A Rhetorical Analysis of “Hiding from Reality.” In today’s society the idea of “American Dream” has become a controversial and widely interpreted issue that awaked opinions and research from professionals in fields such as Economics and Journalism because of the concept that in general the American dream involves. In his essay, “Hiding from Reality,” Bob Herbert examines how the achievement of the American dream is affected by the economy and quality of education in American society, and the effect of the inadequate utilization of the sources by the politicians will impact future generations. Despite his diverse points of view to determine if the American dream is still a viable element in today’s US society, the restauration of the American
I used the topic of human trafficking as a possible result of poverty. The purpose of the story is to show how the government has the power to control everything by using the people’s vulnerability. In the story, people began to think that prostitution and human trafficking is acceptable since they are providing income to the families. The economic collapse impaired their judgment and their moral values. People’s behaviors can be easily altered by putting them in a difficult situations.
Politicians want to make decisions proactively, instead of simply reacting to problems as they arise. One of the largest and most prevalent causes of crime, poverty, and poor education stems from the breakdown of the family. Leslie Carbone writes ... ... middle of paper ... ...egin to find a resolution to these problems associated with crime, poverty and poor education. These problems are directly linked to the break down of the American family, so we must direct our efforts to this initial problem. Our society cannot afford to be content with a leader who will not address these issues, and we must not chastise those who offer solutions.
Why can’t we (the American people) create a lottery for American families experiencing the jeopardizing pressures of losing their home(s)? Helping the construction business, lending banks, struggling families and giving back to “Mother Earth” can be developed by the generosity and understanding of the American people. Banks would be constructed throughout the United States, titled... ... middle of paper ... ...n pride has gone away; foreclosed homes are being destroyed by the anger of the individual(s) losing the home. Banks are losing, and American people wanting a chance in this life are losing, they are paying the price of others and their hardships. Education and counseling should be offered to new home owners and to the home owners in financial distress.
2.5 million of them, are under the age of 18. The worst part is, only 1/5 of depressed teens go for professional help. Did you also know that this extreme illness is also severely under diagnosed by parents and doctors? Thousands of parents have overlooked the possible symptoms of their teen having depression, and have never gotten help for them. This small mistake has resulted in a staggering 15% of depressed teens who have not received professional help, to commit suicide.
Statistics show that couples with children are 26% less likely to get a divorce than couples without children. About 40% of couples with children get a divorce while 66% of couples without children get a divorce (Divorce Statistics). Every year an average of 1 million divorces occur in the United States, and women initiate the divorce 65% of the time. The leading causes of divorce are lack of communication and indisputable differences. Often times children that have parents who go through divorce are mentally and emotionally unstable.
How to Solve the Foreclosure Crisis The foreclosure crisis in our country has implemented a domino effect that may take years before we note any positive changes. As the country begins to heal, an effective process and/or program must be implemented that will reduce or eliminate foreclosures. It is important to remember that purchasing and maintaining a home is a part of the “American Dream,” and when working class families cannot seem to manage without loss of pride and dignity, then the dream begins to fade. The hopelessness and lack of self worth takes a giant step forward and brings with it anger and frustration which only damages families. In researching for an innovative idea or solution to solve the foreclosure crisis, I focused on what our country currently has in place; The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for within this department there are laws governing fair housing, assistance programs, and funding for State and local agencies.
Our future and our children’s future depends on it. My plan will not only help with the foreclosure epidemic that is ruining this great country, but may also help put people back to work, which in turn will help pay down the extreme government deficit that our children and their children will have to pay for generations to come. Its unfair to burden our future generations with all of the debt this country has acquired due to mismanagement in the mortgage and financial industries. In order to stabilize the foreclosure epidemic three main things must be done. 1).
The government shutdown was a major part and will be an important factor in our history in the future. I don’t believe that the possibility of this incident will occur again due to the simple fact that the economy has suffered tremendously and affected the many lives of Americans. The devastation had an impact on federal funded program such as Head Start Program that provided education and other services to low-income families. This should be awake up call to the government to take the necessary precautions to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. It is unfair to the people who have suffered because they were temporarily laid off without pay and for those who depended on the funds from the government.
It sequentially signaled a time of decline of the American dream and values. The root of all of these problems was generated through the concept of money, proving Ben Nicholson’s statement, “The corruption of the American soul is consumerism”. If money was not a monumental concept of this time period, many problems in The Great Gatsby would diminish. For instance, with money out of the plot, Daisy may have married Gatsby instead of Tom, fulfilling Gatsby’s dream. Additionally, the people of West Egg would have to face the consequences of actions and Tom and Daisy would have to care of their child.