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    that really means? Income inequality, as defined by Investopedia it is “The unequal distribution of household or individual income across the various participants in an economy. Income inequality is often presented as the percentage of income to a percentage of population,” (Income Inequality). If income inequality is allowed to continue its growth unchecked, the working and lower class citizens will continue to experience declines in physical and mental health, the United States Economy will be stifled

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    Causes of Poverty in the United States

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    Causes of Poverty in the United States The United States defines poverty for a family of four as being less than $16,036 per year, or $4,009 per person (Leone 12). People find themselves under this line for an innumerable amount of reasons. Some of these causes are under one's control and others are greater factors beyond an individual's power. Each family or individual person has unique and separate reasons for living in a state poverty. There is no way to try and define them all. Focusing in

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    The Inequalities of Income Investment Growth

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    In “Economic Elites, Investments, and Income Inequality” from the academic journal, Social Forces, graduate Ph. D student from Ohio State University, Michael Nau presents throughout his study the rise of an additional factor that has evidently influenced the concentration of vast amounts of income among the elite class, income from investments. In this era, the common beliefs were that demography, labor market institutions, and technology were causing the inequality to rise and for the elites to

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    D County & S County

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    characteristics of New York City. People do not realize that each part of the state is diverse. To exemplify this, data from the United Stated Census Bureau was collected on Suffolk County in Long Island and Delaware County in Central New York. Many statistics such as population, income, and racial differences indicate the two counties are indeed dissimilar. However, there are other statistics on persons per household and percentage of spouses living together that point to ways they are analogous

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    The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as "the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” More specifically in regards to transportation, the Department of Transpiration, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration outline environmental justice as the

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    Optometrists label 20/30 as imperfect vision, but soon, financial advisors will see 20/30 as the perfect vision for solving the worst home foreclosure crisis since The Great Depression. For obvious reasons, those on the verge of foreclosure are suffering; however, foreclosures negatively impact other parties as well. They cause major harm to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses, bring about additional foreclosures, and decrease home prices. The relocation of families severs community bonds

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    Working Together for the Economy

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    Throughout its history, the United States has gone through many economic cycles which involve economic peaks and recessions. With these recessions comes a time of recovery and rebuilding; jobs are lost, money in the economy does not circulate, and industries fail. However, all industries and markets must work together in order to lead the economy back to recovery and stability. Currently, the United States is undergoing a recession and signs of industries and markets working together can be seen

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    to Start Fixing Income Inequality The United States has a pervasive issue of income inequality (Volscho & Kelly, 2012). While the wealthy few live in absurd abundance, poor hardworking individuals often cannot afford basic necessities. Such a dynamic is not only an affront to the ideals of equality of opportunity, but also may increase crime as a result of relative deprivation and lack of legitimate opportunities to achieve (Thio, 2010). This essay describes the magnitude of income inequality in the

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    Income Inequality

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    unequal? The United States is one of the richest but unequal nations in the world. Compared to every other country, our level of inequality is similar to Malaysia and Mexico, unlike comparing to Western Europe and East Asia (rich nations) who have much lower levels of inequality. Income inequality refers to the amount to which income is distributed in an uneven manner among the population. In the United States, income inequality has been growing strikingly for some thirty years. Income includes salaries

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    The American Middle Class

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    more than fifty percent of Americans see themselves as middle class and four out of ten people who earn below $20,000 per year considered themselves to be middle class (“Inside the Middle Class.”) But exactly what is the middle class? And can a household making $20,000 a year belong to it? Depending on whom you talk to or which agency is issuing the classification, the contemporary American middle class is regarded differently. Regrettably, there isn’t any concrete measurement to identify the middle

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