PinIt Instapaper Pocket Email Print Our nation, at its best, pursues the ideal that what we look like and where we come from should not determine the benefits, burdens, or responsibilities that we bear in our society. Because we believe that all people are created equal in terms of rights, dignity, and the potential to achieve great things, we see inequality based on race, gender, and other social characteristics as not only unfortunate but unjust. The value of equality, democratic voice, physical and economic security, social mobility, a shared sense of responsibility for one another, and a chance to start over after misfortune or missteps -- what many Americans call redemption -- are the moral pillars of the American ideal of opportunity. Many Americans of goodwill who want to reduce poverty believe that race is no longer relevant to understanding the problem, or to fashioning solutions for it.
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Who should pay to reduce poverty? Should it be you? The results may surprise you The inequality debate is off the rails.
Ironically, the very people who should be supplying the better ideas are the ones making everything worse for the needy.
The tome lays out new income data about New Zealand citizens and concludes inequality is getting worse. No real surprise there. The question is why this narrative is being displayed in the media, in You need to stop letting the system tell you who you are.
This inequality narrative will fail because it must fail. Max Key is a privileged white male in a society becoming more unequal every year. This sounds like it should be a good thing, except that the article appears in the NZ Herald, which means the story will try to describe how even the existence of Max Key is a bad thing.
I should have just reached for the appliance. But they have found themselves targeted for seeming to boast about their privileged position. On one side are those claiming modern society is about to rip itself apart because too few people have too much of the money.
On the other side a group yells back that the status quo is fine, thank you very much. Although social justice warriors fighting against inequality see themselves as saviours, no one actually wants to change anything. There are always more than two sides. Believing that those concepts ever appear in the same room is a fantasy.
This suggests Ms McAllen wants those words to designate the same concept, which means something far more sinister is going on. Whose generation does she blame for creating the idea of ever-rising Kiwi income levels?
Who does she think is running the advertising agencies now? Who is running for politics?
The process of thinking about systems necessary to notice the long con at the bottom of the inequality argument is purposefully unavailable to her and my generation.
The very newspaper in which this article appeared now offers condensed versions of its news stories.1 Social Inequality Reading List 1. THEORIES OF INEQUALITIES CLASSICAL Marx Marx, Karl and Frederick Engels.
The Communist Manifesto. For centuries, sociologists have analyzed social stratification, its root causes, and its effects on society. Theorists Karl Marx and Max Weber disagreed about the nature of class, in particular.
Other sociologists applied traditional frameworks to stratification. According to Marx, the bourgeoisie. Marx and Weber did between modern and pre-modern types of inequality and society.
The paper does not attempt to go beyond a comparison between two classic writers. structure of modern capitalist economies or in the study of how class structure shapes various inequalities, for example, in income or educational outcomes, among individuals.
The descriptive power of class analysis and the relationships between class structure and. Social inequality is characterized by the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. It contains structured and recurrent patterns of unequal distributions of goods, wealth, opportunities, rewards, and punishments.
Apr 29, · Income Inequality Is Costing the U.S. on Social Issues Image A playground at a women's prison in Lusk, Wyo. Seven out of every 1, adults in .