Friday, June 17, 2011

Will you ever be a part of the (Upper Class)-American dream?

Corey Brown
Do you wonder who has the power to change things in the world? And why they don’t? Do your dreams seem so far away? Many of these things are unfortunately happening because of the upper classes power in America and around the world. American upper class is described in the sociological concept as pertaining to the "top layer" of society in the United States. This social class is most commonly described as consisting of those with great wealth and power and may also be referred to as the Capitalist Class or simply as the rich people of this class commonly have immense influence in the nation's political and economic institutions as well as public opinion.

The greed in America has become overwhelming for the people living here by the rich faulting their money and monopolizing corporations to better the chances of staying on top of the upper class and live the so-called American dream. In addition making life unbalanced because you have people working and living below the poverty line and nothing is done to change that. However, every day you turn on the television it’s these reality shows on and display a life that a majority of the viewers don’t live. Basically, the people in power will influence everything thing going on in the media and economically because if you have money you have more money to spend and the less you can pay someone to do it for you. -According to the book Who Rules America?, by Domhoff, the ownership of wealth in America is the primary highlight of the influence of the upper class. The top 1% of Americans own around 34% of the wealth in the U.S. while the bottom 80% own only approximately 16% of the wealth. This large disparity displays the unequal ownership of wealth in America in absolute terms.

The way the working system is set up in America us as citizens must make the right decisions because we have somewhat of a voice and it should be heard. So, what that being said vote for the right people that will help the middle class progress. It comes down to status if we can just improve certain things like education income problems and ownership problems. Things can be changed for every to be happy and we can try to start our American dreams.

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