Poverty has been rapidly increasing all over the world and it is a problem that is not being fought against. Many individuals have stated that the reason for this mass poverty increase is because of the refugee crisis and the social inequalities in the countries. Social inequality plays a huge part in the poverty issue that exists today. Capitalism is one of the reasons why there is a huge imbalance in the social equality. In the article, it states that even with such high poverty rates many countries are currently trying to resolve this issue.
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.
But also, these places are tiny towns where ex-slaves could dwell after being free during the Civil War (Jeffreys, 1994, p. 677). In addition, when many industries escaped from central cities and older industrial sites, there were degenerating infrastructure, environmental pollution, and poverty. Deteriorating communities in the economy do not have many choices. Some poor people are so desperate that they just choose a low-paid job even though the job is very hazardous. They just need to choose between joblessness and the job that injures their health and their family and community.
The amount of people that find the “poverty” stereotype and think they can change what a normal family is and causing urbanization to being poor is absurd. People think that since they are working poor they deserve value. People like Tony and Claude, the parental figures in the white family of the “Two American Families” need to work harder to obtain social control and stability. According to “The State of America’s Middle Class” there are many factors in today’s society affecting poverty and the way average citizens live. In the Article, it says wages are down, especially from a steadily gaining income in the previous decades.
Despite being the land of opportunity, where people migrate from all over the world to fulfill their vision of the American Dream and be successful, the “dream” doesn’t normally happen. The truth is, where a person starts, is usually where they end up. Someone who was born in a certain social class, normally stays in that social class. In the events of a person growing up in poverty, even if they are just in the United States, life can be very hard. Poverty has happened all over the world and since the United States of America decided to become its own country, it too, has had its rocky times, which affect everyone, including the poor.
Their challenges hit them hard each day as they struggle with the issues they’ve most likely dealt with their entire lives. Living in poverty does not afford those citizens the luxury of feeling worry free as if they are just anyone else. Sadness sets in at the realization that children of a family in poverty often times feel the same stress and worry
Poverty is subjective because anyone can differ on the level of deprivation we suffer that describes the state of poverty. Some people even want to include the ability to go on foreign holidays as people are deprived of something the majority up till quite recently could do. Unsurprisingly, it still widely exists and has been a consistent problem. No matter what the overall prosperity level is, there will always be millions of individuals who are homeless and/or hungry. Even today, there are still people struggling to find shelter and feed their families.
However, who or what is exactly responsible for the global poverty situation? Efforts for profit influenced by the media, corporations, government, and all citizens in the U.S. have contributed to a high-cost of living. Which is difficult to live by considering circumstances in modern economies. The media, especially in the Unites States, has become quite deceiving. Which by displaying influential individuals who are promoting unnecessary product, becomes extremely persuadable to the public.
In fact the levels of inequality in America are so high they are a detriment to their main purpose of incentivizing the productivity of the population. Many of the richest people in America today make their money, not from hard work, but from the
It certainly seems peculiar how so much disparity exists among the haves and have-nots in the country that leads the free world. The high level of poverty in the United States coupled with the disparaging rates of income are at times hard to comprehend. How can a country of such great wealth and power also be a country of vast poverty? Poverty will always be evident in the United States to some extent. However, minimizing poverty and income inequality will be conducive to the well being of the United States.