They know they can do what they want, and then gain back their respect for simply nothing. They can beat up the greasers because society cares nothing for them, and would side with the socs instead. The cops also see good in the socs more than the greasers, they are threatened by the the money of the socs. They aren't threatened by what they see to be poor teens, that steel and smoke. In general everyone in society is threatened by their money, they feel helpless against their money.
Steve realizes that if someone has money they can buy anything. After the lawyer buys the cap, Steve understands that “it was just something he could buy” (Callaghan 177). He loses his innocence and matures by knowing what money can really do, and he also realizes that money can take away things from people. Michael J. Larsen believes that money can empower poverty. In the article, she says “honest poverty is no match for money and class” (Larsen 1).
Though “money” is considered a very important element in each film, it seems that money in A Perfect Murder played a significant role. Emily is not in love with her husband, but she is in love with David. Stephen and David were not fighting over Emily, but maybe, who has more money. This can explain the fact that David betrays her for wanting the money he can get from killing Emily. As there is a scene, which Bobby Fain mentions, “you know, Mo, rich people are different from you and me,” it is obvious that men care about how much money they have.
The Real Life Monopoly People say money makes the world go round. This phrase seems to sadly be true in today's economy. It is being run by CEOs, and the upper class society that seems to find tricks in every nook and cranny they can get. Even popular childhood games like monopoly force us into playing into income inequality. This is a serious ongoing issue that is affecting the lives of many citizens trying to live the "American dream".
I too fear for the good of the common people. I worry that the government will stop caring about minority groups, especially if these groups are demanding money and care instead of giving money and care. If things continue in the direction they’re going, minorities that need a voice will lose their voice and possibly their lives. That is why I agree with Michael Peers when he says “citizens” being demoted to “taxpayers” is
You don’t know whether or not all this money that you’re sending will actually get to the spot which you meant for it to reach. Humans are naturally greedy and invested in their own self-interest, and when the flow of money starts increasing, the likelihood of someone along the chain slipping some amount of cash into their own pockets is very high. Another one of the cons is that the likelihood of people agreeing to this willingly is very low, and it would be hard to rally support, as people like to keep at least some of their possessions. A full removal of all luxuries from the lives of everyone with luxuries would take time and honesty, the latter of which may be far too uncommon. What’s more, most of the United States economy flows on entertainment, such as movies and sports.
They all share the same concluding idea that wealth can corrupt the human mind along with society. Wealth can exempt you from any form of penalty and make resources easier. Although Tom is a prime example of a wealthy person who believes he has a divine right to devalue those who are not as privileged as him, Jordan Baker represents the carelessness of the upper class better. She acknowledges her lack of accountability for anything; “I am careful.” “No, you’re not.” “Well, other people are,” she said lightly.
Following the devastating economic disaster in 1920, 15 million people had not only lost their jobs, but a majority of their savings as well. Many of their homes were dependent on the money used for relief from the government. A number of business and banks were shutting down, the production and sales of services and goods were drastically reduced. All the while, very little aid had reached state level. By May 22, 1933, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration was set up.
Then Wheeler explains “Therefore I do protest against the boast Of independence in this mighty land” the way I interpret this, is that she against the injustice system that we have, because we aren’t really free from the government. Inspiring other to follow this and speak their minds, to speak out on how they actually feel instead of just keeping quiet. Also mentioning “The lawlessness of wealth-protecting laws”, referring to the state of disorder due to disregard of the law, by saying that there are many loophole laws that protect the wealth because of the ignorance of the wealthy, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This system has way too many flaws and we fail to approach these deceptions in our society. People are afraid to speak up, believing that they will lose everything they have going
With growing insecurity in the country because of terrorist attacks from the notorious group Boko Haram, there is emphasis on the checking of identity cards of citizens but in most cases people with no identity cards are given green lights if they bribe. It is considered as a privilege and opportunity to enrich oneself when sent to checkpoint, officers bribe their commissioners so as to be sent out and this promotes hatred within the institution as the roads are valued more than the piecemeal they receive as salaries. Officers as well as citizens continuously exploit the corrupt system for their personal gain to the point that it has become almost acceptable. Studying corruption in the Russian health care service, Michelle Rivkin (2005:50) argues that unofficial payments for doctors that was formerly considered as an act of corruption has been used over time and transformed to the extent that it has become almost accepted. It is a way to avoid the institutions that are considered by the Russian people as ineffective and they see these payments as a moral obligation on the parts to compensate the doctors for their professionalism.