Is Spent A Low Income Rate? Essay

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There are 14% of Americans who become unemployed due to having a low-income rate. Many of these Americans have lost their homes due to not being able to pay their bills and many of them no longer have any saving left because they have spent all their money on other living fees. Can you imagine what life could be like if you were among that 14% of American individuals who doesn’t have a scent to their name or who are unemployed? Do you think you could survive a whole month with only 1,000 dollars to your name? And still make it work for you and your family? If you believe you can there is a game called SPENT that was made to challenge individuals and give them a chance to see what life could be like with only having 1,000 dollars. I played the game and I was able to survive longer than I expected.
What is SPENT? Many Individuals have never heard of the game called SPENT nor do they know what the game is all about. “SPENT is an online game about surviving poverty and homelessness which was created by ad agency McKinney (McKinney, SPENT, 2011)”. Homelessness and poverty are major problems among many individuals who live in the United States. The ad agency McKinney understood that homelessness and poverty was a major factor in America. They wanted people who are more fortunate to understand what life is like for those who are less fortunate than themselves. According to our Essentials of Sociology book, SPENT is a Sociological Imagination type of online game. “Sociological…

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