The carelessness that money creates allows those in power to bypass and disobey the laws because they believe their money will bail them out of trouble. Many wealthy people use their money as a reason to not take responsibility for their actions. Wealth causes the characters in The Great Gatsby to be out of touch with reality and the world beyond wealth. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's
A new land where anyone would have the opportunity to become successful; that was the American dream. But it didn’t turn out that way, yes few people did but most of us didn’t. We live in a country where super rich people are leaving the rest of us behind. This is called income inequality; it has been uneven since 1970 and the gap between rich and poor has increased, making it unfair for people who didn’t have the same opportunity, and morally, economically and politically wrong. Income inequality is economically wrong when you compare the richest man of the country, Bill Gates, who gains over $50 billion, to a homeless person, who doesn’t make anything.
Wealth gaps in America is something that people do not know much about causing them to not realize how severe it is getting. In America, the top 10% of people (the very rich) are holding 50-80% of the wealth. This statistic is very scary and hard to grasp. Another scary fact is that the top 1% of the population holds around 35% of the United States net worth. People may ask what do these facts mean?
Countries should not have greater disadvantages compared to the United States based on low-income. The United States has a lot more advantages than low-income countries due to its wealth, such as well paid jobs, working with men and not having to stay at home with their children. It is a fact that women in the United States are more likely to be poor then men. Over half of the thirty-seven million Americans living in poverty today are women. The gap between men and women in poverty is far vaster in America than anywhere else.
Unfortunately, the political system within the United States is prolifically corrupt. This not only applies to the people in charge and the ease by which they are able to be bribed, but to the system itself and how it fails to represent the public. It is a sad truth that the wealthy in this country have more representation, and a greater ability to change public policy than the average American. A Princeton University study concluded that, “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant influence upon public policy (Gilens, 11).” Political corruption is the greatest reason as to why wealth inequality is so great in the United States. The policies that are mean to protect the average American worker are being erased, while the incredibly wealthy see more tax-cuts, and are able to change policies to their
65% for the “upper middle” bracket 19% of the U.S population. And a whopping 275% of taxes for the 1% of the U.S. These numbers undeniably show a non “equal” society but one out for the 1% and other high rollers. America isn’t protecting the people at the top nor the bottom. But again it's not fair to say the wage gap is not a problem especially with these numbers but with how taxation is heading it should be put more equally instead of pinning it on the rich.”...There is no sustainable way to make the poor richer by making the rich poorer…”-Richard A.
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). In addition, many people think that wealthy consume more food so they are easy to get obesity, diabetes or heart disease. In fact, in America, the low-income groups have the highest rates in NDCs. According to the worldwide study, there are a connection between NCDs and the socio-economic levels link to the energy in America’s meals and the cost of meals. The American has average income spend less than $8 per person per day for their meals and beverages.
Social Classes Social class is divided into six ladder rungs with the wealthiest on the top rung and poorest on the bottom rung, according to Joseph Kahl and Dennis Gilbert. This means that the wealthiest are the most powerful because they have money and the poorest or underclass has no chance of advancement up the ladder. There are truths to this picture of social class but looking at social class this way gives little hope to the parts of society that are in poverty of ever moving up the ladder (Henslin, 2014). “Today, the richest one percent of Americans earns nearly a quarter of the country’s income and control 40 percent of its wealth” (Wikibooks, 2015). People in this upper class have inherited their money from their relatives and have
Professional athletes deserve what they make, due to the fact that have little job security, they pay large taxes, and the money that they are paid with is privately owned. Some people might argue that it isn’t right that athletes make much more money than jobs that are important to society, like teachers or firefighters. Although I agree that these professions are underpaid, this argument simply doesn’t make sense. Athletes are not funded with government money. They are paid privately by their owners.
When financial powers of the United States do not act in the best interests of their country, I find it difficult to believe that America has a future. Second, financial moguls of America have a great impact on the American political system. Therefore, ordinary citizens have to play by their rules and have little or no chances to change the situation in favor of a middle and working class. Third, it seems that many of the most powerful American politicians are greedy and deceitful individuals who manipulate voters in their private interests. The documentary “ReGeneration” (Engine 7 Films, 2010) presented following interesting and alarming information.
4. I feel the conveyance of riches is uncalled for on the grounds that the general population who are in the main one percentile are profiting. They needn 't bother with all that cash even to satisfy their most out of this world fantasies. Those nationals who fit in with the lower levels of pay ought without not need to endure when there is one and only percent of Americans who have cash that can be disseminated in an unexpected way. The other reason is that the matter of why it is unreasonable is on the grounds that their just such a variety of individuals who are making admirably underneath what they