, race, poverty or the legal status of their parents
  7. that online learning can never replace real-time and place class room learning
  8. that competition with other students is a necessary part of education
  9. that different learning styles need to be to be taken into account by teachers
  10. that a student who drops out of school has been failed by the school system
  11. that the problems created by illiteracy are bigger than we think
  12. that society benefits from promoting gender equality and women's empowerment through education
  13. that it is vital to teach media literacy to combat fake news and misinformation
  14. that scholarships for those who need them should be increased
  15. that a college education is not the right choice for everyone
  16. that private schools support elitism
  17. that the advantages of project-based learning far outweigh the disadvantages
  18. that having a bilingual education is an advantage in a globalized world
  19. that a good education is the passport to a better life
  20. that a school uniform helps make everyone equal
  21. that schools need to systematically teach critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  22. that teachers should be held responsible for the performance of their students
  23. that the students of a teacher who is enthusiastic about their topic will always achieve better grades
  24. that textbooks, and other school supplies, should be provided free of charge to those who need them
  25. that there needs to a comprehensive education program on consent and sexual assault prevention in schools
  26. that life skills, (how to cook, how to budget and manage money effectively, how to shop economically, how to garden...) should be taught in schools
  27. that making some school subjects compulsory should be abolished
  28. that coding and computer science should be taught from an early age
  29. that taking a gap year should be encouraged
  30. that an arts education fosters creativity and critical thinking 
  31. that alternative forms of education should be encouraged, and supported
  32. that teachers should be thoroughly background checked
  33. that teachers should have to pass a regular 'fitness to teach' test
  34. that the school leaving age should be raised
  35. that students should not be forced to take classes they do not want to
  36. that there are significant advantages for using technology in the classroom
  37. that school violence is a mirror of the society we live in
  38. that students who take part in protests are actively learning about their rights and responsibilities
  39. that grades do not reflect intelligence
  40. that truancy is powerful comment on the relevancy of schools 
  41. that homework, for homework's sake, should be banned
  42. that residential segregation has a direct impact on the quality of education students receive
  43. that prestigious schools maintain their prestige through only admitting students who are likely to succeed
  44. that schools should focus on the core subjects: reading, writing and arithmetic
  45. that parents should be far more involved in their children's education
  46. that a person who is homeschooled is not disadvantaged 
  47. that far too much importance is placed on IQ tests
  48. that corporal punishment should never be used
  49. that meditation and other forms of mindfulness should be taught in schools
  50. that single sex schools are better for girls
  51. that intelligence is more than quick accurate recall and clever problem solving
  52. that a holistic education is best
  53. that an education should be a right, not a privilege
  54. that it is important to teach students about empathy and emotional intelligence  
  55. that no girl should ever be barred from school because she is pregnant
  56. that there is no 'right, one way' to educate a child
  57. that bullying, in any form, by anyone, should be addressed immediately and appropriately
  58. that students need to be taught how to handle social media responsibly
  59. that the arts are equally as valuable as the sciences
  60. that an old-fashioned school curriculum teaches respect and values
  61. that it is advantageous to learn at least one other language, in addition to your mother tongue
  62. that the foundation of all education is laid down in the home
  63. that civics and ethics should be core subjects
  64. that extracurricular activities are an essential part of a well-rounded education
  65. that cheating on a test or in an examination is understandable
  66. that community service should be an essential part of education
  67. that financial education is essential and should be taught to all students in all schools
  68. that guns should never be taken to school
  69. that getting top marks in an examination is not the only way to prove a person’s intelligence
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 135 persuasive speech topics about health

Health, according to the World Health Organization, is "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity."  It's a huge topic! And that is an understatement! 

