They Say I Say The Middle Class Analysis

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The middle class should be worried about themselves. The middle class claims that its unequal to them and the upper class gets whatever they want when in reality, the upper class really works for what they have. They know how to make money and the middle class does not. The middle class do not work for what they want that is why they are still stuck in the middle class. The middle class are uneducated on how to make money so they chose the easy way out and find a job that is not guaranteed for the future. The middle class does not know how to make money. The upper class usually own the companies that the middle class works for. In the book, They Say I Say; Inequality Has Been Going on Forever . . . but That Doesn 't Mean Its Inevitable, David …show more content…
Getting out of high school people are looking for safe jobs that will pay high. In the book They Say I Say; RIP, the Middle Class: 1946-2013, Edward McClelland explains how in the 1970s blue collar jobs were reliable for adults out of high school and continuing in the 1980’s that trend started to fade.“It was an era, to use the title of a 1975 sociological study of a Wisconsin tavern, of blue-collar aristocrats. That all began to change in the 1980s. the recession at the beginning of that decade—America’s first Great Recession—was the beginning of the end for the bourgeois proletariat. Steelworkers showed up for first shift to find padlocks on mill gates. Autoworkers were laid off for years. The lucky ones were transferred to plants far from home.”(McClelland 550) Most people don 't even know if their jobs will be around in another 20 years. Cashiers can easily be replaced by touch screens and robots. High paying jobs are not a guarantee of a long lasting job but its the easy way out. College is not a guarantee of high paying jobs either. McClellan clarifies how hard it was for Voss, a college graduate to find a decent paying job in healthcare. “Even with the degree, Voss couldn 't find decent-paying work in healthcare, so she took a job with a sump pump manufacturer, for $12.47 an hour—a substantial drop from carrier, but decent money for Central New York in …show more content…
If the middle class actually tried to get higher in the classes they could. Even the simplest ideas could change the way people see things then the world would want that thing all the time. In the book They Say I Say; America Remains the World’s Beacon of Success, Tim Roemer walks one through how even a simple idea inside a garage can lead to the upper %1 of America. “Our huge GDP is no accident. We have a market-oriented economy where most decisions are made independently by individuals and individuals businesses. From Robert Fulton to Thomas Edison to Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Inventions spring from our labs, universities and garages, and eventually propel world growth.”(Roemer 619) Even though the middle class takes over the most of the economy it’s still possible to get out of the middle class and prosper. Instead of prospering the middle class relies on the government to make it better like a baby wanting its mother to help him when he is in need. In RIP, the Middle Class: 1946-2013, Edward McClelland shares his ideas on how the government should be. “We need a Newer Deal that will raise the minimum wage, reduce obstacles to union organizing, levy high taxes on passive wealth such as investments and inheritances and provide benefits for workers unawake to obtain it at their jobs, perhaps by lowering Medicated eligibility or instituting a single-player health system”(McClelland 558) He

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