Since the song focuses on so many topics it is very difficult to analyze the entire song as a whole. This is why I chose to analyze lyrics individually. The first line in the song ,”Capitalism running through them like the rumour business” Capitalism is when trade and the economy is privately owned. There are many pros and cons to Capitalism but most the time the cons outweigh the pros. One of the biggest disadvantages is that since everything is done privately a large number of citizens are forgotten while rich private businesses and companies continue to make more and more money.
The greatest political problem in the Gilded Age was the simple fact that so much of the politics and presidents were all corrupt in some way there is no politics at all if it's all corrupt. The government wasn’t certain on what they were doing. Then when the social Darwinism came along and they weren’t helping anybody. The rich were also giving money to people to form law and other things more in their favor that would be making them more rich than they already are. The presidents that were in office were also corrupt, when Grant was president, he had a few scandals while in office Credit Mobilier Scandal, Whiskey Ring Scandal, and the Trading Post Scandal.
Although the government did make attempts to stop monopolies and trusts, such as the Sherman Antitrust Act, the attempts were not strong enough to make any progress. However, during the Progressive Era, this began to change—President Roosevelt, known as the “trust buster”, became the first president to join sides with the workers in their plea for reform. Following the Coal Strike of 1902, Roosevelt himself became involved with the matter, and helped to create a compromise of the sorts that, ultimately, worked in favor of the unions’ demands. Not only did this change the little pay that workers received for working countless hours, a new image of Roosevelt had been projected across America—people began to look to Roosevelt as someone they could trust to help them. In addition to this, many muckraking journalists sought to expose corruption and act as a voice for the people that corporations tended to ignore.
Communism becomes a critical issue when a new order is needed to guide individuals within a society. Communism is an ideology created in order to put an end to capitalism. Communism grew large in countries when people started noticing the promises that were being made like everyone would earn the same and workers especially wouldn’t be mistreated. Over the years however the true colors of what was supposed to be a helpful movement and political ideology was starting to become negative. With the exception of a few countries communism is almost wiped out.
Knowing how much money he has and how very little he pays his workers shows how ruthless he is as a business owner. Likewise, John Rockefeller forced his workers to work long hours for low pay. He also discouraged union activity in his corporation. It seems oddly unfair the he donated millions of dollars to many different causes but
The cold war wasn’t just caused by the Russians vs Americans. It was Capitalism vs Communism, which is not constricted to just those two countries. The Soviet Union had a major flaw. A communist model usually requires a dictator and as history would prove they become power mad and usually mistreat their people.
Perhaps if this presidential candidate were elected as President of The United States, then this fantasy world of common motivation, and joint efforts could become a reality. Although this is very unlike as mentioned, most people of America are too worried about self gain and self interest, and the facade of society places a biased view on anything linked to communism. Too many immediately reject any idea of communism. It can be seen that not significant work was done in the world in “Anthem” and that extreme forms of communism are likely to fail, but a less extreme form like socialism could possibly save the world from corruption, and could bring the world back together as
Nobody was against the death of Ill. Besides Ill’s family, his death went unnoticed and was unimpactful. The people of Gullen really became greedy once they realized Claire was donating one billion dollars. People realized that a human life, Ill, was less important than money. The use of money plays a significant role when compared to justice.
The topic is so controversial because every human has the same rights as other humans and no human should be put through terrifying torture experiences.Torture does work sometimes but most of the time it only angers the other person gives them false information which will waste billions of dollars, human life, and time that could be used to help save lives. Cia torture is a useless tactic because it provides useless information, it is expensive and is inhumane. We the people or the United states spend way to much money on Cia torture. Quartz media has found evidence that, The united states spends 380 million dollars a year just for cia torture that cover the black sites the people the food the equipment and everything else they need. Quartz Media.
According to DoSomething.org, about 836 million people live in extreme poverty. While only a small percentage of the world is the bourgeoisie. However without the proletariats, the bourgeoisie would no longer have people working for them and they would go out of business. The proletariats appear weak in the bourgeoisie eyes, making the bourgeoisie feel superior. By making the proletariats feel weak, the bourgeoisie easily manipulate the proletariats.
America is filled with millions of immigrants that came to this country….either legal or illegal. As for those illegal immigrants, how are we going to deport over 12 million illegal immigrants? They are “stealing” millions of jobs from naturally born Americans but we never think about working harder to keep those jobs. Immigrants that move to this country of America, illegal or legal, helps this country’s economy stabilize with all the work they are doing to help build houses, trimming lawns in neighborhoods, plumbing, electricity….all the difficult jobs that help us, but Politicians continue to try and reform immigration instead of working with it. Donald Trump in the election has suggested a wall for the southern border of America as a promise
One law was the Interstate Commerce Act which helped to economically aid workers. This aided workers because railroads had to openly publish their rates, so their companies could not be charged more than they deserve to be charged. Prior to this law, railroads could charge large companies very little and small companies too much. Another way the industrial worker was affected by government actions was through the Chinese Exclusion Act, which affected the workers socially. This act outlawed all Chinese immigration to America for ten years, although it actually lasted until 1943.