46 mental health persuasive speech topics

Knowing your own darkness is the best method of dealing with the darkness in others. - Carl Jung
  1. that mental health should be taken more seriously by general health practitioners
  2. that mental health should be discussed in schools
  3. that mental health and physical health are interdependent
  4. that early intervention is important to prevent long-term mental health problems
  5. that good mental health begins with a good diet
  6. that being 'mad' does not mean a person is 'bad'
  7. that a person can learn to become more mentally resilient
  8. that to be vulnerable is to be strong
  9. that laughter heals
  10. that how the media portrays mental health issues influences public perception for better and for worse
  11. that mental health issues are passed down from generation to generation
  12. that mental health issues can unnecessarily limit what people choose to do with their lives
  13. that poverty and homelessness underpin many mental health issues
  14. that we need mental health screenings and regular check-ups to monitor our overall well-being
  15. that prolonged lack of sleep can cause mental health concerns
  16. that religious practices and beliefs can contribute to mental health problems
  17. that anxiety and depression need to be more widely understood
  18. that sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me is a lie.
  19. that vacations are essential for good mental health
  20. that learning to live with mental health is very different from suffering from it
  21. that acknowledging our own struggles with mental health makes it easier to understand other people's
  22. that teachers need training to recognize symptoms of possible mental health issues in their students
  23. that there is a direct link between physical exercise and mental health
  24. that substance abuse can mask mental health issues
  25. that green environments promote good mental health
  26. that bullying can have serious consequences
  27. that the real reason a bully bullies is never the person who is being bullied by them
  28. that the impact of chronic pain on mental health needs to be more widely understood
  29. that negative self-worth beliefs are reflected in mental health problems
  30. that treatment for mental health issues should be fully integrated with any other health service providers 
  31. that loneliness and isolation are often factors in mental health concerns
  32. that cultural difference can underpin mental health issues
  33. that being mentally unwell is not a sign of weakness
  34. that shaming a person for needing treatment for mental illness is both cruel and ignorant behavior
  35. that regular doom-scrolling significantly impacts on a person's mental health
  36. that overlooking symptoms of mental health problems is dangerous
  37. the pressure to 'fit in', to conform and to become someone else's idea of who you should be is unhealthy
  38. that seeking help for mental health concerns is a positive proactive thing to do
  39. that taking responsibility for our own mental wellbeing is vital
  40. that to be a little bit crazy is a good thing
  41. that understanding the cyclical link between addictive behaviors and mental health issues is critical to providing solutions
  42. that how we talk to ourselves, about ourselves, influences our state of mind
  43. that self-care and self-compassion are important for maintaining good mental health
  44. that the adverse impact of traumatic events on mental health is often ignored or underestimated
  45. that strategies for recovery from trauma and ongoing resilience should be taught in schools
  46. that peer support groups and community networks are an important part of a person's recovery because they  provide a sense of belonging and support 

For 50 more mental health persuasive speech topics

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24 persuasive ideas: the psychology of motivation


Why do people behave the way they do?

What makes one person deliriously happy when they're in front of a large group of people telling them what to do and another person, utterly miserable?

Why do some people absolutely have to have the latest widget-wodget? And why do others not think about widget-wodgets at all?

The answers are found in motivation.

Motivation is the driving force behind our behavior. It provides the explanation for what we do. 

  1. that personal success is motivating
  2. that envy is a powerful motivator
  3. that 'Fear of Missing Out' (FOMO) motivates/influences people to do things regardless of whether they really want to or not
  4. that seeing success in significant others gives people the motivation to make positive changes
  5. that finding out what motivates a person at a fundamental level is key to persuading them to follow a certain course of action
  6. that social media is responsible for motivating people to strive for the unattainable
  7. that carefully selected strategies for motivating students lead them to excel in their studies.
  8. that fear of failure motivates many people
  9. that the desire to be better than others, and to be seen to be better, is a powerful motivator for many people
  10. that money makes the world go round: the need and desire for money motivates how we behave
  11. that desire for public recognition and acknowledgment is a powerful motivating force 
  12. that the possibility and promise of becoming famous and powerful can motivate all sorts of extreme behavior
  13. that knowing what you do is helpful, useful, and kind is motivating
  14. that mindfulness practices increase personal motivation
  15. that the desire to understand a particular process or to solve a specific problem is the motivation behind most innovative developments and inventions
  16. that setting inspiring yet realistic goals motivate a person to strive to reach them
  17. that fear of consequences motivates people to continue to do what they would rather not
  18. that curiosity motivates exploration and experimentation
  19. that being motivated by the acquisition of material rewards, wealth and possessions, will ultimately not be enough
  20. that fear and anxiety motivate aggression
  21. that serving your community the best way you can is motivating
  22. that positive self-talk increases and sustains motivation
  23. that people are happiest and most creative when they motivated by what they are passionate about
  24. that being genuinely and sincerely proud of oneself is motivation to keep ourselves on track
  25. that we need to understand and nurture what motivates us to become the best of ourselves

