1-Is it right to say that the capitalist economy is outdated, or is that a Western perspective that does not apply to much of the world? Q2- Is there an alternative economic system that could address the social, economic and environmental challenges that we face? The Structure as following: It is useful to think of writing an essay as the process of answering a question. This holds true even when you have been asked to set your own essay title rather than answer a set question. Use the introduction (whether or not you actually call it that) to narrow down the question and establish your position.