Kennedy mention, “Employment costs per unit of steel output in 1961 were essentially the same as they were in 1958” (60-61). He want his audience to disapprove with the steel companies plans. These facts convince the audience that Kennedy is right that the steel companies should not increase the steel prices because of the recession. The numerous statistics shows how unbalance the economy is and support Kennedy’s plan to stabilize the steel prices. In conclusion, Kennedy use of diction, emotional appeals, and a persuasive tone convince Americans to change their opinion and despise the steel companies.
In 1962, in the midst of the international space race, steel prices in the U.S. began to rise. In this speech delivered by John F. Kennedy, he claims that there is no justification for these increasing steel prices through the use of logos and pathos. Whilst attempting to convince and create reason for steel companies to reduce their prices, JFK employs the use of logic-best argumentation in order to convey his message. However, at times, because his audience isn't merely citizens of the country but also executives of the steel companies, the line between pathos and logos is subtle, for he appeals to the emotions general American public through the use of verifiable data. He proposes a series of alternate (and very possible realities) that
For instance, if we participate in the Buy Nothing Day, we are contributing to the conservation of the Earth. In addition, he guarantees that living without the need to use money is possible because he has successfully achieved this challenge. The writer mentions a possible different point of view when he says “Reducing our consumption, we are told, would be terrible for the rampaging beast known only as The Economy.” However, he clarifies that this statement is nothing more than a confusion or strategy made by politicians and economists to increase sales. His argument is positional because he demonstrates his clear position about an issue he cares about. He provides different reasons why reducing expenses is vital.
Jackson believed “if the government would stop creating inequality by giving artificial stimulation to the engines of the Market Revolution…men would be left in a state of modest but natural inequality” . His ideas resonated with the common people who had already grown to fear big banks due to the Panic of
John F. Kennedy gave a speech in 1962 ,during the aftermath of a recession, in regards to the steel companies increase in steel prices. He spoke out as one of the people, he spoke for the consumers as well as the American citizens affected by the recent recession. Kennedy made sure to shame the steel companies, with his strict yet disappointed tone, for not standing by their duties to help and be fair to the consumers. John F. Kennedy’s tone,in his speech regarding the increase in steel prices, shifts from anger to disappointment by using parallelism and , in order to speak about the ongoing unfair placement of power. John F. Kennedy uses parallelism to conceive himself as any other normal American citizen in order to call
Hertsgarrd wrote of public pressure that forced America out of Vietnam in the 1970s, as well as, activist the Reagan administration to tone down its support for the white regime in South Africa in the 1980s. Even though many citizens feel the government has the power its seems that the citizens themselves have a real impact on how the government is run. In The Oblivious Empire written by Mark Hertsgarrd, Hertsgarrd writes about how the American foreign policy is not a policy that benefits all. Hertsgarrd uses his essay to express his disappointment and to get across to educated citizens that there is a reason why other countries may not be so fond of us. For America to truly be a leader and someone countries to look up to American citizens need to become aware of how America handles business overseas and stand up when the government is acting out of
I do not believe that Theodore Roosevelt was anti-business; rather he opposed their unethical practices. During this time big corporations set rates that were too high, underpaid their employees, and made employees work long hours. The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887 by Grover Cleveland to investigate railroad rates and rebates. President Roosevelt introduced the Hepburn act to give the ICC the right to set rates for railroad shipping. By doing this railroads and big business were unable to set their rates too high because it no longer offered rebates.
Following the increased price of steel, Kennedy gave a speech responding to the Steel Companies decision. Throughout Kennedy’s speech, he uses rhetorical strategies to strengthen his message. Kennedy uses strong diction and logos to emphasize his disapproval of the steel companies. Kennedy begins his speech with strong diction to condemn the steel companies raised prices. Kennedy’s repeated usage of “we” makes the crowd feel unified in their hardships that they have been going through.
Kennedy says in his news conference," If this rise in the cost of steel is imitated by the rest of the industry, instead of rescinded, it would increase the cost of homes, autos, appliances, and most other items for every American family. It would increase the cost of machinery and tools to every American businessman and farmer. It would seriously handicap our efforts to prevent an inflationary spiral from eating up the pensions of our older citizens, and our new gains in purchasing power"(line 23-31) This shows that when the decline of the companies it will seriously handicap the American people due to the large increase in prices. This is also shown in, "And it would surely handicap our efforts to induce other industries and unions adopt responsible price and wage policies"(line 43-45) This shows that it would seriously hurt Americans. Kennedy says more about how the prices are going to have a devastating increase in price, which is going to lead to competition in foreign markets as people are not going to buy our products if they are more expensive than other countries, this is shown in "how more efficiency and better prices could be obtained, reducing prices in this industry in recognition of lower costs, their unusually good labor contract, their foreign competition and their increase in production and profits
Lastly, to further bolster the argument that military budget cuts will indeed affect military readiness more than anything, the pay and entitlement decreases for the Warfighters were reviewed. Cuts to the Warfighter’s benefits and the lack of modernization of the equipment that they use, will affect general morale and retention rates in the military, directly affecting the readiness of the US military. No cost saving is worth hurting the capabilities of our
Was president Franklin Roosevelt’s Court Packing scheme a plan that consisted of a wish to help end America’s Great Depression or was it a hunger for dictatorial power? Franklin Roosevelt based his election campaign on a New Deal, a series of programs he claimed would help end the Great Depression. While Roosevelt won the election, many of his New Deal bills would not win the approval of the United States Supreme Court. Franklin Roosevelt believed the problem lied not in his bills but in the Supreme Court. He believed the four Conservatives Justices would convince Justice Owen Roberts, who was somewhat neutral, to vote against Roosevelt’s bills.
was going to save money. A wise decision would have been to raise taxes on American citizens in order to raise fund for the war. Lyndon B. Johnson, president of the United States at the time, was unwilling to raise taxes, which resulted in a horrible cycle of inflation4 and debt. Johnson’s arrogance and stubbornness not to raise taxes, consequently led America to a worse economy. This act of arrogance from Johnson further validates the argument: the U.S. should not have invaded Vietnam.
In Thomas Jefferson’s letter to John Randolph in the spring of 1820, Jefferson shared his fear of America’s increasing isolation from the rest of the world (F). However, Randolph’s letter to Congress written in 1816 expressed how isolation could help improve the nation’s economy (A). His letter clearly implied how a strong economy was better than a stable international one because the money would stay in the United States. John Quincy Adams’ November 7, 1823 diary entry brought out his fear of sending a minister to protest “against the interposition of the Holy Alliance.” This shows how the United States refused to engage in foreign affairs (H). In the Era of Good Feelings, sectionalism was a very important thing; it improved the feeling of nationalism, helped the economy, and strengthened relationships between the states.
Statistics are known to be biased, and his statistics are picked to justify and push this theory. Pinker doesn’t consider that his American perspective and our way of life colors his beliefs. He doesn’t mention the possibility of massive destruction of humanity in a way there could never have happened before the invention of nuclear weapons. He feels our sense of responsibility for democratizing and civilizing the world influences our ability to have empathy and compassion, become less selfish and vengeful and therefore violence has declined dramatically. People have experienced a broadening sense of community, global interdependence and our global society.
Neither alone will work successfully in the United States. It will be detrimental to the future of the United States if we implement solely socialistic ideas. However it will also be detrimental if we only practice capitalistic ideas and laissez faire policies because that will lead to fascism. We need to let our economy flourish with different amounts of regulation on different parts of the economy such as small businesses versus large corporations. We need to introduce legislation that will help those in need, but make sure that it does not result in a free rider problem.