The interest group that I'm going to do is ALF-CIO. That is American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. This group is 60 national and international labor unions that represents 13 million working men and women. The whole purpose of this group is to fairness and dignity to the workplace and secure social and economic equality. It's based in Washington DC.
In conclusion, there are both advantages and disadvantages to economic inequality, but when many of the individuals in the community strive for a better standard of living, the goal of the community becomes to achieve a better standard of living. The goals of individuals match the goals of the community. In order to achieve this goal, governments should use their resources to provide everyone with a minimum salary per year. Individuals can then choose to work and receive pay as additional
According to Do Policies Aimed Toward the Homeless Help Families? The Detroit Experience, “Within Detroit...our findings also offer a call to action for local policy makers to engage with community members to ensure that policy decisions are well informed and reach the intended recipients in a meaningful way” (Grim, Gutlekin, Brush, 2015, p. 11). Unsurprisingly, there is a big gap between policy makers and those who these policies are aimed towards. Most politicians are not really helping to fix the problem of homelessness, but rather prolong the time till they will inevitably have to deal with it. If policy makers were to interact more with the homeless, then they could create better policies that are better aimed towards them.
Income inequalities are also influenced by other forms of economic inequality. Living standard inequalities affect social capital, and thus they affect the revenue growth opportunities. Concerning wealth inequality, they can increase income inequality because it is often possible to get in extra income from assets that you own. This is the case of apartments rented by the owner, profits and dividend from shares of a company, or bonds that lead to regularly receive the amounts applied to
5. What should the government do about the homelessness crisis? According to Chumir (2008), Canadian governments should “address homelessness and inadequate housing as a national emergency” (p. 11) Chumir suggested that Canada restore or expand social housing programs for those in need. This includes improving and accurately insisting on anti-discrimination legislation in the field of housing, increasing shelter allowances and social support rates to reasonable levels, and providing enough support services for individuals with disabilities. Another reason why housing and homelessness requires a federal strategy is that poverty has become a major causal factor in homelessness.
In American history during the period the power struggle among various interest groups, ethnic minorities are still discriminated against and marginalized by white and mainstream in society. The majority of immigrants of the Asian
Over the years an ongoing debate about campaign spending has always been a major issue during election season. The money gained from campaign contributions gives interest groups and third parties a voice during the elections. This appears to be unfair because wealthy parties get more money to spend on advertising and getting their party recognized. Due to this, there should be a limit on campaign spending so that all groups have the same amount for advertising. What is campaign spending or campaign financing?
In addition, people associated with non-business related interest group are overlooked because business has money and therefore more power to persuade politicians. “Second, business molds public opinion to keep any challenge to its privileged position of the political agenda” (Hudson,2013 pg 244). It promotes silence on significant issues of political-economic organization that might raise questions in people’s minds about the influence of money on American Democracy. Such as issues as how much corporation should have, the roles of labor unions, healthcare, and education funding are deemed too radical to serious discussion in newspapers, television, and schools. Corporations ensure journalists who inquire too deeply into politics and raise questions about business position in society will not see their stories to the masses and that journalist’s job is to keep corporation happy but reporting issues that are irrelevant.
However, as Sarbaugh-Thompson, Thompson, Elder, Strate and Elling (2004) demonstrate, there has been as significant shift in the role of lobby groups that spend more time finding resources to educate new legislators. Different interest groups have become stakeholders in candidate recruitment processes. Each year since the term limits were enacted, there has been a significant increase in the monetary contributions by these interest groups. The interaction between the legislators and the lobby groups has been limited owing to the term limits (PowerPoint). However, it has also been established that the interest groups have been the scapegoat of underperforming legislators who hope to re-capture their electoral positions before their stipulated terms
Arguments against inequality is simple, people believe everyone should have the same opportunities to succeed, especially in the early age as the reading “Manza Mobility’ talks about. Opportunity inequality refers to the ways in which inequality shapes the opportunities for children and young adults to maximize their potential. Which equal opportunity would all children having similar chances to succeed in life, regardless of whether they were born in wealthy or poor families. If every children had the opportunity to attend a good school regardless of their background of social class, then opportunities are truly equally distributed. Other than education inequality, lower class in general have less political influence, because they don’t contributed as much as higher class to lobby groups or fundraises and campaigns.