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 cant 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 governments role be? If all are created equal, should there be more equality in material well-being? 17:33 17:33...
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