Why Is Income Inequality Wrong

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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. Many jobs have disappeared because of technology advances, it has made the rich richer;…show more content…
Those who have money or come from wealthy family are above the law; they can do anything they want and not having consequences, corrupting the criminal justice by paying judges, lawyers, cops, politicians, etc. For example, in 2014 the singer Justin Bieber was pulled over for DUI, he was arrested for resisting and driving without a valid license. Even though he was charged for all of that he was out of prison on $2,500 bail on the same day. On the other hand, if a lower income person would have gone through that, it wouldn’t have been that easy to get out of jail. In conclusion, the gap between rich and poor has and it will keep increasing, favoring just the wealthy ones. Being over the law, having multiple opportunities and taking advantage of the poor. While on the other side, the poor will have limited opportunities, not being able to success and having debts in order to buy their needs. It will eventually affect the country economy and everyone and it has to be stopped. Bureau of Labor Statistics. United States Department of labor. April 16, 2015. Web. April 14, 2016.
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