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    Economic inequality is usually measured as income inequality. Discuss. As equality functions as a crucial element for sustainable growth, inequality has caused some concerns for economists. Okun stated that “The income distribution can be made to look soothingly equal or shockingly unequal, depending on how the figures are lined up.” , which emphasises the importance of inequality measures. There are a few types of inequality measures and each of them is employed to benefit us in different ways…

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    In my opinion I think the wealth gap in the united states is based on the individual and the individual needs. I feel like the waelthy9 people in the united states have worked hard to become rich. I feel like if you want something in life and what to become rich you have to work hard and become educated on how to make money. The reason why there is such a huge wealth gap in the united states is because we as American some of us are very lay and want things the easy way and want handouts and we…

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    I have always questioned the main factors that contribute to our society. Studying social policy will allow me to break down aspects such as the economics and politics that impact the society we all live in today. I have a keen interest in this course because I have a strong belief social factors have an impact on young people like myself. I am always trying to find out how my everyday surroundings link with theories. I recently traveled to Ghana which is a small country on the west coast of…

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    getting richer while the poor barely get any increase in their incomes. CNN cited that the top 1% of Americans make up 20% of the country’s wealth, and the lower 50% of the country does not even constitute for 12% of America’s wealth. (Long 1) The difference between the two income classes is huge and it shows that mostly wealthy Americans constitute the country’s wealth. Moreover, the Boston Globe reported recently of a landlord who was charging $1,150 a month for rent and then increased it to…

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    inequality should be a concern for the United States because it can be detrimental. According to the article by Huffington Post, “…in the U.S., 75.4% of all wealth is owned by the richest 10% of the people." This is more extreme than any other of the top 20 developed countries. Consider that most of the developed world has the top 10% own 60% of the wealth. The United States is actually quite close to the corrupt underdeveloped countries, according to the same article. We don’t even want high…

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    The taxation system so far had been based on a fixed tax on 10th and 15th's which produced an unequal system where the poor were asked to pay the same amount, if not more, as the wealthy. Subsequently this resulted in the poor struggling to pay their tax without fearing starvation and the wealthy paying without a problem, while building their personal fortune. The divide between the classes was continuously worsened. Wolsey changed this by introducing a new tax revenue based on the taxpayers…

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    the top 1% of wealthy people own 35% of the nation's wealth, while the bottom 80% own just 11%, and 65% of residents in the New York metro area see this discrepancy as very problematic . Although built upon democracy, the United State's open market capitalism creates the ability for individuals to amass exorbitant amounts of money. This money can be made through various means, although a large chunk of it is inherited wealth. Extreme wealth will always be in a fortunate position, since the 1% is…

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    Project 2 economics The United States income inequality. The list of contributions to this problem adds on as time goes on. Some of them are found education, discrimination and monopoly power. Most people are not aware of the issue. Here is some information. Some people were introduced to the inequality of economy since they were children. I always hear parents telling their kids “you need to go to school so you can get a good job and make a lot of money”. IN an article published by…

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    Spirit Level Inequality

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    Inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. In a country with a high level of inequality there are higher levels of health and social problems. Also no one is better off in a country that has a high level of inequality. A rich person in a more equal society is better off than one in a more unequal society. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's book "The Spirit Level" does a great job at pointing out how…

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    Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” is not about a teacher taking her students on a playful field trip to one of the most expensive toy stores and making them feel out of place, but it holds much deeper meaning and value. “The Lesson” holds up as a social interpretation about an African American girl’s struggle of her newly awareness of the economic inequality that surrounds her. The major theme of the story is to educate the young children exactly what life has to offer and to educate them on how…

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