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Unformatted text preview: The Liberal Position • Liberals argue that poverty is more of a structural problem than an individual problem. Most people become poor not because they are irresponsible, but because of the way our society operates. • Most unemployment is caused by economic recession or corporate mergers and downsizing that reduce the number of available jobs. Also, some people are disadvantaged because of racism and other forms of discrimination that prevent them from obtaining good jobs. • Liberals seek to have the laws that ban discrimination in education and the workplace actively enforced. Also, they support government assistance programs that offer some financial security to everyone. They support higher taxes— especially on the rich—to pay for such programs....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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