The poverty and inequality that has plagued El Salvador since the early twentieth century stems from their rule by the Oligarchy, which dates back to colonial times. The Oligarchy's lack of consistency in implementing and following through with reforms has prevented progress from occurring in the country. Furthermore, the many wars and political revolts in El Salvador impeded its economic and social growth. The main focus of the Oligarchy was to turn a profit. And because they essentially ran the economy, they assumed that their actions were best for both their profits and the country's economy as a whole.
The U.S. government has so much control over the system because of the subsidies that they offer to the wealthy. The U.S. needs to find ways to better allocate their funds in order to help the poor pay for healthcare. If the wealthy can but in the free market then the governments control would shrink and the U.S. government would end up spending a lot less. As of 2015 there are eleven countries that rank
The principles of democracy can also be undermined when equality ... ... middle of paper ... ...shown to be more stable and permanent than other forms of government that have been tried. History has seen society progress from feudalism, absolutism, and other forms of government to democracy, and the failure of communist and fascist states has led countries back to democracy or some form of it as well. Although the system has its flaws, it is the best-equipped to handle the rapid modernization of a nation’s economy and society. In contrast, fascism and communism are not feasible options socially, economically, or politically. The resulting totalitarian regimes of Hitler and Mussolini and the failure of the Soviet Russian and Chinese models during the height of communism provide a clear example of why.
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The Native elites used their power and positioning to get out of labor systems like the Mita because they could use their influence to get lower class Native to take their place. The legal system enabled further subdivisions of hierarchies within racial and ethnic hierarchies existed class hierarchies. This allowed the wealthy natives to subjugate fellow Natives just as the Spanish subjugate fellow Spaniards. We can see they Ayllu breaking down because of internal conflict between the Native nobles and the regular natives. We can also see this among Spanish elites and commoners.
When we think about racism we automatically think about the Whites and Blacks in the U.S. However, racism exists throughout the Americas. In many parts of Central and South America, racism is a very present force. This ethnic rivalry initiate with the Casta system; a system used by colonizers to categorize races into different groups in Latin American during the colonial period. This system was also used to segregate people from economical and political stature.
Slavery is one of the processes that influenced the economy of the Europe in many aspects. Agriculture and cheap labor were two causes for the institutionalization of slavery in America, which inevitably led to the industrial revolution. The Native Americans had less experience in agricultural knowledge and mass population destructions caused a labor shortage in this region. Although, the weather and the fertile land of America were very much suitable for agricultural products, they did not have much knowledge of using the fertility of lands properly. Besides, they were disconnected from the outer world before 1492 which caused the Andeans lacking behind from th... ... middle of paper ... ... unbearable torture the slave trade is remembered as a curse for the African population and the entire sufferer in today’s world.
The theory of Trickle-down Economics does not apply in these countries because what financial assets do go into these countries usually remain at the top of the social ladder (Diaz). All of this is done to benefit these large companies and exploited countries are left with no economic growth and no ability to catch up with the rest of the developing world. Similarly in the U.S. this is seen in the top one percent of society account for almost half of the countries income (Bernstein 2-4). The extent of poverty and economic inequality in the U.S. and across the globe has not been properly handled or remedied. Corruption of government officials and the political weight that large international businesses use has only widened the economic inequality gap.
Discrimination was widespread in law codes throughout the world before the establishment of slavery as well. In Bermuda, “the Assembly of Bermuda passed an act restraining ‘the insolencies of the Negroes’” (32). Notice the word “insolencies”,... ... middle of paper ... ...s well as the hatred of blacks. White southerners, both rich and poor, looked down upon Africans as the inferior race. Both felt the cerebral status as higher beings, especially the poor, who would be the lowest of all classes in the southern hierarchy if slavery never existed.
Written mainly in the upper class point of view, the poor masses are defamed as lesser, indigenous beings. This anxiety of the Westside population and “President” Diaz lead not to reform but to exploitation and ignorance of social dilemmas. Europe and the United States served as a model for these citizens who craved status and acceptance due to the inherent inferiority complex gained by a historically conquered people.