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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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    Douglas Massey uses the conceptual “language of categorization” in his discussion of inequality. When he says “language of categorization”, he talks about stratification and layers. He suggests that categorization comes in a stratigraphical form. Massey subscribes to the stereotype content model. This model states that the population can be arranged on “independent axes of warmth and competence” (Massey, 11). This separation into groups suggests that only one type of group is good: the esteemed…

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    The Origin Of Inequality

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    Today people across the world are engaged in the pronounced discussion about inequality that undoubtable continue to create divisions among the human race. Notably, as time passes by, the economic gaps continue to widen, characterized by those that are continuously becoming prosperous and powerful, while others are held by a stagnated income and the ever raising economic pressure, whereas another lot is left behind in as they languish in the ever growing poverty, dependency, and hopelessness.…

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    Skylar discussed several statistical numbers throughout her article that explains the growing income inequality of individuals, particularly the wealth gap between the lower, middle, and upper class. For example, the top 1 percent of families has roughly the same amount of wealth as the bottom 95 percent. In terms of the direct economic relation between the average worker and the average CEO, it’s even worse. CEO’s on average because significantly more than the average worker as corporate…

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    little growth economically and therefore there are not many areas with this kind of economy that still exist. This type of economy is usually situated in rural areas. Farming and agriculture are the main sources of income and because of this, the wealth is usually kept in the hand of a few selected individuals.1 In some cases, income in the form of currency, is absent completely and it is common to rely on trading and bartering.2 According to…

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    With the 2016 Presidential elections coming up right around the corner, the date of November 8th continues to flush dread into the hearts of the voters. Considering the almost equally divided voter pool and two equally disliked candidates, the nation is contemplating some of the biggest issues of present day society as a means of distinguishing between the two opposing arguments. Nevertheless, there is one issue that Secretary Hillary Clinton and Mr. Donald J. Trump agree on: income inequality…

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    David Leonhardt brings up this point in his essay where he cites French economist Thomas Piketty and his idea which he identifies as “Piketty’s First Law of Inequality”(545). This law suggests that over time there is a possibility that wealth inequality could continue for decades until there are isolated economic classes. Although this seems like the route that America is on, both Leonhardt and Piketty believe that as a society we have the ability to resist inequality. Ultimately, it is…

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    The two terms income and wealth have mistakenly become identical in American culture. While the two concepts often go hand in hand, using the terms interchangeably can be misleading individuals. Conley differentiated these two terms on chapter 7. According to Conley, individuals think of the term income, when they consider economic status. Income is defined as the amount of money received by an individual for work, from transfers such as inheritances, gifts, or government assistance programs. In…

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    Russian Social Setup

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    Social Setup At the start of the 90s, the gap between Russia’s rich and poor grew steadily, its continued to grow to this day where the wealthiest %10 earn nearly ten times as much as the poorest 10$% of Russian people. Full employment on a minimum wage job basically get you by with your necessities. The social classes of Russia consist of the Capitalist class, the worker class, and peasant or in other terms: The upper class, the middle class and the poor class. Ethnicity and race are not the…

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