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    In the second part of this essay, I will elaborate my argument by considering Morales’ government policy in Bolivia, Cash-Transfer projects in Mozambique and Basic Income Grants in South Africa and elsewhere. In the final part of this essay, I will argue that just as we should be aware of the ways post-neoliberal development policy has moved away from the neoliberal political project, we should also be aware that this does not mean they escape the issues associated with accepting neoliberal…

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    Rhetorical Situation Analysis Report A Universal Basic Income Would Insure Against Job Loss 1. This text originally appears in “The New York Times” room for debate. It was updates on October 4, 2016. 2. The genre for this text is an opposite of editorial (also known as op- ed). The rhetorical aim for this genre is persuasive. More specifically, to Propose a Solution. This style focuses on a question about what action can be taken. Stern’s article talks about how the United States needs to…

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    meet and survive (Searchusapeople). Poverty effects society in many ways. We see a higher crime rate, a higher dropout rate, and an increased amount of alcohol and/or substance abuse in lower income communities. This mixed with the ineffective government aid programs has led to an increase in poverty rates throughout the years. “To me, the poor are like Bonsai trees. When you plant the best seed of the tallest tree in a six-inch deep flower pot, you get a perfect replica of the tallest tree,…

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    In 2016, Charles Murray published an essay in the Wall Street Journal, in which he argues for the implement of a UBI, or universal basic income. Murray explains that implementing a UBI will only work efficiently if all welfare programs are taken away. He argues that doing this, every citizen will be forced to take care of themselves. Murray continues on to examine the effects on the workforce by explaining that “[i]t also could provide an invaluable benefit: injecting new resources and new…

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    Unfair Income Inequality

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    Introduction For several years now, Americans have been struggling in today’s economy simply due to unfair income distribution. Income inequality is a growing issue today and many economists have noticed that this issue needs to be resolved in order to see steady improvement with the economy. Barack Obama even addressed the issue himself and stated that income inequality is now the main reason why the economy has yet to make a major improvement over the years. Which makes sense in economic…

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    Got milk? That is about all I can afford with my Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) along with bread and eggs, monthly. Seriously, I am a low income college student and I receive only a minimum amount of snap benefits. SNAP requirements should be changed due to irresponsible and lazy people abusing the system. Currently it is difficult for deserving people to receive SNAP benefits due to income and employment status. Being a college…

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    Everyone wants to have their dream job. Some jobs are very arduous and individuals have to put much time and energy into them, but their pay is good and considerable. On the other hand, some people choose to accept a task that actually gives them enjoyment, yet it may not take them much money. I agree with the statement that earning money is more important than working at a job that you enjoy. One study from the University of Michigan show that 57 percent of people are not gratified with their…

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    Effective Altruism

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    For example, Singer states that an individual who has the option of working for an effective charity or for an investment bank with a $200,000 yearly income, the individual should clearly accept the offer with the investment bank since it’d be more effective, “Working in finance, however, you earn much more than you need and give half of your earnings to the charity, which can use that money to employ two extra workers…” (Singer,…

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    (Jansson). Nixon proposed a guaranteed income system, which was opposed by Liberal individuals who were in opposition. The goal of the guaranteed income system was to reduce poverty and there were two unsuccessful attempts to enact a guaranteed minimum income in the…

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    outstanding career or settle with a temporary job. Most people may view a job as the safer choice; however, they do not realize the better life a career has to offer. Essentially, to teenagers making these life decisions, they confirm with a job because it’s quick and easy to get, it requires minimum training, and it serves as a starting point. As for a career, it may seem as years of unnecessary education, it can be physically demanding, and expensive. Although jobs are the easier choice,…

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