Assignment #2 "The Wire" Response

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Nicholas Ramos TA: Daniel Lumonya Sociology – Sec 211 October 21, 2010 Assignment #2: Responses to “The Wire” Interview According to David Simon, structural unemployment causes the increase in the poverty areas of America. Structural unemployment is considered a relationship between the sufficiently skilled workers who are looking for jobs available. However, even though there are a large number of jobs, even more than the number of the unemployed, the workers lack the skills needed for these jobs. Without the skills taught to them in schools and workers being "left behind" due to costs of training, the people in these impoverished areas turn towards drug trafficking and other crimes to provide them with capital. David Simon explains that the people know that the only viable economic base in their neighborhoods is the drug trade. Also, because the majority of the impoverished people are African American or Hispanic, the labor markets develop discrimination and monopoly power. Through this system of structural unemployment, trends begin to develop among people of different classes. The wealthy portions of society continue to become richer by increasing their profit and decreasing their taxes. While this occurs,
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course DSOC 1101 taught by Professor Hirshel during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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