Here's one I've been thinking of posting for a few days.
A week and a half ago I had my final exam for Christian Thought & Culture. There was an essay section where we could choose 1 of 6 questions to answer. We were given 8 questions in advance, so the smart ones knew they had to prepare 3 answers to be safe. I bet the farm on one, with a weak backup, just in case. My first question was there, so I went with it.
It has been argued that capitalism functions as a religion in modern culture. Discuss.
My answer was based very heavily on a lecture from Paul Williams, as well as a chapter from Globalization by Malcolm Waters. I had some disagreements with the chapter that I didn't have time to explore in my answer. My main issue is the author's theory that producers/corporations are concerned first and foremost with consumers. I believe they are concerned first with the share price. Obviously consumers enter into that somewhere down the line, but it is not their first concern.
As I had a chance to "prepare" this answer ahead of time, you can check out my rough thoughts below the fold.