An employer who pays his employees the bare minimum will not see the same appreciation and respect as an employer who pays his employees livable wages. Lew Prince points out the various benefits that have come with paying his workers above the federal minimum since his business began. He states, “We’ve outlasted 20-store local chain and numerous regional and national chains. Most of these companies paid their employees minimum wage or barely above. My creative, dedicated, and better-paid employees won this life-or-death struggle for us” (Prince).
The study shows that consumerism is a factor that happier nations lack, while the lust for money and possessions still hinders countries like America from basking in bliss. Hopefully, America does not take its materialism to extremes, in such a way that its fate is linked to Fitzgerald's Gatsby. For "the mass of men lead lives in quiet desperation" (Thoreau, Walden), waiting to awaken from the American Nightmare that they have brought upon themselves. Works Cited Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby.
Gatsby’s identity as a ‘new money’ may be acceptable and perceived as a successful life for the people who had never been in the high class society, but for the people who rules this high society Gatsby will never be “successful life”. They will perceive this success as something that will crash down anytime because the ‘new money’ people does not have grace and knowledge of how to be someone successful. Gatsby himself, like other West Eggers, “foolishly believes that the money he has earned erases much of that social gap so that no one will think, as he tells Nick, that ‘I was just some nobody’ (71), ‘some kind of cheap sharper’ (145)” (Oxymoron in The Great Gatsby, PLL 319). He believes that since he is a wealthy man, everybody will accept him in the higher society; however, this idea proven wrong when Tom, along with Mr. Sloane and another woman. The three of them talked about
Working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don’t need” (Fincher). This quote spoken by Brad Pitt; who played Tyler Durden in David Finchers award winning movie, Fight Club, shows how Americans are blinded by materialistic possessions and live a life with no significance. Capra showed the fabricated American dream when his leading character attempted to attain his dream, however is put through numerous hardships because of materialistic and corrupt individuals. Since, the growth of corporate capitalism, Americans have become narcissistic and oblivious in their pursuit of money and have accepted a culture based on hustling; Berman, Capra and Fincher each portray their own version of the true American, ultimately each leads to the conclusion of a flawed American culture. So why did America fail?
Collective Brain power and great knowledge of the business made Jordan Belfort a very successful CEO. One of the most significant quotes in the movie was: “never let the investor roll-out with the money after a hit investment, instead keep him preoccupied with new sales, while the broker makes off with the commission”. This tactic has made not only Jordan rich, but everyone who was working for him at that time. Jordan has provi... ... middle of paper ... ...ot better then you are at making money. In the movie Jordan wasn’t very pleased with the work ethics he say at the office which sold penny stocks, everyone was laid back and there was barely any productivity going on, which was one of the reasons he wanted to start his own company.
When Nick is finally invited to one of the parties, he emphasizes that he “had been actually invited” (41) in an almost surprise... ... middle of paper ... ...f the book, Nick starts out by telling the reader that his family is a well-established and wealthy one. However, in page 19, when Daisy and Tom Buchannan asked about his engagement, he said that he does not have any plans for marriage because of his lack of money. Regardless, he refuses the Gatsby’s employment offer because of his own pride and humility. Ultimately, the inconsistencies in Nick’s narration make him an unreliable narrator. However, Fitzgerald creates Nick this way on purpose in order to create an intensified sense of mystery.
Nixon had long felt like the unwelcome outcast within Washington society. He despised the fact that prep schoolers and Ivy League g... ... middle of paper ... ...a chance to run their lives and their businesses on their own, without government interference. The Republican party had long sought a more limited form of government and the Watergate scandal only strengthened their commit to achieve this objective. Furthermore, the scandal may have led to a few anti-Republican years immediately after Nixon’s resignation, but in the long run it only served to convince many of the American people that more was not necessarily better. In the end, Watergate boosted the Republican party and the conservative politics they emphasized because Americans needed a safe bet and had become all too aware that a quality government was better than corrupt government with a large quantity of social programs.
Since most of the businesses are monopolised, the upward social mobility is relatively low. The “losers” bear unreasonable living costs and suffer from them for the whole life. They lose their dreams and meanings of life. On the other hand, the “winners” can do whatever they want just because their incomes occupy more than half of the societal resources. Furthermore, the number of losers
She cannot live a life that is not filled with riches. Tom Buchanan was not born rich, but he is very used to being wealthy as well as his wife, Daisy. But Nick is not rich. He travels to the east looking for wealth, but in the end he sees that money only brings deception and destruction. Jay Gatsby is not accustomed to being a rich man because he has only been one for a very small period of time; therefore he can be seen as newly rich.
Hierarchies were introduced and so businesses were now ran by a select few individuals who were most likely the founders of the company, and they got all the profit. Capitalism Some people say that today’s minimum wage is not a livable wage. That it doesn’t make up for the cost of living in today’s society... ... middle of paper ... ...ple want a change, there will be a change. Works Cited Cody, David. “Child Labor”.