The richest people of America continuously receive the largest tax breaks. Due to this unfortunate process, the rich stay wealthy while the poor pick up the extra taxes, staying in deep poverty. “Americans find themselves mired in the same place as their parents” (Class and the American Dream). It is more difficult now to rise up on the class ladder than it was in Gatsby’s era. Gatsby came from nothing, he rose from poverty by chance.
Gideon Okyere Prof. Kumar English 112 Research paper December 2, 2015 Hunger and Poverty in the World: Word Biggest Problem Hunger and poverty have been a major problem in the world, which has being leading most people to death than cancer, Ebola, and malaria do. More than thousands of people die from hunger and poverty, and most of the people who suffer most are children below the age of ten. Hunger and poverty have contributed to the world food crisis that has an impact on the economy, the environment, and political issues. People living with hunger and poverty are more than those living a successful life in both developed and developing the world. Hunger makes victims live underweight, causing numerous of sickness to their health.
1. Tax Cuts Caused Income Inequality Income inequality is a big problem in the United States because the top, wealthiest American saw huge increases in their incomes, which the rest had their incomes go down. Bottom people do not have the same amount of money and the opportunity to move up the social ladder as the rich people do. In order to reduce income inequality, the government needs to tax the rich people more, and give poor people more money and more social services - education, food subsidies, health care. Tax cuts are only benefiting the richest people, and will widen the inequality gap between the rich and the poor.
Wealth and poverty is a key issue in many religions. Wealth is one someone has money and has the extra privileges of life and poverty is when someone can't even afford the basics of life. There is a wealthy side of the world and there is a poverty stricken side of the world. There is a divide between these two parts of the world. This divide is commonly known as "the north south divide", which basically means that the rich countries like Britain and the USA are situated in the west side of the world and the poverty stricken countries like Sudan and Bangladesh are situated in the north side of the world.
Poverty has been around for a long time and over time more and more sociologists have discovered reasons to why poverty exists. In developing countries, poverty features as a central issue; not only that but the world in general has a poverty problem. Almost half of the world, over three billion people, lives with less than $2.50 a day and at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day (Shah, 2013). Relating back to the question at hand, how might the poverty of low-income countries be explained from a sociology perspective? It basically asks why does poverty exist in low-income countries.
Millions of people die each year from these diseases “ being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody is much greater hunger, A greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat” Mother Teresa. The department of health and human service developed poverty guidelines. Relative poverty is also income difference. The world health organization stated that hunger and malnutrition are the greatest threats to the world. Malnutrition is by far the largest contributor to child humanity.
Section I. Food Insecurity Aging Society: The United States is experiencing social issues related to food insecurity and hunger. Current research states that older adults are especially vulnerable to food insecurity. In a study published in the Journal of Urban Health states, “Among the 14.6% of American households experiencing food insecurity, approximately 2 million are occupied by older adults” (Chung, Gallo, Giunta, Canavan, Parikh, & Fahs, 2011, p. 1). Since the year 2011 the Athens Community Council on Aging reports, “Almost 9 million older adults in the United States are at risk for hunger, and Georgia is 8th in state rankings for older adult risk of hunger” (2014, p. 1).
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