3.1 How income inequality affect on people live in America. The income gap in America affects people, who live in this country. The issue has a strong impact in America’s society; in particular, the nutritional disparity between rich and poor people. In USA, the food gap becomes the top signal for the class distinction, but it used to be clothing or fashion. 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).
This paper explains the meaning of poverty, and all poverty around the world and the United States. In many places, poverty maybe described as the low-income people, poor people. People who are above those in poverty are basically described as the best people, the rich people. Poverty occurs in many parts of the world, its properties are more noticeable in the formed part of town, state, or country. In the early 2000’s , 39.9 million people were being considered as poor in the United States.
In 8 Surprising Facts About The Shrinking Middle Class From “Third World America” (PHOTOS)by Hallie Seegal 08/09/2010 01:19 PM ET states that in 2005, the bottom 20 percent of household earners had an average income of $10,655 while households in the top 20 percent made nearly 160,000 – a disparity of 1,500 percent, the highest gap ever recorded. Even some might refer to the U.S. as “ a land of opportunity ”,the reality is
The agricultural sector of Guatemala makes up 13.6% of the GDP and 31% of the labor force. The most important of these agricultural exports are sugar, coffee, a variety of vegetables, and bananas. The distribution of income in Guatemala is very unequal; the richest twenty percent of the population accounts for over 51% of Guatemala’s overall consumption. Over half of Guatemala’s population lives below the poverty line, and almost a fourth of this nation lives in extreme poverty. 79% of these people who live below the poverty line in extreme poverty are from indigenous groups.
BAME (black, Asian, minority-ethnic) university graduates receive just shy of a quarter less than white counterparts. "Fat cat CEO's", of FTSE 100 companies earn 120 times as much as the average full-time salary. Individuals from working-class backgrounds in professional jobs earn around £7000 less per annum than those from more privileged backgrounds. This displays our
This factor has not only economic drawbacks but social problems are increasing at the same time (Kennickel, 2003). It leads to crimes and unsafety. Wealth inequality in America is increasing specially after the Great Recession of 2008 (Kenworthy & Smeeding, 2013; Allegretto, 2011). “The wealthiest 1% of U.S. households had net worth that was 225 times greater than the median or typical household’s net worth in 2009” (Allegretto, 2011). John Slater (2015) suggests that top 1% will gain more wealth than bottom 99% in 2016 if the government doesn’t take any measures to prevent it.
Somebody to Lean on According to Sarah Carol of Boston University, during the Great Depression, the top 1% of Americans owned over 40% of the country's wealth, creating a huge disparity between the rich and the poor. Since the rich owned such a vast percentage of America’s total wealth, they possessed immense power. But unfortunately, as a result of this, about 60% of the country held extremely little influence or leverage. Many of these underprivileged families needed someone to provide them with the power and motivation required to stay hopeful. John Steinbeck portrays how some found the necessary motivation in their friends and family, whereas the Great Depression ruined others, who did not possess the necessary support.
Heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, the few living members of the Walton family are worth approximately 150 billion dollars, making them one of the wealthiest families in the world. While the vast majority of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, top-heavy income distribution continuously pads the fortunes of the top one percent. Dynastic wealth, such as that of the Waltons, exemplifies the constant struggle between the working class and the capitalist class. German-born philosopher, Karl Marx demonstrates the concept of wealth inequality through Marxist theory in which “Marxist analysis of human events and productions focuses on relationships among socioeconomic classes” (Tyson 52). A central concept within Marxism, classism, illustrates the
In recent years, the spread of fast food and big business has exceedingly surpassed all generations before, as economic globalization has become a prominent topic in the United States of today. As well, millions of people from all sides of the industry have been affected, which has raised the question of sustainable prosperity, and whether or not consequences will occur as a result of not choosing the right path. Eric Schlosser’s novel Fast Food Nation ventures into the deep and “dark” depths of the food we eat, and just how it has infiltrated “every nook and cranny” of the modern day United States. With a journalistic sense that only some could dream of, Schlosser unveils secrets that restaurants have been hiding for years; the overarching
Fast food companies have demolished competition throughout the last 30 years in the restaurant industry. The practices used to eliminate competition such as using unhealthy food to make a profit have been reported unethical by Americans, but it tends to be desired by the American society. According to the American Franchise Corporation, certified by TrustArc, fast food companies generate $570 billion annually in the United States ("Fast Food Industry Analysis"). These statistics continue to rise as more and more fast food companies become ubiquitous. As a result, fast food companies get richer, while people contract life-altering health effects.
Tax cuts and the middle class. The most important social class in America is shrinking at an alarming rate. The middle class, the driver of the economy is becoming few and are between. This is impart by stagnant wages and salaries for low skill jobs that need little to no education but also huge tax breaks for the tip top 1% makes the middle class pay for what is lost from them. Not only are the percentages that the middle class is taxed are high.
Morgan Spurlock, an American Independent Filmmaker embarked on an experiment of eating only McDonalds for thirty days. He documented his findings in a documentary titled “Supersize Me” As a result, Spurlock gained nearly twenty-five pounds, and his body mass increased almost fifteen percent. The reason behind Spurlock’s investigation was to identify the problem with our countries rise in obesity, largely contributed to a lack of fresh and healthy food being available. Obesity is an epidemic plaguing our country ever so quickly and one of the biggest reasons for it is many communities don’t have access to fresh food, and in many times that food if available exceeds the families budget. The United States Department of Agriculture (1) defines
The average lifespan of Mali in 2014 was 53.12 years for males and 56.83 years for females. This makes for an average between the two genders of 54.95 years. The international poverty line is $1.25 per day, and over half of it’s population is under this line. In 2009 Mali was ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world, when it ranked 178 out of 182. The infant mortality rate is 104.34 deaths/1,000 live births, I found this an interesting fact because it is sad and good to share this struggle how not all countries have as great medical attention as we do.
The United States of America is the 13th richest country in the world, yet in 2016, it was reported that more than 13.5% of Americans are living in poverty. A country so prosperous and so abundant has more suffering than possibly imaginable. Whether it be surprising or not, throughout history, the state of Alabama has always suffered with lower incomes and an overall poorer lifestyle. As the next generation comes into power and makes their mark on the world, they will prepare a way for poverty to be demolished once and for all. Over all, the United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but within the United States, the state of Alabama is the fourth poorest state, holding a median household income of less than $45 thousand per