1) Watch: The Shrinking Middle Class: Coping with Loss and Defining the Middle Class (summarize, what 's your opinion?) Studies show that 85% of respondents would agree that it is harder to live in the middle class today than it was in the past. Family income for the entire middle class has been gradually dropping since 1950s all the way to present time. In order to fix this economic problem according to the opinions of Mark Levine, a Pacifica Radio Host, is to raise the taxes on the rich instead of making the poor pay more. On the other hand, Mike Lane, of Intelephant Strategies, wants energy independence that creates jobs both in energy creation and in manufacturing and also citizens to support small businesses.
The Effects of Poverty in America “In 2007 about one out of every eight children in America was on food stamps. Today that number is one out of every five” (U.S Census Bureau). This statistic from the U.S Census Bureau illustrates how the poverty level of Americans is getting worse and worse. This statistic explains what every day poor American families must face and that it also greatly affects the lives of their children. In today’s society, America is ailed by the instantaneous increase of Americans living in poverty, causing families to take several risks in order to provide all of their family’s necessities.
The US is more than 66 trillion dollars in debt, has more than 560,000 people that are homeless and poverty rates are up to 13.5% (43.1 million people). Other countries are like that too, and we help those countries with foreign aid, but we barely help our own country. These reasons are why we should ban foreign aid, the US is too much in debt and there are too many rich countries that we give foreign aid too. I believe that foreign aid is a negative aspect of this world and should be no longer allowed. One of the reasons why i believe that we should no longer have foreign aid is that the United States is too much in debt to afford foreign aid.
The disposition of fundings occurring in much bias way possible, because the establishment of a stigma that poor children do not have a chance to transform their lives, this establishes that the rich children are much of a better investment towards the funding.The disportion of the funding generates a unequal education for all children. According to David Mosenkis a research on Racial Bias in Pennsylvania Funding of Public Schools showed a graph which showed that there are more than one variable which comes to fund a school per person. The graph showed that rich areas obtain more profit than poor, but another research indicated that schools get $4000 more fundings for free reduced lunch. A finding which was astonishing was that a poor district of 251, which are know to be are
Expenses amounted 150 billion marks, and accumulated in the the years of war resources - only 35 billion marks. Public debt increased from 5 to 160 billion marks. Were killed and injured 7.5 million of people. In 1918 compared with 1913 the volume of industrial production decreased by 43%, agriculture - by 35-50%, decreased by half the national wealth. In 1916 famine began.
Did you know that the United States ranks 17th in education performance? That is a huge drop from 1980 when the United States was ranked 1st. Clearly, our education system has gone in a downward spiral and is struggling to keep up with other countries. The documentary, “Waiting for Superman” by David Guggenheim, and the article, “Idiot Nation” by Michael Moore, discuss the weaknesses in our education system. Although both authors offer compelling arguments, “Waiting for Superman” contained a better argument because of its abundance of rhetorical strategies, whereas “Idiot Nation” contained some logical fallacies.
Poverty In America There are many issues going on inside of our country from climate change to domestic violence. However,today i will be addressing a topic that I find more important.This topic is affecting 45 million people, or 14.5 percent of all Americans. The topic I will be addressing is poverty. According to statista.com about 11.3 percent of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000. In 2016, the poverty rate was increased to 12.7 percent of the U.S. As the statistic shows poverty in the U.S is only growing and isn't being seen or talked about.
These people live in poorer conditions and come from a country that grants them less opportunities. If these citizens are proven to be more optimistic than Americans, it is clear that there is an issue with how we view the world. In America, many individuals stress more about the gap between the rich and poor; who has it all and who doesn’t. Graham continues to state that “being poor in a very wealthy and unequal country-which eschews social support for those who fall behind- results in especially high levels of stress and desperation”. As someone is struggling to keep up with society’s expectations along with many other struggles, it may be difficult to remain positive.
Global Issues has told us that at least 80% of humanity is living off less than $10 a day or that according to UNICEF 20,000 children die every day due to poverty. These statistics are heart breaking and make you think why so many innocent little 5-year-old children deserve to die quietly in a dark alley without anyone knowing or caring. Poverty has direct impacts on the mental health of the people that are affected by it. A study by Harvard University says that 6% of Americans are severely mentally ill compared to the 20%-25% of homeless people that are mentally ill. A study in Australia showed that 90% of the homeless population had at least 1 mental illness compared to the 20% of the normal population. A Canadian study shows that people suffering from poverty are 25 times the
When money is used for retirement or stocks this puts them at a disadvantage and they suffer from the loss of money. The social economic status not only affect income it affects education, physical and mental health. There exists inequality of distribution of health resource, race and ethnicity will usually determine one’s social economic. Minority racial groups will experience multidimensional poverty than their white counterparts (apa.org, n.d.). When minorities are considered poor their neighborhoods will usually have high rates of the crime.
Next, Eisenhower cites the poor condition of the current highways. He claims that the highway conditions increase the cost of using a vehicle by one cent per mile. Considering that in 2015, on average, most Americans drive 12,000 miles per year , saving an extra penny for each of those miles every year would make a significant impact. Eisenhower stated that poor highway conditions cost the United States 5 billion dollars per year, and that those costs were suffered not just by the individual driver, but by the entire nation, through transportation costs in the distribution of goods. Eisenhower states,
Document A Businesses went from low income friendly to high-income friendly. Low-income housing decreased in Woodward from 1995-2012 -Social housing increased from 1995 to 2012 It would have been better to live in Woodward in 1995 because the properties are low income friendly and more people have the opportunity to live there. Many people in Woodward in 1995 would be put in the stereotype that low-income people are committing crimes Gentrification is not okay because many people in the world have issues with finances. We need to have housing for the people who may not be as wealthy as others, and the type of city Woodward was in 1995, more people could live there without have to worry about money Document B Businesses were hesitant to move to the Downtown Eastside because of the current environment of the area, with lots of drug
In 1933, the unemployment had risen from 3 percent to 25 percent of nation’s workforce and those who were able to keep their jobs faced harsh reductions in wages. Not to end with the economic disaster in the United States, Americans of the Midwest had to face over cultivation and a drought called Dust bowl. This resulted in a drastic end for agriculture
Another analysis also shows that the there is the grant is given to those that my not be benefiting from it the way the government wanted it too. In Figure 1.2 it shows the average number of grant recipients who graduate compared to non-recipients. Looking at this figure we see that it is also split among demographic areas. Looking at this we see that although many minorities do succeed better with the Pell Grant, they still fall short compared to the majority white, early 20s with an English speaking background. The issues that cause this are that while the grant does give some money the analysis shows it is not enough.
Public school funding in America comes from federal, States and local sources, however the majority of those fund comes from local sources, meanly property taxes. The American system creates enormous funding differences between rich and poor community. Richer communities not only have larger property tax bases, but many have higher tax rates. Compare to poor communities with low property taxes bases and low tax rates. When the location and property value influence the allocation of the school fund, it is clear that students living in neighborhoods with least property values will be denied access to the quality of education offered to students living in communities with greater property values.