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2. I found it shocking that analysis for 2010 showed that families require about three times the top poverty income in order to meet basic needs in today’s society (82) and the fact that about 59% of eligible families participated in the food stamp program (83). I am curious as to why these numbers are so far from what is deemed “necessary”. I struggle to believe that someone who could be considered “starving” would not take advantage of the opportunity to be fed. Do they truly not participate? Or is there some other factor that is keeping them from utilizing these resources? I also find that Zweig often over generalizes the opinions of society. When talking about the immigrants he explained evidence against the
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claims people make about them, but he ignored the fact that not all people view immigrants this way. Yes, society makes generalizations about immigrants and the working class, but Zweig himself makes generalizations about society. He stated in earlier chapters that the elite make up a very small part of society, yet he bases most of “societies views” on those elite, and political figures with power. I understand his arguments in chapter 4, but at times it is challenging to agree with
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