A Sociopolitical Discussion of Sorts on Socioeconomic Class in America

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (7 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12949005_f520.jpg
    With the current & oftentimes precarious sociopolitical & socioeconomic climate, there has been much contention regarding the issue of socioeconomic classes in America.  There are those who vehemently argue that the upper classes are becoming richer on the backs on the dwindling middle class.  They even portend that the middle class as it once was, either no longer exists or is barely recognizable.  They feel that the upper classes are greedy & selfish beyond compare.   There are those who strongly contend that the poor are the most exploited & oppressed.   

    Others counter that the upper classes are that way because they are smart, made educated guests, & created a specialty & brand for themselves.  They further assert that the middle class is dwindling because this class refuse to move & adopt to the current socioeconomic times.   They conclude that the poor are that way because of a dependent mentality, inherent laziness, & poor life choices.  What is your take on socioeconomic classes in American society?

    1. rhamson profile image75
      rhamsonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Who are they? You?

      The ones who rise above are truly gifted, smart and hard working. No doubt their efforts are because of their tenacity as well. Does everyone possess this ilk and forbearance? Are we expected that we should all have these faculties and strengths?  The problem lies in that we are all related to each others success and failures. Whether you are a smart attorney or a street sweeper we are all Americans and are subjected to the policies and ups and downs of this society. Some flourish and some fail.

      The desire for the almighty buck has overtaken our compassion and sense of dedication to each other in this mixing bowl of humanity. Is the hugely successful businessman any more important than the veteran who loses a limb protecting the rights and privilege of that businessman. Monetarily it would seem our government thinks so. The person who works all their life as a grocer and pays his taxes is now an entitlement liability because he paid what he should now only to find his government abandons his right to what they promised? There are many such instances and the bottom line is that we all look out for ourselves ignoring what others have done to further our opportunities. But that has become the new America.

      1. Live to Learn profile image80
        Live to Learnposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Nicely said.

    2. someonewhoknows profile image74
      someonewhoknowsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You  know the saying- "follow the money"?
      One major problem is our economic system.
      We have to realize that Inflation and deflation are two sides of the same sword.
      Both can kill the economy . Inflation causes wage and price increases that spiral out of control.
      Deflation allows those with capital to buy real assets at pennies on the dollar.
      So, those who control the interest on money can manipulate the economic system to their advantage.
      They RE IN FACT ABLE TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE THROUGH CHAOS .

  2. Castlepaloma profile image76
    Castlepalomaposted 2 years ago

    America is in deep trouble without middle-class growth.

    I was middle class group for 30 years and we did most of the work and paid most of the taxes.

    US GDP chart is a lie , it is in the minus along with unemployment all smoke and mirrors. The BRICS group has Every countries GDP growth higher than the US. Although Brazil maybe lying about their GDP growth.

  3. ahorseback profile image77
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Please see my forum post , Why not $80.00 per hour minimum wage !

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good analysis of the American social climate I might add.  I responded!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)