In a sense, the paragraphs provide an outline for exploring the various causes and effects which are the substance of the article.
In the following two paragraphs, Bob Kutter analyzes the effects on American workers of an economy that relies increasingly on technology.
In an essay on the effects of El Niño, the price you pay for orange juice might not belong in an essay alongside the devastating effects of tornadoes and ice-storms and mudslides and people's fear of uncontrollable weather patterns.
The cause and effect essay can end in a number of ways.
The loss falls mainly on the worker who is displaced.
If that loss is generalized to millions of high-paid workers, they suffer as a group, and the economy as a whole suffers a loss of worker purchasing power.
It might be enough for your paper to point out causes or effects that people might not have thought of before, or to sort out those causes or effects so that people can grasp them with fresh insight or in a newly organized fashion.
On the other hand, your essay might lead to a call for action based on patterns of cause and effect that you have perceived.
We can't assume that just because something follows something else chronologically that the earlier event caused the later event.
Other causes intervening causes or causes we might not be aware of might be at work. String (C) lifts small door (D) allowing moths (E) to escape and eat red flannel shirt (F).