There is an income inequality that exists in the Unites States, women earn on average 80% what the average male makes. In 2016, the median earning of males was $51, 640 while women made $41, 554 (Semega, 2017). Education also plays a role in the gender pay gap and even though women may be receiving the same degree as a man they continue to be paid less. The pay gap associated with education is illustrated by Larkin, "On average, a male with a bachelor's degree will earn $25,000 more than a female with a similar degree. Women with a master's degree earn $32,500 less than men possessing a similar degree" (2015, para.
Vonnegut is warning the people how the government will make it seem like everyone will be equal to only fool us. The government does not meet the equality that everyone has placed in their minds because they have always been in control and do not want to lose that. The idea of equality is to respect one another by religion, race, and sex so, no one is powerful than any other individual. Once the government is able to see what the people mean by equality then that is the day equality will mean
The middle class want to become rich and the low class only wants equality.” Orwell’s predictions of the party, the government in modern society, rises to power and the poor stay poor. In LA Times “Income Inequality makes the rich more scrooge-like, study finds”, “Since the 1980’s -- the end of a 30-year period… wealth has grown increasingly concentrated at the top of the economic ladder, while low-income Americans have commanded a smaller and smaller share of the nation’s wealth.” *add where quote is from* ”... top 5 percent of American families saw their real income increase 74.9 percent… the lowest-income fifth saw a decrease in real income of 12.1 percent… Sharply contrasting with the 1947-79 period… with the lowest income group actually seeing the largest gains.” Based on a video of Wealth Inequality in America, “ The richest (1 percent) is now (2012) taking up almost a quarter (24%) of the national income home; in 1976 they took home only 9%; meaning their share of income has tripled between 30 years.” *add where quote is from*“CEO’s of major corporations earn nearly 300 times more than an average worker.” How is it possible that a CEO earns multiple times more than a regular
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.
Wealth inequality is the unequal distribution of assets within a population. This typically results in a gradually increasing gap, with respect to net worth, that has yet to be filled. One of the factors which contribute to this crescive issue is the rapidly increasing wealth of the richest. This is most evident in the Forbes 400, a list of the 400 richest Americans. In 1982, one needed a net worth of 80 million dollars to enter the list, while the average for the list was 230 million dollars.
Finally, an athlete's salary is more than an average American household makes in a whole decade. There could be a policeman with an entire family, and an athlete will make more than them in one paycheck, while that family is making significantly less in 10 years. These reasons prove that more important jobs deserve to get paid more than athletes. Now. some athletes spend their money responsibly.
Mike Honda once said, “Equal pay isn’t just a women’s issue; when women get equal pay, their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.” Honda is making it clear that when women receive a lower pay than their male counterparts, it is not only the exploitation towards women, but a disadvantage to their household. It is common for industries to have a women’s salary be less than that of her equal male colleague. However, with unequal pay being an issue for many years, and the increase of violence in the United States, will this issue ever be truly solved? The medical field is among the top five industries with the largest gender wage gap. The gender wage gap is an existing issue in education.
One of the largest issues we face as a society is the security of equal opportunities for everyone. Minorities especially see very little opportunity when it comes to getting an education. Affirmative action seemed to be a logical solution to the racial discrimination involved with college admissions. However, affirmative action has proven to be of little success. Although there should be policies in place to ensure equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, affirmative action gives an unfair advantage to students of color, and does not solve the institutional disadvantages that minorities have.
On the other hand, it is worthy to mention the challenges of American dreams. The core conception of American Dreams consists in the hard work, ambition and perseverance to obtain the fair opportunity. Nevertheless, in the modern United States, perhaps where you are born or live weigh over the efforts you make. According to the opportunitynation.com, in the United States 5,527,000 young adults are not in school or working and only 6% of children born in low-income families will make it to the top of the income ladder. The background widens the opportunity gap amongst both the immigrants and the white
Continuously, in Source D it states, “High school graduates earn about 62% of what those with four-year degrees earn, according to a Pew Research Center study. In 1979, people with only high school educations earned 77% of what college graduates made.”. This shows that college graduates have more successful careers than high school graduates do and that college graduates have a higher income. Overall, is college worth the investment? Although the price of a college education continuously increases, it is worth the investment.
Equality for All “Equality in pay has improved in the US since 1979 when women earned about 62 percent as much as men. In 2010, American women on average earned 81 percent of what their male counterparts earned” ( Highlights in the US). “Harrison Bergeron” and Anthem both are dystopian societies that tried to create equality, but end up with horrible corruption, no real equality, and incorrect portrayals of equality. In “Harrison Bergeron” the society leaders use handicaps to bring people down to the lowest level or the “average” of their society. There are similar concepts in Anthem, no one can be better than anyone, but they use shame and guilt to keep their people in line.
Social class can have effects on health, political attitudes, and prison rates. Children born into poor families as three times more likely to die from diseases, neglect, accidents, or violence during their first year of life than children born into rich families. Higher income people are more likely to vote and more economically conservative. The working class are economically liberal and socially conservative. Poor communities are policed more than any other class.
Wealth is a fortune you not acquire yourself but instead the money works for you. Many people start companies, make it big, then sell their business for a fortune. With this new fortune many high class people invest and save their money for generations. In Class in America it sates that, "The wealthiest 1 percent of the American population holds 34 percent of the total nation wealth" ( pg 179). The upper class people with billions of dollars and most of the countries money are called the one percent.