Analysis Of ' The Working Poor ' Essay

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Analysis on “The Working Poor” Although, I disagree with critic Katherine Newman of “The Wages of Fear” and Kathleen Courrier of “Ain’t it Hard?” who both argue that the conclusions on poverty in “The Working Poor” by David K. Shipler is imitative to other experts as well as derelict on certain solutions. I also agree with both the critics who find Shipler’s perspective of living in poverty insightful and pragmatic on the stigma that follows the lower working-class. Therefore, the incisive critics argument of Shipler’s aspect on poverty has precision on the dilemmas the working poor experience as well as the deficit obstacles poverty struggles in. Conversely, in “The Wages of Fear” Newman argues about Shipler’s explanation on poverty is not pedantic enough with statistical facts that may give readers an imitative reaction towards the poverty class, for instance Katherine Newman quotes (“We need more poignant description. We need some understanding of which forces matter the most in pushing people to the poverty wall.”). Although, Newman’s argument establishes an abundance of points on the statistical data, “The Working Poor” addresses the macro obstacles that poverty experience and have to defeat to overcome poverty. In fact, Newman praises Shipler on the ideology that the poor class has been taken advantage of as well as don’t have the proper resources to improve their situations, for example Shipler quotes (“They paid low wages, offered no benefits, and led nowhere.”)…

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