For more information: Motivation and What Really Drives Human Behavior (positivepsychology.com)

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10 persuasive speech topics about autism

Image: jigsaw puzzle with a piece missing. Text: Persuasive speech topics on Autism

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of mild to severe conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. A recent (2020) study revealed that 1 in 36 children (2.7%) in USA have been diagnosed with the disorder. And that number is increasing. 

  1. that promoting autism awareness matters and makes a difference
  2. that early intervention and treatment is important 
  3. that education for students with autism should be inclusive and supportive
  4. that the myths and stereotypes about autism need challenging 
  5. that inclusive hiring practices and workplace accommodations are beneficial for everyone: employers and employees.
  6. that families affected by autism need accessible resources, services, and support systems.
  7. that technology plays an important role in enhancing communication for nonverbal individuals with autism.
  8. that ongoing research, and funding, is required to improve understanding and treatment options.
  9.  that there needs to be a holistic approach to autism care.
  10. that individuals on autism spectrum have value and strengths just like any other person.
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19 persuasive speech topics on natural medicine

The term 'natural medicine' is one of several used interchangeably to describe any medical product or practice that is not standard (conventional) medical care.

Other synonyms are:

  • alternative medicine or therapies,
  • holistic medicine which implies taking into account the 'whole' person rather than focusing on and treating isolated symptoms,
  • herbal (plant based) remedies and,
  • complementary medicine: a treatment regime that includes elements of conventional and alternative medical care.

'Natural medicine' polarizes people. There are those who are vehemently against any form of it and who will not consider any treatment other than what is current standard medical practice. Then there are those who resolutely choose alternative options. Either way, it's a fascinating field!    

Image: chamomile daisy plants. Text: Chamomile tea has been used for centuries to aid relaxation.
  1. that traditional herbal remedies effectively treat common ailments
  2. that acupuncture is beneficial for pain management
  3. that practicing meditation and mindfulness improves mental health
  4. that chiropractic treatments effectively relieve back and neck pain
  5. that yoga supports physical and mental wellness
  6. that naturopathy should be used as a complementary approach to conventional medicine.
  7. that homeopathy is effective in treating chronic illnesses.
  8. that aromatherapy can relieve stress and enhance relaxation.
  9. that traditional Chinese medicine should be incorporated into modern healthcare.
  10. that good nutrition prevents disease
  11. that massage therapy promotes physical and mental well-being.
  12. that energy healing treatments like Reiki and acupuncture work well
  13. that CBD (cannabidiol) oil helps people effectively manage pain and anxiety.
  14. that the advantages of integrative medicine: combining conventional and alternative approaches should not be underestimated
  15. that herbal supplements support good immune system health.
  16. that holistic Ayurvedic medicine and practices are proven and promote wellness.
  17. that the common myths about alternative health care and its potential harms are overstated
  18. that acupuncture is an effective fertility treatment 
  19. that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for public speaking fear, smoking cessation, weight loss, and more...
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14 persuasive speech topics on the possible dangers of using alternative medicine

