Pol 101 Day 2

Pol 101 Day 2 - o Loss of manufacturing jobs o How great...

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Pol 101 17:33 Inequality Elites – Mass o Elites have most o Mass has least Declaration of Independence: “All men are created equal” o Not when it comes to wealth Low Income Americans 35 million make <$9.83/hr Annual Income < $20, 444 Lowest Third of Income o 44 million make <$11.11/hr o Annual income < $24,211 Myth #1 Low-wage work is merely a temporary step on the ladder to a better job. o 1. Idea: Work hard and you’ll make a decent living; or are you lazy? o 2. Low-wage job mobility is minimal Myth #2 Training and new skills solve the problem. o Retraining and better education o Education/Training actually required? Myth #3 Globalization stops us from doing anything about this problem.
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Unformatted text preview: o Loss of manufacturing jobs o How great the impact of globalization? o Other countries better? Myth #4 • Low-wage jobs are merely the result of an efficient market. o Natural force or economies we can’t control o Political, economic and corporate decisions to limit employees influence Good Jobs • Pay at least $16/hr • Health Insurance • Pension Plan • 25.2% are “good jobs” • 26.6% are “bad jobs” What should be done? • Everyone created equal • If poorest never increase their take? • What should government’s role be? • If all are created equal, should there be more equality in material well-being? 17:33 17:33...
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