Findings from assessments should always serve as a basis for decisions for actions or non-actions towards the program. This may cause program maintenance, improvement, alteration, or termination – either of this should ultimately render some positive benefits such as improve social conditions. (Rossi et al.,
During the industrial revolution, leaders of industrialism were brilliant, innovated, and ambitious men who rejuvenated the American economy decades after the Civil War. Andrew Carnegie is one of these industrial leaders who had a positive impact on society. He is considered to be a true “captain of industry” (Shi, "Robber Barons") , not just because of the businesses he developed, but because of his desire to better society for all people and not just for himself (Shi, "Robber Barons"). Carnegie believed that those of mass wealth should make a moral choice to make it their responsibility to share their wealth for the utilitarianism of society. 1.)
It transformed the United States from a debtor nation into the world’s largest lender in a few years. Looking back, the development of the U.S. after the Civil War was inevitable, but the course that it took to get there was not. The Captains of Industry revolutionized their chosen industry and created an economically strong nation that was capable of meeting the challenges of the next century. Were it not for these men, history would have turned out very different for the United
Reading through RIP, the Middle Class: 1946-2013, it became fairly obvious that the author, Edward McClelland, was presenting a thesis idea that consisted of promoting the middle class through examples of its prime time when middle class thrived. McClelland made the point clearly as he repeatedly provided examples ranging from the glory days of the assembly line industry that had provided high paying jobs for many people, to presidents who attempted to keep business within the United States to promote home grown jobs. He was especially focused on the point that the middle class was shrinking due to a large discrepancy between the wealthy and the rest of society as capitalism achieves its goal of padding the wealthiest and keeping the middle
Also, during this time, the economic industry was booming, advancement in technology, farming influence, politics, businesses, natural resources, transportation and railroads. By the end of 19th century, the middle-class Americans, were known as trusts. Trusts were known as people who controlled competition in the industry. In the late 19th century, the first major trust was John D. Rockefeller, who controlled a substantial part of the oil industry. Andrew Carnegie was another major trust, that controlled the steel industry and stated in the Gospel of Wealth (1889), that if a person consumed wealth, they’re supposed to live frugally and use the extra money to help people in need (Foner, Voices of Freedom, II, 28).
The various effects made during the late 19th century were the wage reduction, American Revolution, Civil War, nights of labor, World War I, New Deal, World War II. This sustained trade union organizations among the American workers. The operators of business firms— the management—seek to achieve the greatest profits possible by increasing production through the most efficient use of materials and labor. This is called the profit motive.
Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others. It is especially shown when individuals donate money to good causes. Philanthropy gradually improves farmer’s wages and factory workers working conditions. There were many great examples of this in the Gilded Age, one being, Andrew Carnegie. He was one of the most influential philanthropists in the Guiled Age.
Centuries ago, fathers were primarily the main income earner, teachers of moral values and religious education to their children. This was the norm in a society that was largely based on agriculture and males worked in their fields. However, industrialisation and urbanisation has revolutionised the work force. Consequently, fathers started working outside of the home and factories emerged in major cities which became the source of employment for most fathers.
The governments also need to integrate the industrial and agro-industrial sector and establish trans-border development basins. To enhance regional average yields, the governments need to invest in agriculture thereby ensuring food security in the region. To strengthen the processing capacity of the agricultural industry; government should provide subsidies inputs and fertilisers. Schiller, (2009 p334) confirms that the easiest kind of growth comes from increased use of our productive
However, some of the most significant successes have been as a result of the worst failures (Hines, pg15). Success is dynamic, and it differs from individuals depending on their goals. The ability to achieve a particular goal is what defines people’s success which is a life-long process and not a one-time achievement. For many young people, starting their lives is a difficult situation that is faced with many challenges, for example, being born to neglectful parents.
A stable and strong middle class is important to any society, but particularly Democratic countries, since the majority of the voter base is made up of the educated middle classes. The fortunes of the middle class are tied to economic policy and the current market system, however effecting a change in economics, and therefore the middle class through policy, is a very complex process, often taking years to be fully realized. It is not simply a question of passing a new policy bill and having a change overnight. This is even truer today in an era of mass globalization where national markets are tied together by the American dollar, and the fortunes of one affects the fortunes of all, to a greater or lesser degree. Therefore to examine the policy
Should wealth be distributed to the poor and the public? Are heroes actual heroes? In “The Gospel of Wealth” Andrew Carnegie gave his opinion that when the wealthy die, the money should be spread evenly between the less fortunate and the public.(Carnegie 21) In “A Trumpet Note for Heroes” Dee Brown states that Custer did some awful things, when he died, he became a hero.(Brown 3) It is crystal clear that “The Gospel of Wealth” is a firsthand account, because Carnegie wrote the excerpt in his point of view by saying, “I believe I offer the true solution.” which made it that he offered a solution in his time period.(Carnegie 24)
Introduction So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America is a masterpiece of economic analysis by Peter Edelman. A former aide to the Senator Robert F. Kennedy, that the author focuses on how the nation that is considered to the greatest is at the center of the poverty as a subject of national discussion. While stopped working with Senator Kennedy he fought against all odds to highlight this serious state of the nation. In fact, against all the odds, Peter Edelman sets forth to give an intriguing analysis of what the United States has become; the new poverty frontier.
Some significant reforms in the 1900s were the homes families and strangers lived in going from slums to nicer living conditions. For example living in an apartment that is meant for 1 maybe 2 adults has 10 to 15 adults living in it with a bathroom down the hall away from the rooms for people in other apartments to use as well, or when someone gets a sickness in the apartment and everyone in the whole building gets it because everything is contaminated from the person being sick. It went from that to a little bit bigger homes with lesser people and cleaner rooms and bathrooms. Upton Sinclairs was an activist because he took part in what he thought was right when it came to meet packaging and how it needs to be reformed and cleaned. And if
What is America to you? Democracy is what first would come to mind, it is the core value of what America stands for. Being democratic has given the United States of America a title of a leader of change by its people. Recent survey information from local University of California, Santa Barbara students, the millennials feel as though the democratic system is up to our values with improvement of representation toleration in our nation.