We should raise minimum wage read below to find out why. In america their are 564,708 homeless people in we were to raise minimum wage to try and get rid of this amount of homeless people in america. Some people argue that raising minimum wage would make worker benefits be the first to go in america. This however is not true because these companies would be able to make more money because people would have more money and they can spend some on things they want. People would have a higher work morale because they would be able to make a lot more money than before so they would be more happy to work longer hours.
Furthermore, as the wages in industries increase universities must increase wages as well in order to stay competitive in the market (Li, 2013). Therefore, this increase in wages will result in higher fees for students. In addition, Li (2013) claims that even though university prices have increased, demand has been increasing rapidly as well. Thus, this increasing demand for higher education has resulted in a rapid increase in fees as well. In addition, technological advancement favor highly educated workers more than anyone else as these people are capable of dealing with the innovative machines and advanced technology and are able to make most out of them.
I think Immigrants should be allowed to come to America because allowing immigrants to come to America would have an increased on economy. If there are people that are willing to work for money like these immigrants than American government won’t have to ask other country for stuff to be made, it can be all made in America that way we will save money and it would impact the economy in a positive direction. The immigrants can be worked at minimum wage at any low skilled work that American’s would not want to work. “Immigration will
I think every country should try balance the minimum wage levels to help to stimulate economic growth and keep all the citizens happy, including the poorest and most unskilled and create many job opportunities for them. There are much better alternatives to help poor families, young adults. Minimum wage is a dishonest approach that hides the true cost of the
Consumerism is the economic theory that an increasingly greater amount of consumption is a positive aspect for buyers. It's so significant to our modern day society because it's a cycle of transferring money from the consumer to the seller/employee. This idea of consumerism has been a growing concept ever since the early 1900's when American's began to see more and more advertisements. These advertisements, however; can heavily affect the ideas and opinions of the consumer. The notion of advertisements and how it affects the minds of buyers from the mid-twentieth to today can be explained in Thomas Frank's “Commodify Your Dissent” and James B. Twitchell's “What We Are to Advertisers.” In the essay, “Commodify Your Dissent” by Thomas Frank,
This study also showed that the immigrants started investing more into the economy which helped the economy grow. This just shows how the immigration reform benefits the whole nation. Also the money they would have to pay to become citizens, which according to ABC news in some cases can cost up to $15,000, would help fund the rest of the programs mentioned in the reform. The immigration reform would also improve the natural current naturalization process. It would revised the current naturalization test, and make new one that would focus on the American democracy, U.S. History and what is expected of a U.S. citizen.
Which sociological perspective do you think best explains the problem of immigration in our society? In my opinion, the conflict perspective best explains the problem of immigration in our society. Page 83 explains that “Most immigrants are motivated by the global economics of immigration-men and women will move from low-wage to high-wage countries in search of better incomes and standards of living.” Most immigrants are coming to the United States to pursue the “American dream”. That dream holds the promise of “freedom”, the freedom of choice, education, and economic opportunity; a better quality of life lived than their present state of being. This could be a personal choice of doing but for some I’d guess that it’s more of a societal choice,
James Truslow Adams stated in the epilog of The Epic of America that the dream is about a, “better and richer and fuller [life] for every man.” Money is essential to the comforts of American living, so it only seems necessary to dream of having an abundance of it. The irony is, that in the pursuit of wealth and economic stability, the risk of economic uncertainty is high. Mark Robert Rank’s Chasing the American Dream, states that “Mounting evidence indicates this economic insecurity has been on the rise, with growing number of middle and working-class Americans struggling to get by” (Source C). While this is true for some, many have also experienced significant economic gains in the past decades. Still, the dream has to be focused on something more than money - it has to have a purpose and intention greater than materialism.
Most Chinese people view inequality as the sacrifice they need to pay for China to experience rapid for economic development and are eager for the country to develop at whatever social cost. Other causes of income inequality in China include the effects of economic reforms that was signified by the shift from egalitarianism to a more market-based income determination that ended up creating a pool of winners and losers within China’s demographic levels. In addition, the hukou system has been attributed as the major cause of income inequality in rural China and has even been referred to as a caste system that has widened the urban-rural divide in modern-day China. Considering the aforementioned, I will focus on the effects of the economic reforms, the role of danwei and the hukou system and how they continue to maintain income inequality in China
In most cultures, education is highly valued as one of the ways to enhance one’s socioeconomic status within the society. “Higher education one receives, higher socioeconomic status one will get” is the common stereotype of the education. Yet, it is no longer true; gradual increase in education fees enlarge the gap between rich and poor while higher education is no longer guaranteeing the access to enhanced job opportunities. Higher education, although it remains as the crucial element for one’s job opportunity, is financially pressuring the students and promotes social inequality. Achieving higher education such as getting a degree in the college is considered in most countries as the step one must take after graduating from the high school.