Reading Notes October 31st

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Carter Whittington Jordan Radke Soci 415 31 October 2011 Reading Notes 10/31 Barbara Ehrenreich did an experiment to see if it was possible to make ends meet as a low-wage woman working in America. She set a series of ground rules, moved from job to job and apartment to apartment, all while recording her experiences. Some conclusions from the reading can be made about the difference between poverty and inequality. In my opinion poverty shouldn’t, technically, discriminate. Anyone can be poor or rich in America; however, poverty seems to cause inequality. Something is unequal when one worker gets paid less for the same job as another, but poverty is evident when the same two workers get paid too little to live comfortably in society. You can be poor, but treated equally, but it isn’t always true that when treated equally to everyone else, you won’t be poor. I don’t necessarily support programs that alleviate poverty, such as food stamps and welfare; however, I am a fan of programs that support reducing inequality. When you take
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