Le Khuc Hoang Uyen-1AH Essay question: “The poor are but leeches on the rich.” Do you agree? Introduction: “ To be a poor man is hard; but to be a poor man in the land of dollars is the very bottom of hardship”. This quote from W.E.B Du Bois sums up what immediately comes to my mind when I see the statement “The poor are but leeches on the rich”. Nobody chooses to be poor and likewise, nobody chooses to be overly dependent on other people. Being poverty-stricken and ripped off of any chance of a comfortable life with adequate education, healthcare and so on, poor people have suffered more than enough to be burdened with a derogatory label of ‘leeches’- meaning those who sponge on and exploit others.
This is true because the people who were already poor, who were working for the money so they could afford things like homes, food, water, and clothing, were staying poor, because their pay was so low that at the rate of them using their money for necessities, they were earning barely enough to afford them. Whereas the people who were already rich, merely used their money to get even more money, and it would grow exponentially. They could have bought stocks or decided to invest in companies, but either way, they would have the money to do it, whereas the poor people would barely have the money to even live. Everything about these unfair conditions of working was true in both countries, in Russia and
While the ordinary population suffers with food shortage, the ones in power are most likely eating whatever they want whenever they want. The discrimination to unequal access to food is truly disturbing. What is the point to stay in a country
For example, Mr. Cunningham, who was a poor neighbor, has to pay Atticus with vegetables because he cannot pay him with real money for his work. In the same way, people were worried about their lives , but Roosevelt said to the people of the United States that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”(History.com Great Depression). So the people of Maycomb had to hold onto hope for a while when doing their jobs. The Great Depression started to end in 1938, rebuilding the economy of the United States and the rest of the
It is hard to imagine, but most of these people would rather work in substandard conditions for a couple cents per hour than to have no employment at all. We have a case of a Catch-22—consumerism traps them in a destitute life, anti-consumerism strips their only means of feeding their family. When weighing the pros and cons of each ideology, ethical consumption seems like the better option. However, is it the best option? Will there be detriments in the global society if consumerism was eradicated?
A food bank’s sole purpose is to help the hungry.”(what) On a more complex level a food bank is what people need to live and keeps their families barely sustainable until the time they can receive more food just to keep living from the next shipment of food to the next because without it the family would surely live a rigid lifestyle. Hunger prevents millions of Americans from living
In fact, compared to other functions the Romans excelled at, their job at supporting economics was especially mediocre; Rome had a slave based economy with a main task of providing food to the extensive amount of citizens and auxiliary in the country. However, the trade system had plenty of countries involved; bringing papyrus from Egypt, glass from Phoenicia, steel sewing needles from Syria, pork sausage and salt from Austria, tin from England, fish sauce and cooking pots and dishes from North Africa, and olive oil from Spain. Even ordinary farmers could afford a lot of these things. Since most of the citizens in Rome were farmers, the government found a way to tax them for growing food. Mind you, the government is taxing farmers to give them food.
For someone who has to think where the next meal comes from, education becomes a luxury. Ehrenreich confronts a Yale graduate about who the real philanthropists are. She said, “The real philanthropists are those who work for less than they can actually live on, because they are giving their time, energy, talents all the time [to the society].” This video, like the second one, helps us understand poverty and inequality from a micro level. Many economists and sociologists prescribe education as the magic cure to end inequality. Video clips like this one tell us that if a person cannot support herself while working full-time, her chances of paying for high education while sustaining a living is even
How to feed a family on a budget. Feeding a family on the budget has become hard for the low-income family. People’s conception of healthy food is expensive. Feeding a family on a budget has helped people to pay the loan and invest surplus income to another reason. But with a smart shopping strategy and research, the family budget has reduced to a substantial amount.
Because people choose junk food restaurant to save time instead of cooking at home. According to an American study, they spend more than ($1,200) on junk food each year, research has shown. Some people did not look at what they spend their money on, they spend it all on unhealthy junk food. Also, they order a lot more than they need and it becomes extra for them, so they just waste money on food. From this it becomes quite evident that many people spend their money on food that can caused by loss of healthy
That action leads to a clear and present danger in our communities. Now don’t get me a wrong, a good juicy cheeseburger is good every once in a while. Through the opening of these fast food restaurants, kids, adults, and students alike will be more tempted than ever to spend the money on a quick and easy meal. I can’t count the number of times my parents have gotten take out simply because they didn’t want to cook. Secondly, the prices of fresh food are at an all-time high.
Quoting Wal-Mart, Mr. Holt-Gimenez explains, “If you’ve always lived near a grocery store, or fresh market, here’s something you’ve probably never considered: There are neighborhoods across the United States where it is nearly impossible to find fresh produce. These places are called ‘Food Deserts’ and Walmart is committed to removing them from our communities” (525). Access to fresh, high-quality food is a major factor in today’s obesity problem and the reason why lower income individuals suffer from higher obesity. Lower income residents, often with no access to transportation other than the public system, are at the mercy of the food offerings that are within a few blocks from their home. With no grocery stores or fresh markets around, their choices are limited to fast, low-quality take out or pre-packaged foods void of any nutritious value.
The supermarkets and food manufacturer firms can be the major source for food collection as they produce and keep ample amount of foods. “Brand name” can convince them through describing the main voluntary objectives and the emotional attachment with its service. The donors will obviously be convinced if they find that, “Brand name’s” operation is really to think about the hungry people in
According to Stacy Mitchell, a senior researcher with the institute for Local Self-Reliance states,"This is a company that everywhere it goes it creates poverty. (McCauley)" This can proven due to the state of the employees that work there. It is shown that the employees that work there hardly earn minimum wage, even while working full time. Wal-Mart even encourages their employees to take advantage of social programs such as food stamps(Copeland). People believe that working can get them out of poverty and in return get them out of social programs from the government, but the employees at Wal-Mart are instead being pushed into these programs, and in return are contradicting all the values and beliefs of the American Dream such as self-reliance and
As one who is well versed in the agricultural industry, you would know that farmers only get a harvest once a year, so many farmers would live off a line of credit until harvest. Well, as one might begin to foresee, if the harvest does not render a profit, credit doesn’t get paid, and foreclosures prove imminent. Due to lack of regulation, this lead to a baking collapse as banks closed, and people went into a panic pulling out deposits elsewhere. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his trusty board of economic advisers researched this very incident, and saw that an entire economy could not be based off of the people’s ignorance and faith alone, it needed regulation, and lack there off is what made it so difficult for the economy to recover. He and his advisors rubbed together their intellectual minds and, along with many other policies in the New Deal, proposed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the