Inequality In America

701 Words3 Pages
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. Education is one of the most important subjects in America today. Education is material that can allow children and even adults to become successful in life. Paul Krugman writes, “… middle-class families buy houses…show more content…
Health care is a plan made to help Americans to stay healthy. Krugman says, “The hedge fund tax loophole costs the government more than $6 billion a year in lost revenue, roughly the costs of providing health care to three million children.” 568. Health insurance can be expensive and hard for the lower-class to afford. Taxes that could have gone towards children who parent could afford health insurance, but the taxes went back to the wealthy. Krugman writes,” American children from low-income families are often uninsured, they’re more likely to have health problems that derail their life…show more content…
Krugman writes, “the rich weren’t just getting richer; they were becoming a financial foreigner, creating their own country within a country, their own society within a society, and their economy within an economy.” 563. CEOs or people with an abundance amount of money can give money to politicians create laws or stop enforcing the laws to benefits the rich. Politicians who the Middle-Class and Lower-Class vote for favors the one that could help them and that’s the High-Class. Economic inequality is hurt the middle-class and the lower-class who already had a rough time getting a life. When the High-Class is becoming richer the Middle-Class and Lower-class become poorer it creates social Inequality. Krugman also writes,” The fact is that vast inequality inevitability brings vast social inequality in its train.” 563. When economic tide favors the high-class it starts to tear gaps between the classes. Social inequality can make it hard for many Americans to strive or even live
Open Document