Leonhardt stated, “The fact that the rich earn enough money to save money allows them to make investments that other people simply cannot afford” (545). So, only the people with money have control of the American economy. While, the lower class should make sure the wealthy gets wealthier or else our economy with become unbalance. Now with Olsson assistance, the reader understands Leonhardt’s article that it is possible to succeed in American and Sam Walton is a good example but to be successful people must short change others that come in their way. This is a negative way of seeing how success can be achieved but it is reality on how America’s society is at this moment.
This double impact of misfortunes coheres with the treatment of external goods as a pre-condition for the exercise of virtuous rational activity. Since misfortunes can jeopardize external goods, and those are a necessary condition for engaging in virtuous activity --which is what happiness consists in--, misfortunes can make us unhappy by taking away what it was, for us, to act virtuously. Moreover, misfortunes make us feel pain in relation to our acting in the new circumstances –as it takes some habituation to find enjoyment in doing the new right
Likewise, the focus of wealth can also keep one living in a façade that only ends in confusion. In addition, the confusion could possibly be asking themselves the question: was being wealthy my biggest aspiration? Furthermore, wealth may not be the ultimate goal in life. Instead, it can consume. The effectiveness of the wealthy shown in the great Gatsby and midnight in Paris perceive that wealth consumes.
Capitalism polarizes a society economically: the very rich and the very poor. Capitalism creates large scale economic inequality which, in turn, can engender grievances among members of a society fueled by the haves and not haves. Capitalists argue that, open/free market provides the opportunity for anyone to freely compete and pursue their desired choices; however, the religious moral argument castigates the capitalist economic order mainly because of the moral implications for members of a society as a whole. Greed – natural or nurtured – obliges individuals to accumulate excessive wealth. These patterns can be clearly observed in the capitalist economic environment where persons with higher economic capital dominate persons with lower capital.
In this scenario, the price could increase since the rooms are necessities and the workers rather not go without a room. In comparison to set the price very high is compared to see as luxury and as such people in general could live without out booking those high price rooms. To ask for a higher price than competitors will be possible if the hotel and its brand stand for a high end luxury stay. As such guest will not hesitate to pay the higher
However, humans’ egoism and selfishness disturb others’ freedom, because they think freedom is something that will solve their life problems and reduce responsibility from them. These circumstances make humankind incapable of using their freedom and create chaos. Thus, persons realize that it is necessary to create something that can control them and prevent chaos. And the example of comparison between authority and freedom is Jesus and The Grand Inquisitor in “The Brothers Karamazov”. On the one hand is Jesus
While new money became more common, the perfect American became an unachievable mixture of old money and new money characteristics. Because transcendence has become unreachable, it is scorned in The Great Gatsby through a corruption of common transcendentalism imagery. While hardworking industrialists worked hard to transcend and earn their pace, those born rich kept their wealth, having already transcended society. When one attempts to use the American Dream to rise socially, their lack of birthright to wealth leads to mockery. When one attempts to forgo social transcendence and utilize hard work to transcend intellectually, they are mocked for their lack of understanding surrounding modern America.
The United States uses a progressive tax system - this means that the more money you earn, the more taxes you have to pay. This is the reasoning as to why many cooperations and individuals store their money in places like the Cayman Islands - who are then affected positively by this issue of inequality. But, let’s remember that tax havens are never the only story because offshore exists only in relation to elsewhere. That is why it is called offshore. Citizen’s escaping from tax, must be motivated by staying wealthy, and even being wealthier than others - likewise, Rousseau argues that domination is motivation.
And this references the historical conflict between discreet old money and flashy new money. Consumers who refuse to serve as human billboards will have to compensate the company for the attendant loss of publicity. Consumers are motivated by a desire to impress others with their ability to pay particularly high prices for prestigious products (Mason, 1981). Darian (1998) suggests that buying luxury brands for children reflects favourably on the financial status of the parents. Many producers of luxury goods tend to believe their clientele comes primarily from the upper income classes.