Final Exam Essay 2

Final Exam Essay 2 - John Xu Net ID jzx3 Section 7 The...

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John Xu Net ID: jzx3 Section 7 The Players or the Game? : An Analysis of Poverty The concept of financial inequality is something that has plagued numerous countries, but nowhere else in the world is this concept as distressing as in the United States—a nation ranked as one of the wealthiest in the world. Many blame the individual as the source of destitution, yet poverty is an issue that has planted its roots in the very capitalist economy. Our scapegoat— the individual, plays but a minor role in the actual causation of poverty. Instead, we must focus on problems of social structure, and aim for reformation at the foundation of society, where the problem lies. As Rank analogizes using musical chairs, “…given only eight chairs, two players are bound to lose” (75). Poverty, which can be defined as absolute or relative, is according to the Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology, “what people need to physically survive” [absolute], or “how much people have relative to other people in their society and the cultural values that define the ‘good life’” [relative]. Even in this sense, the United States displays structural failures, as the very
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