The middle class is living uncomfortably and some are barely making it. The middle class is working harder than ever, but yet they are not getting anywhere. The top 1 percent should stop saving and they are not generating enough for the economy, we need spending in order for the economy to run smoothly. A stable economy is a strong middle class and I totally agree with Robert Reich because the middle class actually spends their money! 70% consumer spending is from the middle class according to Reich.
Other luckier students can labor part time jobs and with twelve or fifteen hours pay their classes. However, include those pupils that only work twelve hours per week, they see how their grades are plummeting to B or C. That is because they do not find time to study and students in college should be able to spend all the hours that they can studying without being worry about the
The growing gaps in wealth (inequality), the lack of social mobility and opportunity, and the disappearing middle class all contribute to this phenomenon, the vanishing American Dream. Fortunately, I managed to earn above the household median income, 56,516, hold a steady job with good benefits, and live in affordable, comfortable home (my salary $66,020). The luxuries afforded to me do not hold true for all Americans, and unfortunately, the inequality of opportunity remains a troubling social ill for the American people. As an adult, one is part of a bigger system, the marketplace, and makes economic decisions which influence their own lives and society as a whole. Individual households play a integral role in the economy, buying and selling goods on the product market, selling their labor, property, and other resources on the factor market, and facilitating the flow of money through the
Many are going away before they get a chance at a steady job or before they graduate college and are returning to the world unprepared and out of place. If instead of sitting in a cell all day they were put into classes they may one day be able to return as a contributing member of society. Prisoners are being locked up and returning to a completely foreign place. For many inmates“ Prison doesn’t stop at the barbed wire fence, and it doesn’t end on a release date”(Shenwar 4). Many prisoners do not have any family to turn to and without the ability to get a job that leaves them only the option of returning back to their life of crime and quickly ends up with them right back where they started almost like they never even left.
Conflict sociologists see this skewness as a problem in society. The people who become of wealth stay in wealth because they control the power due to the mass amount of money they have compared to the rest of the population. When we say wealthy, we are discussing the top two percent of wealthy people in America. The top two percent of people own over half the total wealth in the United States. Many cities and even states do not contain a single person that qualifies as being a part of the top two percent of wealthiest people in this country.
Recently schools lunches have played a big factor in obesity with children. Every year the ratings go up due to school lunches many schools don’t take the time to actually make the lunch’s right. One of the main problems is that schools don’t provide enough fruit and vegetables (WhatsForLunch.com). Ann cooper and Lisa m. Holmes made it clear that the only reason why French fries are allowed in the school cafeteria’s is because they are baked. (WhatsForlunchNyc.com, 1) Researchers have found that another reason why school lunches effect children is because the school lunches don’t provide enough nutrients.
Wealth includes stocks, bonds, and real estate. Income is more evenly distributed than wealth. I found this speaker to be monotone just like she is every week. It made it extremely hard for me to concentrate. Sociology in Focus:Social Class One percent of the U.S. population controls nearly one-half of the nation’s wealth.
Pros #1 Child labor is very important towards poor families who need extra help bringing food and money in the house. Most children under the age of ten start working in order to help bring in a decent amount of money in order to help their parents and siblings survive. Children are not incompetent; most realize when their parents are struggling to make ends meat, they try to help out as much as they can and most decided that, even though they are young, they have to start doing more therefore most decide to start working. The jobs they receive often don’t pay much so in order to have higher pay most children work for hours on end in order to bring in more money especially if they come from extremely poor families. “Victor chapani started working when he was 10- a few hours a day- rounding up passengers minibuses in his impoverished city of El Alto, Bolivia... earning less than a dollar an hour… “United,” he says, sounding like a seasoned adult laborite, “we as child workers can achieve anything.” There are children all over the world just like victor who are only working in order to take care and provide for his family, even though he’s not getting the amount of money that would help provided for his family better he still works because he knows he needs the job.
The top five percent doesn’t even show up on the chart, and the middle class is almost as poor as the actual poor. The top 1%, has a chart of his own, 40% of the net income of the US, goes to the top 1%. The American Dream might be for some people, but those are the people who have rich parents or grandparents. No matter if you’re smart, if there’s a less smart kid who has a better education than you, because he’s got rich parent who can afford it, he will get the jobs. If you are black, things are even worse.
Working class kind of synonym of poorness. They have usually only a high school diploma. Usually working-class children taught to esteem obedience rather than innovativeness and leadership. Other minus is, schools with low incomes usually are overcrowded and have lack of resources, and they cannot get to a private school. When they get to school, they see that there are fourty students, while the classroom designed for twenty.
I don’t think that minimum wage is a living wage. This project was challenging, but most of my family don’t make a lot of money. My sister has 2 children under 5 and makes around $15,000 a year. Her children’s daycare is payed for by the government and she uses WIC and SNAP. Growing up, my parents didn’t have a lot of money because they had 5 children.
With only a margin of jobs accessible to adults in the transition from college to their dream occupation, it leaves many unemployed students with a huge sum of debt. Debt has become a situation where it is reduced into a smidgen of a problem due to the glamorization of the once free money. Students and adults alike, are unable to see beyond the available money. And when they have collected debt, it seems as if they have become immobilized at a dead end. Scurlock makes a moving documentary as he focuses on the effects of debt that occur to students.
More than 100,000 schools are being assisted by the federal government, that 's around 31 million students every day the government is spending money on a program that they do not have money to spend on. The biggest problem of all is that all 31 million students are receiving almost the same meal and nearly all of them have unappetizing opinions on the meals. The program has had many flaws and still has many, and every time a flaw is corrected another problem arrises. You may ask how the school lunch program is affecting the children of America or what is the school lunch program? The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted