Making them understand the effects of capitalism and migration in certain countries. Personally, I know that immigration is a key portion of social inequality because in many cases immigrants make up a huge part of the citizens in poverty. Capitalism is also one of the main reasons why there is poverty because with capitalism only the wealthy are receiving money and the poor are the only ones working, but not earning. In the article, it also mentions how globalization and capitalism are both linked together. “The benefits of globalization have been unfairly skewed towards a privileged elite, a trend that leads to lower global growth…”.
The term typically refers to inequality among individuals and groups within a society, but can also refer to inequality between countries. Its history can also be briefly summed up under: leaders and their subjects, slavery, and the Industrial revolution. Dealing with the first point, leadership can described as a process, where there is organization of a group (subjects) to achieve a common goal. Leaders are generally in a position where the income they earn is much more, or higher than that of their subjects. The leaders are then seen as better off than their subjects because of the large difference of wealth, assets or income between them.
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.
Rise of Inequality in Society In "Some Principles of Stratification", Davis and More define the functional theory of stratification as the notion that societies need inequality in order to fill the important occupations wanted by society. The best people need motivation to take the most important jobs, and that motivation comes in the form of rewards, usually a higher income. However, this theory does not explain why inequality in the United States has been on the rise. In William Wilson's The Truly Disadvantaged, Frank Levy explains that the increasing inequality is a result of money-making power shifting from the average worker to the shareholders. Today, the highest paying jobs are not necessarily the most important ones.
Inequality in America I believe that there is too much wealth and income inequality in the United States today. The upper classes have most of the power in the nation and use their influence and wealth to convert the United States income into benefiting their well being and financial stability. In the last fifteen years, the income of the upper classes has risen while the income of the lower classes has generally lowered, further showing the inequality that exists in our nation. It is usually difficult for the lower classes to achieve financial success because a high income job requires good education which the lower classes lacks because they cannot afford it. In the United States there are four social classes : the upper class, the middle class, the working class, and the lower class.
Another reason is because of the positions in the workplace. Thirdly, the reason is because of beliefs that one another has. For these reasons is why these situations should be examined to get to the root of the problem. The first reason for gender inequality is income disparities. The reason for income disparities is because men are getting more median wage than women.
The question is, is wealth gap bad? Is a growing or extreme wealth gap unhealthy for the economy and social stability or is it a necessary part of it. Functionalism argues that inequality is important and necessary because it “motivates people to fill different position in society that are needed for the survival of the whole of society.”  The rewards, i.e. wealth, prestige, and power and the resulting wealth gap ar... ... middle of paper ... ...y."
Patriarchy means that the country has a primarily male dominated society. Does anyone realize what gender inequality is doing to our country as a whole? Not everyone may think it has a great impact on our society, but gender inequality creates many of our problems today including wealth, income, and status discriminations. I chose to write about this topic because I believe that this is one of the biggest problems that all societies face, not just the United States. Fixing the gender inequality issues in our country could have a bigger impact than what many people may think.
For Every Minimum, There Should Be A Maximum: Why It Is Critical For the United States to Enforce a Maximum Wage Ratio Across the ages, socioeconomic inequality has been an issue that has plagued civilizations. From the age of the Pharaohs in Egypt, to the Feudal Lords of Medieval Europe, all the way to present day caste-like groupings of lower, middle and upper-class income brackets, segregation has beset itself upon societies, dividing them only based upon their wealth, and many times the lottery of birth. Although the United States has usually been a global trendsetter, it is time that it learns from the patterns of other countries that are achieving far greater in this regard, such as Japan, and in contrast, countries like Brazil, which have ignored these issues, and, as a result, are facing grave consequences. In addition, the excessive consumption and one-upmanship that results from “Keeping up with the Joneses” places a toll on the environmental wellbeing of the planet. If The United States is to truly be the land of equal opportunity that it touts itself to be, it must enforce a maximum wage ratio, with the greatest earnings in the company being a multiple of the lowest earnings; the final crusade for equality.
Income inequality continues to increase in today’s world, especially in the United States. Income inequality means the unequal distribution between individuals’ assets, wealth, or income. In the Twilight of the Elites, Christopher Hayes, a liberal journalist, states the inequality gap between the rich and the poor are increasing widening, and there need to have things done - tax the rich, provide better education - in order to shortening the inequality gap. America is a meritocratic country, which means that everybody has equal opportunity to be successful regardless of their class privileges or wealth. However, equality of opportunity does not equal equality of outcomes.