Unformatted text preview: escape. This inevitably affects their work ethic and motivation—the two important terms that make up Flawed Character. In addition, “the Restricted Opportunity argument denies [the] critical premise of the Flawed Character argument” (Schiller P4): human capital. For instance, if a minority worker is discriminated against on the basis of color, race, sex, etc., and is therefore compensated less or not at all in the workplace, their human capital assumption to be rewarded declines. If those suffering from poverty do not have the means and opportunity to a rightful education they then clearly lack the rational choices necessary for human capital. Overall, Flawed Character suggests the impoverished individual is to blame, while Restricted Opportunity views them as helpless....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course ECON 01 taught by Professor Clairebattista during the Fall '10 term at Cal Poly.
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