Image: mortar and pestle with herbs. Text: 14 persuasive speech topics on the possible dangers of using alternative medicine
  1. that there are hidden risks in using unregulated alternative health care practices
  2. that there are potential dangers in relying solely on alternative health care for serious medical conditions
  3. that there are risks in self-diagnosis and self-treatment with alternative health care
  4. that misinformation is a problem in alternative health care practices
  5. that there are potential adverse effects with unproven alternative health care treatments
  6. that there are hidden financial risks with alternative health care therapies
  7. that evidence-based medicine is more reliable than alternative health care approaches
  8. that we need to protect vulnerable people from the dangers of untested alternative health care remedies
  9. that unqualified practitioners in alternative health care fields can cause harm
  10. that relying on unverified testimonials and anecdotal evidence in alternative health care is dangerous
  11. that there are risks of negative interactions with conventional medications while using alternative health care treatments
  12. that unregulated supplements and herbal remedies in alternative health care could be dangerous
  13. that alternative health care therapies for incurable diseases promote false hopes 
  14. that informed consent and transparency in alternative health care practices is important
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22 current medical issues speech topics

Image: doctor giving a patient a vaccine. Text: 22 current medical issues speech topics. Example: that vaccine hesitancy must be addressed and countered.
  1. that vaccine hesitancy must be addressed and countered 
  2. that stigmas around mental health must be challenged
  3. that good accessible mental health care should be available for all
  4. that cosmetic and reconstructive surgery should only be for those who genuinely need it
  5. that comprehensive specialized mental health programs and support systems need to in schools 
  6. that the lessons for the opioid crisis must be learned
  7. that inequal access to medical services needs addressing
  8. that the balance between patient autonomy and a physician's responsibility needs careful monitoring
  9. that strategies for promoting healthy aging and elderly care are essential with an aging population
  10. that organ donation needs to be actively encouraged to overcome the shortage of organs available for transplantation
  11. that the ethical implications of genetic testing need careful consideration
  12. that healthy active lifestyles must be promoted to combat childhood obesity and the obesity epidemic
  13. that the increasing role of technology in healthcare presents as many innovations as it does challenges
  14. that pharmaceutical drugs need to be accessible and affordably priced
  15. that the impact of social media on body image need to be countered by actively promoting positive self-perception
  16. that developing countries need support to improve health care infrastructure and access 
  17. that precision medicine or personalized healthcare has better patient outcomes
  18. that we should encourage conversations about end-of-life care before the need for it arises
  19. that the legal and ethical concerns about euthanasia and assisted suicide can be humanely and respectfully resolved
  20. that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine presents great opportunities as well as challenges
  21. that improving obstetric care would lower maternal mortality rates
  22. that for the good of the health of the mother, abortion on demand should be legal
  23. that all tobacco products should be banned
  24. that the use of medical marijuana by patients in hospitals needs careful consideration from a legal standpoint
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21 food themed persuasive speech topics

The subject of food: its cultivation, preparation, scarcity or abundance, generates passionate debate regardless of who we are, or where we are on the planet.

Have fun with these!

Image: root vegetables growing in garden Text: 21 food-themed persuasive speech topics. Example: that a plant-based diet is healthier.
  1. that poor nutritional health in first world countries is the result of poor food choices
  2. that the use of unsustainably produced palm oil in food and other products should be banned
  3. that the benefits of eating locally sourced food outweigh the disadvantages
  4. that we must reduce food waste to lessen its environmental impact
  5. that eating fast food long-term is dangerous
  6. that a plant-based diet is healthier
  7. that the negative effects of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food system outstrip their shorter term benefits
  8. that organic farming has positive effects on health and the environment
  9. that nutrition education in schools helps combat childhood obesity
  10. that a sugar tax would help control the consumption of foods with high sugar content
  11. that factory farming is unethical
  12. that we need to adopt humane animal welfare practices
  13. that advertising and marketing of unhealthy food choices makes them attractive
  14. that food safety and strictly enforced regulations are necessary for public health
  15. that food waste should be against the law
  16. that food deserts (areas that have limited access to affordable and nutritious food) have an enormous impact on the health of communities 
  17. that there are workable, sustainable, affordable strategies to combat the effects of food deserts and food insecurity
  18. that the food we eat effects our mental as well as our physical health
  19. that producing food sustainably helps combat climate change 
  20. that there are significant health risks associated artificial food additives and preservatives
  21. that genetically modified foods must be labeled for consumer awareness
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53 topics: ethics, morals and values

The words 'ethics', 'morals' and 'values' are frequently interchanged as if they mean the same thing. However, although there is considerable overlap between them, they don't.

