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. With the death penalty still in place, these citizens will certainly be subjected to an unfair trial, like how Edward Elmore’s initial trial took only eight days.
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,
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 stubbornness of both sides caused a long and deadly strike that could have been
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. Father Renteria does hate the Pedro’s but their money is how he eats and live so he sucks up to him like the coward he knows he is.
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.
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.
He feels that if he cannot achieve greatness and get his family out of the slums of Chicago, then he has failed at everything. 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.
He tells the reader about his life being turned upside down after making one childish mistake. The greaser struggle more than the Socs because they are poor, the Socs jump them, and people think that they are trash. The greasers do not have money or own very much. “We’re poorer than the Socs an the middle class.”
It is sort of the opposite of the pros in a way. You see when redistribution is taking place, big businesses and the wealthy are unable to create businesses, and hire. It acts as a cinder block in a way that it can bring the economy down. One last note regarding cons is that many despise redistribution because they feel they are forced to give their hard earned money away and that it promotes laziness even. I personally find my view leading against income distribution for not only political reasons, but for economic reasons and how it can effect the aggregate
Sociologists have determined, the predominant cause of a revolution in the world is poor economic conditions, where people are not able to get adequate income to take care of their bare necessities to feed themselves and make the ends meet. Hence, many resort to illegal activities, particularly in highly populated areas, where massive competition for jobs exists. As can be concluded, it is inevitable that eventually many of the people who commit illegal acts get caught by law enforcement authorities, and subsequently end up in jail. Accordingly, due to the instability of the economic and political growth, many people feel obligated to move elsewhere, not only to seek employment to support their families, but to find a better and safer environment to live in. This shows how resilient American people truly were.
The “Suitcase Lady” portrays a different social inequality that leaves the reader feeling sympathetic. Financial Burden. “We never got along well because I didn’t bring him up. I was too poor. He never call me mama”.
Many people are not happy with the things they own because it is “too much” of they have and it is not worth keeping it. However, they have spent money on it therefore, they cannot throw it out easily or they could have stored memories within it. Similarly, in the article “The Class Politics of Decluttering” by Stephanie Land, published on July 18, 2016, suggests how Marie Kondo’s tidying up methods do not give joy. Land explains how throwing away things make you sad because they are not only the things which require space, but the memories that you have created with them. Land defines nostalgia as a sad emotion because she has to throw away her stuff to have enough space in her house.