People may ask what do these facts mean? They mean that the wealth gaps in America are getting further apart. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The wealth gaps in the social classes in the United States are getting worse because the haves and have nots are widening, the American dream is getting harder to do, the rich are taking more of the pie and, income inequality is on a record high. In the United States, people are categorized into three main social classes.
3.1 How income inequality affect on people live in America. The income gap in America affects people, who live in this country. The issue has a strong impact in America’s society; in particular, the nutritional disparity between rich and poor people. In USA, the food gap becomes the top signal for the class distinction, but it used to be clothing or fashion. The food inequality in America is not only influencing the poverty, it is also cost hundreds of billions of dollar per year because of Non Communicable Diseases (NDCs) (Ferdman, 2014).
Women in poverty has a huge impact in our world. The direction our society and history goes, has led to the disparity of gender. The gap between women and men in poverty has increased exponentially in the past decade. There are several factors that have led to this issue. In poor countries men own 90 percent of the land, which is a far greater gender disparity in wealth than found in high-income nations.
In the period of thirty years between 1970 and 2000 immigration and immigrants in the United States has changed drastically. Their origin countries have changed, their are more in the US and dejectedly poverty rates have risen as well. Global events as well as new US immigration laws/amendments have impacted the fundamental changes in immigration. Although not all the shifts in immigration have been positive, undoubtedly in a period of thirty years there are noticeable differences. Due to events in both the US and multiple countries many people have immigrated to the US between 1970 and 2000.
For many decades the economic growth of American has shifted to different standards. Each generation of growing up in America can and will face different economic situations than the generation before them. It is a part of circular flow of economics. One factor that is brought up, especially in recent years is income inequality. During a debate hosted by intelligence squared, two sides argued the notion the rich in America are taxed too much.
The authors point is that the destructive relation between income inequality and happiness affects more poor people than rich people. (Oishi at al., p5). On one hand I agree with the authors on the fact that the poor are the first affected by the negative impact of the relation between income disparity and happiness, because the income disparity can create job and wage insecurity. In fact Job and wage insecurity is increasing, low-income families are rising along with the vulnerabilities that creates, guaranteed pensions are becoming a thing of the past, health benefits are tough, personal debt is greatly increasing, training are declining, and precarious employment are growing. On top of all that the political class is more self-centered and indifferent to the people.
The standard of living in the United States fluctuates noticeably from neighborhood to neighborhood. In general, these disparities have steepened as economic and social inequality has increased over the past 30 years. Although several decades have passed since the eradication of accepted laws and blatant practices of discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity, the promises of greater racial equality and integration are often hard to notice in todays American. The widespread discrepancies between inner cities and their neighboring suburbs are some of the most dramatic examples of unrealized promises of the “rights revolution.” An extensive comparison of two neighborhoods in the Hartford, Connecticut area helps to unveil the causes for, extent of, and possible solutions to the numerous inequalities that linger in and around many of America’s cities.
In fact, capitalism has, together with poverty, led to a series of other issues. You could say that poverty is the “driving force” behind many of the social issues in the US. One could have made a long list of social issues caused by poverty. To begin with, one of the most problematic issues for the poor is that many of them are socially excluded from the society (Poverties). If you are poor, it is quite normal that you will not achieve a good education.
Social classes are quite the weird topic to discuss in society. It’s basically saying who is “superior” to who when it comes to talking about wealth, position, or pretty much anything in life. Homeless people are looked down upon for being poor, not dressing properly, and being unkempt, these kind of people are in the lower class. The class above that is the working class, which consists of people with a minimized amounts of education and jobs that don’t provide the good paychecks or the jobs are very dangerous, which means that the bad outweighs the good in this case. Then there’s the middle class, which consists of jobs that pay decent to good money, but not enough money to make them the cream of the crop since the upper class compromises of the rich, which only ranges from 1 to 3% of the U.S population.
A lot would think that there isn’t enough food being produced for approximately 7,4 millions of people. Let me tell you something, it actually is. The “problem” is that there is more than enough to go around. The rich are getting richer meanwhile the poor are getting poorer. In such a plight, the wealthier are the ones who could unquestionably use a bit of their filthy lucre in order to dictate how the economy operates.