Of Mice and Men is a novel known across the globe, its delicate tone and emphasis on humanity and the struggles of the world locks the readers in. What dazzles readers most about this folk classic is how it is expressed in a way that all can understand, but few comprehend the deep and dark turn of events that lie between the lines of the book at first glance. The book isn’t referenced so often for its events in the past, but more for how it is related to the present as well as the future. The main issue discussed in this masterpiece is inequality, this subject applies to not only those of the past, but to everyone in every circumstance across the world today. Although it’s the 21st century, this issue is still present in everyday life. Wealth, race, gender, and mental illness has torn society apart and lead to inequality. These major reasons for inequality has affected everyone in its path leading to major consequences as well as issues and problems. In China, a new found wealth has left the social classes more divided and issues are beginning to rise. Meanwhile in the U.S., wealth is destroying students and unequal views toward specific types of people are weakening the patriotic bond.
Income inequality might be the biggest problem our new president will face. There are many reasons why it’s a problem in America. Income is a difference in opportunity chances if you have more money you have a better chance of getting a better job. Examples of income is are food drives in schools some people with income have trouble going to places like school, job, or stores when needed. There are many more problems than this. Income inequality is still a problem in America, but there are ways to fight against it.
Paul Krugman, an economics professor at Princeton, writes “Confronting Inequality” chapter 7 in his book. Equality in America is what makes America, what it stands for. Social and economic inequality still is a part of everyday life in America. Education is making parents struggle because they want to give them a good education; but also, health care for those who need it. Middle-class starts to scramble more every day while the high-class gets more prosperous. Inequality in America is creating trouble to the lives of Americans.
Throughout all of history wealth has never been distributed evenly; no monarchist kingdom, communist utopia, socialistic society, or modern free market has ever existed in a state of equilibrium. The laws of the land have always seemed to operate in a manner of some sort of prejudice. The rich generate wealth at a much higher rate than the poor. Income inequality has existed, in some form or another, since the first trade transaction. Since, we have begun record keeping, statistics show the rich controlling increasing amounts of the total income. The only two discrepancies being global catastrophes--The Bubonic Plague and World War II-- the only reason being economy-wide setbacks putting everyone on much more even playing fields. Given the
America prides itself on being one of the most effective democratically governed counties. The idea of the American dream is that all people have equivalent political freedoms and a responsive government. However the effectiveness of social equality is being threatened by increasing inequality in the United States. Economic inequality in the US has expanded drastically. The wealth gap has had drastic changes over the past 35 years. What’s more, specifically, the rich have gotten a lot richer. Almost everybody who talk about it says that economic inequality must be reduced.
Social stratification, social networks or occupation are all structural reasons for inequality. Individual’s talents, education and class can all affect inequality. Sociologists have different theories for why structural and individual occur and the reasons behind them.
Economic inequality is the various measures of economic well being within individuals, among groups in a population and among other countries. Economic inequality can be related to characteristics such as their ethnic background, sexual preference, whether they have a disability or not, or even their gender. Throughout the past years there has been a significant increase of economic inequalities.
Economic inequality is a severe and growing problem that needs to be addressed and fixed. The United States is currently the richest country in history; however, that title seems only nominal when in reality, much of that wealth is controlled by a small 1% of the country’s population. Even with the major technological advancements and the rising productivity in the country, most Americans are left to work longer hours for lower wages. The United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth and income out of all the developed nations today and continues to head toward greater inequality. Things have gotten so bad that even those at the top are speaking out; the richest man on Earth, Bill Gates, acknowledges the problem, "Yes, some level
We also must look at the dominated occupations, so that we can rule out the argument that the gap is caused by the chosen jobs of each gender. Male dominated occupations tend to pay more than female-dominated occupations at similar skill levels, particularly in jobs that require higher educational levels. An example that they give is, among high-skilled workers, men in ‘software developers, applications and systems software’ occupations, a male-dominated field, earn $1,736 per week on average (compared with $1,457 for women), while women ‘elementary and middle school teachers’ occupation, a female-dominated field, earn $956 (compared with $1,096 for men). Occupational segregation needs to be taken down in order for the gender wage gap to be
I see that there is a big issue with income equality. I agree that it is an issue that needs to be fix. Income equality is the unequal distribution of household or individual income (inequality.org). I feel like there should be some type of change to income inequality because many people are affected by this. According to the article, income inequality has increased over the last 30 years. That number is outrageous for the simple fact that it is now 2017 and people are still being affected by income inequality. The article listed three reason that causes income inequality and those three things are technology, trade and institutions. I can defiantly see how those three factors can lead to an increase in income inequality especially trade and
Several studies have investigated the entire distribution rather than its lower and upper ends, and focused on different groups that make up the distribution (Dahan, 2001; Kimhi & Shafir-Tidhar, 2012). Dahan (2001) referred to groups by levels of human capital. He examined three possible factors that can lead to the increase in income inequality - changes in the returns to human capital, changes in the distribution of human capital, and inequality among group members of the same human capital levels. He concluded that the rise in inequality is mostly a consequence of the change in the structure of the returns to human capital and the increase in inequality between individuals with the same measured human capital and not the changes of the distribution
Another argued driver of income inequality in the studied area is income distribution from different sources (capital, property, investment…). Over the last 20 years, this distribution has grown to be less equal. For instance, although capital income represents only a modest share of households income, its increase in inequality in the majority of OECD countries during the last 20 year have substantially widened the inequality gap. This raise principally caused by change in the upper part of the distribution. While earnings have always been the major cause of inequality in each and every country of the area, since the mid-1990s, their contribution to income inequality remarkably fell.
All over the world, there is an obvious contrast between the living standards and lifestyle of the rich and the poor. Moreover, there is a large gap between the populations of poor and wealthy. This is known as the Wealth Gap, and it is caused by Wealth Inequality. Wealth Income/Inequality is defined as “The unequal distribution of assets within a population.” Wealth is defined as more than just the amount of income a person has, but instead the value of a person’s assets. And assets being the stuff that you own: your car, your house and your cash money is also an asset. It is the job of the government, leaders and citizens to ensure that the wealth and income is distributed equally among the population. However, when this fails due to corruption, discrimination among other causes the country is unable to move forward economically, further leading to poverty and civil unrest and other consequences.
The consequences bring by the income inequality is still a contradictory arguments on whether it is good or bad for the economic growth. In positive view, income inequality stimulatesthe aggregate economic growth. In negative view, income inequality slows down the aggregate economic growth (Andriuskevicius, Ciegis&Dilius, 2017).
Today, the economic inequality is widening between cities and the gap of economic growth between cities is becoming larger and larger when comparing between the poor and rich cities. Trends of inequality are unique to developing countries (EMDCs) and emerging markets and these is more prevalent along the sectors of finance, education and health care (De La Croix & Delavallade, 2011). The paper addresses the issue of economic inequality in cities and the reason behind the widening gap present among the rich and poor cities. The paper also addresses the reasons behind the economic inequality of cities especially in developing nations and emerging markets. The paper addresses the consequences of the economic inequalities explaining the