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  • African American And Poor People
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    'The Rich get Richer and the Poor get Poorer' Living in the United States of America allows for many freedoms and opportunities to its citizens. Growing up, children learn that in the United States means that everyone is treated equally, and fairly. In addition, one is made to believe that a prejudiced outlook on minorities is a problem of the past. Jeffrey Reiman's article, 'The Rich get Richer and the Poor get poorer,' displays the truth of how the real world is. The article shows a clearer pi...
  • Francis And San Damiano
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    Francis of Assisi - " Brother Son Sister Moon" Ben Ngkaion per: a 2/26/97 Crisis and conversion: While Francis is sick and dreaming, he has images of nature which represent the happiness and peacefulness. He also has images of war which help him understand that it isn't the greatest thing neither is it the most honorable. Francis has many great conflicts with his father. Francis' father is very materialistic and possessive. Francis' father did not honorably earn the money, he bought the "loot" f...
  • Debate About Equity Between Blacks And Whites
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    British literature continues to be read and analyzed because the themes, motifs and controversies that people struggled with in the past are still being debated today. The strongest themes that were presented in this course related to changing governments, the debate about equity between blacks and whites, men and women and rich and poor, and the concern about maintaining one's cultural identity. The evolution of governments was a constant theme throughout the course, beginning with the lesson o...
  • Modern Society And The Great Gastby
    650 words
    Immoral Materialism The desire to be rich is part of every American's dream, but does one change when one becomes rich? Can one be happy and wealthy? Just as the characters in the novel The Great Gatsby, written by Scott Fitzgerald, people believe that money will buy them a happy life. In the almanacs of Poor Richard, quite a different approach at happiness is presented. Poor Richard writes about money as just a supplement to a wise man, that being knowledgeable and having a trade are far more r...
  • Gap Between The Rich And The Poor
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    To Have and Have Not Michael Lind Michael Lind wrote the article To Have and Have not about the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the poor. He comments with heart and knowledge on the fact that the prosperous are increasing their wealth by taking from the poor. It sounds like and basically is the story of Robin Hood. He writes about the amount of power the wealthy have, segregated work places, the crooked political system, and tax reforms. But what amazes me the most is that he too is par...
  • Poor People
    382 words
    Erez Cohen Ms. NyropEnglish 11 B April 5, 2000 The Poor Are The Richest "The poor may have the smallest pockets, but they surely have the biggest hearts". Rich people are the selfish people that only care about their wealth and about their reputation, they are greedy and only care about making money. Furthermore, they are consumed with the idea of the poor so they can achieve success, even if it means destroying others lives. On the other hand, the poor are those who battle to survive among the ...
  • Selfish Rich People
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    Carnegie's philosophy in his Gospel of Wealth is that if the rich were to set an example to the poor then maybe they will fallow. He also says that the rich should live modestly and shun extravagance. He goes on to say that if a man gives charity for personal satisfaction is one of the most selfish actions of his life. Carnegie say that he wealthy need to give back to the community by giving them parks and works of art to do them lasting good. He finishes by saying that if you die a rich man and...
  • Needs One Example
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    There are many similarities between the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and the writings of Thomas Mores Utopia. In both of the writings they talk about the gap between the rich and the poor in France leading up to the Revolution. In the book The Tale of Two Cities the gap between the nobles and the peasants grows and this adds to the French Revolution. The gap between them was because of money and hunger. The Monseigneur has men who help him with everyday things such as his morning...
  • Symbol For The Poor Okies
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    The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, is a novel about the Dust Bowl migration. It is the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, and it is also the story of thousands of similar men and women. The Joads are forced off their land, so they move West to California. When they reach California, they are faced with the harsh reality that it is no the Promised Land. Steinbeck's purpose in writing The Grapes of Wrath was to inform the public of the migrants' plight hoping that it would cause so...
  • Contradictions About Carnegie
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    Andrew Carnegie was a man of contradiction. Throughout his life his actions and beliefs were often contradictory. A lot of this contradiction had to do with his economic and social philosophy which was that the rich were meant to be rich and the poor were meant to be poor. This was what he believed as an adult and it was how he ran his business empire. However, he had been the poorest of the poor when he was a kid, but then he became the richest man in the world at one point. So Carnegie contrad...
  • Solon Reform Athens
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    1. From what kind of crisis was Athens suffering before Solon was given power? Factually, there were two main problems in Athens then. The first problem was the large amount of political parties. The second problem was an ine quali ty of people. The amount of political parties was really big one party for one region. The party of the Men of the Mountains was democratic. The party of the Men o f the Plains was aristocratic. And the party of the Men of the Coast, being a mix of the first two parti...
  • Poor Man's Wife
    640 words
    The Ancient Egyptians had a specific social pyramid, consisting of Pharaohs at the top and pheasants, tomb builders and farmers at the bottom. The social pyramid had a definite effect on how people of different status lived. The population lived as stereotypical rich and poor people. The life of the poor man greatly differed from that of the nobles or the pharaoh. The poor man's wife was the nurturer, the baker, the cook, the cleaner, and the washer. The wife had a few benefits although ancient ...
  • Military And The Technology Of The Country
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    As America approaches the twenty-first century we are faced with many challenges as a country. The United States has a very strong country due to a few things that keep the country standing. The sufficient military has helped many other countries out of wars, the strong economy is the basis of the world's economy, and the United States has a very advanced technology that has also helped rule the world today. These three things are so strong that there is not much that would bring them down. But ...

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