Global Elite

Global Elite - English Essay#5 Friday 5:30-8:30 In Robert...

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November 16, 2007 English Essay #5 Friday 5:30- 8:30 In Robert Reich’s essay, “The Global Elite” we read about American communities. We learn how and why drastically they have changed the past two decades. One more noticeable change can be seen in our school districts. According to the essay, the reason for the change can be traced to our economic system. The flaw in the American economic system is with our top earners. “The fortunate fifth” simply put, makes too much money. They out earn the rest of our workers combined, and don’t pay a proportionate amount of taxes. A fitting analogy I can put to this is a trickle down effect. The fortunate fifth keeps their money to maintain their private services. Without that money from taxes, the Government in turn has less to give to state and local governments to uphold public services, such as schools, parks, roads, and even police officers. Mr. Reich uses the phrase “secession of the fortunate fifth” a number of times in
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Dunno during the Spring '08 term at Nassau CC.

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