Diagram showing the overlap of values, morals and ethics.

Values are the core beliefs on which we center and base our lives. They are the values we have decided are important and can be personal as well as shared. Examples are honesty, service, cooperation, family, heritage, freedom of expression, independence, privacy, loyalty, integrity, or success. 

Morals are based on our values. They elicit feeling or emotional responses in us. For instance, we feel good when we behave in accordance with our values, and bad when we don't. Like values, our moral codes can be either personal or shared.

For example: if one of our core values is the importance of family, then we will feel guilty and uncomfortable if we don't honor it. We make a moral judgment about our own behavior. 

Ethics: These let us know what is right and wrong. For instance, many professions have a code of ethics to regulate the behavior of their members. Examples are medical practitioners, lawyers, and teachers. They are rules based on a shared moral code as are the laws governing how we function as a society. 

Because life and people's experience of it, is not static, values, morals and ethics can change over time. And although there are some behaviors that have generally always been unlawful, (murder, fraud, infanticide...), what was acceptable and normal once, does not guarantee its rightness now.

For a fuller explanation please see this excellent article: What's the Difference Between Ethics, Morals and Values?

28 topics based on morals and ethics

  1. that there are major ethical implications of the role of artificial intelligence in our daily lives
  2. that the unmonitored use of facial recognition technology is a violation of individual rights
  3. that corporations have a moral responsibility to address climate change
  4. that war is never right ethically or morally
  5. that the ethics of genetic engineering and its impact on society need careful monitoring
  6. that it is important to fully consider the ethics in the development and use of emerging technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency need
  7. that the ethical challenges of data privacy and protection in the digital age must be met for the safety and security of society
  8. that the ethical implications of using animals for scientific research requires regular reviewing
  9. that the ethical and moral implications of our current abortion laws need thorough and careful investigation
  10. that the ethics of capital punishment need scrutinizing. Is it ever morally justifiable?
  11. that the ethical implications and long-term impact of gene editing and designer babies need careful consideration
  12. that it is no longer either ethical or moral to differentiate salaries or workplace benefits on the basis of gender
  13. that the moral obligations of healthcare professionals in end-of-life decisions need to be fully considered 
  14. that whistleblowing is an ethical way of ensuring corporate accountability
  15. that the use of drones and autonomous weapons demands a thorough review of the ethical considerations involved
  16. that an individual has the right to choose their own death. The moral dilemma of euthanasia, if there is one, is their own to solve. 
  17. that the ethical implications of the long-term impacts of genetic testing and personalized medicine need to be thoroughly investigated
  18. that social media platforms have ethical responsibilities in combating the spread of online harassment and misinformation
  19. that the moral issues surrounding the use of performance-enhancing drugs in sports need to examined calmly and carefully
  20. that the ethics of factory farming and its impact on animal welfare need to be thoroughly and regularly reviewed
  21. that the ethical and moral implication of discriminatory adoption laws should be investigated
  22. that the ethics and impact of online advertising should be independently monitored
  23. that the ethical considerations in the allocation of healthcare resources should always play a major role in decision making
  24. that the moral implications of genetic cloning and its potential consequences will force our governing bodies to legislate against it
  25. that the ethics of global wealth distribution and poverty alleviation will always be in question while inequality exists
  26. that the ethical challenges of conducting research on human subjects is entirely justifiable
  27. that internet censorship is both sensible and ethical
  28. that it is ethical and morally responsible that children should have their use of social media and the internet monitored.
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25 persuasive speech topic ideas on values

