The separation of economics and freedom is unrealistic because money controls the actions of the people. The poor cannot be free to self-actualize while they are still subject to the bourgeoisie. To Arendt, the poor are not even capable of being free because they are consumed by want. Marx does not see
The unemployment rate increased because of neoliberalism. In neoliberalism, unemployment will target any person with less working ability which might cause hatred. Also, it caused a widening inequality of both wealth and income in Latin America. Skilled workers have an opportunity to get higher wages; on the other hand, low-skilled workers can only get low wages. Neoliberalism causes a limit to wage
In chapter 10 Howard Zinn talks about the civil war, the disadvantages and advantages between the poor and rich. The poor have always been the bait in America, due to the lack of money and power. When war is in progress, most of the time the poor are demanded to go to war because the wealthy groups have the money and power to escape from death. “ To give people a choice between two different parties and allow them, in a period of rebellion, to choose the slightly more democratic one was an ingenious mode of control. Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200).
Henry George’s was a critic of big business and since there we social problems he blames it on a few monopolists to grow wealthy as a result of rising land values. He proposed a single tax on land to replace taxes which would be returned to in addition to the people. If they propose this tax it would destroy monopolies, distribute wealth, and it would eliminate poverty. Robber barons are the reason why people were being driven into poverty (DOC 1). The result of this was how the Northern capitalists led the South away from agriculture and economic dependence, and how they used their wealth to further grow the American industry.
Zinn believes the collective efforts of individuals alone, without a huge income motivating them would be efficient enough and would work well. He argues that there is no real proof that incentives are even necessary, therefore not needed. Zinn would agree with the philosopher and socialist St.Thomas Aquinas in the sense that Aquinas believes man can unselfishly work towards a goal together because everyone is willing to fulfill their own specific duties. This parallels with Zinn’s belief that people do not need huge incomes to incentivise them. On the other hand, Zinn would disagree with Adam Smith in his belief that man “seeks self interest in competition”.
In the Great American classic, The Great Gatsby, many critics have aligned their opinions with the fact that Gatsby was corrupted by the thought of money. Gatsby was portrayed as the American Dream, going from having nothing to being extremely wealthy, but along the line he was caught up in illegal affairs and resulting in his own corruption. In the beginning Gatsby had nothing just a plan for achieving his American Dream. After reading the Great Gatsby I had come to the conclusion that Gatsby had been corrupted by the society around him and the people he most associated with. Most modern day critics, say that Gatsby’s lust for money corrupted his love for Daisy.
I think Rome fell due to the fact that the people running Rome really didn’t know what they were doing. An example of this would be the wealthy people being charged more taxes and the regular Roman citizens being charged just a property and general tax. I think in order for them to avoid that they should have made a small percentage that everyone paid no matter what. Basically Parsons says “if one person fails, then we all fail” and I like how he puts that and doesn’t single out one
They feared without it, their rights would not be acknowledged. They felt that the Constitution only favored the wealthy men and their power. The anti federalists were afraid of a strong central government when it came to the government taking over their property and using them. For example, the 3rd amendment states that homeowners should not be obligated to open their homes to soldiers and the soldiers should not be allowed to take over one 's home. This proves that they had to address this issue for something to be done to stop this, they must have been feeling like their lives were
“... because the fruit thereof is uncertain, and consequently no culture of the Earth” Hobbes says. He is stating how because the food isn’t good and neither are the people we will have no reason to work together and then no one will want to participate in a culture with others that aren’t civil. “... no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society” Since, people are at busy fighting over who gets what we will have no time to produce goods. Without goods people will have no need for each other causing us to not a community or society. It also states that “[n]o man has natural authority over his fellow man.” If we don’t have goods or anything then people in general will have one man rise up to be the most powerful which is not something he has power to do.
Also they don’t want to hear what others have faced with racial inequality. As a society we let a lot of discrimination happen and some go without being said or recognized. We become very selfish and money. power hungry that has slowly let our society fall. Society should learn and recognize what racial group we are giving all the power and how they are using that power.