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    Rich Vs Poor

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    When I was young I used to live in a poor neighborhood in Arizona. I lived in a one room house until my sister was born, and then we expanded to two rooms. We did have running water and electricity, but no heat. After my mom and dad divorced, my mom, sister, and I moved in with my grandparents in Groton Long Point. For me and my sister this was a big switch. We went from living in a two room house to a house that could sleep thirteen comfortably. Changes like this in my life have made me realize that the economic divide between the rich and poor is large, and that the rich are getting richer and the poor aren 't having much progress. But also that money does not necessarily equal peace of mind. During my childhood, I have taken six summers worth of tennis lessons from the local yacht club. Back then it was a very good deal, thirty dollars for a month. Now it would cost you about one hundred twenty per month. The reason being is because over the years Groton Long Point has been trying to be more exclusive. Aside from overpaying the yacht club has been doing other things to keep people away. In order to be an affiliate you must be a resident of or renting a house…

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    Rich Vs Poor In America

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    Welcome to America, where the rich get richer, the middle-class struggle, and the poor simply can not make ends meet. Most people do not even know how wealth is divided. Most believe the scale of rich and poor is not as steep as it really is. There are roughly 311 million people living in America, and the scale of rich to poor is staggering. The ultra-rich are practically off the charts with wealth, while others can barely feed their families, pay utilities and other bills, and afford health…

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    For the Group Game Assignment, our group was assigned to play the game “Rich vs. Poor” using the materials from the well-known game Monopoly. In “Rich vs. Poor”, each group member was given one of eight full color sets at random so there would be no need to roll to purchase properties. With there being only six group members, two color sets were left remaining; the rules stated that the two players who rolled the highest numbers would get one property each with the highest roller having first…

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    Nineteenth Century” gives a good perspective of what it was like to live in the working class and poverty stricken areas of England. Article from theguardian gives a good perspective of the United States unawareness to the 15% of people living in poverty. A statistical journal on Feeding America shows statistics of poverty that occurs during present time; giving a good perspective on how much of the world is affected by this. Two videos off YouTube named “Rich vs Poor” and “THE HOMELESS CHILD…

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    Rich Vs Poor Taxes Essay

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    Taxes have been a very controversial topic for awhile now. It seems everyone has different opinions on how it should work. When it comes to the tax distribution between the rich and the poor the debate becomes even harder. The average tax rate is the total amount of tax divided by total income; for example, if somebody makes $100,000 and pays $15,000, then their average tax rate is 15%. The real debate comes in when you start talking about taxes between the rich and the poor. I believe the rich…

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    of poor people who have close to nothing that nobody likes to mention. There is a top one percent who has most of the money in the nation, and then there is the rest of the ninety nine percent. Some of the people in that ninety nine percent have to go to the government for help and get things like food stamps and subsidies. Even the top one percent have to get subsidies, but in much, much greater numbers, and usually for their ginormous corporations. The poor people are getting them for things…

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    become a social norm to treat the poor with less respect and dignity. We act as if the status of their wealth makes them less human, not even worthy of the acknowledgment of their presence. On the contrary, people flock to the rich like the seagulls in “Finding Nemo”. Enter into any “upper class society”, you will hear the constant, ”Mine! Mine! Mine!” as they talk of their wealth and possessions. If we saw Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, at a restaurant, we would all try to talk to…

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    I agree with your statement. The arrangement that Mr. Rich White and Mr. Poor White was not right and shows racism they were going in order to use the blacks to get what they want, which was earning more money. I believe that Mr. Rich really wanted Mr. Poor to use him as a resource. He essentially want him to be able to get to fulfill his wants and needs in a situation. Clearly, that is why he mentioned black to him so he able him to complete his dirty work for him. Racism was the key in the…

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    There is a difference between curriculum of Rich class School and Poor class school. According to Neal Conan, who is the host of the National Public Radio(NPR), “Students from poor families are more likely to score lower on standardized tests and less likely to finish college than students from more affluent families” (NPR, 7). This can explain students who are from Poor class have less ability and less will about study against the students who are in Rich class. Also, Amy Wilkins, who is the…

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    scarce resources, uneducated and exploited. The greatest challenge, as a result, is security brought about by violence, an increase in kidnappings and armed conflict among the different classes in society. There are two aspects of development therefore to consider. In terms of economic development, it is important to note that the informal sector, regardless of its perverse nature does bring out a booming economy. Nonetheless, in terms of human development, there may be no other way to tackle…

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