Image: Father Christmas. Text: 309 persuasive speech topics. Example: that we must never tell lies to children, except about Father Christmas...
  1. that we must never tell lies to children except about Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Rabbit
  2. that honesty in personal and professional relationships is best at all times
  3. that embracing diversity is essential for a harmonious society
  4. that team sports build good character traits
  5. that empathy, (compassion and understanding), has the power to change lives
  6. that education is fundamental for personal growth and the progress of society
  7. that privacy and the protection of personal information matters more than ever
  8. that everybody is entitled to privacy, including children and teenagers
  9. that taking personal responsibility and promoting sustainability for our planet's environment is vital for our and its survival
  10. that actively advocating for gender, racial and social justice promotes equality
  11. that life was better before the influence of online social media took over
  12. that everyone should spend several months per year working for the betterment of others in a non-profit social service organization
  13. that regular acts of kindness and goodwill make a positive impact no matter how small
  14. that everyone should spend several months per year working for the betterment of others in a non-profit social service organization
  15. that becoming self-aware increases our emotional intelligence, which in turn, improves our relationships with others
  16. that the lives of all living creatures should be valued and protected
  17. that we need to celebrate, tolerate and accept differences in beliefs, cultures and lifestyles
  18. that expressing oneself freely is more important than getting the grammar, punctuation and spelling right
  19. that integrity, honoring moral principles, in personal and professional settings, builds trust and respect
  20. that cooperation, volunteering and civic engagement builds strong healthy communities
  21. that everybody should learn to cook and clean for themselves
  22. that we need to value, understand and learn from our history
  23. that genuinely and sincerely acknowledging and apologizing for hurtful, damaging behavior promotes healing and encourages transformation
  24. that it is better to earn your own living rather than to be financially provided for by someone else
  25. that money is not a meaningful measure of success
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20 persuasive speech topics about the economy

Diagram of the interrelationship of economics

What is an 'economy'? What does the word mean?  I hear and read it frequently and its often in different contexts. 

For example, at my local grocery store there's a large sign telling me that buying 10 cakes of soap at a never to be repeated discounted rate of 33% off per cake is good economy.

On the news I hear that our economy is challenging. There have been significant rises in the price of food over the past six months and mortgage rates are set to increase.

That's two different uses. The first is implying that buying in bulk will save me money. The second suggests it refers to the ebb and flow of monetary exchange for goods and services in society. 

I sought a definition for clarity and found this:

"An economy is a complex system of interrelated production, consumption, and exchange activities that ultimately determines how resources are allocated among all the participants. The production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services combine to fulfill the needs of those living and operating within the economy.

An economy may represent a nation, a region, a single industry, or even a family."

For more information: Economy: What It Is, Types of Economies, Economic Indicators (investopedia.com)

This definition covers the dynamic interconnecting web of exchanges for goods and services underpinning our daily lives, and that is the focus of the topics below. 

  1. that promoting entrepreneurship for economic growth has benefits
  2. that investing in renewable energy for a sustainable economy is important
  3. that there are both advantages and disadvantages of globalization on national economies
  4. that the impact of automation on employment requires carefully thought through strategies for economic adaptation.
  5. that multinational corporations need stricter regulations 
  6. that increasing the minimum wage to improve income equality benefits everyone
  7. that the advantages of a universal basic income for economic stability outweigh its disadvantages
  8. that government should play an active role in fostering innovation and technological advancements
  9. that financial literacy education benefits both individuals and the economy
  10. that promoting fair trade practices benefits developing economies
  11. that income inequality impacts on social stability and economic growth
  12. that free trade agreements have significant advantages
  13. that investing in infrastructure for economic development is important
  14. that implementing sustainable economic policies has benefits for long-term growth
  15. that government has a role in reducing poverty and income disparities
  16. that immigration and inclusive immigration policies have a positive impact on the economy
  17. that the advantages of austerity measures during economic crises outweigh the disadvantages
  18. that promoting small businesses is important for local economic development
  19. that investing in education and skills training benefits economic competitiveness
  20. that technology transforms traditional industries and creates new economic opportunities

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