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    In his book, The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future, Joseph E. Stiglitz addresses the pressing topic of America’s economic situation. When one reads the title, one can understand what Stiglitz is about to argue; however, one must actually open the book in order to understand how America is spiraling into economic disaster because of economic inequality. He claims that if we, as a country, do not repair the serious inequality in income and financial positions, then this country will be financially ruined by “undermining [its] growth and impairing [its] efficiency” (Stiglitz, 6). Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist who currently works at Columbia University as a professor. In 1979, he “was awarded the…

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    The Obstacles of Becoming Elite The elite within society are a small group of people who have access to many benefits that those ranked lower than them don’t have access to. This gives those at the top privilege, but this privilege is maintained by the institutions within society. Karen Ho introduces the idea of “smartness”, and how this label defines who is elite within society. She presents it as something that is created in order to maintain this eliteness. Joseph Stiglitz talks about how…

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    Joseph Stiglitz in his extract concurs that the environment is being stained and the people that are being effected the most are the ones who are underprivileged. He further justifies his idea by giving examples of two industrial tycoons in the world; China and the United States (US). Both, he claims, race against each other on carbon emissions but China has won, although the US contributed more to this issue by almost more than a quarter carbon emissions since 1750. He adds on a global scale…

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    In his article, Joseph Stiglitz discusses economic inequality (the vast distinction in various measures of economic well-being among individuals) as an effect of economic practices aimed at wealth creation and circles causes, effects and solutions toward government policies. He however, highlights the concept of rent seeking which is explained as when people take advantage of their power and resources to build a business niche, monopolize industries and make economic progress at the expense of…

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    markets, and a lack of government regulation. In “Rent Seeking and the Making of an Unequal Society” by Joseph Stiglitz, we are presented with the concept of rent-seeking. It is an umbrella ideology that includes various unethical practices used by the wealthy to drain the lower classes of their wealth and redistribute it at the top. The corporations that are solely after monetary gain, are doing so at the expense of the poor and are taking…

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    The book I will be analyzing is, Kopet: A Documentary Narrative of Chief Joseph’s Last Year’s by M. Gidley. It was published in 1981 in Seattle, Washington, United States of America. This book is split up into three different sections: 1. Starting Out from the Meany Papers An introduction 2. Chief Joseph of the Nez Peres A chronology 3. White Witnesses to Chief Joseph’s End A Narrative This book discusses the last few years of Chief Joseph’s life, the white people…

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    God’s and Generals depiction of Civil War On November 19, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address after the ending of the Gettysburg War, which ended the Civil War as a whole. It can be said that the Civil War erupted due to the disagreement between states as it relates to slavery. The Gettysburg War was fought between the Union (the North) and the Confederates (the South). The Union wanted to do away with slavery and let African Americans have choices on where, how, and who…

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    car door. My aunt began to cry. “I’ve had so many bad dreams about you. I was worried you wouldn’t return,” she said. “I’m alive and well,” I said, “Merry Christmas.” As we went inside the house, Uncle Galway and I carried the food. Mom and Aunt Claudia gave us directions on where to set it in the kitchen. Then, we went into the living room and watched the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” staring Jimmy Stewart. After the movie, we ate dinner. Uncle Galway was less talkative than I remembered.…

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    seven commandments, warning the animals to not partake in human actions such as wearing clothes and sleeping in beds. Old Major is a character that can represent two historical figures, Karl Marx and Lenin. Karl Marx called for workers to unite against their capitalist oppressor, similar to how Old Major called for the animals to rebel against Jones. Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks Party in its successful October 1917 revolution against the czarist regime, Old major was in a sense the…

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    The Use of Darkness in Characterization in “Heart of Darkness” Through Imperialism In many great works of literature, the use of darkness and insanity in characterization was often used in a fictional matter. However, there is nothing fictional about the darkness that had spread through Africa’s deepest roots as a result of imperialism. This alone had set the primal continent back several hundred years behind the rest of the world in terms of technology and development. Lacking an advanced…

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