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Unformatted text preview: James Thompson SOC 410 Discussion Questions for 9/16/10 1) Subramanian Reading: With the multiple pathways that can be associated with income inequality and poor health, is it relevant to try and make focused targets on only some of the causes? The biggest way to reduce health inequality by income is to create a national welfare system similar to those of the Scandinavian countries, where significant tax dollars are taken not only from the rich, but also from a substantial portion of everyone’s salary to make sure that those who are not well off get significant financial assistance so they don’t fall through the cracks. As a capitalist society, where working harder means earning more money, I cannot see the United States doing this in the near future, as a sot system would be like taking away people’s individual hard work and freedom for the sake of...
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