The meat-packing industries carelessness towards their workers are physically endangering them daily. “Men who used knives on the sped-up assembly lines frequently lost fingers. Men who hauled 100-pound hunks of meat crippled their backs” (Constitutional Rights Foundation). The repetitive endangerment of these businesses’ workers highlight the industry’s unnatural greed and lack of empathy. The damages that are inflicted on their workers can be critical, life-changing or even lethal.
There is a difference between being selfish and being greedy. The definition of greed is “Intense desire for something, especially wealth or power”, whereas the definition of selfish is “Lacking consideration for others”. During the Gilded Age, America was characterized as the Land of the Free, which attracted immigrants from all over the world to come live the American Dream. Was it greedy or selfish for these immigrants to come to America and improve their way of living? During the Gilded Age, greed is what motivated industrial innovation and for people to improve their ways of living.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States was booming with new industrial innovations because of new technologies, and it was becoming one of the leading economies in the world. This economic boom came to a sharp halt as events such as the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl hit, causing millions of Americans to face economic struggles. “The Strenuous Life,” a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt, displays the ideas of American work ethics that led to economic growth in the early 1900s. These ideals of work ethic not only prompted the cause of the Dust Bowl, but were continued on into the lives of the affected farmers as Americans displaced and in poverty from this event continued to participate in migrant work with awful living
Old Major, an old boar, teaches the animals about the Rebellion, a plan to overthrow Jones and take control. After Major passes, the animals decide to carry it out. All the animals come up with commandments, and two pigs take charge. Napoleon and Snowball fight over control of the farm; eventually, Napoleon finds way to kick Snowball out of the farm. Over the course of the book, Napoleon converts the farm into a place only benefiting the pigs, breaking the very beliefs it was started on.
The assembly line was “the engine of American prosperity” of the 20th century, and even of today. It represented the values of the common American; acceleration, innovation, and efficiency. It ushered in a new age of mass production and consumerism, more goods were readily available to purchase, and people had more disposable income to purchase these goods. While the assembly line improved the American society as a whole, it also greatly affected the lives of those who worked on it, both for the positive and negative. While the assembly line did bring about higher wages, less hours, and unionized benefits for workers, its consequences greatly outweighed the benefits.
“At this there was a terrible baying sound outside, and nine enormous dogs … came bounding into the barn. They dashed straight for Snowball … ” (Orwell 66). Tito was willing to start a bloody war to get rid competition, such as
On the contrary, he provides several examples of people who lose the hope of finding the meaning in the suffering and die as a consequence. The fear of unknown becomes the biggest psychological stress of prisoners. They are not provided with the dates of their relief, they do not know the duration of their abuse and its brutality. People who are incapable of determining the end of their circumstances are also unable to detect their main goals of the life. Victor Frankl compares this state of the prisoners with the state of unemployed workers becoming depressed with their life situation and constraining the ability to get a job even further.
The industrial factories polluted the environment and intoxicated citizens. This drastically decreased life expectancy in urbanized cities. The factories also had social consequences in terms of their labour. While factories incorporated both workers and machinery, workers were treated poorly and machines were treated with utmost care. Robert Owen, a manager of a cotton mill in Manchester, recognized this difference of treatment and was unhappy "with the deplorable material and moral standards of factory workers" (Owen, 320).
Sooner or later Jurgis would become aware of the horrible factory conditions that exploited the workers. He later became a victim himself. Jurgis witnessed the lack of sanitation. Such as: diseased animals mixed with the rest, rats crawling all over the meat, often the factories would hire extra staff just to keep pay down, and finally the incident that I find the most disgusting to happen is people falling into the meat chutes and everybody ignored it and left the people to be packaged like any other ground meat. The family was tricked into faulty business deals which forced everyone in the family to work.
His plight affects not only himself but his family and society too. Unemployment constitutes a serious economic, social and political problem for the Indian economy. Regarding its economic aspects, the existence of a large number of unemployed means a tragic waste of human resources and the resultant deprivation of society of the goods and services the unemployed could produce. Socially the unemployed become alienated against the social order. The unemployed have frustration and anger against the system that cannot provide them with work.