Analysis Of Income Inequality

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In recent discussions of income inequality, a controversial issue has been whether income inequality is more beneficial than detrimental to today’s socioeconomics. On the one hand, some argue that income inequality leads to economic inequality. From this perspective, Jacob Kornbluth, director of the 2013 documentary, Inequality for All, focuses on why economic inequality is happening concerning the distribution of wealth and income, and if it is a problem. On the other hand, however, others argue that this high rate of income inequality is damaging America’s middle class. In the words of Princeton professor and journalist of the New York Times, Paul Krugman in his 2007 book The Conscience of a Liberal, one of his main proponents in his chapter…show more content…
To take a case in point, for instance, New York Times editor, David Leonhardt’s 2014 piece “Inequality Has Been Going on Forever… but That Doesn’t Mean It’s Inevitable,” tends to have a young conservative audience that are college educated, as well as high-income earners; Considering gender, males are more likely to read the New York Times. Furthermore, Paul Krugman has an audience likewise, after all, his piece was published in the New York Times as well. On the contrary, the documentary Inequality for All, is intended to have an audience of some conservatives despite mostly Liberals being the deliberate audience. Although Kornbluth’s documentary targets some conservatives as the audience, Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy’s article “The Upside of Income Inequality,” is meant to have a more conservative audience based on the place of publication. “The Upside of Income Inequality “ is published in the American. This magazine of the American Enterprise Institute focuses on issues dealing with politics, economics, not to mention social welfare. Therefore, the audience varies from…show more content…
Other texts such as, “Confronting Inequality” provides an appeal to logos even though, however, it doesn’t have a primary focus on logos in the same way Becker and Murphy do in their piece. Logos is the logical portion of a text that appeals to those that find logic persuasive, these multiple text appeal to logos, due to the graphs and data that is need to support the statistics of income inequality as well as economic inequality. In the film, Inequality for All, they appeal to logos while presenting their statistics with graphics and contrast. The film provides a interesting way to present the statistics that hold the interest in such a dry subject of income inequality as well as economic
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