As a result of this hindrance, court-appointed lawyers for these defendants are not compensated adequately, which results in a lack of competent lawyers due to low enticement. Additionally, poverty-stricken citizens are at a major disadvantage due to the presence of payoffs and bribes throughout their trial. These citizens on trial have spent most of their lives in unfortunate situations, going days on end without food, water, or shelter; all basic needs for survival. Because of this arduous upbringing, it’s likely that justice will not take a high priority because of the money involved. The gap between the wealthy and the impoverished will continue to grow, increasing the amount of people who will be at a disadvantage in our justice system due to their lack of wealth.
Increased globalization for poorer places like the ones mentioned in the book means they get to be exploited, pushed further into poverty, used for cheap labor, and any valued natural resources, all leading to a dying economy. People in the Mexican border towns don’t even have the basic essentials like clean water. The homeless and the individuals who live in poverty in the United States would still be considered as living a life of luxury, due to the fact that there are more resources in the United States to aid the helpless. It would be hard for any American to read this book which gives a glimpse of the hardships these people have to endure on a daily basis and not think that there is an incredible imbalance in economic power and assets,
The strikers misused their power as the growers did. In John Steinbecks novel In Dubious Battle, there was enormous power struggle between the owners and the very weak workers. The owners were much more prestigious and feared, but when the workers were pushed to their limits they did indeed use the power that was available to them in the means of the strike. The pickers could not give into the demands of the owners because this would have defeated their purpose of the strike. On the other hand the Growers Association could not give into the pickers because they believed that this would have cost them to much money and made them out to be viewed as weak.
This just goes to show how weak he is, that he sucks up to the Pedro family out of fear and guilt. Father Renteria does feel guilty because the poor cannot afford their sins and he allows them to suffer but bad people like Pedro he forgives. He depends on Pedro for money which is where the fear comes to play in. Father Renteria is also angry at the fact that he cannot do anything about it because he is to weak. His weakness overpowers him and that is why he is afraid to speak up for what he know is right.
General strain theory was developed by Robert Agnew. There are three major categories in the types of General strain theory: Failure to achieve positively valued goals, the loss of positively valued stimuli, and the presentation of negative stimuli. A positively valued goal has three sorts and those are money/economic success, status and respect. Lack of money causes strain because it is not obtainable through legitimate means. Strain will result from the lack of autonomy disproportionately affecting adolescents and the poor because of their lower position in society.
The reason why many Americans refuse to take these jobs is that they are low paying and tedious. They would rather do minimal amounts of work for higher pay in the comfort of an office space rather than pick fruits, packaging food, or work at a steel mill. To quote Dwoskins article “Why Americans Won 't do Dirty Jobs,” Dwoskin states “Americans won’t fill them, thus, Americans are too soft.” This may not be entirely true, but according to unemployment rates and desperate employers, it might
But it’s important not to judge the people who are living in conditions that seem terrifying to you because you don’t know what they’ve been through, nor you know what caused them to be in this situation. Poverty is not always a personal choice, but a reflection of society. Difficult circumstances causes people to end up being poor, even if it’s not in their control. People are in poverty because they find themselves in holes in the economic system that deliver the inadequate income. Being low on money is a reflection of overpriced goods, high insurance cost and bills.
The lack of jobs is the most common reason for people to leave, especially when there seems to be plenty of job offers elsewhere. Corruption and bad economic decisions by the government have caused an economic crisis in Puerto Rico that has caused inflation and an increase in taxes, thus becoming a great burden for each Puerto Rican resident. As the economy worsens and employment is nowhere to be found, crime rises, and fear for one’s life is mixed with the worry about one’s provisions. It is up to each individual and to the political administrators to take up the lead and bring Puerto Rico out of its
The continuous use of narcotics results in addiction, and financial struggles due to the costly upkeep. “Financial problems are one of the major side effects of drug and substance abuse” (Buaggett, 2015). Addicts cannot adequately take an active role in the economic activities, as the use of drugs inhibits the abilities of the users to earn a daily living. Due to the instability of finances, this would result in selling personal belongings to continue funding the substance of choice, and depending on the addicts living situation, this could lead to losing their house or being removed from their current housing. While being under the influence, an addicts voice of reason is jeopardized, resulting in criminal activities which raise the chances of being apprehended by the law enforcers, as well as, heavy fines are imposed.
It not only concerns his family that he sees his human worth out of money, but it worries them because they are not able to trust him to be responsible and just when making decisions. While the Younger family wants to own a house and receive a stronger income, Walter is the only one who obsesses over it and allows it to alter the ways in which he treats important people in his life. Segregation caused dreams to become deferred, and weights were put onto the families during the 1950s. Due to segregation, they could not afford what white families could, and this was because they were paid less in the workforce. “How sweet it would be if I found I could fly.