Wealth Inequality

Many say we live in the land of opportunity. The sky is the limit. We can all become who we want to be in life. All the resources are there, now it’s up to the individual whether he would take the opportunities to get where he wants to be in life. Is this always true though? Marx believes because of capitalism this is not true nor would it ever be true. The working class (proletarians) is constantly being exploited by the ones who own the means of production (bourgeois), it is the only way those on top stay on top. We are fed this dream that we can make it also and someday be on top that “those on top at some point were just like the others workers and look at them now” or “hard work pays off at the end, nothing comes easy” the idea keeps you going but in reality you are stuck and not really going anywhere or moving up in the ladder. We sell our commodities (labor) to earn money and with that money earned we buy everyday commodities (shelter, food, etc.) needed in order to survive. The wealth inequality and gap would always be there, if anything with time it gets worse. This is the ongoing cycle that will never end. We would never have the extra money to invest and profit from in order to gain capital or at least many and the majority wont. As the rich get richer the poor get poorer. Get rich or die trying in which there’s a higher possibly you die from old age while trying to succeed at becoming wealthy.

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2 responses to “Wealth Inequality

  1. #1.You could not have said it any better, I strongly agree with you when you wrote “As the rich get richer the poor get poorer. Get rich or die trying in which there’s a higher possibly you die from old age while trying to succeed at becoming wealthy.” And again this ideal dream, is more an illusion/myth than anything else. Individuals who pursue it hoping to end up among the greatest often end up among the weakest.
    Due to all the stress and hard work that these individuals put in often fail to reach the top.

  2. Get rich or die trying are the words our generation lives by. Let’s face it, our parents made it in this world with hard work and hard work alone. I still believe there are chances for individuals to lead comfortable lives but they just have to be smarter about it. For instance, if one wishes to be successful, the acquisition of education would have to be first and foremost. On top of that an individual must be competitive in personality and spirit to compete with other ambitious individuals after the same goal. The world has been a dog eat dog forever, but the playing field today is the job market.

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