Unit 7-Income Inequality

I think that income inequality is a key issue today and going into the future. There is enough money in the world to go around, but the sharks want a giant portion with little concern with what that does to everybody else. It is sickening to know that there are people dying of starvation and thirst throughout the world, while the rich of the world are steady banking massive amounts of money. I read an article a while ago about how poorly McDonald’s was saying that they are doing. Yet, in the same article, it stated that they had made $15 billion in the previous quarter. Your corporation made $5 billion a month and you have the nerve to say how poorly you’re doing and great changes need to be made for the future?! When is society going to care about society, and not just themselves? When is a certain amount of money enough? The gap between the rich and poor is growing, and the middle class is shrinking. Soon we will have the rich and the poor; with the poor greatly outnumbering the rich. Yet nothing will change because the rich also control everything, including the government. I think we are headed toward economic disaster, and I think income inequality is at the root of it. This problem also extends worldwide. The same problem within the U.S. also occurs when comparing the U.S. to the rest of the world. We have a much larger than proportion slice of the pie, and most of the rest of the world suffers because of it. I thought we were all taught to share as children, seems we forget it as we grow older.

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