The main accounts consist of unemployment and low income. Many economists point the finger at “the financial disaster of 2008 that weakened the economy” (Helping the homeless). The Great Recession, as many refer it as, is tied to the housing collapse, making housing costs go up the roof. Another explanation of homelessness is war. War veterans make up 23 percent of the homeless population, it is due to the lack of aid programs, and program funding that leaves them without a shelter.
"And, for this, at the end of the week, he will carry home three dollars to his family, being his pay at the rate of five cents per hour,” (Sinclair 85) shows that the employees-- typically new immigrants at the plants-- were hardly provided for and were not paid at all that much. They were exploited; working for long hours for this little pay. Jurgis, the main character in The Jungle, struggled throughout part of Sinclair’s novel because of his lack of income from the meat packing plant he worked at, Durham’s. Many people in this time did as well, like Jurgis, having trouble seeking a home, food or clothing fit enough to purchase with the little they were provided with from their
He ends up going through a lot of trouble and ends up getting his son killed because of it. In The Bet the lawyer disagrees with the banker saying that solitary confinement was a better ruling than death. The banker says that if the lawyer can stay in solitary confinement for two years he will earn two million dollars. The lawyer said no to the 2 years and said that he will stay for fifteen years! Many times the characters in the literatures have no
Also all of the secondary business went down too, so nobody bought anything so all the workers were unemployed. Afterwards the businesses which relied on others, for example cars rely on tyres so if the tyre business went down then the car business would have to go down. This happened all over America and had a huge knock-off effect on the farmers as they need a lot of farmers to grow crops. This was all because of a financial disaster, and all of the countries around the world were involved and lasted for a decade. This links to the novel because Lennie and George signify a s being from the depression and looking for jobs.
I agree with you that it’s insane that people who make Nike merchandise live in extreme poverty due to the miserable payment that they received, while Phil Knight, the owner of the brand has a personal fortune of $5 billion. It’s very unfair that these poor women in El Salvador are getting only 29 cents for each Nike jersey sold for $140 in America.
However, this city is now sitting on huge debts from the Olympic. 2014 Sochi winter Olympic game costs $55billion not $12billion, costs that they set for the bid. However, the annual revenue is $1.2 billion, which is not good enough to cover the costs that they had spent for the Olympic. Also by the environmental aspect, plain fields are abandoned with no man’s apartment. These apartments had failed to be sold, and neglected with no one living.
Loisel and her husband spent 10 years of their life paying off debts only to find out that the necklace was fake and was worth not even one fourth of the real diamond necklace they’ve bought. This is why Mme. Loisel is careless. In summary, Madame Loisel is very unappreciative, insecure, and indubitably careless. Mme.
Mark Featherston a 54 year-old unemployed man says he just doesn’t see it, of living the American dream of having a house and being able to retire. Featherston demands “It’s not like in the 60s or 70s where people used to work for big companies and have a retirement plan. Nobody has a pension anymore.” Bob Wood, a 67 year-old semi-retired man says “the cost of living is going up, your food goes up, your water bill goes up...retirees are getting stressed because their savings are not producing…” Wood says he has enough money saved up for his retirement but he asserts that there are thousands of people who don’t and encounter themselves at poverty levels having to work until they just can’t do it anymore. I have seen situations like these near me, for example every time I go to the Walmart near my house there’s always old people working there, people that just don’t have enough money to retire and rest, they have to go out, risk getting into an accident or some sort of medical issue, with the purpose of making some money to survive with. Apparently, as of today the solution to all of this so called “Retirement Gamble” seems to be to find a financial advisor to see what assets and financial resources you may count with and see what retirement
It has been in the family for over 35 years, however, the business has affected both of their marriages. Both of them were divorced because of how much they work, which impact my life, along with my brothers. Since my dad works more than 65 hours a week, I never see him, and money is not more important than love, and power, is not more important than family. Money doesn 't buy you happiness, and I just wish for once my father would understand this. Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom taught me how to just be happy with life as it is, treat every day like it is my last, and just be prepared for whatever is thrown
To prove that you obviously have to have a job but cnbc news states that 40% of the 8.5 million unemployed americans stopped looking for jobs. Those are all american citizens and the illegal immigrants have jobs and they get paid. They are taking money away from American citizens that are looking for jobs. The illegal immigrants are taking job spaces from American citizens. That is like then you were little and you had a really cool toy and you didn’t mind sharing it with your siblings but someone you aren’t good friends with comes and starts playing with your toy.