Updated on October 10, 2006, 2:17 PM - Written by Tim Buttner
Reasoning for the "rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer" based on my readings is that all skilled jobs of the middle class are going overseas to equally skilled workers willing to work for less, or imports coming into the country or instability of capital markets. Reich argues that the number of union workers in the U.S. has gone down considerably because of this. He also makes the point that the rich leaders of these businesses are going to make more money while spending less on labor, thus putting more money in their pockets and allowing the low workers to become poorer. Oxfam, on the other hand, stresses that through globalization that wealth and opportunity is being redistributed in the wrong direction, from the poor to the rich. Oxfam points to the poor not having a chance for growth because the rich get to use the most up to date technology and get to understand it's use and apply it towards their work. For instance in America almost every school now has been outfitted with computers for the students to use and become familiar with, whereas in the poorer countries they've yet to receive the proper books to even teach their students.
I do believe that somewhere before in high school this concept was covered in United States History. We analyzed it then to better understand what was happening in the campaign for presidency that was happening at that time (it was in Oct. 2004 to Nov. 2004 that we covered this.) We found that under Bush's first term presidency that unemployment was at it's highest since the depression. We also learned what the tax cuts that Bush proposed meant in terms of all these areas. I forget a good deal more of what we did, or exactly what our findings were, the main point is that we did cover this concept.
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