Additionally, the trade theory suggests that the free trade might have level up the income inequality higher within countries by the different patterns of wages and demand for workers who are skilled and unskilled (Silva and Leichenko). Moreover, the education of wealthier people has it easier because the learning efforts of education are unbalanced. Besides, income inequality in the United States is hurting our economy due to the all the issues of corruption, trade, wages, and education. Suggested by Robert H. Frank article called “Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore,” the income inequality is bad for our economy (Frank). To illustrate the gap of income inequality we can begin with corruption.
In fact, you could quite easily conclude that the poor are poor because the rich are rich and have the power to enforce trade agreements, which favor their interests more than the proper nations. This is a very serious problem in our society today. Poverty is everywhere and it needs to reduced so that our economy will be more stabilized and balanced that it has been. What does it mean to be poor? What does it mean to describe a nation as “developing”?
However, in recent years the gap between the rich and the poor has been growing at a fast pace. This prevalence of income inequality in a free market society like the US indicates that inequality is a direct result of a market or government failure. In a free market it is believed that individuals possess an equal opportunity to be successfully, but because of misallocation of resources in a market economy this is not possible. The resources I am referring to here are those that are needed for a person to escape poverty and earn a higher income. This includes merit and public goods that individuals with higher incomes can afford and indulge themselves in while people with lower incomes or suffering from poverty depend on some endowment from the state, such as healthcare, education, and access to employment opportunities and professional networks.
One of the biggest issues that has been plaguing north america is the huge gap between the rich and the poor. As this gap increases the more corrupt the people in it seem to get. This becomes even more of a problem because with the system that the Americas uses only the rich get richer. The source believes that it is the framework of our society that creates this gap and this makes sense. The western world is filled with the idea that in order to be happy a person must have as much money as possible however, this leads to people doing whatever they deem necessary to become more rich; this includes ignoring the position they are putting others in.
Tax cuts are only benefiting the richest people, and will widen the inequality gap between the rich and the poor. A recent report from the Congressional Research Service states, “as the top tax rates a... ... middle of paper ... ...ot let this inequality gap continues to rise; therefore, the government needs to tax heavily onto the rich people, and redistribute their money to the poor. If income inequality continues to grow, the economy will break down. For example, if the housing price continues to rise because of the rich people, poor people will not have a place to live since they cannot afford to buy these expensive houses. When this happens, it will create another housing bubble because the houses are not worth buying, which means the market value of the house exceeds the house’s value; therefore, nobody will buy the house including the riches since they already have houses to live.
The American deficit grows every day, along with the wealth divide between the wealthiest and poorest Americans. The nation’s financial standing is worsening by the second, and something must be done to improve it. The richest Americans are only getting richer in this time of economic crisis, and tax increases for the wealthy are a viable way to more equally distribute wealth throughout the lower classes in the United States. It may be true that some of the wealthiest citizens have earned their money, but action should be taken to help the struggling majority of the country instead of the privileged few. The United States has a responsibility to give the lower classes an opportunity to rise out of poverty, and if the lower class continues to grow like it is now, this nation could have larger problems to deal with in the future.
Instead of globalization could reduce poverty, from people round the world gaining wealth, the modern process of globalization is exacerbating inequality. Globalization could be seen as a new form of colonialism. The companies may be going in and stepping on the cultures and peoples of the area they are trying to extend their global reach to. Globalization brings wealth, but where there is great wealth, there is also great poverty. Globalization can lead to poverty because the rich are exploiting the poor around the world.
Thus, globalization has some advantages; its negative effects could be harsh on our society. In conclusion, damaging cultures, immigration and global trade are the main factors that suffered from the harsh impacts of globalization protests against globalization have increasing, especially from poor people who receive low incomes. On the other hand, wealthy people have seen tremendous increase in their incomes. Illegal immigration had negative impacts on particular factors such as public interests. Likewise, globalization has lead people to misunderstand the concept of happiness, which altered human mind to believe that materialistic subjects are the main source of happiness.
It is generally argued that globalization has made the rich richer while making the non-rich poorer. “It is wonderful for managers, owners and investors, but hell on workers and nature.” The biggest problem for developed countries is that jobs are lost and transferred to lower cost countries. Workers in developed countries like the US face pay-cut demands from employers who threaten to export jobs. This has created a culture of fear for many middle class workers who have little leverage in this global game. Large multi-national corporations have the ability to exploit tax havens in other countries to avoid paying taxes.
Many different factors contribute to the exploitation of developing countries and has caused many issues for them economically. In spite of the fact that free trade increases opportunities for trade internationally, it also increases the risk of failing for small companies in undeveloped countries that cannot compete on an international level. I cannot definitively say that globalization itself is completely good or completely bad, however I do believe it has caused great losses for the poor and middle class.