Some nobles (William Stanley) were unhappy with this reward as they saw it as an empty reward, they wanted land or money instead. Henry VII did not appoint many new nobles or promote many nobles through his time. This meant that if you were promoted in Henry’s reign it was seen as a massive honour. This benefitted Henry economically also as he could take 100% of the money from the land instead of a small percentage that the nobles would have given him. Henry managed to consolidate his throne well by overthrowing his opposition.
In other words, the anti-icon is someone we can “identify with and then despise” (Signs 722). Anti-icons are as not universally liked and appreciated as icons. Anti-icons are those who we would love to be but are afraid to admit it. They usually represent the qualities that appeal to the darker side of our society’s desires. Getting money for nothing, being above the law and unchecked partying are a few.
The minimum wage is a form of coercion in which it forced employers to hire at an arbitrary price that otherwise wouldn't be used if not for the government's intervention. The minimum wage causes a few detrimental effects. By raising the minimum wage the employer would either have to fire workers because they cannot keep up with the wages or raise the prices of their products which don’t benefit the so called 99%. Another point is that there doesn't need to be a minimum wage because the superseded fear is that businesses will hire at super low wages caused by collusion. Well contrary to this popular belief the real world doesn't work this way at all.
After reading and getting a sense or idea of what wilding is, things made more sense. I do believe that the idea of wilding can make people go crazy or obsess about their greed and the only thing stopping us all from wilding is not understanding what wilding is. I also believe that people would rather take shortcuts to being wealthy other than working hard and earning it. Like what Derber said, “Many signs point to a corruption of the American Dream in out time. Most Americans do not become killers to make it up the ladder or to hold on to what hey have, but the traditional restraints on naked self-aggrandizement seem weaker-and the insatiability greater” (Derber, p. 14).
If someone close to me did that I would feel really awful, because we love each other so much that if some one treats you worst than cards, you will feel really bad. The other thing I feel he is doing wrong is trying to find short cuts to get richer. He should have understood that his greediness of having more money was resulting in him addicted to
By having America pay the debt off as a whole, Hamilton thought that it would bring the people and the government together. But Hamilton wanted to use ways that were so impartial to society. Many people were inclined to adore Jefferson because of Hamilton’s malicious deed. Besides this fact, the people were truly being neglected by the power of the government. The government, just like the wealthy and rich, was so power hungry that they disregarded the people’s kind acts and defaced them as if they were animals.
Of course, those already in power bitterly resent this; that is why there is such a strong anti-democratic streak in wealthy conservatives and business owners. They complain that democracy allows the poor to legally steal from the rich. (Liberals counter that unregulated capitalism allows the rich to exploit and therefore steal from the poor, and taxes simply correct for that.) But democracy also works in the other direction as well. If we lived in a society where everyone was paid equally, despite their different inputs, people would surely vote to create a system of incentives and rewards.
Good VS. Evil “Money doesn’t buy happiness.” A saying many non-wealthy human beings say just to make them feel better about their self-esteem. But it seems odd that in this book “The Great Gatsby” money evolves around love. The two main characters Gatsby and Tom, theyre love Daisy is only interested in them because of theyre wealth. So this quote has no meaning because money did buy them happiness or at least for Tom it did.
Surely there were poor and rich people and sometimes they wanted to screw with them because they were rich or poor. They probably envied the rich and damned the poor and more than likely they exchanged words and did evil acts upon each other. Documents explain that most of the persons accused were lower income people who were not high ranking members of society. They probably saw the poor as lazy people who didn’t want to make more money or become a high ranking member in the church and to them laziness is seen as an act of the devil. Some of the poor probably had to steal items to keep them afloat, whether it was food, money, or Valuable items and of course if you steal you are already breaking one of god’s rules and they know that you are the devil as the bible leads them to believe.
Do you wish you could trade your life with another person? Do you find yourself getting madder at people with nicer things compared to people without nicer things than yourself? With answers to these questions, I think I can get an idea of how jealous a person is and be able to put them on a scale like the one for social status. 1 on the scale would be really jealous and 10 would be not jealous at all. I think that the higher the social status of a person, the less jealous they will be because when a person has succeeded as far as society is concerned they have nothing left to envy or want.