That is a lot of people getting hurt for just doing their jobs. Some of the injuries that get reported are fatal, but “thousands of additional injuries and illnesses most likely go unrecorded” (172). The workers who apply for such jobs tend to be illegal immigrants who try to earn some money to send back home to their families. Because these immigrants do not “exist”, there would be no problem if one might get into an accident and die. In the section titled "The Worst" in chapter 8, Schlosser writes, "Some of the most dangerous jobs in meatpacking slaughterhouses are performed by late night cleaning crews" (176).
“Kings and dukes now had to bargain with their laborers over working conditions, and the under-classes were able to demand better compensation for their services.” 7 After the plague in the city of Halesowen, “82% of the plague-vacated holdings were taken up by new tenants within the year.” For those young, new people, the plague gave rise to opportunities to fit into the privileged tenant class. “However, the recurring outbreaks of the plague reminded survivors that all earthly delights will inevitably come to an end. Images in churches functioned to remind people of their own perishability.”... ... middle of paper ... ...ily during the Black Death coexist with populations today which exhibit lower rates of mortality from AIDS.” This means that certain people would be able to resists these small plagues if derived from the larger one, making it possible to be less harmed by the real one itself if it were to occur again. 7 SOURCES/ IN-NOTES: 1. http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/osheim/pistoia.html 2. Daily Life During the Black Plague- Joseph P. Byrne 3.http://historymedren.about.com/od/theblackdeath/ig/Spread-of-the-Black-Death/msItalyBD.htm 4. http://discovermagazine.com/2001/nov/featblack 5. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/lect/med25.html 6. http://www.auburn.edu/chaucer/plaguebackground.htm 7. http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/1320Hist&Civ/chapters/06PLAGUE.htm 8. http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/teaching-modules/167?section=introduction 9. http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture30b.html
This foray into what the true American ideology is requires the use of a “veil of ignorance.” Within the hypothetical veil, people are unable to know any distinguishing characteristics about themselves or others. Any society created from behind the veil should be free of inherent discriminations or advantages. I take issue with the use of this veil of ignorance. So much of the political theory and philosophy of early Americans is based on the so-called “original position” proposed by Enlightenment thinkers. There is no such thing as an original position, there never has been, and there most likely never will be.
These people are “praying that nothing will happen to their health or to the health of their children” (Faris, 1999). Privatized insurance companies have prices that are far beyond their reach, and many do not qualify for Medicaid. What if there was a public option health care that all Americans could a... ... middle of paper ... ...nst a government run health care program. They say that privatized insurance companies may fail because they will lose their clients to the lower cost public option. They are also worried that doctors will become underpaid and will leave the program.
This led to many problems for the workers in the factory and the meat consumers. First of all, there were very long working hours. A typical day at that time consisted of a 2 twelve to fourt... ... middle of paper ... ...et rooms that were open sewers.” (Chapter 26, Page, 295) This quote describes life in the jungle and why people did not want to live in it. Jargis was a troubled man after he lost work and his family members died but he realized that the jail had better living conditions than the jungle like environment in Packingtown. This is one of the reasons why he frequented the jail so often.
Some women, like Dorta, would rent rooms to people to gain extra money. LArge struggles, like fire destroying homes makes it difficult to det ahead in life for the Krachas. Even though the homes would be re-built, many people lost their belongings in the fire. Some get into better conditions, like Geor... ... middle of paper ... ...had to help work outside the home so there would be more money. Mary and the other women would board other people to earn money for the household, while the men would work the factory.
In The Grapes of Wrath, the Oklahoma farmers feel they belong to the land and do not want to leave it. In response to Muley Graves' refusal to leave, Jim Casy says, "' Fella gets use' to a place, its hard to go'"(65). Muley's refusal to leave shows that he is physically and emotionally attached to the land he farmed before his eviction. It is illegal for him to remain on the land; yet, he cannot bring himself to leave his home. The land has become a part of him.
The American Dream The American Dream summarizes a belief in opportunity for success in America and much of it was reached in the 1950s. It was the belief that everybody was equal, and everybody had an equal opportunity to have a career, raise a family, and live successful and comfortable lives. It was a dream of equality and free enterprise above all else. The American Dream originated in 1931, during the early days of American settlement, with mostly poor immigrants searching for opportunities. It was manifested in the Declaration of Independence, which describes an attitude for hope.
AMERICAN DREAM IN AMERICAN SITCOM F.R.I.E.N.D.S Chapter I- Introduction The American Dream is a national culture of the United States, the set of principles (Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for wealth and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few obstacles. In the definition of the American Dream by James Truslow Adams in his book “The Epic of America”, published in 1931, "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. At that time the United States was suffering from the Great
Balko also uses the argument that the workers willingly work in the current environments. Some of the arguments against sweatshops raised by Americans is the they take jobs away from the American people. In the job force it is becoming harder to find an open position any where. Instead of keeping the factories here the companies are shipped over seas, causing millions of job opportunities for Americans to be lost. Some arguments raised by the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) are the poor working conditions, low wages, long hours, and children in the factories.