You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic.
Many people assume that the goal of every country should be to produce more materials and goods.
To what extent do you agree or disagree that constantly increasing production is an appropriate goal?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
People have differing views about what a country should aim for. Many believe that the goal of every nation should be constantly increasing production. In my opinion, I mostly disagree with this view.
To begin with, producing more material and goods is and appropriate goal for a country because it results in economic developments. It is commonly acknowledged that with a strong economy, the government could solve problems such as poverty, starvation and so on efficiently. For example, thanks to the massive increase in productions, China had the money to improve their infrastructure system which reduced traffic jams significantly.
On the other hand, if increasing production is the only goal of a nation, a variety of problems can occur. Firstly, the environment will be affected. For example, in Vietnam, a massive area of the sea in the middle of the country was heavily polluted by a company with unstandardized waste treatment system, resulting in visitors’ allergy and declined fish sale. Additionally, human exploitation may occur. Even though money is essential in our life, it is morally unacceptable if the government places the importance of strong economy over the happiness and well-being of a citizen in a country.
In conclusion, despite the importance of increasing production, this should not be the only goal for every nation. Other goals, such as preserving the environment and the citizens’ happiness should be considered as important.