The Working Poor, this is a major problem in the United States today. Inflation is becoming more common as well in this generation. Many Americans are living in poverty. The prompt, “America is a better place than ever before”, is a false statement. America does not treat everybody equal, healthcare is not handled in the right manner, and how is it fair for the poverty families have to pay more in taxes than those of the wealthy families?
Evidently there is an unequal relationship between the north and south, which could be mainly due to the fact many of the southern countries were owned by the north in the past. The level of consumption differs greatly between the north and south. The northern countries tend to be more developed, with larger and more stable economies, which result in most of the population sustaining a higher standard of living and having more money to spend on goods and services. The north also has an excess of Transnational Corporations which encourage the high consumption levels. Whereas in the south; large percentages of the population cannot afford to buy goods which are not absolutely necessary, as they live in poverty.
The Dirty Little Secret: Poverty In America Jane A. Easter The current reality in the United States of America is that the level of disparity between classes is growing and not in a good way. The small portion of the rich are getting richer and the number of poor is increasing creating a larger gap between the previous middle class and the lower class. The other reality is that it is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” society. Though studies, census data and other overwhelming proof is all around us, it is one of the least talked about issues. The classes by race and gender continue to have disparate realities across the country.
Violence, obesity, children’s education, life expectancy, mental illness, teen births, trust- all are major problems for societies across the globe, and according to Wilkinson and Pickett, can be attributed to inequality. In their examination of developed countries, they found that inequality, rather than average income, is a far better indicator of wellbeing. Furthermore, the authors posited that nearly all problems that are more prevalent at the bottom of social hierarchies (many are aforementioned) are more common in unequal societies. They suggest that despite a nation’s apparent affluence, wealthy yet unequal nations are nonetheless “social failures” (18). Wilkinson and Pickett explore two of the most common assumptions about the social gradient that shows people at the bottom of social hierarchies suffer more problems- circumstances and individual tendencies.
The benefits of globalization are unevenly distributed, and it causes hardship for poorer countries. The gap is widening between developed and developing countries. About two-thirds of the developing countries remain on the margins of the globalization process and are considered "nonglobalizers." Globalization can result in unemployment as businesses relocate operations to lower-cost areas. Many of these outsourced jobs don't pay decent enough wages to lift workers out of poverty.
The central flaw is that Singer uses a bad analogy of how the global economy actually is, it assumes that the child has somehow appeared there of his own devices and that a simple act will save him. Many of Singer’s key principals, such as the importance of impartiality and the irrelevance of distance are very strong and I find it hard to disagree with them. Whilst I do not agree that to adopt Singer’s solution will cause actual harm to me it is not convincing as the most effective way to solve the problems of poverty. To follow Singer’s principal will amount to everyone else jumping in the water and drowning to some small degree. I believe that while Singer develops his argument by claiming that while people in rich states can survive without luxuries; those in poorer ones where most are manufactured could not survive, as their economic base would fall apart.
The poorest nations on Earth are usually categorised by the term LDC, meaning ‘Least Developed Country.’ These low levels of development make it harder for the county to develop any further. Sierra Leone is an example of an LDC, and is at the bottom of the UN’s league for human development. Sierra Leone has a high level of dependency on its raw materials for income, Diamonds and Iron ore are highly sought after and the main consumers of these products are the industrialising and high level consumption nations such as China and the U.S. The issue is that these products are mined and manufactured by foreign companies. If the LEDC had the high enough levels of development it could educate it population and these profit providing process could be taxed and boost the economy of the LDC to allow such infrastructure to grow.
Our country happens to be somewhat in the middle of the life expectancy spectrum within it's peer countries. The highest is Japan and the lowest in the United States. Life expectancy has a lot to do with the wealth of a country. The wealthier and developed countries have the higher life expectancies. The poorer countries tend to have a low life expectancy.
Why do immigrants want to move? Jobs are getting really tough to find, a reason is of all the immigrants moving to the United States, that means higher poverty percentages. Immigrants are found everywhere in the U.S., this is causing chaos in all parts of our country. Cheap labor from immigrants is another factor to our economy. The cheap labor of immigrants put us at a disadvantage.
Globalization is also the cause of inequality in the worlds economy, considering the fact that globalization has benefited the rich much more than the poor. While poverty rates have fallen as a result of our world becoming globalized, the workers are still getting an incredibly low income, which might cause social instability and conflict. Globalization has had a positive impact. One of the main advantages is that based on per capita GDP