Having such a small amount of people possessing such a large amount of the wealth will pull down society. Our biggest private employer, Walmart, the “Union-busting low-wage retail empire happens to have generated a $200 billion family fortune”, while, not even paying their workers a living wage. People having accumulated all this wealth then use it to pay off politicians to vote and write bills in their favor. America would be better off with the upper class being flushed out of our system.
Wal-Mart does not care about the American economy because they are thriving the way the economy is now, so American citizens have to stand up for their communities. According to the book, How Walmart is destroying America and what you can do about it, when you are a huge rich company and all you want to do is get huger and richer, it turns out a lot of smaller, poorer people have to get hurt in the process. Wal-Mart with all its size and power, could hurt people or help them in a lot of situations. Which do you think it normally chooses to do (Bill Quinn 102)? The answer for so many years has obviously been hurt people.
The Gilded Age • “Gilded Age” by Mark Twain • New technology • Breaker boys: sat in coal refineries and picked out impurities in the coal • Corruption of every political office • Boss Tweed: one of the most corrupt figures of this time • Income disparity – extremely wealthy and extremely poor people • People are getting into debt • Government only cares about their own agendas • Social issues: immigration, international interventions, and new technology • Rise of industries leads to urbanization: the transition from rural to urban living to take advantage of new technology 80% in farms to 80% in cities • Rush of people to cities fills jobs but creates social problem: living conditions near all time low for most • Immigration to
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.
In this New York society, there are two main wealthy classes. The people from the East Egg come from a background of “old money.” These families have a long line of wealth and education. The people from the West Egg, also where Gatsby lives, are known as the “nouveau riche.” Their wealth has been accumulated in recent years. The people from the East Egg look down upon the West Egg society because of what little knowledge they have about class and money. Since Gatsby has gained his wealth by bootlegging, most people don’t know how to judge him.
There are endless economic policies that the politicians agree on which fail the libertarian test of both the axiom of non-aggression and basic economics. Many of the politicians and politically active people of the left and right are economically ignorant. They do not consider each and every policy's long term effects on not just one groups of people but all the people. One of the well accepted economic policies of both the right and left is the minimum wage. 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.
This just tells us that The Boss, who's a character of high register and of a much higher social ranking excludes Crooks and gives him 'hell'. By that, Steinbeck might mean that the Boss takes his anger out on Crooks, and because of his low status due to his race, he can be treated in whichever way by those who are of a higher status and have more power. This also tells us that the Boss has a lot more power than Crooks and that's the reason why he can 'give him hell'. In my opinion, Crooks has the lowest social ranking and the most negative judgements than all of the other characters who are excluded as even Candy refers to him as simply just a 'nigger' which a highly offensive term to use nowadays, which goes on to say that during the time Steinbeck wrote the novel, referring to someone as a 'nigger' wasn't classified as big of a deal as it would be if it happened now, and
A white male professional struck down in his prime gives the biggest payoff; a dead child is worth the least of all.) From the point of view of his financial well-being, Schlichtmann makes two mistakes. First, he decides the parents have a moral case. Second, he begins to care too much about justice for them and loses his strategic bearings. (Of course all follows from his discovery that the polluters, who he thought were small, shabby local firms, are actually owned by rich corporations.)
It is different from other major centres because it is essentially a big small town. People earn their money the hard way through blood, sweat, and tears. The city is full of people who pour their heart and souls into their jobs, which is why the social structure is so stable. Seeing that the major industries are mining, oil, agriculture, and construction it is evident that the city is brought up on hard work and made of people who are not afraid to use a little elbow grease. It differs from other major centres because they are founded on financial and technological businesses.
Robinson uses connotation/denotation to emphasize how the town’s people fixated on Richard Cory’s wealthy appearance, rather than Richard Cory, the man. The town’s people put Richard Cory on a pedestal because of his high-class status making themselves lesser people than Richard. This barrier the town’s people created makes them unworthy of knowing more about Richard than his outward appearance. “We people on the pavement looked at him: / He was a gentleman from sole to crown” (Robinson 2-3). This excerpt is a connotation/denotation on the words “sole” and “crown.” The word “sole” denotatively stands for the sole of a shoe.