Discussion-Inequality and Politics

Discussion-Inequality and Politics - consequence because it...

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1) Yes, I agree with Professor Anderson that inequality is a political issue that should be studied by political scientists because of the cycle of poor people voting less, less party representation, and thus less reason to vote. It should be studied by more academic disciplines because inequality effects how our society functions as a whole. 2) I agree with the vicious cycle. Similar to cycle of poverty and education. Lower income generally means a lower level of education. Less education means less informed about the voting process and importance of voting, leading to lower turnout, and thus low representation. Low representation leads to low incentive to vote, causing the cycle to begin all over again. Inequality is a cause because it causes people to vote less, and a
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Unformatted text preview: consequence because it leads to low party representation and low level of change 3) Good job with empirical evidence, but all sort of similar. Need empirical evidence to show vicious cycle theory in action. 4) 5) I do think that the United States is exceptional relative to other countries in terms of inequality and politics. There is a problem to be solved with equal representation for all voters. The best way to solve this problem would be to begin educational campaigns to bring in lower income voters and educate them about the system and getting their voice heard. They could then pass this on to friends and family helping put a stop to the vicious cycle....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2009 for the course GOVT 2225 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '09 term at Cornell.

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