Income Inequality Income Inequality or “wage gap” is a big topic for freedom fighters and liberals for the simple fact that it isn’t equal for everyone. Because the wage gap is so prominent it's one of the biggest “facts” that discrimination is still apart of everyday American society. The wage gap from these radical interest groups think the economy is get a dollar take a dollar instead of a free flow economy. This misguided idea of the economy is absolutely not true and isn’t at the fault of the Government, but the people. One of the arguments used is that we could regulate and tax the 1% income because that would be “fair” but these numbers show how harmful that way of thinking is.
Politics are run off of money. A poor person does not have a chance to run for an office because they have no time or money too, even if they would be a better fit for the office. Social prejudices that are exemplified in Unwind, tithes are better than terribles, corrupt governments
Socioeconomic differences are closely tied to income, for instance, immigrant workers have a low income and are therefore unable to access quality care as they can barely afford it, they therefore cannot afford private hospitals and therefore flock public hospitals whose quality of care is wanting. On the other hand a bureaucrat on wall street can be able to afford the highest quality of care and its more likely he is of the white race while the immigrant is Latino there is therefore a sharp contrast between the two indicates that race is a factor in health provision and may even contribute to discrimination in the provision of health services. Socio economic status also affects the perception the doctor has of the patient, as I realized from an experience whereby the doctor was talking to an immigrant his tone was condescending, cold and arrogant, but when the same doctor was talking to a well dressed lady who appeared affluent his tone was warm, polite and friendly. This therefore differences in socioeconomic stratification affected doctor patient communication. From my time in the hospital I also noted underrepresentation of racialized groups in the medical profession which contributed to the discrimination in health care system, since the minorities did not have
46.8 million Americans were reported as uninsured in 2013, which equivocates to one sixth of the population. Those without insurance have revealed that they risk “more problems getting care, are diagnosed at later disease stages, and get less therapeutic care” (National Health Care Disparities Report) and those insured risk losing their insurance. Inadequately covered citizens are often working-class individuals who simply cannot receive insurance due to uncontrollable inconveniences and therefore jeopardize having medical coverage. In these instances, Americans have a chance of being diagnosed with diseases that they had no opportunity to prevent or could not diagnose them at an early stage of the illness. Patients have suffered unnecessarily due to lack of health care, and “18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have health insurance” (PNHP).
Poverty in 1920’s America was defined by making less than a certain amount of money each year, which was determined by the government (BBC). The masses were indifferent to the amount of people impoverished, proving the mindset of false prosperity. The preconceived notions that the U.S. economy would be unimpaired were soon disproved by the Great Depression. People who were impoverished were getting loans, and buying luxury items (Facts). This lifestyle of believing in the false prosperity and not realizing the problems during the 1920’s of America caused people to suffer more.
In the economic inequality article, the author talks about how people from poor backgrounds rarely ever turn out to become successful or having a good amount of money. In this quotation from Wuthering Heights, Nelly Dean is talking about how Heathcliff became rich.Just because your parents are a certain way does not mean you will be the exact same way and Heathcliff is a terrific example of this. Many people thought it would be impossible for Heathcliff to become a rich gentleman because he is a different race as well as from a poor background. Heathcliff proved the so called “statistic” about poor people being poor for life wrong. The economic article refers to rich people as “the wealthy” and poor people as “the bottom”.
All charitable givers dislike their money going toward overhead, although it is part of running any business or even household. In order for organizations to grow, expenditures have to be spent toward overhead items, such as salaries, marketing, advertising, or risk capital adventures. Limiting the organization’s ability to advertise or market appropriately, limits the social awareness of the organization and mission they are trying to fulfill. Therefore, if marketing and advertising are inadequate, then donations are going to be fewer and lower. As stated by Pallotta, only 144 non-profit organizations crossed the 50 million annual revenue threshold as compared to 46,136 organization in the for-profit sector during 1970-2009.
And inequality is discriminating a person in all spheres of life which gives a rise to sense of deprivation. Again the responsibility shifts to the government, if a government is economically instable then it is hard for it to make and implement policies which will benefit the people. By far the biggest factor responsible for poverty after government’s policy is the problem of unemployment. Unemployment further worsens the living style of the people and they become economically deprived due to which they are unable to cope with the advancing living standards. Access to quality education also causes poverty because without education any person in the world cannot gain access to a good job and that a person has to work on low
In reality, many people in the sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia do live with less than a dollar per day. Timothy Besley and Robin Burgess in their article “Halving global poverty” illustrated the concept of dollar a day and defined it as poverty line chosen to be representative of domestic poverty lines found in low-income countries. (Besley, Burgess, 2003). Besley and Burgess argued that such a measure could be applied on middle income countries only, because applying it on rich countries could bias the real
When homeless people do not have a job they do not get to input into the economic process, so participative justice is not happening for them. Distributive Justice means that all people do not get a fair share of goods in our economy. If someone is homeless, they obviously are not getting the same amount of goods as wealthy person. But they are getting some benefits like a bed and a place to eat. (Defining Economic Justice ans Soical Justice